We know you’ve always wanted something else to do with your kids/grandchildren/nieces/nephews around here, particularly when it’s not a beach day. How about a trampoline park? Yes, it’s real – opening in the fall of this year at the Hamilton mall. Route 40 has the story.
You’ve probably read by now Amy Rosenberg’s piece about the Atlantic County freeholder who joked whether the women’s marchers would end “in time for them to cook dinner?” NJ Spotlight writes about it smartly by pairing it with the failure – just yesterday – of a measure in the state senate that would have strengthened equal pay protection. “It’s not like we’re in the 1700s,” said Egg Harbor Township’s John Carman, the freeholder who made the aforementioned ‘joke’.
Thousands are without power across the state and our Facebook feeds and Instagram are filling up with pictures of beach erosion on Absecon Island. It’s going to be a long clean-up. Philly.com has the best morning-after storm blog (that we’ve seen so far) here, they’re updating it with rolling news from South Jersey and Philadelphia.
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The rest of today’s headlines include news on the Forsythe Wildlife Refuge, the end (?) of balloons at the shore, and a series of Galloway car burglaries. Full details below:
Over 200 Attend Science and Environmental Summit on the Delaware River and Bay– For the next few days, hundreds of science and environmental professionals are exchanging ideas on ways to restore and protect the Delaware River and Bay. The Delaware Estuary's seventh annual Science and Environmental Summit began on Sunday in Cape May and will continue until Wednesday the 25th. www.snjtoday.com
Power Outages Climb to More Than 20K in N.J. From Nor’easter–As a nor'easter worked its way up the Atlantic Coast on Monday, people in New Jersey were increasingly feeling the effect. About 22,000 homes and businesses were without power as of noon Monday, with Jersey Central Power & Light's coverage area accounting for more than half of the outages. NJ.com
Galloway Police Investigating Smash-and-Grab Car Burglaries–The Galloway Township Police Department is reminding everyone to lock their cars after three smash and grab-style burglaries occurred Monday morning. Cat Country 107.3
Big Boots to Fill as Westmont Fire Company Loses Its Santa–Saying goodbye to a fallen friend is never easy, but to members of the tight-knit Westmont Fire Company No. 1 (WFC), the passing of Assistant Chief Michael Vitelli presents an especially complicated parting of the ways. NJ PEN
NJ State Democrats Speak Out on Affordable Care Act Repeal–TRENTON — Following President Donald Trump’s executive order demanding a replacement of precursor Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, Democrats in the New Jersey State Senate are calling on Republican governor Chris Christie to preserve Medicaid expansion effected under the Affordable Care Act. With Trump in the White House and Republicans holding majorities in the House and Senate, opponents are closer to a repeal than ever. Observer
State removes Ancora’s top doctor, nurse–WINSLOW TWP. - Ancora Psychiatric Hospital's medical director lost his job, and the hospital's chief nursing officer is facing an administrative hearing Tuesday, according to the state Department of Human Services. Courier-Post
Forsythe Wildlife Refuge to come out of hibernation soon–GALLOWAY – Since 1939 The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge has provided a safe habitat for wildlife that can be enjoyed by nature enthusiasts, environmentalists, hikers and bird watchers. But like many things in life, time has taken its toll. The headquarters visitors see when they drive up 800 Great Creek Road has deteriorated since its construction in 1982. The building is weather-beaten, and groundwater is seeping into the foundation. Shore News Today
Jersey Shore towns take aim at balloons–It may seem like a good idea to release balloons to the sky over the ocean, but Shore towns have had enough. Philly.com
Bad Idea Jeans–"Just asking?" Atlantic County Republican Freeholder John Carman wrote cheekily on his Facebook page, as he posted an image of a woman in the kitchen that asked: "Will the women's protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?" Philly.com