AC ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES 2010 RATE INCREASE

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has authorized an increase in delivery rates for Atlantic City Electric customers, only the second requested delivery rate increase in nearly 20 years. The new rates will add about 1.2 percent to monthly residential electric bills, effective June 1, 2010. The $20 million increase reflects rising costs required…

BRIDGETON HAS NEW MAYOR IN LANDSLIDE

A landmark victory took place in Bridgeton on Tuesday night. Albert Kelly won the mayor’s race and will be the first black mayor of the city. In a landslide victory, Kelly beat James Begley. Kelly’s slate all won big with Gladys Lugardo, William Spence and Dennis Thompson winning reelection to council seats, and Michael Zapolski…

GILLIAN WINS MAYOR’S SEAT IN OCEAN CITY

A local businessman, Jay Gillian, is the new mayor of Ocean City. Mayor Sal Perillo decided to not run for reelection and Gillian has stepped into the job thanks to 63 percent of voter support in the resort. Michael Hinchman ran against Gillian and only garnered 37 percent of the vote. Michael J. Allegretto, Scott…