The principal of Pleasantville High School, Edward Bonek, was arrested yesterday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
He’d just finished his first year as principal. Before that he was interim principal. Before that vice principal.
Brigantine is moving to ban plastic bags and we round up the latest on which nearby towns and parks have fees or bans for single-use plastic items.
Stockton’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to buy the old Golden Nugget and tear it down but keep the parking garage. I know it’s really the Atlantic Club, but I was pretty partial to the old Golden Nugget so let’s enjoy that bit of history while we can, yes?
Loyal readers may recall that on July 23, a mere 17 days ago, Route 40 was able to EXCLUSIVELY report that the old Golden Nugget had been facing foreclosure with tax liens worth almost $1 million before some mysterious entity paid them off, with interest. Now this development.
Politico reports that New Jersey could designate opioid addiction as a qualifying condition for the medical marijuana program. The head of the review panel said he supports it (paywall).
For more feats of journalism from across the region, see below:
The death of N.J.’s suburbs might be a total myth. Even the experts are surprised–Want to be on the cutting edge of the hot new trend in housing? It may be time to take a second look at the suburbs. www.nj.com
Brigantine’s Brant Beach Gardens a rainbow of blooming buds–Most beach access paths differ little from any others on New Jersey's 130-plus miles of coastline, but any Brigantine visitor who happens to use Brant Road as first-time beach access might think the entire island is a horticultural heaven. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Pleasantville Police Looking For Missing Girl–Pleasantville police are trying to find a missing 12-year-old. Lovely Frederique was last seen at 11 a.m. Tuesday and was reported missing Wednesday evening, police said. breakingac.com
Atlantic City fire station closings jeopardize public safety, firefighters say–State-imposed guidelines on staffing levels and scheduling are causing fire company shutdowns and creating a potential threat to public safety, according to department officials. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
SHOCK FOR THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AS NEW FUNDING COMES UP WAY SHORT–New Jersey lawmakers have been celebrating the long-awaited school funding changes set to end decades of confusion and unbalanced state aid. For three districts however, the changes were a shocking surprise. www.njspotlight.com
STATE SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH LEGISLATURE OVER CHRISTIE-ERA JOB RULE–New Jersey cannot promote civil service workers through a controversial process that does not include a competitive exam, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a decision that also affirmed the Legislature can invalidate certain actions of the executive branch. www.njspotlight.com