Garden State reader Jimmy sends along news from New Jersey, via the AP:
Last call in Seaside Park just got earlier.
The Borough Council approved an ordinance requiring that all establishments that hold liquor licenses close at midnight instead of the current 2 a.m….
Cheryl Raley, who owns a motel here, said the midnight closing law "will be the death sentence for businesses."
But resident Marceline Allen says Seaside Park is a family town that needs a family atmosphere.
Don't confuse Seaside Park with the adjacent and legendary skeevy town Seaside Heights (said with all reverence and respect!). But here's the Park's demographics, courtesy of Wikipedia:
There were 1,127 households out of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
Read reason's November 2007 cover story by David Harsanyi on the return of prohibition.