I report on the news and people in New Jersey with a focus on the roller-coaster cannabis story, profiles of unusual characters, court rulings that have an impact on people’s lives and vanishing open spaces in the Garden State.
Atlantic Cape Community College may soon offer classes on cannabis. Its culinary arts program, which trains chefs to work in the Atlantic City casino industry and beyond, also may teach cooking with cannabis.
“Only certain types of people come to fine art galleries. Putting my work on the street feels Democratic,” said Joe Boruchow, a street artist who poked fun at the Union League of Philadelphia over the weekend by depicting a Confederate flag flying above the historic building.
Newly-elected Chesterfield Committeeman Shreekant Dhopte said the campaign had been civil until Sam Davis, a George Washington impersonator, lost and then threatened to have "all the Indians" who voted for Dhopte prosecuted because they are not citizens. Dhopte said the remarks are hateful.
Sam Davis claimed “all the Indian people in Chesterfield” voted for his opponent Shreekant Dhopte in November and “they are not United States citizens.” He said Burlington County prosecutors were investigating and he couldn't “wait until those people” were fined. Democrats denounced his remarks.