Rowan College at BurlCo Discrimination Probe, Closet of Hope, Norman Rockwell – Friday’s Roundup

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Rowan College at BurlCo Discrimination Probe
Rowan College at Burlington County’s trustee board at has launched an internal investigation after a discrimination complaint was filed against president Paul Drayton, who was placed on paid administrative leave last month. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the college’s trustees have hired an Ocean County-based criminal defense attorney to conduct an investigation into the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the college.

The last South Jersey sunset of the summer, via @a_loving on Instagram.

Closet of Hope
We took a tour last month of the work at the former St Michael’s school and learned more about the non-profit Closet of Hope that will be moving in. Read our story to find out about the only-in-Atlantic City collaboration between a casino, a developer, the Catholic church and two amazing local dynamos to make the refurbishment happen. Also tonight is the Carnival of Hope at Ducktown Tavern – go along to help fundraise for the Closet of Hope and learn more about the organization.

Norman Rockwell
A painting by Norman Rockwell that was stolen from a Cherry Hill home in 1976 and recovered earlier this year is now going up for auction. The original owners’ six children told Kevin Riordan of The Philadelphia Inquirer that it wasn’t an easy decision to decide to sell the artwork, which was valued in one estimate at between $1 million and $1.5 million. The story of its loss and recovery – worth reading – could add to its value for a collector.

Read Geoff Rosenberger’s column on the things he would like to fix in Atlantic City.

JOBS! Two local organizations are hiring: The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (various positions) and the Noyes Arts Garage (part-time retail associate, $11 an hour). Click those links for details and forward around.

In the rest of the day’s news, New Jersey is not on target to meet its own 2050 greenhouse gas goal, South Jersey fares about as badly as you’d expect when it comes to income disparity between white and minority communities, Atlantic City’s Boys & Girls Club reopened its Chelsea location, New Jersey (and 26 other states) could lose funding for its Children’s Health Insurance Program unless Congress acts by the end of the month, and it’s been five years but people are still out of their homes after superstorm Sandy. All that and more below:

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