An Atlantic City resident, seeing two teenagers fighting in the street while their friends watched, laughed and filmed, decided to interrupt. The video of the fight that turned into two teens shaking hands has now gone viral, Lynda Cohen of Breaking AC reports. The man – identified by friends as Ibn Ali – points out that the fighters’ friends are laughing at them and says they should think of their parents. Then he says, “You all don’t shake hands, I’m not leaving.” And the magic happens. You can watch the video here.
A Stockton Story
“Stockton began with a woman, a rabbi and a vision,” is the headline to this neat profile of Rabbi Aaron Krauss of Margate, who later this week will be honored for his role in helping bring a four-year college to South Jersey. The piece, by The Current’s Nanette LoBiondo Galloway, is a step-back-in-time to the 1960s, when Krauss and community activist Elizabeth Barstow Alton came together to get the college – now University – its start.
Intervention for Psychiatric Patients
NJ Spotlight takes a look at a legislative effort that could bring serious change for psychiatric patients in South Jersey. An Assembly panel is looking at requiring that each county in the state provides programs for locally-based early-intervention services, as part of wider efforts to divert patients in crisis away from hospital emergency rooms.
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In the rest of the headlines from this morning and yesterday, The Press takes a look at how Trump’s budget could affect South Jersey’s environmental and flood-protection services, ACME is committed to increasing access to Narcan (Naloxone), and lower prices are leading to an Atlantic City buying boom. All that and more below:
NJ Windfall from Sale of Public Airwaves Likely Smaller Than Projected–More than a year after state officials decided to put New Jersey’s publicly owned airwaves into a nationwide auction of broadcast spectrum that’s being led by the federal government, hopes that the state could generate a multibillion-dollar windfall appear to be fading. A complicated and lengthy federal-auction process is finally winding down, and it’s still not clear exactly how much revenue New Jersey can expect to receive from the auction and when the money could arrive. www.njspotlight.com
How Trump’s Budget Proposal Could Impact South Jersey–Proposals in President Donald Trump’s initial budget outline could have a far-reaching impact on South Jersey. The $1.15 trillion plan submitted to Congress last week provides for a $54 billion increase in defense spending by slashing other departments and programs, including the National Flood Insurance Program and the Environmental Protection Agency. Press of Atlantic City
Classic Toys and Games That Were Created in New Jersey–TRENTON — If you live in New Jersey, you probably know the spaces on the board game Monopoly are named for Atlantic City streets. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to New Jersey’s presence in the world of toys. Cat Country 107.3
The grand hotels of Jersey’s past–A love letter dating back to 1927 reads, "Dearest Katherine, I miss you and think of you more than words can express. Last night, I thought of you just as I'm going to think of you every night at the appointed hour." Courier-Post
Police seek help locating man suffering from brain disease–MIDDLE TWP -- Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man who suffers from a degenerative brain disease and has attempted to harm himself in the past. NJ.com
Acme Markets works to Improve access to Naloxone in NJ–MALVERN, PA. -- ACME Markets announced the availability of Narcan (naloxone HCI) nasal spray in all ACME pharmacies across New Jersey. This builds upon Acme's prior commitment to have Narcan available in its Pennsylvania stores. NJ.com
A.C. police credit new tech in arrest–ATLANTIC CITY The police department's new surveillance center was "instrumental" in apprehending a man who allegedly stole a handbag Monday, the department said in a statement. NJ.com
Bill making some whistleblower deals public gets panel OK–TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey bill stemming from a $1.5 million confidential settlement related to the potential prosecution of supporters of Republican Gov. Chris Christie won approval Monday from a legislative committee. Philly.com
Kivvit awarded $15M contract for Christie’s opioid ad campaign–Kivvit, a public affairs firm led by a Democratic strategist, has been awarded the $15 million advertising contract for Gov. Chris Christie’s new anti-addiction reform campaign “Reach NJ,” according to a pricing analysis obtained by POLITICO New Jersey through a public records request. Politico PRO
Lower prices lead to Atlantic City buying boom–ATLANTIC CITY — For one developer, 10 four-bedroom townhouses on Chalfonte Avenue for $500,000 was a deal too good to pass up. Press of Atlantic City