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.
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:
This Project Is Protecting Jersey’s Shorelines–On Thursday, September 21st, state and local officials met in West Wildwood to review what is being done to protect New Jersey shorelines.Congressman Frank LoBiondo joined West Wildwood officials and representatives from the Nature Conservancy to visit and discuss the work that is being done at one of the sites of their partnered Shorelines Project. www.snjtoday.com
Seal Recovered in Brigantine, Headed to Niagara Falls Aquarium–A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an upstate New York aquarium.The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine has been caring for the seal since it was found wounded on a beach in Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island earlier this year. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Atlantic County Health Providers Weigh In On State Reorganization Plan–It was clear at a recent town hall meeting that state officials will be busier than ever in the coming weeks and months with statewide reorganization plans, funding allocations and ongoing changes within the health and behavioral health fields.New Jersey Department of Health and Division of Mental Health and Human Services officials held their 10th statewide town hall meeting Thursday, for Atlantic County residents and behavioral health experts, to talk about the best way to integrate physical and behavioral health care. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Fighting Islamophobia Through Health Care in Cherry Hill–Organizers of a free health clinic that opened in a Cherry Hill mosque this year knew some people would think it treated only Muslims, so they reached out to synagogues, churches, and other faith groups with a message: Anyone is welcome. www.philly.com
Atlantic City Man Arrested In Sexual Assault Of Child–An Atlantic City man is charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child over the course of several years, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said.
Santos Blanco, 41, was arrested Tuesday, following a month-long investigation by detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City police departments. breakingac.com
State Sells $68.3M In Bonds To Pay For Atlantic City Casino Tax Settlements–The state has sold $68.3 million in bonds to pay for property tax settlements with seven Atlantic City casinos.
The quick sale at a 4.1 interest rate shows “that investors view the state’s involvement in Atlantic City as having a stabilizing influence on the city’s finances,” the the Christie administration said in a release. breakingac.com