Vincent Jackson has a cool story about what might happen to the summer economy if employers couldn’t get enough student visas for workers. “With the anti-immigration rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C., there had been concern over possible change to or limits on the J-1 student work and travel visa program.”
The influential Tom Moran of the Star-Ledger said marijuana will be legalized in New Jersey, it’s just those crafty politicians in Trenton are risk-averse and right now it’s safer to let the other guy take responsibility.
The Atlantic City Vikings softball team could become a factor in the Cape Atlantic League under new coach Anthony Nistico, who’s stockpiling talent, Glory Days’ Dave O’Sullivan writes.
Elsewhere, Margate’s Glenn Klotz says the new drainage pipes on the beach are a “developing emergency.” It costs New Jersey $64,000 a month to store Bridgegate emails and other electronic evidence, and Chris Paladino and Frank Gilliam are both celebrating birthdays (h/t to the Playbook). Happy birthtime, gentlemen!
For the rest of the news from across your region, see below:
Is your town’s beach badge boring? This guy doesn’t want it to be.–A beach badge can say a lot. Sure, it lets the badge-checkers know you paid your $8 to get on the sand for the day, but it may also say a lot about the shore town you're visiting — and the people who put the thought into designing it. www.nj.com
THE LIST: NJ’S HONDURAN POPULATION WILL SUFFER FROM LOSS OF PROTECTED STATUS–Hondurans are the latest group of immigrants to lose the temporary protected status allowing them to stay in the United States. www.njspotlight.com
LAW LETS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TREAT PROPERTY TAXES AS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS–New Jersey has a new law to help residents go on the offense against President Donald Trump’s decision to cap a longstanding write-off for local property taxes. Whether the federal government will accept the state’s response — and the lost revenue that will likely come with it — remains to be seen. www.njspotlight.com
From Dodge Super Bee to Model T, stunning classic cars on display in Atlantic City (PHOTOS)–More than 50 classic cars were on display on the former casino floor of the Showboat Hotel Atlantic City on Saturday. www.nj.com
‘Beloved’ Shamong Teacher’s Fate Leads To Protests–SHAMONG—An April 24 Shamong Township Board of Education meeting was an emotional one. pinebarrenstribune.com
Buena Regional grad’s debut film hits theaters and cable this weekend–Bobby Miller, a Buena Regional High School graduate in 2000, knows the thrill of having a movie make its world premiere in front of roomful of cinema lovers at a prestigious film festival, such as the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. www.pressofatlanticcity.com