Fire burns boarded-up home in Atlantic City

A fire investigator was on the scene Friday morning, after a fire burned an unoccupied home in Atlantic City.The fire was on the second-floor of the South Texas Avenue row home, which was vacant and boarded up, Chief Scott Evans said.The fire was contained to the second floor, and did not spread to any neighboring … Read moreFire burns boarded-up home in Atlantic City

Atlantic City firefighters rescue sailboat crew from jetty

Atlantic City firefighters rescued three people and a dog after their sailboat got caught on a jetty. The crew of 32-foot sailboat, “Peaceful Warrior,” planned to stop overnight in Atlantic City when they missed the turn and got caught on the New Hampshire Avenue side of the jetty at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Fire … Read moreAtlantic City firefighters rescue sailboat crew from jetty

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

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 … Read moreCrash sends car into marsh off Route 30

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 … Read moreJudge hearing arguments on ACPD contract changes