The Press of AC and Breaking AC have stories on Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner, specifically that three employees (one current, two former) have accused Tyner of futzing with evidence in the April Kauffman murder case, hiring unqualified relatives and committing mortgage fraud.
They also question Tyner’s appearance on 20/20 in the middle of the Kauffman case, saying the “unethical media contact” was “to further his other political career-oriented aspirations at the risk of damaging the ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of criminal defendants in the Kauffman murder trial.”
Tyner said the allegations were “personnel issues with disgruntled former employees and current employee.”
Seaview gave notice it was laying off 229 workers in Galloway, effective Nov. 26. A spokesperson said these are temporary layoffs while the building is refitted. The hotel and golf club was sold, reportedly, this summer for $21.7 million, but Elinor, who checks these things, says the sale hasn’t closed yet per the county property-records website.
There’s a bill to revamp our muni courts, which turned into profit centers in many of the, what, 565 municipalities across New Jersey in the last howevermany years, according to a report from the Supreme Court Commission in June.
Anyway the bill, from Declan O’Scanlon, contains “three measures designed to keep financial incentives out of municipal courts,” per the valuable Spotlight.
For more feats of journalism from across South Jersey, see below:
Ocean Co. prosecutor knew anti-drug ally may have broken law: legal claim–TOMS RIVER - After five years of fighting drug abuse, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato fired a top prosecutor who told him that Coronato's ally in the fight against opioids may have broken the law by sending a convicted drug offender out of state in violation of a court order, according to explosive allegations made in legal papers filed by the fired prosecutor. www.app.com
Murphy, lawmakers quietly approved millions in raises for legislative aides–After a $15 million deal earlier this year to boost the salaries of New Jersey's judges, prosecutors and top political appointees, lawmakers without fanfare added millions more into the budget to boost pay for aides in their district offices. www.northjersey.com
Former Cranberry Farm Off Route 70 Purchased By Environmental Group For Open Space, Water Preservation–WOODLAND—A former cranberry farm, owned by the same family since the Civil War, has been permanently preserved as open space, protecting clean water and the wildlife it supports. pinebarrenstribune.com
Margate aqua park owners meet with city–MARGATE – The city recently met with the owners of a proposed aqua park on Amherst Avenue, Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon advised the Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 4 work session. www.downbeach.com
ØRSTED LOOKS TO PICK UP DEEPWATER WIND FOR $510 MILLION–Ørsted, the world’s largest offshore-wind developer, yesterday announced it has agreed to buy Deepwater Wind for $510 million, a deal merging companies with projects stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. www.njspotlight.com
Miss America conflict rages on as national organization revokes state licenses–Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, may flash her megawatt smile and make regular appearances at high-profile events, but all is not well with the pageant. www.nj.com