It’s the legislature versus the governor in the latest annual budget battle in New Jersey. Democratic leaders in Trenton are scrapping their own governor’s budget plan that includes a millionaire’s tax for their own spending plan. NJ.com reports that the budget also cancels a plan by Governor Phil Murphy to raise permit fees and put…
Two people suffered minor injuries during a structure fire in Sea Isle City Sunday afternoon. Authorities say a shed was engulfed in flames that spread to a fuel tank and a commercial fishing boat that was in the water. Neighboring homes were evacuated. Several local fire departments assisted Sea Isle City with dousing the flames.
County Freeholders have approved a new Municipal Redevelopment Initiative with one of the goals providing a boost to Wildwood’s Pacific Avenue business district. The new initiative will result in a two year pilot program that builds off the success of the County Airport’s Tech Village. 75 new tech-related jobs are coming to the airport over…
Yet another significant structure fire in Sea Isle City. Officials were called to the scene of a structure fire located on 43rd place early Sunday afternoon. The structure is a boat rental and bait and tackle business. Traffic was crawled to a halt in the city near the fire scene early Sunday. So far, no…
There was a structure fire in Ocean City early Saturday morning that resulted in no injuries. Authorities say the fire started in a home located on the 4000 block of Central Avenue shortly before 5:30am. Fire crews extinguished a fire in a crawl space and a first floor bathroom. Marmora and Margate provided mutual aid.
Fire crews in Avalon knocked down a blaze that started in a shed located on 24th Street in the community on Saturday. The fire was extinguished quickly with only some damage to the exterior of the home. There are no reported injuries.
West Wildwood Mayor Christopher Fox believes his community should merge with Wildwood. NJ.com reports that Fox is in favor of a merger, while Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano says ‘absolutely it should happen’. Mayors in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood say there would be challenges to merging all four communities into one town.
Senator Cory Booker will participate in one of the two democratic presidential debates towards the end of the month. Because the field is so large, the debates will be held on two successive nights. The candidates will be assigned to the debates randomly.
The man who jumped to his death from a Borgata Casino hotel room this week has been identified as 25 year old Eric Zaun. Zaun was a professional beach volleyball player who jumped from the 29th floor of the casino Tuesday afternoon. Police say it appears to have been a suicide.
A tornado touched down in Mullica Hill Thursday night. The National Weather Service confirms that a small twister touched land in the community, with a wide funnel and causing minor damage. Authorities will be in Mullica Hill today to determine the extend of the damage.