Tolls will likely be going up on both the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. NJ Advance Media reports that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority will hold public meetings in about three weeks to discuss the toll hikes and the capital projects that will be funded. There’s no word on how much the hikes…
Senator Cory Booker’s time spent on the campaign trail last year wound up costing New Jersey representation in the United States Senate. NJ.com reports that Booker made only 35 percent of the votes last year in the Senate, according to a report in the Congressional Quarterly. He was the most absent of all United States…
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce today $174 million in cuts to the health care costs for public employees. Some reforms have been pushed by the New Jersey Education Association and make up more than half of those savings.
President Donald Trump sent out a happy birthday tweet over the weekend. Trump tweeted happy birthday to Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who turned 67 on Sunday. In the tweet, the President called the new republican a “courageous leader”.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to again call for another tax hike on the wealthy in the Garden State. Murphy’s annual budget message will be delivered Tuesday afternoon in Trenton. Murphy is also expected to include more money to pay down the pension debt, and fund public schools.
Four Modell’s Sporting Goods locations in New Jersey are scheduled to close due to downsizing. NJ Advance Media reports that the stores are located in Englishtown, Rockaway, West Berlin, and Woodbridge. The Modell’s chain lost $50 million during 2019.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says he has a tumor on his kidney that is likely cancerous. Murphy announced the illness on social media over the weekend and he will undergo surgery on his left kidney. Murphy is expected to run for re-election next year, and deliver a budget address this week.
One New Jersey beach community has handed out over 40 tickets to people who’s dogs defecating on the town’s boardwalk. Point Pleasant Beach has had enough of this sanitary issue and is handing out fines worth $150 apiece, according to NJ Advance Media. Dogs have been banned from the boardwalk under a longstanding ordinance.
A 70 year old school bus driver from northern New Jersey has been charged with sexually assaulting two female students, both minors. Authorities say Thomas Thomasevich of Oakland is accused of assaulting two girls under the age of 13 in front of other students. He works for a school bus company based in Butler.
There are new rules in effect for striper fishing in New Jersey. The New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council approved new regulations for stripers. You can keep one fish between 28 and 38 inches long. The bonus permit program also remains in effect.