The national Republican Party has finally withdrawn its support for Seth Grossman, the Republican candidate for New Jersey’s second congressional district. Grossman has said he won’t drop out of the race, according to the Inquirer’s Amy Rosenberg, and it’s not clear what’s going to happen here. As Amy reports, “Locally, county Republican parties in the sprawling district have either declined comment or continued to support Grossman’s fund-raising efforts.”
Fisherman’s Energy, a developer hoping to build an offshore wind farm 3 miles from the Atlantic City coast, is hoping to file a new plan with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities this month, according to NJ Spotlight. The BPU twice rejected the project, but the developer is hopeful the regulator is now moving to implement a new law that Gov. Murphy recently signed to boost offshore wind projects.
Atlantic City sunset – photo by Devon McCabe (@devon_inspirephotos on Instagram).
On the subject of wind power, Tropical Storm Chris is spinning in the Atlantic parallel with Cape Hatteras, on a trajectory that would send it toward Nova Scotia. While the storm is expected to strengthen to a hurricane later today, it is likely to stay at some distance (200 miles or so) from the coast, which should limit its damage. Experts are watching for rip currents and beach erosion as the storm passes us by tomorrow. The Inquirer has details and you can check for storm updates via the National Hurricane Center.
In the rest of the headlines, an Atlantic City police officer revived a newborn baby, a Millville man has contracted a rare flesh-eating bacteria after crabbing in the Maurice River, South Jersey Industries is continuing its buying spree (paywall article, or read the press release) and the U.S. Third Circuit decided in favor of New Jersey’s criminal justice reform eliminating monetary bail as a prerequisite for release from jail.
For everything else, see below:
NJ Concussion Doc Warns Parents: Keep Kids Out Of Youth Football–It’s a dilemma hundreds of thousands of New Jersey parents have struggled with over the years: If my young child plays tackle football, do they really risk brain damage? www.njspotlight.com
A Dog’s Rags-To-Riches Story: How A Bahamian Stray Ended Up In New Jersey–Atlantis' journey to her forever home in New Jersey isn't a typical rags-to-riches story.
The scrawny blonde stray dog was roaming the streets of Paradise Island, a resort town in the Bahamas, one morning in early May when she came across a young woman offering a cup of water. www.app.com
Stockton University Student Was Raped On Campus: LAWSUIT–A former Stockton University student has filed a civil lawsuit against the college and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity alleging she was drugged and raped on campus last year. www.trentonian.com
Cape May County Files Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturers–Cape May County has filed a lawsuit against the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers related to the ongoing opioid epidemic.
The lawsuit was filed on July 5 in Superior Court, but the county did not reveal this until July 9. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Atlantic County Reports Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Samples–Atlantic County has reported finding two mosquito samples in Northfield that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. These are the first positive mosquito samples found in Atlantic County this year, but health officials note it is not unusual to find positive samples during the summer and fall. www.snjtoday.com
Pinelands Summer Short Course To Feature Shamong Indian Reservation–The daylong July 19 event is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and Stockton University and will feature six field trips and several presentations and lectures focused on the million-acre Pinelands, a region known for its rare animal and plant species, as well as its one-of-a-kind history, music and art. www.burlingtoncountytimes.com
Power Outage Affects Portions Of Hamilton, Egg Harbor City–A current power outage is affecting portions of the Township of Hamilton and Egg Harbor City, according to police.
Drivers should be prepared for traffic detours at the Rt. 322 and Rt. 50 in Mays Landing as well as St. Louis and Rt. 30 in Egg Harbor City, police say. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Pleasantville Man Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Woman Found In Suitcase–A Pleasantville man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a woman whose remains were found in a suitcase more than four years ago.
Steven Stallworth, 31, was set to go to trial Monday in the death of 30-year-old Tara Rogers-Alicea, but instead pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and desecration of human remains. In exchange for his guilty plea, Stallworth faces a 28-year sentence. breakingac.com
Possible Drowning Victim Found In Villas Creek–Lower Township police are investigating the death of a man found in Cox Hall Creek.
The death does not appear suspicious, police said. breakingac.com
Norcross Visits Detained Immigrant Kids In NJ–Video chats on Skype from a Camden detention center has been the only lifeline for a child separated from his family as he tried to cross the border into the United States.
Rep. Donald Norcross, D, 1st, said he wasn't sure what to expect of the conditions for children being held in New Jersey after they were separate from their families as a result of stepped up border enforcement by the Trump administration. www.nj.com
Atlantic City Man Arrested In Stabbing–An Atlantic City man was arrested days after he allegedly stabbed another man during a fight.
Bobby Barley, 57, was arrested over the weekend by Officers Val Loga and Jeffrey Hannon in the 1400 block of Memorial Avenue. breakingac.com
Police Search For Possible Missing Swimmer–First responders were searching the ocean and beach Monday night regarding an unconfirmed report of a man entering the ocean and not returning to shore, Atlantic City police said. breakingac.com
Mother, 87, And Daughter Found Dead In Ventnor Condo Were Killed By Blunt Force Trauma–A mother and daughter found dead inside a high-rise in Ventnor, N.J., on Sunday morning died from blunt-force trauma, authorities said.
Elaine Rosen, 87, and daughter Michelle Gordon, 67, were found at 10:25 a.m. in the Vassar Square Condominiums at 4800 Boardwalk, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said. www.philly.com
Burlco Man Admits Killing Boss In Robbery–A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting his former employer during a robbery in the victim’s Burlington County home, prosecutors said.
David M. Stead, of Pemberton, admitted in Superior Court in Mount Holly that he went to the Tabernacle home of Thomas Wright II, 49, on July 1, 2016, and shot him several times in the head and neck. www.philly.com