Prescription Benefits Probe
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking records related to prescription benefits of Mainland Regional High School employees, Suzanne Marino reported for The Press of Atlantic City on Friday. The subpoena sent to the school is similar to those sent to city governments in Atlantic City, Ventnor and Margate in July (those three towns were also subpoenaed by the FBI in June). Five people pled guilty last month for their role in the multimillion-dollar case that allegedly involved doctors prescribing compound creams under the names of public employees to the tune of $10,000 each month.
Beach Tag Revenue
A ranking of shore towns by last year’s beach-tag revenue shows that Atlantic County’s beaches actually don’t make all that much money (between $210,000 and $340,000) compared to Ocean City’s mega haul of $4 million. Cape May also makes more than $2 million from its beaches. Read the full piece (of just scroll down to the chart and hover over the bars) for more details via NJ.com.
Read our business profile of Jared Cocca at Burly Woodcraft. Cocca, a former sales rep based in Mays Landing, is custom-designing and building furniture as well as selling smaller items through Etsy and pop-up markets such as the Linwood Farmers Market (back for its fall season on Sept. 16).
In the rest of the headlines from the weekend and this morning, Winslow Township police launched a registry that would allow officers to use homeowners’ and businesses’ surveillance cameras, read this column if you’re interested in the Sweeney vs NJEA battle, Dusk nightclub at Caesars closed, Salem Community College is looking at bringing back sports programs, Rowan University’s president makes hot sauce to raise funds for student scholarships, a Galloway Township rapper who was shot 10 times over the weekend is already walking again, and Carson Wentz has been trying to isolate himself in “deep South Jersey”. All that and more below:
Police Say Human Body Found in Plastic Trash Bag on Street in Trenton–New Jersey police say a human body was discovered in a plastic trash bag Monday night. Press of Atlantic City
Gardner’s Basin Crafters Get a Final Goodbye on Labor Day Weekend–When the sun appeared Sunday, people came out to Atlantic City's Gardner’s Basin to walk near the water, get a bite to eat, visit the aquarium and pop in to several sheds that make up Crafters Village, a summer attraction closing forever after Monday. Press of Atlantic City
Holy Spirit High School Vandals Caught Thanks to Tipsters and Cameras–Five teens who vandalized Holy Spirit High School were quickly caught thanks to several tipsters and the school’s cameras, police said. Several areas of the school, including the gym and football stadium, were vandalized early Friday morning, police said. BreakingAC
Teen on Dirt Bike Injured in Crash with Limo–A teen was injured Thursday afternoon when he struck a limousine in Atlantic City. The 14-year-old was not wearing a helmet and disregarded a red light when he struck the side of the limo, which had the right of way, according to an investigation by Officer Andy Pronovost. BreakingAC
Somers Point Woman Believes Families in Need Matter–For the past year, Lisa Hunt Sodano has been on a mission to make sure local families in need get the support they are sometimes too afraid to ask for. Press of Atlantic City
South Jersey Nurses Provide Medical Relief in Texas Storm Damaged Areas–AtlantiCare nurses are among more than 50 from New Jersey working in Texas while the region recovers from Hurricane Harvey. Press of Atlantic City
Teen Collapses, Dies On Basketball Court In Gloucester Township–A teen collapsed and died while playing on a basketball court in South Jersey on Sunday, authorities said. Anthony Dorrego, 18, of Blackwood collapsed on a basketball court in Gloucester Township, according to nj.com, while surrounded by his friends. patch.com