Murphy and #MeToo
The sexual assault scandal in the Phil Murphy administration is spiraling quickly, seemingly. “Furious, disgusted,” said Sen. Teresa Ruiz, “and then empowered to have read the story of a survivor that lends her name and her face to how the system appears to have let her down in a very dramatic way.”
Some Little Egg Harbor people were sentenced to seven years for stealing like $1.4 million from Sandy victims through their alleged home improvement company.
A Supermarket for the Neighborhood?
And the CRDA is voting today on whether or not to give $157,500 to a consultant to search for a grocery store to come to Atlantic City since we’re a food desert, though not really.
The consultant, Uplift Solutions, would seek proposals from one or two operators, or developers, to put a grocery store somewhere. The chairman of Uplift’s board of directors is the CEO of Brown’s Super Stores, which owns 10 ShopRites around the Delaware Valley. So there’s that.
Elinor sort of tap dances around this, but if you think you can’t buy fresh coconuts within walking distance of city hall, I implore you to get out more. Follow the firemen around. They know where to shop.
For more feats of journalism…
Mail-in ballots in Atlantic County feature wrong zip code–MAYS LANDING, N.J. Some mail-in ballots in Atlantic County have the wrong return address — but officials say they should still wind up in the right place. www.macon.com
Parents, board members defend the education provided at Margate schools–MARGATE – Weary of hearing negative comments about the Margate public schools and consolidating to one school, Board of Education members and parents stepped up to the mic Wednesday, Oct. 10 to speak their mind. www.downbeach.com
Spooky happenings at Dante Hall Oct. 22-26–ATLANTIC CITY – Dante Hall Theater of Stockton University will host a series of DANTE HALLoWEEN WEEK activities Oct. 22-26 at the theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave. www.downbeach.com
Biking and booze: Asbury Pedalcycle adds twist to traditional pub crawls–Jesse Pomeroy, an art teacher in Toms River, said he wanted to do something fun with his summers. He also said he thought the nearby town of Asbury Park needed better publicity. www.roi-nj.com
GOVERNOR, DEMS CAUTIONED IT’S TIME TO REPAY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT–Little more than three weeks from Election Day, it should come as no surprise that New Jersey’s African-American community is united in support of the Democratic ticket in this year’s critical 2018 midterm elections. Yet, members of the community are unsatisfied with what they’ve seen thus far in the political and economic aftermath of the state’s 2017 gubernatorial election. www.njspotlight.com