New Jersey’s 2nd legislative district (AKA most of Atlantic County) is one of the only districts in the state that is split between Republicans and Democrats. This year, Senator Jim Whelen’s retirement means there is a little more to fight over than usual, and it is shaping up to be an expensive fight. NJ Spotlight has a broad look here at the upcoming primaries across the state, with a few details on South Jersey.
More and more suburban New Jerseyans who are addicted to opioids also have hepatitis C, according to a new study reported by NJ Spotlight. A study in Princeton found that 41 percent of addicts treated in one healthcare network were infected with Hep C.
Stars from an Absecon backyard, via @matt.hecht on Instagram.
There is a little writeup here on NJSpotlight from an interview with Atlantic County’s Hirsh Singh on WNYC yesterday. Singh, 31, is running for governor. He says he has no government experience but he is right for the job because he is “the only true conservative in the race.” His biggest concern is making New Jersey affordable again, he says.
In the rest of the news from yesterday and today, read about Mike Tyson’s upcoming induction into the inaugural boxing hall of fame (in Atlantic City) and that time Trump made boxing great again, the ACUA made a second payout to an employee who alleged discrimination, the state pension plan reported double-digit financial returns last year, and a Marlton psychiatrist’s license was temporarily suspended over opioid prescriptions. All that and more below:
Jersey Shore is Ready to Roll out its 2017 Summer Edition–For 41 years, Mark Kulkowitz and his family have faced the familiar drill just before Memorial Day weekend: to get their historic Jackson Street property, which includes the Carroll Villa inn and Mad Batter restaurant, ready for the busy summer tourist season.It’s a spring routine up and down New Jersey’s 127-mile coastline for businesses and towns that are heavily dependent on make-it-or-break-it tourism, where millions of visitors and billions of dollars are at stake. Philly.com
Cooper Hospital Renames Building in Memory of John and Joyce Sheridan–A five-story ambulatory care building at Cooper University Hospital in Camden is now officially named for the hospital’s former CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife, Joyce, who died under mysterious circumstances on Sept. 28, 2014.
On Wednesday, 30 members of the Sheridan family, including the couple’s four sons, attended a dedication ceremony at Three Cooper Plaza, now named the Sheridan Pavilion. Philly.com
Atlantic City Sells $69 Million in Bonds to Cover Borgata Settlement–Atlantic City sold $69.8 million in bonds to cover a tax settlement with the Borgata, state officials announced Wednesday. Press of Atlantic City
Superior Court Judge Upholds Lewdness Conviction of Hammonton School Employee–The lewdness conviction of a Hammonton school district employee was upheld in Atlantic County Superior Court last week. Michael P. Ryan, 51, was seen masturbating in a public parking lot in Hammonton on Sept. 11, 2011. BreakingAC
Volunteers Paint Interior of Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club–Wednesday brought a dozen volunteers to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City to make the inside brighter. As part of National Painting Week, Sherwin-Williams employees volunteered to come to the city to paint the inside of the organization's building. Press of Atlantic City