Colonel Patrick Callahan is Governor Murphy’s choice to head up the New Jersey State Police. NJ.com reports that Murphy has decided to stick with former governor Chris Christie’s choice, and Callahan will be named the full time superintendent of the State Police. Murphy will make the announcement this week.
A devastating fire overnight destroyed an ambulance company in South Jersey. Flames broke out at the Woodstown American Legion Ambulance Association in Woodstown early this morning. The building has been destroyed and many ambulances went up in fire. No word yet on what caused the fire.
The fire that gutted the Country Town Diner in Berlin last month was set by the friend of the owner who wanted his business to cook so he could collect on the insurance money. Authorities announced that Robert Zbikowski of Mount Holly and Thomas Giannisis of Bellmawr conspired to burn down the diner on January…
No school, no mail, no banking. President’s Day is Monday which means many essential services are shut down for the holiday. Most retail locations will be open on Monday, including major shopping malls throughout New Jersey. All government buildings are closed.
A 74 year old pastor from Medford has confessed to sexually assaulting four children over a 16 year period. Harry Thomas admitted in court Friday that the assaults continued until 2015, and he had an inappropriate action with a fifth child. Thomas now faces up to 20 years behind bars.
Former New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto will quit the state legislature in order to take a very lucrative job heading up the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority. Prieto will make a whopping $280,000 salary as head of the organization.
Governor Phil Murphy announced plans on Thursday to add 20 additional passenger rail cars to help alleviate many delays associated with New Jersey Transit train service. Murphy has called for an overhaul of NJT, calling it a “national disgrace”. Murphy admits the additional trains will not cure all of the problems associated with train service.
The New Jersey Assembly approved new legislation that attempts to block the offshore harvesting of oil and gas. Local lawmakers say this practice would cause problems for the environment and tourism economy. The measure now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
J.C. Penny announced Thursday that it will close eight additional stores in 2018, including one in New Jersey. The retail store located in Paramus is one of the eight stores scheduled to close. The closures will result in about 480 jobs being eliminated.
Seven members of a gun trafficking ring have been indicted by a state grand jury for bringing in many assault weapons into the southern part of the State. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced hat the leader of the ring is 25 year old Chucky Scott of Columbus, Ohio. Five men served as middle men…