While the impact of the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus, recovery will require state and federal assistance, but, since the area has a strong reliance on casino gaming and tourism, the economies of Atlantic and Cape May counties will be disproportionately impacted, according to Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Stockton University has “strongly encouraged” students not to return to campus after their extended their spring break until April 6 in order to help reduce the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to an announcement from the university.
More trees were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 than any storm on record according to experts. In an effort to repair the damage and create future forests, the Atlantic County government, along with other businesses and agencies, are offering county residents free tree seedlings.
Stockton Associate Professor of Sociology Christina Jackson will hold a discussion and book signing for the new book Black in America: The Paradox of the Color Line at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the Stockton University Campus Center bookstore.
A new film from writer/director Ian Barling (MFA in Directing from New York University) and cinematographer Anna Franquesa Solano (A24's THE FAREWELL) will be shooting their new short film, FRANCIS, in Atlantic City from February 13 through 18, and they are looking to cast several roles.