MILAM BILL TO HELP PROMOTE JOBS ADVANCES

Legislation Assembly Democrats Lou Greenwald, Jerry Green, Matthew Milam and Paul Moriarty sponsored to promote job creation and economic development by extending the life of development projects stalled by the economic downturn was released Thursday by an Assembly panel. The bill would extend governmental approvals for development projects until Dec. 31, 2014. Current law extends…

UEZ LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD IN SENATE

Legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew and Brian Stack to overhaul the state’s Urban Enterprise Zone Program by implementing strict requirements that would increase accountability of participating municipalities was approved last week by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. The reform bill is intended to restart the successful UEZ program – which historically…

POSITIVE SIGNS FOR TOURISM IN WILDWOODS

Hurricane Irene hurt, but Wildwood is on-track revenue wise in 2011, according to one high ranking official. John Siciliano, the executive director of GWTIDA, the organization that manages the Wildwoods Convention Center, says that revenue through Oct. matches the five-year average of the island. Siciliano’s numbers come from the two percent tourism tax on food…

FATAL CRASH LEADS TO ARREST

The driver of the taxicab that fatally struck an Atlantic City woman has been charged and arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash. Jean A. Sene, 53, of Atlantic City has been charged in connection with the death of 88-year-old Bu Do Jo, who was fatally struck by Mr. Sene’s taxicab…

MAN KILLED FROM GUN SHOT IN PLEASANTVILLE

A Pleasantville man was fatally shot on Friday. At approximately 9 p.m., the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene of a fatal shooting at a residence located at 59 East Thompson Avenue in Pleasantville. The victim has been identified as Ellis Spell Sr., 51, of Pleasantville. No arrests have been…