BUDGET PASSED IN ASSEMBLY AND SENATE

A budget has been passed among party lines. Democrats moved forward a $30.6 billion budget, which is above what Gov. Chris Christie had called for during his budget presentation earlier this year. Christie will likely use line item vetoes to take portions of the budget he doesn’t want and then sign the documents before the…

SOLAR PROJECT DISCUSSED IN VINELAND

Vineland officials are looking at the possibility of a solar project there. Council approved a study on Tuesday to take a look at the possibility of the joint project. It would collect some local interests along with Cumberland County. The study does not lock the city into further development, but simply looks at the possibilities.

CAPE HUMAN RESOURCES CLOSES WOODBINE OFFICE

Cape Human Resources is closing its Woodbine office. Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky announced the closing of the office at the corner of Longfellow and Monroe. For assistance on home energy and weatherization programs, please contact their main office at 100 E. Main Street, Whitesboro, NJ 08252 (609-465-4531). “Atlantic Human Resources continues to operate its Head…

DEPUTY MAYOR SAFE AFTER BOAT FIRE

Lower Township Deputy Mayor Kevin Lare is said to be fine, after the boat he was aboard caught fire. Manager Mike Voll told Coastal Broadcasting on Wednesday morning about the incident that took place the night before. Details were limited at this time, but Lare was aboard a boat with reportedly five other people. All…

MAN’S BODY FOUND OFF NJ COAST

The Press of Atlantic City reports that a man’s body was found Tuesday morning off the coast of Barnegat light. Authorities are working to identify the body, believed to be that of 25 year-old Nicholas Holmes of Lacey Township. Holmes fell off a 23-foot orange speed boat in Barnegat Bay on Saturday evening and went…