We had a storm! Some trees were down, reportedly. Gnats were plentiful this morning, there’s a raccoon on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, an opossum in Chelsea, deer in Venice Park, and a horse was spotted walking down the Atlantic City Expressway Monday afternoon.
I hate to sound too biblical, but is Mother Earth trying to tell us something?
Expressway horses are less uncommon than you’d hope.
Runaway Horses Cause Crash On AC Expressway; 1 Horse Killed
City council is set to vote tonight on a resolution to maybe bring minor league baseball back to Bader Field, Big Nick Huba tweeted yesterday.
“If it’s not an affiliate it’s doomed to failure,” the Press’s veteran sports guy Dave Weinberg said. Jim Kennedy said, “I have sat watching seasons of Surf baseball when the only nights that had crowds were firework nights, May & June week night games where there were almost as many folks in the stands as on the field. Will it be deja vu all over again?”
The Hubster proposed the Atlantic City “Game-Changers” as a name and Glenn Straub’s head as the mascot.
The other day we reported how the Boardwalk at Grammercy ends rather abruptly, leaving pedestrians stranded with no egress, and now they’re putting up a temporary ramp, supposedly, until a new permanent one can be built in Phase III of the Boardwalk Extender Project of 2019. Or something.
I’m not saying our story had anything to do with this happy turn of events (it didn’t) but if you want to put us in for a Pulitzer that’s fine too.
Boardwalkers Be Advised
This is not a local story, but every community, just about, has an injectable drug problem and needle exchanges are a cost-effective way to reduce harm, I’m told. Now that the cool kids want their cities back though we’re going to have to find a new place for those exchanges, i.e. “some cities” across the country are “moving” to close their exchange, “citing problems with crime and mismanagement.”
Here & Now‘s Robin Young talked with the mayor of Charleston, West Virginia, about the exchanges in that city.
For more feats of journalism from across your region, see below:
Kushner family buys hotel at Jersey shore as it continues to expand N.J. portfolio–Kushner Companies, which has slowly been reinvesting in the state it appeared to walk away from more than a decade ago, has added another New Jersey property to its portfolio. www.nj.com
SCRAMBLING TO UPSKILL NJ WITH ‘HOLLOWED OUT’ LABOR DEPARTMENT — NEW HONCHO–At the heart of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to address New Jersey’s steep fiscal problems is a need to improve the state economy. www.njspotlight.com
LAWMAKERS SUGGEST LOTS OF EXCEPTIONS TO $15 MINIMUM WAGE–New Jersey’s labor commissioner advocated for a $15 an hour minimum wage at a budget hearing Tuesday, but lawmakers ticked through a series of concerns about the idea – and a long list of exceptions they’d like to see if a bill is passed. nj1015.com
SCRAMBLING TO UPSKILL NJ WITH ‘HOLLOWED OUT’ LABOR DEPARTMENT — NEW HONCHO–At the heart of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to address New Jersey’s steep fiscal problems is a need to improve the state economy. Yesterday the administration’s top labor official detailed a number of new programs that would take on that task by improving career training and addressing long-term unemployment. www.njspotlight.com
NJ unauthorized immigrant families prepare to be split up under Trump–The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gave Mexican native Yaritza Ortega protections from deportation and a work permit while she pursued a medical assisting certification in New Jersey. www.app.com
High school student struck, killed crossing dangerous N.J. highway–An 18-year-old high school student was struck and killed by a car while attempting to cross a busy highway in Burlington County on Monday night, authorities said. www.nj.com
Advocates help bridge addiction resource gaps in municipal courts–LOWER TOWNSHIP — She might not be able to solve everyone’s problem or convince people to get immediate treatment for a substance use disorder, but that doesn’t stop Abigail Sheptock from trying. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Troubled Atlantic City Motel To Be Demolished With CRDA’s Help–An Atlantic City motel that has seen a drug raid, two fires and an alligator in the swimming pool is finally set for demolition thanks to a partnership between the city and the CRDA. breakingac.com
Early College High School opening up opportunity for Pleasantville students–PLEASANTVILLE — Next fall, Detty Exantus will begin her sophomore year at Pleasantville High School. At the same time, she will begin her first year of college. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Stitchers create keepsakes for Shore Medical Center newborns–SOMERS POINT — Nearly 50 women gathered at Grace Lutheran Church on May 8 to celebrate women helping new mothers. www.shorenewstoday.com