MORE PRISONERS MAY COME TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Gloucester County may soon be sending its inmates to Cumberland County.  A new interlocal services agreement between both counties may result in the closure of the Gloucester County Jail with inmates being shipped to Cumberland County.  Gloucester County could save a quarter of a billion dollars under the new agreement.  The proposed agreement would last…

STONE HARBOR BOULEVARD REMAINS CLOSED

As of Friday evening, Stone Harbor Boulevard remained closed to traffic, as Atlantic City Electric continued making repairs to downed power lines on the roadway. Twenty utility poles needed to be replaced, and crews have completed 16 so far. Ronnie Town, spokesperson for Atlantic City Electric, says when repairs are completed, Stone Harbor Boulevard will be opened…

WOODBINE MAYOR PRESENTS NEW BUDGET PLAN

Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky presented the 2013 budget at Thursday night’s Council meeting. The local purpose tax rate is at 23.5 cents per $100 assessed value, the same as last year’s rate, and has remained stable for the 23rd consecutive year. Woodbine’s new spending plan is approximately $1.7 million less than last year, due to grant funding from federal, state and…

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP HIRES NEW RECREATION DIRECTOR

Middle Township officials announced on Thursday that a new recreation director has been hired to replace Chuck McDonnell, who left for a job at Stockton College in November. On April 1st Keith Fonseca will start his tenure as Middle Township’s new recreation director. Fonseca holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and sports studies and a master’s degree…

CASINO GAMBLING REVENUE CONTINUES TO SLIDE

Atlantic City casino revenues were down again in February, according to figures released on Thursday by The New Jersey Treasury Department. The state collected 23 percent less in gambling revenue taxes for the month, compared to February of 2012. Just $15 million in taxes were collected from the casinos, 36 percent below Governor Christie’s projections.…

NJ HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING FINALS THIS WEEKEND

The competition for individual high school wrestling titles gets underway Friday evening at 5 p.m. at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The best wrestlers from across the state will compete in 14 separate weight classes in this prestigious tournament. Three wrestlers from Lower Cape May Regional will be in action: Eric Pruszinski at 106 pounds, Zach Hicks…