Shrinking Population, Petition To Save AC Water Authority – Thursday’s Roundup

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Shrinking Population
Atlantic County has seen more than 3,700 people leave in the last two years, according to new county-level population estimates published by the U.S. Census Bureau today. People started leaving Atlantic County in 2014, when four casinos closed, but the rate of departures increased in 2015 and 2016. We mapped how the county compares to other South Jersey counties here. Interestingly, Gloucester County is the only one in the region with a population that has grown since 2010, while in Salem and Cape May counties the death rate is outstripping the birth rate.

Petition to Save AC Water Authority

The Press of Atlantic City’s Christian Hetrick reports on a citizen effort to force a referendum of any sale of the water authority. There will also be a campaign kickoff this Saturday at 10 am at the Second Baptist Church.

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Photo of Viking Yacht Co by @scottbeatonphotography on Instagram.

In the rest of today’s news, Atlantic City council last night honored Ibn Ali, who broke up a fight between two teens (watch his speech – it made Elinor cry), businesses are worried too many millennials are leaving New Jersey and LoBiondo will vote no on the Republican healthcare bill. If you want even more, has a great video explainer on New Jersey’s pension crisis here and Egg Harbor Township’s Chickies & Pete’s is part of a move to bring back horse racing to the area. All that and more below:

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