The annual Police Unity Tour bicycle event will leave New Jersey this Friday for its eventual destination of Washington, DC on Sunday. The tour raises money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial which remembers those police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed new legislation designed to better protect domestic animals in the Garden State. The new laws make it easier for law enforcement officers to rescue animals whose lives are in danger. Supporting the bills were local assemblymen Bruce Land and Matt Milam.
Conductors were assigned to the closed Atlantic City Rail Line and were even paid overtime for showing up to the job. Reports say the conductors were working long hours at train stations serving as “ambassadors” to inform people the trains were not running. NJ Transit records show over $164,000 in overtime pay alone.
Senate President Steve Sweeney today pledged that Governor Murphy’s plan to remove $33 million from a program designed to help firefighters and their families in need will not be part of the new State budget. There’s been a huge pushback on Murphy’s plan, and Sweeney today pledged it will not be part of any budget…
The Cape May Lewes Ferry has stepped up its efforts to go green. The Delaware River and Bay Authority announced today that ferry food services has eliminated all Styrofoam and single use plastic bags; plastic straws will be available upon request.
The North Wildwood Police Department will participate in Click it or Ticket later this month. The annual enforcement program begins on May 20th and runs through June 2nd. Seat belt usage among adults in the front seat is high, but drops to 48 percent in back seats.
A fire damaged a row home in Atlantic City Monday night. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the fire started after 10:00pm and took fire crews about two hours to extinguish. The home is known for vagrant activity. No word of any injuries.
Governor Phil Murphy is promising another quarter billion dollars in property tax relief, but only if his millionaires’ tax is approved in Trenton. Murphy says the state saw a windfall in tax revenues and he can provide the tax relief but only if the State Legislature agrees to his new millionaires’ tax.
A 22 year old West Orange man has been arrested after he was videotaped urinating on a marked police vehicle outside of a movie theater over the weekend. Tauqeer Boyd was arrested less than 24 hours after the incident. Police in the city say they will not tolerate that level of disrespect.