GOING UP: AC ELECTRIC WANTS TO INCREASE RATES

It looks like rates may be going up for Atlantic City Electric customers in South Jersey.  The utility announced right before the weekend that it wanted to raise the distribution rates for electricity that would add over seven dollars to the average customer’s electric bill.  The increase would total 4.1 percent and needs approvals from…

MAJOR WIN FOR WILDWOOD CREST LIFEGUARD

It was a major victory for Wildwood Crest lifeguard Joe Malloy during the National Lifeguard Championships in Cape May on Saturday.  Mallow won a championship in a run-swim-run event during the weekend competition.  Malloy also captured a third place finish in an iron man competitions as well.  The Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association captured the…

REPORT: SEA ISLE TAKING RESIDENTS TO COURT

Sea Isle City is taking nearly 200 people to court because they have not complied with flood standards established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that 193 homeowners have been flagged by the city for non-conformance.  FEMA officials say Sea Isle City has been very proactive in cracking down…

VERIZON WORKERS GO ON STRIKE IN NEW JERSEY

Verizon workers are now on strike in New Jersey.  Thousands of Verizon employees decided to go on strike Sunday morning after a new labor deal with the telecommunications giant failed to materialize.  The contract for the New Jersey Verizon employees expired at midnight.  The employees are customer service representatives, technicians, and operators.

COUNTY RUN NURSING HOMES COULD BE SOLD

Two counties in the state, including Cumberland County, may consider selling off their county-run nursing homes.  The Associated Press reports that the New Jersey Association of Counties believes at least two counties may be selling off their nursing homes because they lose money by running them.  A half dozen New Jersey counties, including Cape May…