Stockton Aviation Project
The Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park, being built in Egg Harbor Township on Federal Aviation Administration land just outside the Atlantic City Airport, is proceeding – but the engineering consultants AECOM have asked Atlantic County to cough up more money. This is actually the second time they have asked for an increase in funding for work they say was not included in the original contract. The cost of their agreement is now up 9 percent and actual construction work has not yet started. Route 40 has the story.
Governor Chris Christie, presumably tired after a few days of good behavior on his (politically calculated?) solo crusade to save the state from the drug abuse crisis, had a relapse last night and returned to a favorite topic – how terrible Eagles fans are. This time, on a CBS Sports Network show, he called them, “Generally, generally…angry, awful people.” So now you know.
New Rowan Business Building
Rowan University has opened a new multi-million dollar building for business education – the William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, to be precise. SNJ Today reports that the building is one of two expansion projects the University plans to unveil this semester. We’re usually pretty cynical about the education industrial complex around here, but since becoming small business owners ourselves and spending an increasing amount of time talking to other small business owners in the area, Rowan does seem to have spotted a need. Here’s to hoping they will offer lots of conveniently-timed and located classes at reasonable prices…
For 17 seconds of relaxation, check out our video of the sunrise from Ventnor Pier this morning.
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The rest of today’s local and state headlines include news on the latest area efforts to fight the ACA repeal, a Northfield home invasion (the homeowner was 91), the most recent state tangle with Atlantic City and an anticipated Big Announcement by Assemblyman Brown:
Pinelands Student Commits to the University of South Carolina for Equestrian–On Nov. 9, Pinelands Regional High School student Nikita Cope, signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the University of South Carolina’s Equestrian Division 1 college team in August 2017. pinebarrenstribune.com
The best diner in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties–We live in the center of the diner universe, but how many of these spots have you tried? NJ.com
Trump surrounding himself with N.J. people as he gets set to take office–New-Jersey people are some top Trump people. NJ.com
Assemblyman Brown to hold ‘announcement rally’ next Friday in EHT–Assemblyman Chris Brown will be hold an announcement rally in Egg Harbor Township next Friday. Press of Atlantic City
Advocates Argue ACA Repeal Could Hurt NJ Healthcare, Cost Money — and Lives – NJ Spotlight–New Jersey advocates stepped up their public campaign to protect the Affordable Care Act yesterday, insisting a repeal of the federal law would harm the economy and public health and could be a death sentence for nearly 800 state residents. www.njspotlight.com
In monumental housing decision, Supreme Court rules towns must account for ‘gap period,’ with exceptions–In a major decision that will alter the housing landscape in New Jersey, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that towns, with some exceptions, must account for the 16-year period when there was a dearth of affordable housing. Politico PRO
Northfield man arrested after 91-year-old woman’s home invaded–NORTHFIELD — A city man was charged early Wednesday morning with invading a 91-year-old woman’s home and stealing money from her, police said. Press of Atlantic City
EHT police report ‘extreme’ number of vehicle burglaries–EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Police have a simple message for residents this year: Lock your car doors. Press of Atlantic City
State hires Atlantic City’s business administrator to assist in takeover–ATLANTIC CITY — The state has hired a high-ranking city official to help in its takeover of the city’s finances. Press of Atlantic City