Atlantic City Among State’s Lowest In Many Social Health Categories, But Work Is Underway To Improve It | Local news


Neighborhood grocers, such as Boom Food Market, Brighton Grocery & Produce, Cedar Basic Food and 7-Eleven, are helping to fill the void.

Shawn Rinnier, president of Save Philly Stores, owns the Save A Lot discount grocery store at Renaissance Plaza. Rinnier, an independent retailer, became the new owner of Save A Lot last January.

“Over the past 8-10 months, we’ve grown our products, our meats, our international and national brands, and our sales have grown dramatically,” said Rinnier.

High rate of unemployed people

Many resort residents face food insecurity because they don’t have the money to buy fresh food due to their unemployment.

On Thursday, boaters were warned to be aware of the North Atlantic right whales off the New Je…

With an unemployment rate of 12.9%, the city ranks 523 out of 537 zip codes in the state.

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There are a number of programs available to help residents find meaningful employment. Isaac Wiggins, 43, who lives here and was unemployed last year, took advantage of the commercial driver’s license program offered at the Pleasantville One Stop Career Center by the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development.

Now, Wiggins is a laborer who works at AE Stone Inc. in Egg Harbor Township and can drive a dump truck, emergency truck (a safety truck built to protect workers doing road repairs) and a low bed truck, which carries oversized loads.

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