Korngut Plans Run Against Levinson

The 44th Annual Atlantic County Democratic Convention is this Sunday, and Northfield Democrat Councilwoman Susan M. Korngut, an attorney, will run for Atlantic County Executive, challenging long-time Executive Dennis Levinson. Korngut tells the Press of Atlantic City, -quote- “It’s time for new leadership to tackle the problems we face head-on, from growing our economy to combating income inequality to protecting our most vulnerable citizens.” She’ll seek the nomination during the convention at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

Absecon Doc Involved In Opioid Ring Has License Yanked

Permanent revocation for an Absecon doctor’s medical license following his sentencing for being involved in an opioid ring in Atlantic City. Prosecutors say 50 year old Alan Faustino was handed four years in prison for writing close to 700 prescriptions for OxyContin. Authorities say he would sell the prescriptions for $300 each to patients he never treated. Faustino said he had become addicted to pain medication after being diagnosed with diabetes and Crohn’s disease. According to the state Department of Corrections website, he was released from prison Jan. 30.

Blackjacks’ Schedule Announced By AFL

The Atlantic City Blackjacks announced today times of each game during the League’s 2019 season. The Blackjacks will play 12 regular-season games beginning on April 27th at 3:30 p.m. on the road against the Philadelphia Soul. Opening day packs are on sale now at ACBlackjacks.com. Packages include two tickets to the Blackjacks home opener on Saturday, May 4 and two T-shirts. The Blackjacks will play their first ever home game at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, May 4 against the Columbus Destroyers.

Change Coming in AC Rooming House Rules

The Atlantic City Council has taken a small step that may have a big impact on dealing with rooming house violations. An ordinance introducedd Wednesday night allows for the citys director of licensing and inspections, Dale Finch, to handle appeals of code violations, thereby expediting the process ad allowing officials to move more quickly in addressing rooming houses that are not in compliance with requirements.

Stiff Sentences For Men In AC Hotel Shooting Death

More than 60 years behind bars for two men sentenced for the murder of a Mays Landing man at an Atlantic City hotel in 2015. On that December day authorities went to the Baymont Inn & Suites Atlantic City Madison Hotel, where police found Devonte Molley, 23, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He later died from his injuries. 28 year old Maurice Burgess of Galloway Township, and 25 year old Sterling Spence of Pleasantville, were convicted in January of felony murder, unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted person.

Pleasantville Students Hold Annual March

Students from the South Main Street Schoo in Pleasantville showed their concerns about violence and gang activity Wednesday by parading around the neighborhood. It’s a gathering they’ve held annually, a Rise Up march. This year their theme was Becoming, wanting to become something with their lives. It’s based off the book of the same name from former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Corbin City Man Charged With Murder

A Corbin City man is charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s grandfather. 32-year-old Lawrence Reid reportedly arrived at the victim’s home on the 200 block of Main Street Sunday night. There was an argument at 60 year old Kenneth Lea was unconscious and not breathing when authorities arrived on the scene. Police say
Reid admitted to using methamphetamine with his girlfriend before becoming angry and assaulting Lea.

Endangered Birds Will be Moved from Airport

For 15 years, two state-protected bird species have called Atlantic City International Airport home: the endangered upland sandpiper and the threatened grasshopper sparrow. There are only five pairs of the former in the state, and few spots in South Jersey where they can be reintroduced. But soon, they may be looking for a new home. The South Jersey Transportation Authority wants to mow the tall 290-acre grassland area that’s been maintained for them inside the airport’s boundaries and establish a new conservation site for the birds elsewhere in the Pinelands. The reason is birds are a threat to aircraft when they collide. Environmental groups are concerned that mowing the grass will attract larger birds.

More Police in the AC Tourism District

A community policing initiative based on a New York City model will start in Atlantic City this summer, after the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority voted Tuesday to provide $1.5 million a year for five years. That would allow the Atlantic City Police Department to hire 15 regular police officers to replace veteran officers, who in turn will be assigned to the city’s six wards in pairs, along with three officers who will be assigned to addressing vagrancy and homelessness in the Tourism District.

Cruise Ship Passenger Airlifted To AC

An unconscious man was airlifted from a cruise ship to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus Tuesday. The man was taken from the ship about a hundred miles off the coast. The 52-year-old man had been found unconscious on the pool deck of the MSC Divina. He’s not been identified. Once on the ship, the helicopter crew safely hoisted the man up and transported him to shore.