BYOB COULD BE COMING TO OCEAN CITY

A group in Ocean City is making a real push towards BYOB. The Press of Atlantic City reports that restaurant owners in the community have begun a petition drive to put the item on the November ballot. The group does not want the sale of alcohol in the city, but believes it will help drive…

INCUMBENT LOSES PRIMARY IN UPPER TOWNSHIP

An incumbent in Upper Township will not be getting back into office. Committeeman Frank Conrad lost his primary to Antonio Inserra on Tuesday. The final vote count was 726 to 489. Conrad is in charge of Building and Grounds, along with Revenue and Finance. Inserra was running off the party line and represented the only…

LOWER APPROVES LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT OVER DEP FLAP

An agreement has been reached to end a lawsuit against Martinelli and  Remington & Vernick. The township will get $20,000 total; $15,000 from Martinelli, the contractor, and $5,000 from Remington & Vernick. The lawsuit stemmed from the township being fined by the Department of Environmental Protection for not having the proper permits to do work…

NAMING RIGHTS BEING SOLD BY NJ TRANSIT

Bids are being taken for the naming rights of New Jersey Transit platforms, trains, and transit centers. The Star-Ledger reports that NJ Transit is looking to bring in additional revenue by selling naming rights. The report suggests that $2 to $3 million could be brought in by selling the naming rights to Newark Penn Station.

LANGFORD OFFICIALLY RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE

The race in the 2nd legislative district just got a whole lot more interesting. Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford has thrown his name into the hat as an Independent to the run for state senate. Democrat Jim Whelan is the incumbent and running against Republican Assemblyman Vince Polistina. Langford filed an application to run as…

LEWIS THROUGH PRIMARY, AWAITS LEGAL DECISION

Questions about whether Carl Lewis should be allowed on the ballot didn’t keep him from advancing through the primary. Lewis was unopposed running as a Democrat and would face State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego in the general election. Republicans questioned his residency, stating he owned a home and voted in California, despite claiming New Jersey…