Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: Atlantic County

VIDEO: Rooney opines on controversial roadside search, Atlantic City’s future

By The Staff _ Did a controversial N.J. State Trooper roadside search violate on motorists’ civil liberties? Is the pending reopening (and rebranding) of the former Revel Casino signal new hope for Atlantic City? On Tuesday, Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined the Fox29/My9 Chasing News Team via Skype to break down some of this week’s biggest New Jersey story: – […]

Brown backs Singh in NJ-02

By The Staff _ Just over a week after securing the Atlantic County line in his quest for the NJ-02 GOP nomination, candidate Hirsh Singh has locked up the endorsement of Atlantic’s Republican state senate. “I am happy to join with the grassroots members of the Atlantic County Republican Party in endorsing Hirsh Singh for […]

Singh Wins Atlantic Convention On Second Ballot

By Matt Rooney _ It was a solid victory albeit not unanimous. The totals (on the second, winning ballot): Singh – 640 Turkavage – 194 Fiocchi – 235 Grossman -50 To avoid a run-off, the winning candidate needed 50% +1 on the first ballot. Singh landed 533; needed 560 to win outright. In round one? […]

LIVE COVERAGE: AC GOP Convention Underway in Linwood

By Matt Rooney _ Updated 11:06 a.m. _ Today’s main business is to nominate a candidate to replace Frank LoBiondo on this year’s congressional ballot, Save Jerseyans. You can click here for all the latest updates. The probable front runner to win the Atlantic County line (Hirsh Singh) was nominated by former A.C. Mayor Don […]

EHT GOP Taps Balles, Parker For First Post-McCullough Election Cycle

EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. — Republicans are attempting to pivot in one of New Jersey’s largest GOP-controlled towns this cycle. After long-time Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough and Committeman Frank Finnerty announced their retirement earlier this month, on Thursday, approximately 75 members of the United Republican Club of EHT convened at the Flat Stone Grill and […]

On Atlantic Convention Eve, Singh Will Rally Supporters at McCullough’s

By Matt Rooney _ Regardless of whether you choose to see everything that’s transpired to date as democracy in action or a massive party screw-up (David Wildstein used the phrase “train wreck”), what everyone agrees upon is that Atlantic County’s GOP convention, scheduled for this Saturday in Northfield, could prove decisive in the CD-2 GOP primary to […]

Long-Time EHT Mayor, Former Senator Sonny McCullough to Retire

By The Staff _ EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — It’s the end of an era in Atlantic County. On Tuesday, long-time Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough (R) announced he won’t seek reelection as mayor this year after approximately three decades at his post. The AC Press was first to break the story. McCullough, 76, […]

Atlantic City could be on verge of major revival in 2018

The last traces of President Donald Trump’s onetime casino empire could vanish. … sports betting nationwide, drastically expanding the gambling industry. A much-loathed state takeover of power is expected to end, internet gambling continues to grow at a healthy clip, and New Jersey now …

Risley holds seat in tight Atlantic County Freeholder contest

It was too close for comfort, Save Jerseyans, but incumbent Republican John Risley has defeated Thelma Witherspoon by 200 votes in a battle for one Atlantic County freeholder at-large seat. Risley’s 200 vote margin came about after the Atlantic County Board of Elections inspected 787 provisional ballots over the course of five hours on Monday […]

N.J. gaming patrons can now gamble online with Nevada, Delaware players

Fans of online gambling in New Jersey just got a major boost from Chris Christie. On Friday, the Governor announced today that he has reached an agreement with Nevada and Delaware which will permit the states’ respective Internet gaming patrons to play online against players in all three states. “New Jersey has been a pioneer […]

Atlantic City rolls dice on bid to woo Amazon HQ2

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City has joined a growing list of New Jersey towns that trying to convince Amazon it’s the perfect place for the company’s second headquarters. The city touted access Atlantic City International Airport, its favorable tax incentive package and its proximity to New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The airport’s FAA William J. […]

VIDEO: Chris Brown (R-2) hits home run with self-deprecating campaign ad

A relatively obscure Travis County, Texas race got national attention in 2016 when the incumbent Republican Commissioner candidate — Gerald Daugherty — produced a genius, self-deprecating campaign ad in which his family begged voters to re-elect him because he wouldn’t shut up talking about way to improve the county: – The LD2 State Senate campaign of […]

Christie just moved to regulate (and tax) fantasy sports companies

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed into law a bill setting guidelines for companies that operate daily fantasy sports leagues in the Garden State and imposes a 10.5 percent tax on the companies’ winnings. In July, the state Senate gave the final legislative approval to the measure, sponsored in part by state Sen. […]