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$9 MILLION PAY DAY FOR BLUE CROSS HEAD BLASTED BY SWEENEY

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney today criticized Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey chief William Marino’s nearly $9 million compensation package, calling for legislative hearings into how the compensation could be justified at a time when the insurer was raising premiums to cover higher costs. According to …

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SENIOR GOLD AND PAAD RESTORED TO ORIGINAL LEVELS

Governor Chris Christie announced that New Jersey’s seniors will see benefits restored to pre-fiscal year 2011 budget levels for prescription drug assistance. Funding is now available in the fiscal year 2011 budget to keep deductibles and copayments for Senior Gold and the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) …

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O’CONNOR: NURSING HOME WILL NOT BE PRIVATIZED

Cape May County has privatized two areas of government in the past year, but there is one area that is off the table. Administrator Steven O’Connor tells Coastal Broadcasting that privatizing the nursing home will not take place. The home operates at a $3.4 million deficit, but the county is …

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O'CONNOR: NURSING HOME WILL NOT BE PRIVATIZED

Cape May County has privatized two areas of government in the past year, but there is one area that is off the table. Administrator Steven O’Connor tells Coastal Broadcasting that privatizing the nursing home will not take place. The home operates at a $3.4 million deficit, but the county is …

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BOTH WILDWOOD AND WILDWOOD CREST HAVE SCHOOL BUDGETS TRIMMED

Governments in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest both moved this week to make cuts from the school budget, based on voters turning away the budgets during school elections. The Wildwood school district will have to cut nearly $320,000 from the budget, after the commission made recommendations on where those cuts could …

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PAY FREEZE AGREED TO BY TEACHERS IN MILLVILLE

The Millville school district will have no increase in salaries for teachers in the upcoming school year. A pay freeze has been agreed to by teachers and the board of education in the city. The official agreement came down this week. Teachers in Millville will not have to contribute towards their …

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ARREST MADE BY LOWER POLICE

A man was arrested for an aggravated assault after allegedly damaging a home and punching a man in the face. Lower Township police say that they received a call of a large fight on the front yard. A female, from the 500 block of Wayne Ave., in North Cape May, …

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