TURNPIKE TOLLS TO BE PRIVATIZED

State officials confirm a new plan that will result in the toll collection system on the New Jersey Turnpike to fall into the hands of a private company.  The state says about 700 unionized toll workers would be replaced under this proposal as a cost-cutting move.  A report authorized by the state showed that New…

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP COPS SEARCH FOR SUSPECT

Middle Township Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jesse A. Pentlicki, who is wanted on outstanding criminal charges.  On October 20, 2010, a warrant was issued by Honorable George Neidig, JMC charging Pentlicki with aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. As a result of the…

COUNTY FREEHOLDER CANDIDATES DEBATE

The four people running for Freeholder in Cape May County held their big debate on Monday. The League of Women Voters sponsored the debate, which featured Republicans Gerald Thornton and Susan Sheppard, plus Democrats Robert Jackson and Patrick Morley. The Republicans continued their platform of jobs for Cape May County and working with all the elected…

ALBANO BILL ON SICK LEAVE HEADS TO CHRISTIE

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt and Nelson T. Albano to limit unused sick leave payouts for current and future public officers and employees received final legislative approval on Monday. “I see no reason why these same reasonable restrictions shouldn’t be placed on public workers,” said Albano (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). “It’s the fiscally responsible…

MAN ADMITS TO ATTEMPTED MURDER

An Egg Harbor Township man entered a guilty plea on Friday to first-degree attempted murder and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact for attempting to kill a 17-year-old female during an early morning incident in the Venice Park section of Atlantic City in 2009, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated today. Robert Washington, 29, faces 16 years…