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We thought it interesting that when Atlantic City dismantled an ad-hoc skate park on city property a few weeks ago, local politicians reacted strongly, while the skaters were blasé.
Just a few decades ago, a local resident living to 100 was unusual enough that the newspaper would probably do a story about her.
For many years we’ve urged Atlantic City officials to budget responsibly. By the fall of 2015, we gave up and put state leaders on notice that they were the last hope for fiscal sanity in the essentially bankrupt city.
The Assembly recently voted to revoke New Jersey’s ability to suspend the professional licenses of those who default on their student loans.
Many things have changed for the better in Atlantic City, which makes it more disappointing to see that politicians haven’t put the city’s history of dirty campaign and election practices behind them.
The vision of a key part of Atlantic City’s future came into view bit by bit. Each piece made complete sense on its own, enough to wonder why it wasn’t done before. As they added up, one by one, the big picture of a lively, appealing northeast neighborhood became visible — an oceanfront city…
Something concrete at last … literally. The groundbreaking next month on the first building at the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park has been anticipated for so long that it’s tempting to celebrate.
Gov. Chris Christie’s focus on fighting opioid abuse in his final year as governor has largely been spared from political sniping. That’s appropriate for such a serious issue all state residents want addressed.
There are many possible parts to a revitalized Atlantic City area. There’s a consensus that one is making it an appealing place for millennials to live and work.