COAST GUARD MAKES RESCUE IN MONMOUTH COUNTY

The Coast Guard along with local agencies rescued 36 children, ranging in ages from 7 to 16,  from the water after approximately 25 to 30 small sailing boats capsized in the back bay of Shark River, N.J., during a two-week sailing camp Monday. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:36 a.m. from the Monmouth County Dispatch reporting all sailing vessels capsized due…

POLL: NEW JERSEY NOT HAPPY WITH WASHINGTON

New Jersey’s opinions of the president, its senators and congressmen are basically positive, although Barack Obama’s ratings have dipped.  The latest Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Press Media Poll also finds that the Garden State has grown increasingly dissatisfied with the national government, but doubt a change in congressional leadership would make any difference. Only 24%…

VAN DREW'S COASTAL EVAUCATION BILL PASSES

Legislation Senator Jeff Van Drew sponsored to improve state emergency evacuation plans in preparation for a catastrophic event or natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tropical storm, was approved unanimously today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. Developed from the recommendations of a legislative task force, the bill (S-264) addresses a number…

VAN DREW’S COASTAL EVAUCATION BILL PASSES

Legislation Senator Jeff Van Drew sponsored to improve state emergency evacuation plans in preparation for a catastrophic event or natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tropical storm, was approved unanimously today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. Developed from the recommendations of a legislative task force, the bill (S-264) addresses a number…