Happy Halloween Route 40 Roundup-ers!
Hope you’re as excited about this holiday as we are, which is to say very.
On this date in history in 2008, Bruce Springsteen released a song about the Jersey Devil.
In realer news:
$2.13 per hour
There’s a push to raise base pay for New Jersey workers who work for tips and “generally make a baseline of as little as $2.13 per hour.” A new bill would raise that to $8.60. We wrote a while back about the topic of tips and pay (and also did a podcast).
Phil and Tammy Murphy made $6.8 million in 2017 and he spent most of his time running for governor.
Vincent Jackson at the Press of AC has a look at the need for senior housing in the area. “It still took years of planning, multilayered negotiations, relationship-building, paperwork and financial sourcing to bring Heritage Village to Galloway, the largest municipality in the state geographically and the third-largest in Atlantic County by population.”
I’m sure this will catch on
Atlantic City has a new slogan, or something. Coined by Harvey Kessleman. And Joe Piscopo. Is this the twilight zone? Anyway! Happy Halloween!
For more feats of journalism…
HUNDREDS UNPUNISHED — LAKEWOOD FRAUD INSIDER SAYS NJ AUTHORITIES MISLED PUBLIC–A career investigator says he was made the scapegoat for a controversial amnesty program that allowed dozens of welfare cheats in Lakewood to repay just a fraction of what they stole, even though prosecutors and the state comptroller promised the public that fraudsters would pay it all back. nj1015.com
As demand grows, Egg Harbor Township weed dispensary explores rapid cultivation–EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Inside the warehouse of Compassionate Care Foundation near Delilah Road, a 20-foot white shipping container sat to the left of a large, square room made of tarp-like material taking up most of the cavernous space. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
NJ American Water granted new rates by BPU–The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has approved a settlement between New Jersey American Water and the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel for new water and wastewater rates that will keep water about 1 cent per gallon. www.njbiz.com
2 ex-cops will face civil rights trial for shooting man who became a paraplegic–A lawsuit filed by an Atlantic County man who was shot by police and left paralyzed in 2013 can go forward only against two of the three officers who fired on him, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday. www.nj.com