Chris Howard stepped down as executive director of the CRDA, and Matt Doherty was named to replace him.
For Trenton was so tired of Atlantic City, they sent the mayor of Belmar all the way down here to look after it…
Kevin Riordan at the Philly Inquirer has a great story on an archaeological dig in Camden where thousands of Native American artifacts were uncovered.
“Residue found on artifacts such as grinding stones and hammer stones used to prepare food suggest that people on the site consumed maize, legumes, and barley/wild rye.” Sounds like a South Jersey diet book someone should do.
Elinor has a piece on the PolerCoaster, in part because it’s fun to say PolerCoaster and also because they’ve (the city and state) spent lots of money and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Turksavage wins Cumberland line–Retired FBI agent Bob Turksavage won the GOP organization line in Cumberland County in his bid to succeed Frank LoBiondo in Congress. He beat favorite son Sam Fiocchi, a former assemblyman and freeholder by a single vote. newjerseyglobe.com
Turn N.J.’s Norcross family into a punchline; Sharing and school aid need N.J. reboot | Feedback–The old-time comedian Henny Youngman had a one-liner joke that went: "Take my wife ...(long pause), please.That's the way I feel about the Norcross family in Camden County, including Democrat power broker George Norcross III and his brother, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st Dist. www.nj.com
MURPHY ROLLS OUT SPENDING PRIORITIES FOR $242M INCREASE IN BUDGET FOR NJ TRANSIT–With a new governor comes a new set of spending priorities in Trenton, and for Democrat Phil Murphy, that means moving New Jersey Transit to the front of the line when it comes to the state budget. www.njspotlight.com
See where N.J. ranks in list of ‘drunkest’ states in the U.S.–Which state is doing the most drinking?According to an "America's Drunkest States," an analysis published on March 7 by the financial news website 24/7 Wall St., it isn't New Jersey. But that doesn't mean we're the most sober state, either. www.nj.com
Cape, Atlantic buy ad space in Times Square vacated by Toys R Us–Plans to close Toys R Us stores throughout the country have been a blow both in economic terms and emotionally, but it proved to be a boon to Cape May and Atlantic counties, which may get their promotional message in front of millions more people this year. www.pressofatlanticcity.com
Trump-linked firm in Facebook data scandal now faces N.J. investigation–New Jersey's attorney general has launched an inquiry into a data-mining company with ties to President Donald Trump amid allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. www.nj.com