A water company that provides water throughout many parts of the state is implementing a 12 percent rate increase. Customers of New Jersey American Water Company will face a new rate as of June 15th that will increase the monthly bill by about six dollars. New Jersey American is the state’s largest water provider.
The United States Supreme Court has tossed out the sports betting ban in New Jersey, meaning the Garden State has a green light to enact it. Congressman Frank LoBiondo says this is very exciting news for Atlantic City, and should bring tourism to New Jersey. The Court ruled 6-3 to overturn the ban.
Five people were injured in South Jersey over the weekend as shots were fired at a birthday party in Gloucester County. It happened outside of an Elks club early Saturday morning. Three men and one woman were injured by gunfire; a fifth was injured when he ran away from he scene. The Paulsboro Police Department…
It’s very possible another government shutdown in New Jersey may come in seven weeks, and democrats who lead the state will be to blame. Governor Phil Murphy is facing stiff resistance from his own party for a proposed increase in the sales tax, and they also don’t like Murphy’s plan to provide free tuition to…
The body of a 12 year old boy was found in a Burlington County lake. Authorities say the boy was fishing with a friend at Sylvan lake when he jumped into the water Thursday afternoon and did not resurface. The boy’s body was recovered nearly three hours later.
Smoking may be prohibited on all beaches in New Jersey if a measure approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee becomes law. The Committee voted Thursday on a bill that would prohibit smoking on all New Jersey beaches. Some beaches already restrict smoking; this bill would prohibit smoking on beaches statewide.
Patrick Callahan will continue in his role as the superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. Governor Phil Murphy decided to give the job to Callahan, who was appointed by former governor Chris Christie. Callahan must still be confirmed by the New Jersey Senate.
Public workers could now lose their benefits and pensions if they are convicted of some new offenses. A new bill approved by lawmakers now adds harassment, sexual assault, and lewdness to the list of offenses that can cost employees their retirement benefits. Assemblyman John Armato of Atlantic County sponsored the bill.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a new bill that allows individuals who are undocumented apply for college assistance. The new law now allows not only for undocumenteds to pay state rates for in-state education, but also qualifies them to get financial help.
93 people were shot in New Jersey during the month of April. Governor Phil Murphy announced the numbers as the State attempts to keep better track of the shootings, and where the illegal guns come from. Murphy says the State will “name and shame” the states and the individuals bringing guns into New Jersey.