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June 9, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Don't take those red Solo cups out to the Boardwalk just yet. For the second time, the Atlantic City Council pulled off its agenda an ordinance that would permit open containers of alcohol on the Boardwalk. In a consolation prize of sorts, the council did agree Wednesday night to extend Boardwalk summer bicycle hours from the current 6 a.m.-until-10 a.m. to 6 a.m. to noon, consistent with neighboring Ventnor's hours. The open-container ordinance was first proposed last month, but was pulled by Council President Marty Small to allow further input.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Alex Law was still too young to serve in Congress when he started running for it in 2014 - a year and a half before he turned 25 in March. And then he got clobbered in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Unlike his First Congressional District opponent, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, the brash NYU grad from Voorhees possessed neither a political resumé nor a political machine. But Law, with a face made for Facebook, quickly became a savvy and sassy presence on social media. He refused to shut up, publishing anti-Norcross screeds on platforms such as the Huffington Post.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross swept to an easy victory Tuesday to win the First Congressional District Democratic primary in New Jersey. In his first reelection bid, Norcross beat back a challenge by Alex Law, who was running for office for the first time. In unofficial returns, Norcross won with 70 percent of the vote. He emerged from an unexpectedly hotly contested and expensive House race to represent the heavily Democratic district, which covers parts of Camden and Gloucester Counties as well as Maple Shade and Palmyra in Burlington County.
NEWS
June 7, 2016 | By Carrie Lukas
Americans are tired of political "gotcha" games. Yet the scandal engulfing Hillary Clinton about the email system she used while secretary of state isn't just any political food fight: These events exemplify Clinton's elitism and her belief that people like her should make the laws but not have to live under them like the rest of us. Americans should resoundingly reject this tired Washington-knows-best attitude. The recently released State Department inspector general's report examining Clinton's email practices while makes it clear that she has been misleading the public all along.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
What happened to his son remains so seared in his memory that when he talks about it, Thomas Conaty speaks as though he is still the young father of a grade-school boy. "Let me tell you briefly about Matty," said Conaty, a 74-year-old dentist. "Matty is the guy that made things happen here. " Matthias Conaty was 9 when he was sexually abused by a chaplain at St. Edmund's Academy in Wilmington. Conaty's son stayed mum about it for years. But the boy had grit, his father said, later earning two degrees, getting married, having two kids.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Mark C. Alexander, named Friday as the new dean of Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law, has had a long and varied career as a law school administrator and scholar, a litigator, and even a political adviser and candidate. He served at one time as senior adviser for President Obama's 2008 presidential election campaign, and once ran for office - unsuccessfully, in the Democratic primary for the New Jersey Senate in 2013. He has been widely published, and is known as an expert on the First Amendment.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Temple University trustee Leonard Barrack and his wife, Lynne, have donated $5 million to the university to be used for law school scholarships, Temple announced Thursday. Both Barracks are Temple graduates. Leonard Barrack, a lawyer, graduated from the business school in 1965 and the law school in 1968, and his wife got her degree in education in 1968. Two of their children have also received Temple degrees. Terms of the five-year Barrack Scholars program are still in development.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
Five days before Tuesday's primary, a debate in the hotly contested First Congressional District race was abruptly canceled. The Gloucester County NAACP, the debate's organizer, said in a statement that a brewing dispute with Democratic candidate Alex Law and his campaign prompted the civil rights organization to halt Thursday's scheduled debate. "The attempt by the Alex Law campaign to hijack the debate by engaging in campaign charades devoid of any substance on issues important to minorities and the general population, has prompted us to cancel this debate," said Loretta Winters, president of the Gloucester County NAACP.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania and New Jersey don't allow payday lending. And state consumer groups want it to stay that way, as a federal agency proposes sweeping new rules to address payday lenders around the country. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed federal laws this week aimed at ending payday debt traps. "Too many borrowers seeking a short-term cash fix are saddled with loans they cannot afford and sink into long-term debt," CFPB director Richard Cordray said. "Our proposal would prevent lenders from succeeding by setting up borrowers to fail.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
Medical marijuana won't be available in Pennsylvania for at least two years, yet politicians, academics, and entrepreneurs are already scrambling to brand themselves as industry leaders and experts. The state's medical-marijuana law eventually will make pharmaceutical cannabis products available to residents who suffer from serious medical conditions. Eligible ailments include autism, cancer, epilepsy, and chronic pain. The details of the law still need to be hammered out. The stakes are high.
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