FIRE AWAY: GOP CALLS FOR SENATE DEBATE

Let the fall political season begin.  Republicans in the 1st Legislative District are now calling for their democratic opponents to agree to a series of debates in each of the three counties in the district.  Democrats currently hold the senate and two assembly seats in the district.  Republican senate candidate Dave DeWeese would like to…

WOODBINE GETS FUNDING FOR AIRPORT PROJECT

Mayor William Pikolycky announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has notified the Woodbine Municipal Airport that it has been awarded an additional $928,770 in grant funding fro Phase 2 of its apron expansion project. Woodbine Municipal Airport is continuing construction of this second phase of a new apron to better serve the aviation needs of the community.…

MAN ARRESTED IN 2010 MURDER

A Philadelphia man was arrested for the September 29, 2010 murder in Hammonton of Ross Heimlich, 23, of Somerdale in Camden County. Damien Leo, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested at his residence at 2324 E. Dolphin Avenue at 6:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Two fugitives, Denis Catania, 49, and Diana Camacho, 26, of 2 Woodstone…

FEMA, STATE COMING TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY FRIDAY

In response to last weekend’s flood event, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its county OEM partners, will begin Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments in Southern New Jersey on Friday. The Joint PDA’s are the next step is helping determine whether the State can pursue federal…

SPORTS: FLYERS’ SEASON OPENER TO GO NATIONAL

The Philadelphia Flyers, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, announced today their national television broadcast schedule for the 2011-12 season. The Flyers have been scheduled for 13 national broadcasts – six on Versus, two on NBC and five to be televised either on NBC or Versus through the network’s flexible scheduling option. The Flyers…

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY

Friday has the potential for being a very wet day in the Garden State.  The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Cape May County starting Friday at 4:00am and lasting into Friday evening.  Some showers and thunderstorms are expected over South Jersey, including along the Jersey beaches, during the day on…

CHRISTIE: NOT SURPRISED BY CREDIT DROP

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has found some good news regarding the state’s downgraded credit rating.  Christie told reporters before the weekend that the state actually got credit for a pension and reform system that was approved earlier this year.  Fitch downgraded the state’s credit rating; Christie says Fitch gave New Jersey credit for changing…