Despite a tornado warning being issues for parts of southern New Jersey early this morning, no twisters actually touched down in the state. Forecasters spotted some rotation in clouds before daybreak but the fierce line of thunderstorms did not bring any tornadoes to the region. The warning was not issued for Cape May County, but…
A former longtime New Jersey state senator and the founder of the Jersey Shore Partnership has passed away at the age of 87. Tom Gagliano died over the weekend at his home in Red Bank. He served in the State Senate for three terms. Services will be held on Wednesday.
Leaking sewage pipes may force the closure of a beach in Belmar until the problem is fixed. The Asbury Park Press reports that human waste is leaked into the Shark River, and is causing elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria. The state may shut the beach down until the problem is resolved.
The three top elected officials in the State are meeting today to discuss a way to get legalized pot in New Jersey. Governor Murphy is meeting with the Senate President and Assembly Speaker today to devise a plan to get legal weed across the finish line. Lawmakers cancelled a vote in the legislature earlier this…
Former New Jersey State Senator Bill Baroni reported to prison this week to serve his 18-month sentence for his role in the infamous “Bridgegate” scandal that embroiled Chris Christie’s administration. Baroni was convicted on charges of shutting down traffic lanes for political retaliation.
A teachers strike is looming at Rutgers University. Teachers have picked up picket signs this week and suggest that a job action is coming very soon unless a new contract agreement comes quickly. Nearly 70,000 students would be affected if the strike happens before the end of the current semester.
Governor Phil Murphy says New Jersey must legalize marijuana by the end of the month, or he will use an executive order to personally expand the medical marijuana program. Murphy is tired of watching the state legislature fail to legalize pot. Murphy says the state is holding back enormous demand for medical marijuana access.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to explore reparations to be made for families of former slaves. Booker wants to create a commission to explore reparations for African American descendants of slavery, saying “white supremacy and racism have oppressed African Americans economically for generations”.
A man lost his life during a skydiving accident in Williamstown late Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was a veteran of skydiving with more than 1,000 jumps during his lifetime. There was an accident following the deployment of his parachute.
There is another forest fire in South Jersey. This time the fire is located near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County. As of the overnight hours, 1,200 acres were burning. A red flag warning was issued for the enhanced risk of forest fires due to windy conditions, and very low humidity.