The Oyster Creek nuclear plant shut down temporarily again this weekend. Newsworks reports that the nation’s oldest nuclear plant had a problem with its turbine control system. It’s maybe a good time to revisit this letter from NJ’s Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel which said the frequent incidents at the plant show it should close before its scheduled 2020 shutdown.
Everyone is gearing up for or winding down to the Thanksgiving holiday, which is shaping up to be warmer than today, at least, although there’s a chance of a few showers. Dan Skeldon has the forecast.
On Friday morning we sat down at Essl’s Dugout on Route 40 to talk on Facebook Live with Lynda Cohen of BreakingAC.com about crime problems in the area and the 10-year anniversary of the murders of four prostitutes in West Atlantic City. You can watch a video replay of that chat here. You can also read our interview with Kellie, a mother who has lost two sons to gun violence, here.
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Here’s the rest of our selection of today’s local headlines:
Lions International And Local Member Look Forward To Turning 100 Together–Lions Clubs International will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2017 and its growth from a single group of businessmen devoted to humanitarian causes in 1917 to more than 1.4 million members in 200 countries worldwide today. Shore News Today
Callahan Retires As Ventnor City Clerk–Ventnor City Clerk Janice Callaghan attended her final Board of Commissioners meeting as clerk Thursday, Nov. 17. Shore News Today
Pleasantville Continues To Rotate Superintendents–The local school board will have a new interim superintendent Dec. 1 after Garnell Bailey refused to accept the board’s appointment last week as the permanent schools chief. Press of Atlantic City
Christie Reemerges After Falling Out With Trump–Christie has become an object lesson of the perils that face those who try to navigate Donald Trump's world, a place where loyalty is demanded but not always one where it is returned in kind.Nine days after the public humiliation of being unceremoniously dumped as the head of Trump's presidential transition, Christie on Sunday showed up among the parade of potential Trump administration job seekers to meet with the president-elect at his New Jersey golf course. Philly.com
Lessons For A.C.? When Town Meets Gown, Both Can Benefit–Not every municipality has the benefit of being home to a college, but Atlantic City will in 2018 when Stockton University opens a new campus in the Chelsea neighborhood as part of a public-private construction project coordinated by the Atlantic City Development Corp. City and school officials and local businesses will be tasked with trying to build relationships with students and teachers and their families. Press of Atlantic City