WEATHER COOL, BUT FIREMEN DRAW CROWDS

It was not a typical post summer weekend at the shore, but that didn’t stop the New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention from having a good time in the Wildwoods.  Thousands of firemen and their families spent the weekend in the Wildwoods and hosted their huge parade Saturday afternoon.  Despite some rain showers and cooler than…

FORMER ASSEMBLYMAN CHARGED WITH DUI

A former North Jersey mayor and assemblyman was charged with DUI just before the weekend after he ran his vehicle into a pole in Hoboken.  47 year old Raul “Rudy” Garcia was arrested late Thursday night after he crashed his Merecedes Benz into a vehicle in the city.  Garcia served as an assemblyman for eight…

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE FOUND AT TRUMP TAJ MAHAL

A suspicious vehicle closed down some streets and a parking garage near the Trump Taj Mahal casino Saturday evening.  Atlantic City Police cleared the streets around the casino until they determined that the vehicle was harmless.  The parking garage for the casino was cleared, but the casino remained open during the event.  Police determined that…

SENATE APPROVES NEW FAA FUNDING

FAA employees in South Jersey will continue to collect a paycheck. The U.S. Senate voted in favor of an extension of funding for the government agency. A partial shutdown forced employees in South Jersey to be furloughed earlier this year. Congressman Frank LoBiondo had been critical of the Senate for holding up the process of…

COAST GUARD SHOWS OFF ENHANCED MISSION CAPABILITIES

The Coast Guard held a ceremony recognizing the enhanced mission capabilities of the MH-65D Dolphin Short Range Recovery Helicopter fleet here Friday. The helicopters have been upgraded with a series of overhauls by replacing obsolete components and unsupportable equipment with modern digital systems. The Dolphin upgrades include digital avionics components, including a new flight navigation system, new digital…