Horse racing fans will be at the Atlantic City Race Track over the next week. The racing season will take place from April 24 to 30, but will be dark on the 28th. The racing card will feature 6 turf races daily, including the 9th Running of the $50,000-Added Tony Gatto Dream Big Stakes. The first post each day will take place at 3:30 pm.
A new report says it will be a huge uphill battle for a Republican to unseat U.S. Senator Cory Booker. He has raised $2.6 million for his campaign currently, leaving him with a 60 to 1 advantage over the closest Republican, according to the Star-Ledger. The report says that Murray Sabrin has raised the most on the GOP side with $42,000 on hand to spend, but Sabrin also loaned himself $10,000.
The on-going investigation into Bridgegate isn’t going to stop anytime soon. The legislative committee looking into the incident has filed four more subpoenas in the matter. Among those who have been told to cooperate are Michael Drewniak, the spokesman for the governor. The committee is investigating if the story presented by the governor’s office is plausible or whether additional abuse of power took place. Gov. Chris Christie claims he had no prior knowledge to the incident before it took place.
A speech by Gov. Chris Christie capped the Walk to Washington on Tuesday. The event is an annual train ride sponsored by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce that brings politicians together with business leaders to discuss issue. Christie capped the night with a speech saying things are better than they were four years ago, but much more needs to be done to keep the state moving. New Jersey hasn’t recovered as quickly as others from the recession.
One person is dead, a second injured following a violent two vehicle accident on Avalon Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly before 5pm along a stretch of the boulevard in Middle Township. An eastbound vehicle struck a car driven by 61 year old Addison Jones of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Jones was airlifted from the accident scene; the driver of the other vehicle was killed. The driver of the other vehicle was a 51 year old male; his identity has not been released.
The operators of Wildwood’s famous Morey’s Piers are not only fully supportive of a major federal dune project that could provide protection for the city…they want their piers to be included as well. The Wildwood Leader reports that the Morey Organization is supportive of a project by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to build a protective dune system for Wildwood even though some local officials don’t agree. And the organization would like the Corps to consider putting some dune structures around the piers for protection.
Wildwood is traditionally one of the final communities in our region to introduce a municipal budget, and that trend will continue this year. The Press of Atlantic City reports that city officials are not yet prepared to introduce a municipal budget due to a search for new revenues and a drop in ratables. Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron said the city was counting on some new revenue from special event fees that will not materialize. Mayor Ernie Troiano says its possible the budget won’t be introduced until June, even though the state mandates adoption by April 25th.
A funeral in Trenton turned into a major crime scene on Tuesday when gunfire broke out during the funeral and injured five people. Trenton Police say it happened at the Gailee Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The funeral was held for a teenager who was murdered back on April 9th. Police were at the church, aware that some sort of retaliation could occur, and it did. Police continue to investigate.
Organizers who want to oust Vineland Mayor Ruben Bermudez have less than a month to collect all of the signatures it needs to force a recall election. The Daily Journal of Vineland reports that the group is still about 1,400 signatures short of getting a recall election on the ballot. The group needs just over 9,400 signatures in order to force the recall. The organizers of the recall group tell the Journal it will have more than enough signatures before the May 19th deadline.
A Pleasantville laundromat became a drive through business Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the scene of an accident at The Laundry Room on Franklin Boulevard Tuesday when a vehicle drove right into the front of the laundromat. There were no injuries, and the van was removed from the business a short time after the accident. Police continue to investigate.