VAN DREW SAYS BUDGET PROPOSAL WOULD CONTINUE UEZ

The budget proposal that was put together by Democrats and will be voted on this week includes continuing the UEZ zones. Gov. Chris Christie had proposed closing the program down. The two zones in the 1st District that would be impacted is Millville/Vineland, and Wildwood. Democrats have been pushing to continuing funding improvement projects, even…

OCEAN CITY COUNCIL ACTS ON LASER POINTERS

Ocean City Council has officially banned the sale of high-powered laser pointers in the resort. The devices have been used to blind pilots, including a Coast Guard helicopter recently. It would also be illegal to possess on in the city limits. Council also did not move forward with a resolution that would have moved their…

GAS PRICES GOING DOWN IN NEW JERSEY

The price you pay for a gallon of gasoline is going down in New Jersey.  The new price survey released by Mid Atlantic AAA over the weekend puts the state’s average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.63.  That’s a full four cents per gallon lower than last week’s figure.  However, motorists are…

CHRISTIE: DEMS BUDGET PLAN IS FLAWED

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not a fan of the new budget proposal presented by legislative democrats.  Over the weekend, Christie called the budget plan “pie in the sky fantasy budgeting” which has no chance of working in New Jersey.  Democratic leaders claim Christie has no interest in improving the lives of New Jersey…

AVALON RECEIVES FAVORABLE BOND RATING

The Borough of Avalon has achieved a higher bond rating thanks to a recent review by Standard and Poor’s.  Avalon’s new bond rating is AA+, which is only one step below the highest achievable rating of AAA.  This reflects an improvement over Avalon’s last bond rating of Aa2 as determined by Moody’s. “This high bond…