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GREENWALD SAYS TAX CREDIT WAS RIGHT IDEA

Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald on Wednesday said the damage caused by Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of legislation to create a state homebuyer tax credit is already showing itself. The bill (A-1678) passed the Legislature on June 10 and was written to take effect immediately, but Christie vetoed it on …

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SENATOR STANDS UP FOR FIRED NEW JERSEY TRANSIT WORKER

Calling the NJ Transit worker who was fired for burning pages from the Quran outside the proposed mosque near Ground Zero a “self-centered, irresponsible person who would put American lives in jeopardy without thinking,” New Jersey Senator Raymond J. Lesniak said that such actions, however, do not reflect on his …

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INVESTIGATION ON-GOING INTO FALLING BODY

Egg Harbor Township police are continuing a Tuesday investigation into a body that allegedly came falling from the sky. A search has been called off by the investigation continues. A new report by the Press of Atlantic City says that three witnesses told police that the person came from the sky …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP WOMAN DIES IN ACCIDENT

A Lower Township woman was killed in a Friday accident. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Lauren McHugh, of Lower Township, was killed in the accident near milepost 58.5 on Route 9. State Police are investigating the incident. Andrew Hubbard, of Philadelphia, was driving southbound when the vehicle crossed …

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REPORT: STUDENT FROM ROWAN FOUND DEAD

A new report says that a student of Rowan University was found dead on Monday. The Gloucester County Times reports that no foul play was suspected in the death of the Glassboro resident. The identity of the student has not yet been released. An investigation into the incident is continuing. He …

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SPEAKER OLIVER COMMENTS ON CHRISTIE PENSION REFORM PACKAGE

Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver issued the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed pension and health benefit reforms: “Our goal remains to create sustainable benefits for valued public servants such as teachers, police officers and firefighters that is also affordable to taxpayers. To that end, the Assembly Budget …

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CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES PENSION REFORM PACKAGE

Governor Chris Christie today unveiled a sweeping package of reform measures to make the state and local employee pension system sustainable for current and future retirees and to bring fairness and affordability to the public employee health benefits system. The cost of these already expensive systems continues to grow and …

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SHOTS FIRED IN LOWER, ARREST MADE.

Lower Township Police responded to shots being fired on Sept. 11. Ryan Toler was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three weapon possession charges. Police say that Toler allegedly got into a physical altercation with Randy coco, of Green Creek at the Bolero Bar in Wildwood. Coco …

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DEATH IN LOWER TOWNSHIP RULED SUICIDE

A death that was suspected to be a suicide has been confirmed. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office confirms that David Crews, of North Cape May killed himself with a single gunshot. An autopsy was done by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. Crews parked his van outside of Township …

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