BOOKER LEADS LONEGAN BY 13 PERCENT

The special U.S. Senate election has tightened according to the polls. A Monmouth University poll says that Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a 13% percent lead over former Bogata mayor Steve Lonegan. Booker had led by 16 points in August. Booker has solid support among Democratic voters (88%), while Lonegan musters support from 83% of…

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IN EFFECT ON TUESDAY

Despite the partial shutdown of the federal government, Tuesday is the day New Jersey residents can begin to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Those who are looking to purchase health insurance can go online to the state’s health insurance marketplace and shop for appropriate coverage. Nearly 50 million Americans are currently…

B.I.D. BUYS PARKING LOT FROM WILDWOOD

The Wildwood Business Improvement District purchased a downtown parking lot on Schellenger Avenue for the minimum bid at auction on Thursday. The B.I.D. purchased the lot for $800,000 and was the only group to make an offer. The Wildwood Leader reports that the business group paid $80,000 up front, and is borrowing the remainder through…