Despite funneling an additional quarter billion dollars into the state budget for New Jersey Transit, Governor Phil Murphy says there will be no increase in fares in 2018. Murphy says fares have increased by 36 percent over eight years while the public has experienced declining service.
Thousands of students walked out of New Jersey public schools this morning to show their solidarity and support for safer schools. The walkouts generally lasted 17 minutes to pay tribute to the recent school shooting victims in Florida on February 14th.
Ocean City will swear in its new fire chief during a special ceremony to be held Friday evening. James P. Smith will be sworn in as the new chief during a ceremony to be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle; the event was scheduled for a few weeks ago but postponed due to a coastal…
Wildwood Crest officials are seeking community volunteers to be part of a new “Green Team”. The team is being formed to help establish government principles that will help create a sustainable community. Interested residents can contact the Borough’s Business Administrator, Connie Mahon.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will now swell to an estimated $345 million courtesy of no one hitting on all of the numbers Tuesday night. This will be the eighth largest Mega Millions lottery drawing in its history. If you win Friday night and you want the cash option, you’ll put $205 million in your…
A tax increase is coming to Upper Township. The Township Committee met Monday night and introduced a new municipal budget that includes a 1.1 cent increase in the local purpose tax rate. The budget totals just over $13 million; a final vote on the budget will be held in about a month.
Longtime Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek is now unemployed. The Eagles have released Celek after an 11 year career with the Birds. Celek would have counted $5 million against the cap next season.
To no one’s surprise, higher spending and higher taxes are all part of Governor Phil Murphy’s new state budget. The $37.4 billion budget is a whopping $2.7 billion higher than last year’s budget and calls for a one percent increase in the sales tax, putting that tax back to seven percent. He also wants higher…
Potheads, rejoice..Governor Phil Murphy wants legal marijuana sales in the Garden State by the end of this year. Murphy has included $60 million in tax revenue from the legal sale of marijuana in this year’s state budget. Murphy says he’s committed to working with lawmakers to make legal pot a reality.
Governor Phil Murphy’s first state budget puts $242 million in additional funding into New Jersey Transit. Murphy outlined the increase to NJT during his first budget address on Tuesday. Funding for the transportation agency will be tripled.