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Photo shows why state won’t cure Atlantic City BOE ills, board member alleges

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.At the most recent Atlantic City Board of Education meeting, one photo told a tale of corruption, a board member alleges.Al Herbert, who attended Tuesday’s meeting via Zoom, changed his profile picture to a photo of the state’s governor with former board solicitor Joe Jacobs.“If any of … Read more

Atlantic City mayoral debate rules spark their own debate

Stockton University will be the spot for the latest Atlantic City mayoral debate Tuesday night.But the debating seems to have started well before the 7 p.m. event.Only half of the six candidates vying for the role of city leader were invited to participate by the Hughes Center and Press of Atlantic City.“We all went through … Read more

Atlantic City mayor lauds anti-violence program after week that saw four shot

Atlantic City’s mayor lauded his anti-violence initiative Tuesday, saying no one has died by gun violence in more than two months.But that may not be a clear picture of what’s going on in the city.In addition to ignoring at least one August killing, the mayor’s comment also seems to gloss over a spate of shootings … Read more

Lawsuit gives Atlantic City needle exchange one-month reprieve

Atlantic City’s needle exchange will remain open until at least an extra month, a judge’s order ensured Wednesday.The South Jersey AIDS Alliance filed suit against the city to try to stop a move that would close Oasis, the Alliances’ Tennessee Avenue location where clean needles are dispensed.The exchange was to close by Oct. 12.But a … Read more

Debate will let Atlantic City residents meet the mayoral candidates

Atlantic City voters are being invited to meet all the candidates running for mayor Monday.Six people are vying to lead the city, including incumbent Democrat Marty Small Sr. and Republican nominee Tom Forkin.But Monday’s debate will look to include the four men also running as independents for the spot.Those four and Forkin have agreed to … Read more