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‘Bring your a****s back to work’: Atlantic City board meeting captures superintendent’s mic

Simmering bad blood between the teachers and administration hit a boiling point Tuesday night, when a microphone captured a remark by the superintendent.“Bring your asses back to work,” Superintendent Barry Caldwell is heard saying during the public comment portion of the meeting, which was streamed via Zoom.Caldwell later apologized, saying he had stepped out of … Read more ‘Bring your a****s back to work’: Atlantic City board meeting captures superintendent’s mic

Staff at two Atlantic City schools test positive for COVID

Two Atlantic City school district staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus, BreakingAC has learned.“Students were not exposed to the staff member,” Atlantic City High School Principal La’Quetta Small said in an email sent out late Tuesday morning.Richmond Avenue School also had a positive case, another letter said.“Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed locations … Read more Staff at two Atlantic City schools test positive for COVID

More Atlantic City school call outs expected as protest against ‘unsafe’ return continues

More teachers and staff of Atlantic City’s schools are expected to call out Tuesday as they continue to protest what they say is an unsafe return to in-person teaching.On Monday, more than 200 Atlantic City Education Association members used their sick time to call out. (See full story below.)Most of the teachers who reported for … Read more More Atlantic City school call outs expected as protest against ‘unsafe’ return continues

Atlantic County reports 170 newly confirmed COVID cases

Atlantic County hit its highest reported number of confirmations Saturday with 170 confirmed new cases.The county also reported two deaths, of an 82-year-old man and 51-year-old woman, both from Pleasantville.Both people had pre-existing conditions.The youngest were a 3-month-old girl and a 2-year-old boy.Egg Harbor Township reported 40 new confirmed cases, with 32 in Galloway Township, … Read more Atlantic County reports 170 newly confirmed COVID cases

COVID-19 uptick brings curfew for indoor dining

Gov. Phil Murphy announced the first new limits as the uptick in COVID-19 cases continues.“New Jersey is back at levels we thought we left behind months ago,” he said Monday. “We have to snap back to reality.”Murphy also said he met with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said “a vaccine on the horizon.”He expects a broad … Read more COVID-19 uptick brings curfew for indoor dining