“The Garden State is on its way to becoming the Warehouse State,” according to The Record, which says that means jobs. It also seems possible that this might mean more jobs than are being lost as retail companies close down bricks-and-mortar stores. New Jersey, The Record reports, is well-suited to warehouse and logistics businesses because of its location and road networks. Amazon said earlier this year it would open a warehouse in Gloucester County.
Hate Music Seller Shuts Down
The Cherry Hill man who had been selling white supremacist music and merchandise around the country told The Inquirer he is shutting his business down in hopes of finding “spiritual peace.” Steven Wiegand publicly announced the decision on the website of the business that he founded more than 20 years ago, noting that many people (including neighbors) were upset by it.
The Inquirer’s Kevin Riordan visits a cranberry farm near Chatsworth where the New Jersey Audubon Society and other experts have been trying to restore a population of Northern bobwhite quail for the last two years. More than 100 nesting pairs have been brought to the Haines family’s 14,000-acre farm since 2015. There were a dozen nests this year and it was the first year that some pairs laid more than a single nest of eggs, but for now these are the only true wild quail known to exist in New Jersey. Data from the project will be studied next year, to try and determine whether translocation is the best way of reintroducing the birds to the Pine Barrens.
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In the rest of the day’s news, AtlantiCare’s Regional Medical Center tied as the fifth best hospital in the state according to a new ranking, New Jersey is on the front line of a national battle over bail, police are looking for a woman who has repeatedly used a stolen debit card in multiple South Jersey Wawas, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will hold public meetings in October to discuss land-use rule changes, and a candidate for state senate wants to consolidate NJ municipalities. All that and more below:
Winslow Crash Kills Second Hammonton Motorcyclist–A 20-year-old man died when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on the White Horse Pike Monday, police say. Augustine Acevedo was the second Hammonton resident to die in a motorcycle accident over the past week. Courier-Post
Woman Accused of Assaulting Infant Wanted on Bench Warrant–A mother accused of assaulting her infant in 2016 is now wanted after failing to appear for her court check-ins. Jessica Coyle, 23, was released with conditions June 2, about 2½ weeks before she was due to give birth to another child. BreakingAC
Atlantic City Resident’s Tip Leads to Man With Loaded Gun–Atlantic City police found a man with a loaded handgun and drugs Saturday, thanks to a resident’s tip. Police were called to the 2600 block of Pacific Avenue at 12:43 p.m. for the report of a man with a gun, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. BreakingAC
Man Charged With Robbing Atlantic City Convenience Store at Knifepoint–An Atlantic City man was arrested Sunday, after he allegedly robbed a convenience store at knifepoint. Police were called to the Food 4 Less on the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue just after 10 p.m. for the report of a robbery. BreakingAC
Remembering the Lost: Overdose Awareness Event in Ventnor Aug. 31–With an ongoing opioid and synthetic drug crisis sweeping the nation, devastating communities and families, Tracy Smith believes its time to stand up for change. www.snjtoday.com
800 Volunteers Help South Jersey Group Stuff Over 3,000 Backpacks–The Unforgotten Haven, a Camden County-based nonprofit, broke multiple personal records this weekend, after preparing more than 3,000 backpacks for local children in need. www.snjtoday.com