Tidal Flooding, Prescription Drug Monitoring – Thursday’s Roundup

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Tidal Flooding
Tidal flooding in the South Jersey area is set to be slightly worse than usual this year, due to rising sea levels and a potential El Nino pattern, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, citing a new federal report. Areas further inland and Philadelphia are also seeing more flood days each year, the report shows. Models show that an El Nino effect is expected to develop this year, between now and April 2018, and that would compound tidal flooding in coastal areas.

Atlantic City by Michael Ein (@michael_ein).

Prescription Drug Monitoring
Pharmacists and doctors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will now be able to check whether customers and patients on both sides of the states’ border are picking up painkiller prescriptions at multiple sites, or doctor-shopping. Experts hope this could be an important step forward in identifying and preventing opioid addiction. The Philadelphia Inquirer has the details. Separate but related: Read Lynda Cohen of BreakingAC on the increase in Atlantic County drug-related deaths.

Alternative Therapies Charity – via our friend Matt Skoufalos at NJPen, read about a Haddon Township woman who has set up a non-profit to help people with life-threatening illnesses pay for alternative treatments, after her own personal experience with cancer.

We clicked so you don’t have to – The Press of AC asks whether OC is the New AC? The answer is no, but the Music Pier has a better-than-usual music lineup in Ocean City this summer (The Beach Boys, Vanessa Williams and O-Town among others).

In the rest of the news from the last day, the Vineland Sears is set to close, Atlantic City is the most affordable place to buy a beach house in the entire United States, the first chunk of the AC boardwalk extension is officially opening today, read this Press piece on the history of mail-in ballots in the Queen of Resorts (if your mind is still slightly boggled by Tuesday’s AC Dem primary), dune construction is beginning this weekend in Ventnor (and it should be finished by mid July), and former Atlantic City solicitor Tom Forkin is running as an independent for City Council. All that and more below.

We had a great time last night at our Take Back the News event at Little Water Distillery – thank you so much to everyone who came out. And if you couldn’t make it, stay tuned, we are planning more events with Lynda Cohen. Get in touch if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities or if there is a particular Town Hall theme you’d like to discuss.

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