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Legislation would rename Boardwalk Hall in honor of Whelan

Hundreds are expected to pay their respects to Jim Whelan at Boardwalk Hall on Thursday. Now, legislation has been introduced to name the famed Atlantic City landmark after one of the city’s biggest cheerleaders. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Raymond Lesniak announced plans Wednesday to introduce legislation for “Senator Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Whelan, 68, died in his Chelsea Heights home Aug. 22, after more than three decades in public service, including three terms
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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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