Senator Robert Menendez took to the Senate floor on Thursday to again rip the President’s plan for offshore oil drilling. Menendez says he will fight the plan that will put the coast of New Jersey out to what he calls “the highest bidder”. The coastline of New Jersey currently cannot be harvested for fuel for…
State offices are opening two hours late on Wednesday. Governor Phil Murphy made the decision last night as a winter storm was affecting most of the state, except here in the southern shore region where we have rain. Non-essential state employees will report two hours late today.
Some schools in southern New Jersey will be closing Thursday so students can attend the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia. Districts including Collingswood, Oaklyn, Waterford Township, Paul VI and Bishop Eustace have closed; so far, no word yet of any Cape May County districts closing for the parade.
A battle is brewing in Trenton between Governor Phil Murphy and gun activists. A gun lobby group has filed a lawsuit this week attempting to negate the state’s handgun permitting rules which restrict who gets a license to carry. Gun activists say the restrictions are unconstitutional.
Another week, another unintentional alert about a severe threat. The National Weather Service, Accu Weather, and other agencies are saying Tuesday that an alert posting for a tsunami warning along the eastern coast of the United States was a mistake, and the alert was not intended to be delivered. There’s an investigation into how the…
Lawmakers in Trenton have given initial approvals to a new bill that would allow police and firefighters to spin off their pension fund to be administered by a special panel. The current fund has $27 billion in assets; union leaders say they can do a better job managing the money than is being done by…
The Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade will likely be held on Thursday. Mayor James Kenney announced Monday morning that Thursday appears to be the day for the parade, and more details will be released Monday and Tuesday. The city continues to clean up following some damage to public and private property caused by celebrants.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order that directs the State to implement the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act. Murphy says it’s time for the State to take action on offshore wind power. His order now allows the State Board of Public Utilities to create various rules to get projects underway.
A 49-year run for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey is coming to an end. Officials announced Friday that the plant will close its doors for good in October. The plant is located in Forked River.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has joined in a multi-state coalition that opposes any federal plan to drill for fuel off the beaches of the Garden State. Grewal says this move could have devastating environmental and economic effects for New Jersey. Some coastal states are vigorously fighting this proposal.