One of the longest serving mayors in our area has passed away at the age of 64. Longtime Buena Vista Township Mayor Chuck Chiarello passed away Thursday night after a series of health issues. Chiarello was a democrat; the Township will select a new mayor in January.
Nurses at Shore Memorial Hospital picked up picket signs and went on strike Tuesday. The nursing staff is upset over changes to their benefits, which include increased health care costs. Some employees held up signs that said “Unfair Labor Practice Strike”.
A.C. Moore is closing all of its stores, including the one located at the English Creek Shopping Center. The New Jersey based retailer says al 145 stores will close; 40 of them will become Michael’s craft stores. The store in Atlantic County has come under increased competition from Michael’s and a relatively new Hobby Lobby.
An 18 year old Galloway Township man was arrested and charged with making a terror threat against a school in Atlantic County. Authorities announced that Chase Warriner made a post on Instagram last week alleging that ACIT would be shot up on Monday. Warriner is being held in the Atlantic County Jail, awaiting a bail…
A professor at Montclair State University may challenge Jeff Van Drew for the democratic congressional nomination in our district in 2020. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Brigid Harrison of Longport is thinking about challenging Van Drew next year. Harrison alleges that Van Drew’s lack of support for a presidential impeachment inquiry has angered…
Absecon Police made two arrests after they spotted a stolen vehicle Saturday morning traveling on Route 30. Police say 28 year old Damonyea Mallory Sr. of Atlantic City and 20 year old Pamara Dudley of Mays Landing were charged with receiving stolen property, possession of a gun, and possession of hallow point bullets.
Officials at Shore Medical Center are going on strike next Tuesday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the one-day strike will protest unfair labor practices. One of the practices alleged is blocking nurse leader access to the facility to talk about union concerns, according to the report.
Four of the six suspects connected to a shooting last Friday at a football game in Pleasantville will be in court on Thursday. The alleged shooter, Alvin Wyatt, will not appear in court at this time. A ten year old boy succumbed to injuries he suffered at the game; that boy was shot in the…
Teachers are preparing to go on strike at Stockton University. Faculty members held a rally this week as they prepare to walk out over wage issues. A contract that covers faculty at nine colleges expired back in June.
It is a very narrow victory for incumbent democratic Assemblymen John Armato and Vince Mazzeo in Atlantic County. Mail in ballots pushed their slim lead up higher, and the republicans have conceded the race. Democrats outpolled republicans by more than a two to one margin via mail in ballots.