ARBITRATION REFORM BILL UNVEILED

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Thursday unveiled new property tax reform legislation that would revise the state’s arbitration system by requiring the emphasis be placed on protecting taxpayers. Among its provisions, the arbitration bill would: – Establish “last offer” as the terminal procedure for resolving contractual impasses between…

EGG HARBOR MAN INDICTED ON ARSON CHARGES

An Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted an Egg Harbor City man yesterday on charges of second-degree aggravated arson, third-degree arson and third- degree burglary, for allegedly setting fire on July 13, 2009 to an Egg Harbor City apartment building. The fire left four families displaced, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced today. In the six-count…