Pinelands Pipes II
Just in case you were thinking that all the furore around the Pinelands pipeline proposed by South Jersey Gas (and others), would put anyone else off of proposing a large pipeline through the Pinelands, think again. The Pinelands Commission could vote this summer on a new proposal by New Jersey Natural Gas dubbed the “Southern Reliability Link”. The Asbury Park Press has the details.
Sunrise in Port Norris, via @suerogo0624 on Instagram
Atlantic City Council President Marty Small, who lost last week’s primary election to select the Democratic mayoral candidate, is contesting the vote. Small lost the vote on mail-in ballots (he was ahead after machine votes were counted on June 6) and he filed paperwork in state superior court to challenge the result. Christian Hetrick has the details for Observer.
As we were compiling the Roundup, the husband of murdered radio host April Kauffman was taken into custody, after he allegedly pulled a gun when law enforcement came to search his Egg Harbor Township office. Lynda Cohen has the details on BreakingAC.
Watch our collaboration with SNJ Today on the double dutch skipping contest in Atlantic City this weekend.
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In other news, there’s going to be a drastic temperature drop tomorrow when this heat wave ends, you should read this piece about special-effects artist Phil Harrah (from Galloway) who is competing in SyFy’s ‘Face Off’, this piece is about Jersey City but tells a wider story about affordable housing in the state, your driving license expiration date is now your birthday, this is from Maine but it is a familiar story of the blueberry farming crisis, and New Jersey’s EPA is holding off on tackling smog. All that and more below:
Sweet News: First Jersey Corn of the Season Has Arrived–Used to be that farmers were worried they wouldn't have a crop of sweet corn ready for market for the July 4 holiday.Fred DePalma doesn't have that problem - he's been pulling corn, an early supersweet variety, since June 3. www.snjtoday.com
A Beloved South Jersey Landscape Designer is Gone, But His Legacy Continues to Bloom–Alan Koch, a landscape designer for Gloucester County whose work can be enjoyed in public parks there and in private gardens throughout the region, was just 61 when he died last month after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Philly.com
Body Pulled From Quarry in Mays Landing–A man in his early 20s was found dead Monday night and presumed drowned in a small quarry at the end of Thelma Avenue in Mays Landing, said Tiger Platt, the chief of the Brigantine Fire Department.The man went missing while swimming in the quarry, Platt said. Press of Atlantic City
Paterson School Administrator Cancels Atlantic City Trip–A high-ranking city school official canceled her plans to attend a three-day conference in Atlantic City last week, less than a month after her previous trips to California and Texas came under scrutiny.Business Administrator Daisy Ayala previously received approval to attend the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials conference from June 7 through June 9 in Atlantic City. North Jersey
Galloway Man to Appear in Syfy’s Special Effects Show ‘Face Off’–Phil Harrah is holding a lifelike sculpture of Albert Einstein in his hand as he sits on a couch in his Galloway home.The wrinkles are so natural, the human hair was pushed, one strand at a time, into the head, and the glass eyes are staring right back at Harrah. Press of Atlantic City