September 4, 2016
A story Friday on an agreement between Exelon Corp. and the Professional Golfers' Association of America misidentified the site of the Constellation Senior Players Championship golf tournament in June. It was the Philadelphia Cricket Club. A story Friday on a shooting in Atlantic City gave an incorrect name for Luis Maisonet, who has been identified by police as the gunman.
September 4, 2016 |
WILDWOOD - When the boardwalk and the beach feel like hot coals underfoot, do we avoid even going for ice cream? Apparently so. Foot traffic along the boardwalk was light under the blaring afternoon sun for much of this summer season's final week, an ice cream vendor said. "Look at it, it's dead," said Danny Ferrazzano Jr., whose family runs Hershey's Ice Cream, as the thermometer threatened 94 degrees just before noon Monday. There was barely a soul on the boardwalk at 4 p.m. The beach, about a quarter-mile from the shop, was also desolate.
September 4, 2016
Atlantic City's mayor announced Friday night that beach concerts by Florida Georgia Line on Saturday and Blink-182 on Monday are canceled because of storm concerns. "Due to the significance of the approaching Tropical Storm Hermine, and out of an abundance of caution for concert goers, staff, the bands, and everyone else involved, we along with the team at Live Nation have decided to cancel this weekend's beach concerts," said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian on Facebook. "Given the extreme weather conditions predicted for the beach this weekend, we were left with no other choice," Guardian said.
September 3, 2016 |
A shooting at an Atlantic City outlet mall Thursday left one man dead and a male suspect in custody with a self-inflicted wound, authorities said. The incident at Tanger Outlets-the Walk, a few blocks from the Boardwalk, involved "a domestic-related matter," the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. The victim, identified by authorities as Christopher Romero, 26, of Absecon, N.J., was manager of a Zumiez clothing store, officials said. The alleged shooter, Lewis Maisonet, 55, of Somers Point, N.J., fled across the street, wounding himself at a second store, officials said.
September 3, 2016
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September 2, 2016 |
We in the Philadelphia area are smack in the middle of peach country - as New Jersey is the fourth-largest peach-growing state, followed directly by Pennsylvania. And, at the moment, local peaches are at the height of their season and flavor, with the fruit making its annual sweet, lush showing at farmers' markets and groceries around the region. Despite the hard freezes in April, the regional peach crop of 2016 has been described as average - which is far better than growers in winter-ravaged New England can say. With supplies of fresh peaches expected to be steady well into September - and prices reasonable - restaurants are adding them everywhere.
September 1, 2016 |
Five people have been charged in a shooting on the Atlantic City Expressway that left one man dead and four others – who are all now facing charges – injured. Authorities have located a third vehicle that may have been involved in the Monday afternoon shooting , though investigators are continuing to sort out what happened in the barrage of gunfire on the busy highway. The incident unfolded when shots were fired among moving vehicles on the eastbound expressway near the Garden State Parkway about 3 p.m. Monday.
August 31, 2016
Back when he was working full-time in New Jersey, instead of trekking campaign trails for himself or an old chum, Gov. Christie signed a bill laying the foundation for his state to lead the nation in helping the fledgling wind energy industry expand to the sea. Funny how that changed once Christie began his run for president. Other than blowing his own hot air, he lost interest in wind power. Under Christie's direction, the state Board of Public Utilities created bureaucratic delays to impede the progress of an industry that had already received federal funding to locate turbines three miles off the Atlantic City coast.
August 31, 2016 |
One man was killed and four others were wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon that apparently occurred on the Atlantic City Expressway near the Garden State Parkway, state police said. Just before 3 p.m., dispatchers received calls of a shooting on the expressway near Milepost 12 in Egg Harbor Township, said State Police Capt. Stephen Jones. Police found a bullet-riddled white Ford Expedition in the nearby parking lot of a Wawa store in the 2400 block of Tilton Road, Jones said.
August 30, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY Could the old Ed Rendell playbook save Atlantic City from fiscal catastrophe, not to mention a state takeover? The nearly broke seaside city has hired a former Mayor Ed Rendell budget hound to create a recovery plan by Nov. 3 to stave off a takeover. Michael Nadol, now a public finance consultant, was a 29-year-old labor specialist in the trenches of the Rendell administration's "budget police" in the 1990s that helped slim down and turn around a city of Philadelphia gasping on deficits and bloated budgets.