ALBANO REFLECTS ON LOSS OF SON

It was a day that would change one local lawmaker’s life. Assemblyman Nelson Albano shared his thoughts on the loss of his son, who was killed by a drunk driver in an accident on Dec. 20, 2001. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary. Since then, Albano has gotten into office as an Assemblyman and become very…

OFFICER AND DOG GRADUATE K-9 TRAINING

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department announced the graduation of Officer Christopher Berry, and his K-9 Partner Blitz, from the Atlantic County John “Sonny” Burke K-9 Academy Scent Class #27. The graduation took place on Friday December 16th at the Richard Stockton College, Galloway Township. Officer Berry and Blitz were part of a class of…

PROPOSAL TO MAKE LAWMAKERS MORE SUBJECT TO OPRA

A new proposal would allow more access under the Open Public Records Act. Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman-elect Chris Brown have announced their intentions to propose a measure to force lawmakers correspondence with other lawmakers and government agencies fall under this law. The 2nd District Republicans believe this will help make government more transparent.

VAN DREW BILL TO HELP FISHERMAN ADVANCE

Legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew and Jim Beach to drastically reduce penalties associated with the new state fishing registry received final approval in the Assembly, and was sent to the desk of Governor Chris Christie. The state implemented the free state registry for recreational saltwater anglers in May. The intent of the registry…

LAUTENBERG: COAST GUARD TO GET PIER MONEY

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced over the weekend that the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May will be getting $11 million in federal funding to repair a pier. Lautenberg says the “Pier 4” is currently condemned, and the federal funding will come to help support three 87-foot patrol boats. The Coast…