Meeting To Consider Names For AC Second Ward

A special meeting in Atlantic City Tuesday as three names are considered to represent the city’s 2nd Ward. The nominations are necessary after the person who last held that seat, Marty Small Sr. was elevated to the mayor’s office. According to the Press of Atlantic City,the special meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Henry “Hank” Tyner Memorial Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Small became mayor five weeks ago after former mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. admitted to defrauding a boy’s basketball league out of more than $87,000.

NJ Teachers to Expand Black History Programs

New Jersey education and teachers’ union officials are vowing to work together on expandng the teaching of black history including an initiative to send teachers to sites in the United Sttates and Africa that are associated with the slave trade. The initiative was announced Friday at the New Jersey Education Association’s annual convention here as a new program under the state’s Amistad law, named after the ship commandeered by African slaves in the 19th century….

Suspect Caught After Egg Harbor Township Home Depot Theft

An Egg Harbor Township Home Depot worker was pepper sprayed Sunday, after he confronted a shoplifting suspect. Stephen Krajci, 62, of Philadelphia, allegedly tried to take more than $500 worth of merchandise from the store when the unnamed loss prevention officer confronted him. Krajci then pepper sprayed the officer and fled in a white Toyota 4Runner with a Pennsylvania license plate. An off-duty Ocean City police officer witnessed the incident, and gave responding officers a description of the vehicle and license plate number. Krajci was charged with robbery, assault and weapons offenses, and was sent to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Cape May County Corrections Receives $300K Addiction Grant

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, through the Division of Mental Health and Addictions awarded the Cape May County Corrections Center a grant in the amount of $300,000. The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program will provide for inmates with a substance abuse disorder while at the corrections center. The intent of this funding is to provide medically assisted treatment in the Cape May County Correctional Center to those inmates who self-report the use of opiates upon admission and are medically eligible based upon standard tests. Eligible inmates will be offered Suboxone during their time at the County Corrections Center and upon discharge will receive a “bridge dose” of three days and be linked to a community provider to continue their prescription and receive treatment in the community.

Woman Charged In Mother’s Death In Cape May County

Her mother died a year ago in Cape May County and now a Florida woman is charged in her death. Breaking AC reports Josephine Scheid is accused of using drugs to kill 58-year-old Gabrielle Michaelis, who died Oct. 31, 2018. The state medical examiner determined Michaelis’ death was rhe result of intoxication from several pharmaceuticals. The 36 year old Scheid was arrested in Sarasota at her home and is behind bars there pending extradition to Cape May County.

NJ Transit May Look Into Putting Defibrilators on Trains

Several days after a commuter died from a heart attack on an NJ Transit train, a lawmaker proposed a bill to require the railroad to equip trains with lifesaving defibrillators. Assemblyman Daniel Benson, D-Middlesex, introduced a bill Thursday requiring NJ Transit to supply every train with a defibrillator after commuters questioned why trains don’t have them. Benson is chairman of the Assembly Transportation committee.

NJ Casinos Taking Bets on Video Tournament Industry

New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state’s fast-growing sports betting industry to the $1 billion video tournament market. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval Thursday to wagering on what gambling companies hope will be a significant new source of revenue from young people. The Borgata casino took New Jersey’s first bet Thursday. In 2016, the Downtown Grand in Las Vegas built an esports lounge, and took the first sports wager placed in Nevada on an esports tournament.

Margate Marks End Of Insersection Reconfiguration Work

In Margate, the recent reconfiguration of several intersections along N. Huntington and Amherst Avenues is complete, adding new STOP signs to the area of Huntington and Gladstone Avenues along Amherst Ave. Officers are monitoring the area to ensure safety. This reconfiguration was done as part of a Safe Routes to School program. Crossing guards are posted at the intersections in the morning and afternoon as students walk to and from school.

Borgata Takes First-Ever Video Game Tournament Bet

The Borgata has taken the first ever bet in New Jersey on a competitive video game tournament. It’s an effort to expand sports betting to what has become the one billion dollar video tournament market. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement approved the move and gambling companies hope it will be a considerable new source of revenue. They say the younger demo is not as absorbed by playing traditional casino games but spend hours on end playing and watching video games.

Mold Remediation A Costly Proposition At Longport Borough Hall

It may be a million dollar project. Mold remediation for Longport Borough Hall could approach seven figures after mold was found in mid-August. The Press of Altantic City says failed HVAC equipment prompted the search that uncovered the mold plus, Hurricane Sandy sent water underneath the building itself back in 2012, causing long lasting issues. The work at hand would mean new ductwork, new HVAC and new furnishings. Bonds may have to be used to pay for the project.