What is it about Ocean City pizza joints? With Manco & Manco’s Charles Bangle finally sentenced to jail for evading almost $92,000 in taxes, another Ocean City Boardwalk pizza-store owner on Monday pleaded guilty to cheating the government out of $85,000 in taxes. John Gaeta, 54, of Cherry Hill, admitted trying to conceal his ownership of Big Slice Pizza and failing to report $683,999 in taxable income in 2012 and 2013, Joseph Gambardello writes for The Inquirer.
Pleasantville Voting Block
Earlier this month we sat in on a dinner-time conversation at a home in Pleasantville, as part of the collaborative reporting project Voting Block NJ. The goal was to talk about issues that matter to the community in the run up to next month’s gubernatorial election. Attendees talked about voter apathy, marijuana legalization, and jobs, among other issues. Read more here and subscribe to our Route 40 podcast (on all podcast platforms) to listen to the conversation.
Photo taken by Lisa McLaughlin (@lisagalee on Instagram) at Whitesbog Preservation Trust.
New Jersey’s SPCA is failing to investigate animal cruelty and spending exorbitant amounts on legal fees, guns, ammunition and cars (among other things), according to a new state report. The SPCA is now under the oversight of an outside monitor after the State Commission of Investigation found multiple serious problems and deficiencies had not been corrected since a similar report in 2000. Read more via The Inquirer.
In the rest of the day’s news, Sweeney’s attempt to keep his seat in a battle with NJEA-backed Rep. candidate Fran Grenier is smashing campaign spending records, a father and son taken to hospital on Wednesday after a Pleasantville house fire, Tuesday’s four-vehicle crash on Route 40 in Mays Landing has resulted in a DWI charge for one driver (whose license was already suspended), South Jersey (particularly Cape May County) is getting more ‘extreme-heat’ days which increase certain health risks, and not in South Jersey, but interesting: why some cities are buying trailer parks. All that and more below:
Atlantic Cape To Hold DACA Information Session Nov. 4–Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session pertaining to DACA and immigration, 1-3 pm, Saturday, Nov 4, at the Charles D Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
AC Visitation On Pace For Lowest Year Since 1982. Will There Be A Reversal In 2018?–Things are brewing in Atlantic City that could reverse visitation figures, including the first-of-its-kind in the Shore Town polercoaster. www.bizjournals.com
Egg Harbor Township Man Killed In Car Crash–An Egg Harbor Township man was killed in crash late Tuesday morning.
Kyle Platt, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, was traveling west on Somers Point Mays Landing Road when a car driven by Louis Salotto made a left turn in front of him at English Creek Avenue, police said. breakingac.com
Hamilton Township Police Looking For Bank Robbery Suspect–The Ocean First Bank in Mays Landing was robbed Tuesday morning, police said.
The suspect gave a note to the teller at about 9.20 am, and was given an undetermined amount of cash, Hamilton Township police said. breakingac.com
Minivan Winds Up Stuck On Atlantic City Beach–Customers at the Land Shark in Atlantic City got a bit of a beach show Tuesday evening, after a minivan wound up stuck in the sand.
No information was immediately available on how the vehicle got there -but getting it out of the sand proved a bit difficult. breakingac.com
Christie Thanks Emergency Responders For Sandy Efforts–Governor Chris Christie says much of the work done by New Jersey's emergency responders when Superstorm Sandy hit nearly five years will remain unknown to the public but not unappreciated.
The Republican governor made the comments Tuesday while speaking at the National Guard Army warehouse in West Orange. www.philly.com
Free Training Plus A Promise Of Jobs For Some Camden Students–When she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden last year, Rosemary Irizarry’s future was uncertain. The tech-savvy teen, often an honor-roll student, couldn’t afford her dream school — Stockton University. www.philly.com
Indoor Shooting Ranges Targeted As Sources Of Lead Poisoning In Adults–A renewed national focus on lead poisoning has prompted additional investment in efforts to protect and screen children for exposure to the metal, as New Jersey and other states seek to protect youngsters from the potentially deadly toxin.
Less attention, however, has been paid to high lead levels among adults, many of whom don’t know they’ve been infected. www.njspotlight.com