The AC Press has details on the mandatory conference that applicants seeking to open medical marijuana dispensaries had to attend yesterday, as part of their application for a license from the state.
There are going to be six new dispensaries, two in South Jersey. And there are hundreds of applicants, including some movers-‘n-shakers locally. Route 40 has the exclusive on a proposal from Calvi Electric officials to repurpose their site in the center of the Tourism District as a medical marijuana dispensary and farm.
Blue-collar ironworker Steve Sweeney released his report on government spending in New Jersey, specifically on how to curb it, and it recommends “cutting public worker pension and health benefits, merging school districts and pushing towns to share more services,” Politico reports.
Sweeney’s policy page on the economy begins, “Republicans are championing policies that protect the wealthy elite among us by weakening the middle-class and undermining workers and organized labor.” Projection: It’s a way of life.
The Perseid meteor shower is peaking and this weekend is a good time to see them, owing to the phase of the moon. Experts say the best place to view the meteors is “someplace dark.”
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Contents of James L. Cooper’s Civil Rights briefcase donated to Stockton archives–GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – In 1966, Atlantic City attorney James Cooper, who lived in Margate, spent two weeks in Mississippi representing African-Americans during the height of the Civil Rights era as part of then President John F. Kennedy’s Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights. www.downbeach.com
Ventnor planners to consider rezoning three properties–The Planning Board will consider rezoning three properties near the Ventnor Avenue commercial district to spur economic development. The subject area is currently zoned residential, but has commercial uses on the parcels. www.downbeach.com
ATLANTIC SHORE/ATLANTIC WEST BABE RUTH RIVALRY RENEWED, BEGINNING TO HEAT UP–It’s not quite at the level of Yankees vs. Red Sox, or Michigan vs. Notre Dame, but there’s a pretty neat little rivalry brewing in Atlantic County on the youth baseball level, and parents and fans got a big taste of what might be coming down the road when Atlantic Shore took on Atlantic West on July 28 during pool play at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. glorydaysonline.com
Truck carrying cinder blocks slams into overpass on AC Expressway–A truck carrying cinder blocks that slammed into an overpass on the Atlantic City Expressway on Thursday morning has forced the closure of the highway, authorities said. www.nj.com
Teen Bicyclist Injured In Collision–A teen bicyclist was hospitalized after he failed to stop on the Atlantic Avenue bike path in Hamilton Township, and collided with a car. breakingac.com