STATE LAWMAKERS DEFEND NEW COASTAL RULES

State environmental officials began their week this week defending new coastal development rules.  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection told a legislative panel on Monday that a new coastal development plan streamlines rules and makes good sense for the state.  Environmentalists disagree, saying the new rules will allow rampant building along the state’s coastlines.…

LOCAL POLICE INVESTIGATING PHONE SCAM

Within the last week, the Somers Point Police Department has investigated 2 separate incidents in which two residents were contacted via telephone by a subject claiming to be from the IRS. He stated that he was investigating a tax matter and needed their personal information to “clear it up” This agency contacted the IRS and…

TEENAGER SHOT IN ATLANTIC CITY

Atlantic City Police are looking for the person who shot a local teenager on Saturday night.  Police say the shooting happened on Adriatic Avenue in the resort.  The 16 year old male was shot once in the knee.  Police say the victim is a student at Atlantic City High School.  Police are looking for the…