The Philadelphia Phillies starting rotation got a lot better late Wednesday. The Phillies announced they have signed former New York Mets pitcher Zach Wheeler to a five year contract worth $118 million. Wheeler won 11 games with the Mets last year, and struck out 195 batters.
You may soon bid farewell to plastic bags and styrofoam food containers. A new bill in Trenton would eliminate both from our general waste stream, following the lead of some local towns that are ahead of the curve, including Avalon and Stone Harbor. Plastic straws would be available..but you would have to ask for them.
There are so many kids in New Jersey that don’t know how to sign their name that lawmakers want to do something about it. There is a bill pending in Trenton that would require elementary schools to teach students how to read and write cursive writing by the end of the third grade. Cursive was…
Rutgers University football coach Greg Schiano is now the highest paid state employee in New Jersey’s history. Schiano has a $32 million contract spread out over eight years. He will also get paid $5,000 annually for clothing, receive a $15,000 annual car stipend, and for good measure…gets a golf membership at a country club.
Democrats spent three times more money in the November elections than did republicans, but they still lost ground in Trenton. $25 million was spent on legislative elections this year, the lowest figure in a decade. The GOP wound up gaining seats in Trenton for the first time in ten years, including three seats in our…
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has introduced new federal legislation designed to lower out of pocket health care costs. Van Drew’s measure attempts to turn back a Trump administration proposal that makes fewer people eligible for various tax credits. Van Drew says his legislation is simple, and makes sense.
The Burlington Bristol Bridge is closed until further notice. The bridge closed early this morning after a vehicle struck a guardrail and severely damaged it. Repairs will have to be made to the bridge before it is allowed to re-open.
A 34 year old man who killed his pregnant girlfriend in her Vineland home will serve at least 17 years behind bars. Daniel J. Brennan received the prison sentence for killing 24 year old Courtney Allen. Brennan also copped a plea in another case where he murdered another woman.
A 55 year old Cumberland County man was shot to death last week, and police continue to search for a suspect. Authorities say Frank Najee-Ullah was shot to death early Thursday morning in Fairfield Township. Anyone with information regarding the slaying is asked to contact State Police.
New Jersey State Police reported 275 accidents and about 200 motorists’ aid requests…all before lunchtime Monday. A winter storm that is bringing snowfall to more than half of the state has been responsible for the spin outs and wrecks. It’s expected to get worse in the evening hours.