AVALON GETS MAJOR STATE GRANT FOR STREET PROJECT

The Borough of Avalon will receive $195,000 in state funding to reconstruct 34th Street between Ocean Drive and Dune Drive.  Borough officials received confirmation of the funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. “This grant is good news for Avalon”, said Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi.  “The Borough will get…

COUNTY TOURISM HAS NEW FREEHOLDER HEAD

There is a new Freeholder overseeing tourism in Cape May County. During the reorganization, Susan Sheppard took over tourism. Freeholder Len Desiderio was the previous liaison, but took over the county’s library system. Coastal Broadcasting spoke with Sheppard and Tourism Director Diane Wieland. Sheppard said she is arranging meetings to try and coordinate county tourism…

SWEENEY PROPOSES CHANGE TO PENSION SYSTEM

Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney is formally introducing legislation that would reform the state pension system. The changes would build upon the pension reforms enacted last spring, using the private sector as a guideline for creating a new type of pension system. Sweeney said that his proposal was made more urgent by the recent release…