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The former Port Authority commissioner who told Tenafly police officer(s) “You may shut the f— up” among other delights in an approximately eight-minute rant lovingly captured on the dash cam has now said the Tenafly PD should “review best practices with respect to tone and de-escalation.”
We’re all going to have our favorite moments in this video, but mine’s when she tells the cops the kids in the car are PhD students at Yale and MIT.
I went to Yale by accident (football recruit) and used to wonder how many of those grad students skulking around in their stevedore costumes had parents like this lady. Almost all of them, it turned out!
Elsewhere in class consciousness, Steve Sweeney told the NJ Spotlight he’s opposed to the millionaires tax because he’s “trying to take the burden off of the middle-class people of this state.” I think he used the word “ironic” and said it while wearing a hard hat though so it’s cool.
Elsewhere in politics, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee told the Philly Inquirer he wasn’t so hot on his party’s Congressional candidates down here.
“[T]he LoBiondo seat is still a recruiting hole for us, I’ll be honest … I wish we had a better recruit in the LoBiondo seat but we don’t.”
No offense, dude!
The very, very wealthy vacation-home owners at the tip of Longport would prefer you did not park your car in front of their (mostly) vacant beach houses but will have to put up with it for another summer, Nanette LoBiondo reports.
Meanwhile at the other end of the island, Atlantic City’s #2 on the list of underfunded school districts in the state, according to NJ.com. Absecon and the Atlantic County Vocational School District are also in the top ten.
And in late-breaking news – the one and only USA Surfing (the US Olympic Committee’s National Governing Body for surfing) has hired Becky Fleischauer-Jewell to lead media and communications leading up to the sport’s 2020 Olympic debut in Tokyo. Becky, a principal of Boardwalk Public Relations, lives in Ocean City and you can follow her on the Twitter box @OCSurfBecky.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
Ventnor BOE exonerates teacher, revises budget, awards contracts–VENTNOR – After considering planned capital improvements, the Board of Education adopted a revised budget Wednesday, April 25 and agreed to fund two construction projects that will be completed this summer. The board also appointed Supervisor of Special Education Gina Scharff to fill in for Superintendent Eileen Johnson while she is on an extended medical leave and exonerated a staff member from claims she made racist remarks in class. downbeachpilot.com
NRBP event highlights benefits, pitfalls of expanded medical marijuana–New Jersey’s expansion of uses for medical marijuana, and potential legalization of recreational marijuana, could have significant implications for certain employers and sectors in the state. www.roi-nj.com
Postcards Tell Amazing History of Atlantic City–Postcards were once the preferred method of sharing your visit to Atlantic City with loved ones. ‘I’ll send you a postcard’. Today, a live video or selfie from a smart phone has replaced that quaint tradition. acprimetime.com
Ranking the most notorious N.J. high school sports scandals of the last decade–An international pipeline stocking a pair of powerhouse basketball programs. Hazing inside the locker room of a top football team. A brawl that included spectators pouring from the bleachers and hitting players. www.nj.com
PSEG WILL PAY $39M FOR BIDDING ERRORS TO POWER GRID OPERATOR–Public Service Enterprise Group will pay $39 million to settle allegations of numerous violations by a subsidiary concerning its bidding into the nation’s largest energy market. www.njspotlight.com
FEDERAL AUTISM STUDY SHOWS NEW JERSEY’S RATES ON THE RISE–New Jersey has significantly more children diagnosed with autism than other states — and rates are still on the rise. But experts agree, that while concerning, these numbers also reflect a high level of parental awareness, a concentration of skilled providers, strong system to document diagnoses, and robust network of community and school services to support families in need. www.njspotlight.com
Menendez admonished by Senate Ethics Committee–The Senate Ethics Committee has formally admonished Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.) over his relationship with a close friend and donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. www.politico.com
South Inlet luxury housing project ready for summer opening–ATLANTIC CITY — The first market-rate housing development in nearly five decades will be completed this summer when the $85 million, 250-luxury unit complex 600 North Beach opens in the South Inlet. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
South Jersey families look to address, end substance-use stigma–When Sally Onesty's son Tyler died of a heroin overdose last year, she decided to have an addiction expert speak at his funeral and to broadcast the services on Facebook. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Men Indicted For Bringing $1 Million Worth Of Heroin Into Atlantic City–Three men accused of bringing more than $1 million worth of drugs into Atlantic City were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday. breakingac.com