" Amy Rosenberg is a feature writer based at the Jersey Shore. She covers Atlantic City, beach culture, local power grabs, and, maybe for the last time, Miss America. She also writes about Philly arts."
“Our hearts were broken,” said Amy Grabel, manager of Atlantic City’s new Ryfe Bar and Restaurant, 18 months in the making, which got only two days in before the shutdown. They’ve kept their doors open for takeout.
"It really highlights the fragility of how we deal with homeless, in the system where everyone knows these transit stations are kind of de facto homeless shelters," said Vince Rongione, an Upper Darby administrator.
The Red Cross is open to accepting donations of plasma — the liquid component of blood — that could be used in an experimental treatment. The relief agency is not doing so yet but says it is “committed to assisting” with such an effort.
Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvania declared a major-disaster area, as the state has furloughed 2,500 employees. New Jersey's case total tops 13,000 and Delaware governor tells prospective visitors to stay out of his state.
“I don’t think its weird to talk about ‘Survivor’ right now," Cesternino said. "It’s really a great distraction. There’s no sports. The normal world is nothing like it’s supposed to be. ‘Survivor’ for the time being is very normal.”