CRDA MOVES AHEAD WITH NEW BUDGET PLAN

A major player in Atlantic City is getting a big increase in its annual budget. A 30 percent increase was approved for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. Gov. Chris Christie has asked this group to oversee some of the tourism improvement plans the state has implemented for the resort. A tourism district is being established…

MENENDEZ SUPPORTS VETERAN’S JOB BILL

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez spoke Wednesdat on the Senate floor in support of legislation to help New Jersey’s veterans get back to work.  The “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011,” of which Menendez is a co-sponsor, combines components in the President’s American Jobs Act and additional initiatives to boost employment opportunities for veterans.  In…

VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY

Cape May County will be hosting a Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton is pleased to announce that Veterans’ Day Services will be held at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery on Friday, November 11 at 2 p.m. Speakers will include: Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton, Staff Sergeant Andrew Jackson, Iraqi Veteran…

WIRE FRAUD CASE SENTENCING HANDED DOWN

An Ocean County woman was sentenced in case involving fraud. The former office manager of a law firm based in Lakewood, N.J., was sentenced to 33 months in prison today for defrauding her former employer by improperly diverting funds, stealing more than $1.1 million from the firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Kathleen Baker, 54,…