LOCAL BUDGET DATA COLLECTED FOR NEW WEBSITE

A new website has been launched to collect the budget information for local towns and make it easy to understand. www.TownStats.org was started by a nonpartisan group, with the intent to bring more information to local residents. It allows towns to see whether sharing services with another town is a good idea, or how different…

WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

A 61-year-old Somers Point woman whose 2007 vehicular homicide conviction was reversed in connection with the 2004 death of a Somers Point teenager, entered a guilty plea today to second-degree vehicular homicide, third-degree leaving the scene of a fatal accident and Driving While Intoxicated, and faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced later…

HUGE POLLUTION FINE BEING PAID BY VINELAND

An agreement has been reached to multiple years worth of pollution fines. The Daily Journal reports that the Vineland Municipal Utilities is going to pay the Environmental Protection Agency $850,000. According to the report, the issue arose over emissions issues. The fine was initially going to be over $1 million till the settlement was agreed…

WILDWOOD COULD SHED 20 POLICE OFFICER JOBS

Wildwood is looking at additional public safety cuts. Between retirements and layoffs, another 25 jobs are likely going to be removed. City officials are trying to cut down the budget, while dealing with a loss in ratable base. Every town has been losing ratables with the economy being what it has been. The police department…