it could just all be a coincidence, but, right after we questioned why Illinois Avenue, also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard had been closed for so long … we’re pleased to report that it’s reopened for vehicular traffic in Atlantic City.

Why did Atlantic City Hall wait until after the summer is over to act?

From numerous casino operators to other business and industry, as well as pedestrians, so many wondered why this main thoroughfare was closed from Atlantic to Pacific Avenue all summer long… And long before that.

A few Atlantic City Hall insiders have revealed to us that Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small still intends to have something painted on this street.

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Exactly what, remains unknown, although allegedly it will have an African-American theme of some kind.

An African-American theme would be wonderful, except it’s dangerous and a bad idea to paint anything on a street, except for appropriate traffic lines and other legal markings.

That’s exactly why the city had to shut the street down, when “black lives matter” was painted in yellow street paint. It became extremely dangerous for motorists, who couldn’t navigate the street safely.

There also was no reason to keep this busy street barricaded for the entire summer.

Here are some additional street photos with white paint markings:

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NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.