Count Congressman Jeff Van Drew as a supporter of the “dreamers” bill. Van Drew has agreed to co-sponsor federal legislation that would permanently protect undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. 11 of New Jersey’s 12 congressional members have agreed to support it.
Governor Phil Murphy may have to severely cut the state budget unless gross income tax collections soar through the end of June. NJ.com reports that Moody’s Investors Service predicts a huge 17 percent jump in tax collections through the end of June, or the budget will be significantly compromised.
Governor Phil Murphy has made a public plea to state lawmakers to approve legislation Monday that would legalize recreational marijuana. Murphy went so far as to say that an affirmative vote will be a civil rights victory to blacks and Latinos who have been unjustly targeted during the war on illegal drugs. He also says…
An Atlantic County doctor has been stripped of his medical license for taking part in the state’s highly publicized opioid trafficking ring. Dr. Alan Faustino has lost his license to practice medicine has agreed to surrender his medical license. He has been sentenced to prison for participating in the operation.
The Wawa Foundation has provided a $2,500 grant to the Wildwood Crest Fire Department to be used for emergency services. Fire Chief Ron Harwood says the grant will pay for various equipment upgrades needed by the department.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Jersey Shore for tonight’s high tide. High tide will occur on the back bays later this evening, around 10:30pm. Some minor coastal flooding is expected. The Advisory is related to today’s rain storm that will bring over an inch of rain to our…
The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing. There were no winners in last night’s Powerball drawing, which will escalate the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing to an estimated $625 million. The winning numbers drawn late Wednesday night were 10, 14, 50, 53, 60, and the power ball, 21.
Thursday will be a washout at the Jersey Shore, but it could be worse. Accu Weather is calling for rain, heavy at times, with windy conditions on Thursday into Friday morning. This same coastal storm is expected to bring stronger winds and heavy snow to New England before the weekend.
Avalon is using the power of a phone and internet app to improve communications regarding recycling. The new “Recycle Coach” app is being used in Avalon that will notify residents, visitors, and property owners about solid waste collection practices. The Borough also has information about its free Recycling Center and its upcoming paper shredding day.
An alleged murder in the small community of Corbin City. State Police say 60 year old Kenneth Lea was beaten to death Sunday night, allegedly by the boyfriend of his daughter. Charged in connection with the murder is Lawrence Reid.