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Changing ACFD work schedule outside scope of takeover bill, co-sponsors say in court filings

Two Democratic sponsors of the bill that created the state’s takeover of Atlantic City allege Jeffrey Chiesa has overstepped his powers and is endangering public safety. The Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act “was designed to save money by careful planning, not by cutting public services to unsafe levels and endangering the safety of public employees, which I believe the designee (Chiesa) is now doing,” state Sen. Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo wrote in Superior
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Crash sends car into marsh off Route 30

A two-vehicle crash ended with a car on its roof in the marsh off Route 30, with a person trapped inside Monday evening. The vehicles were heading west when one struck the median in Atlantic City, near the Absecon border, Atlantic City Fire Chief Scott EVans said. The vehicle took out a pole, flipped several times and landed on its roof. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle with the seat belt on, Evans said.
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Judge hearing arguments on ACPD contract changes

Judge Julio Mendez is once again deciding the fate of a public safety contract in Atlantic City. The city’s police union was in court Monday to try to keep the state from imposing proposed changes, that include cuts to pay, increased hours and the loss of 19 positions. Mendez said he was saddened that the union and the state — who at times seemed close to an agreement — had drifted so far apart. Atlantic
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