Avalon has a new Borough Clerk, and Deputy Borough Clerk. Mayor Marty Pagliughi swore in Danielle Nollett as the new clerk, and Kristen Gannon as the new deputy. Vacancies were created with last week’s retirement of former clerk Marie Hood.
A 44 year old Union County man has admitted that he possessed 200,000 files of child pornography on his computer. Authorities say MD Farid Uddin pleaded guilty to a second degree charge and will face six years in prison. Uddin also had $1 million worth of counterfeit perfume in his garage.
Two Atlantic County men are holed up in the Ocean County Jail, charged with causing drug induced deaths. 62 year old Ronald Parrish of Pleasantville and 32 year old Levi Brown of Egg Harbor Township are both charged with strict liability for a drug induced death, and heroin offenses. A 40 year old man died…
Starting in July, the new minimum wage in New Jersey will be $10 per hour. Governor Murphy signed the minimum wage bill into law Monday, which will escalate the base pay wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Murphy says one million New Jersey workers will benefit from this new law.
David Sommers of Levittown, PA was in court Monday and pleaded guilty to charges that he would drive to New Jersey to illegally harvest diamondback terrapin turtles, and their eggs. Sommers could now face up to five years in prison along with a quarter of a million dollars in fines, along with restitution.
The Super Bowl was a super bust for sports betting in New Jersey. Casinos and horse tracks lost about $4.6 million in sports bets as many bettors took the Patriots and gave up a few points. Nearly $40 million was paid out to customers who placed bets on the game.
A 52 year old man lost his life Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck by a car. Police say Timothy Purelli was killed when he was struck by a car driven by 39 year old Jennifer Hines of Egg Harbor Township. Purelli was from Mays Landing.
The Lower Township Council will introduce its municipal budget during Monday night’s meeting. The adoption of the new spending plan is expected in the middle of March. Council may also approve a resolution that would ask the county to lower the speed limit on Town Bank Road.
Middle Township wrestler Romeo Rodriguez won the 100th match of his career Friday night in Red Bank. Rodriguez improved to 29-1 on the season with the victory. For a video, photos, and information about Middle Township’s 58-15 win over Red Bank, see Brian Cunniff’s column on CoastSportsToday.com.
Senator Robert Menendez has backed Cory Booker’s bid for the White House. Menendez says Booker has the ability to bring people together and work with republican colleagues. Menendez admits the Trump administration has worked to helped the wealthy and corporations, but has done little for the middle class.