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…

IRS WARNS ABOUT PHISHING SCAM

The IRS is warning taxpayers about a new phishing scam. Phishing, a word play on “fishing” for information, is a scam in which Internet fraudsters send seemingly legitimate e-mail messages to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information. Alternately, the purpose of an e-mail scam may be to download malware, or malicious code,…

DEP: STOCKTON PULLS OUT OF PONDERLODGE

Stockton College will not be moving into Ponderlodge. Coastal Broadcasting has learned that Stockton College has informed the state’s Department of Environmental Protection that they will no longer be pursuing the Ponderlodge property for environmental studies. Richard Boornazian, who works in the DEP, said that the buildings would be demolished and the area would be…