If you didn’t vote already, watch the amazing video below from the Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg, asking Rep. Frank LoBiondo (up for reelection) to comment on why he decided to vote for Trump – after just recently making a big song and dance about how he could not possibly vote for Trump.
U.S. Rep Frank LoBiondo, R-New Jersey, refusing to explain why he changed his mind and voted for Donald Trump after all. #oops pic.twitter.com/NccquAmMI1
— Amy S. Rosenberg (@amysrosenberg) November 8, 2016
There’s some other news today too, in among all the election coverage. You should read this from The Atlantic City Press on how the state again rejected Atlantic City’s recovery plan. Tomorrow in Trenton the state’s Local Finance Board will be deciding what bits of Atlantic City’s government and assets it would like to take control – we will be covering it on Twitter so you can follow us there @route_40 from about 11am.
The Aldis are Coming!–German discount grocer Aldi is opening a location in Middle Township and plans more shops around South Jersey. The chain is holding a ribbon-cutting in Rio Grande Thursday. It's hoping to open a shop in Manahawkin by year's end and got approval for a location in Egg Harbor Township, on the Black Horse Pike. Press of Atlantic City
Toll Thieves–Two Atlantic City residents were charged with theft after they stuffed "some type of foreign object" into toll baskets on the Atlantic City Expressway, then returned later to collect the intercepted change. Got to be an easier way to make a living. NJ.com
North Jersey v. South Jersey: The Listicle–One thing we like more than the North-Jersey-vs.-South-Jersey question? Listicles about the North-Jersey-vs.-South-Jersey question. Ok. NJ.com
Gambling, Responsibly–The Asbury Park Press tells the story of Sam, a problem gambler, and his reaction to the ballot question to expand casinos to North Jersey. Some 270,000 people in New Jersey have an "acknowledged gambling problem" according to New Jersey’s Council on Compulsive Gambling. Asbury Park Press