SWEENEY PROMOTING MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

Its been a busy couple of weeks for Senate President Steve Sweeney. The highest ranking Democrat in the state started a tour of the state on Thursday promoting the recent minimum wage hike. A ballot question was approved in November raising the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour, with additional hikes in future years tied…

COAST GUARD RESCUE MADE OFF CAPE MAY

The Coast Guard rescued five adults and one child Thursday from a 68-foot sailboat taking on water 25 miles offshore from Cape May. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon alerted Coast Guard watchstanders to the sailing vessel Irvmiren’s distress at approximately 10:46 p.m. Wednesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey,…