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June 13, 2017

REPORT: BIG LIEN PLACED ON FORMER REVEL CASINO

A $62,000 lien has been placed on the former Revel casino property in Atlantic City due to unpaid CRDA special improvement district fees.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that Judge Julio Mendez ruled that Glenn Straub’s company has to pay the money within three months or will have to pay legal fees associated with [...]
June 13, 2017

NEW JITNEY BILL MAY REQUIRE REGISTRATION IN COMMUNITIES

A new bill has been approved by the State Assembly that would require the owners of Jitney buses to register in each town for which they operate.  Some towns including Avalon require Jitney bus drivers to pass background checks and register with the Borough, while some other municipalities where Jitneys operate do not. ##
June 13, 2017

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM MAY BE EXTENDED

Senator Robert Menendez has proposed new federal legislation that would extend the National Flood Insurance Program for another six years while fixing issues that were experienced during Hurricane Sandy.  Menendez says the extension of the program would prevent large rate increases for shore property owners while spending money to help prevent future flood damage at [...]
June 13, 2017

KAUFFMAN THREATENED TO KILL HIMSELF DURING STANDOFF

Dr. James Kauffman of Atlantic County threatened to shoot himself with a small handgun during a standoff with agents at his office and home.  Authorities say they were able to talk Kauffman into dropping the gun.  Kauffman’s wife was murdered five years ago; agents were executing search warrants Tuesday morning when the confrontation ensued. ##