Congressman Jeff Van Drew says New Jersey Transit is continuing to stonewall him regarding questions of when the Atlantic City Rail Line will be back in service. Van Drew says the agency promised the train service would be running by now, and there are no answers to repeated questions regarding a timetable.
A small rate increase is coming from Atlantic City Electric. The utility was part of an energy auction last week that will result in a less than one percent increase for customers. The average customer will pay about a dollar more for electricity per month.
Drone technology has been used to create a new promotional video for Wildwood Crest. Crest officials say the new two minute promotional video will be shown publicly for the first time at the February 20th Borough Commission meeting.
Two beachfront property owners in Point Pleasant Beach have been awarded nearly $600,000 by juries after a dune protection project was partially built using their properties. Some shorefront property owners were attempting to prevent the dune project, saying it compromised their views.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey could be coming this month. Lawmakers say that there has been progress on the legal pot bill, and he could get approved this winter. Governor Phil Murphy has been advocating for the legalization of marijuana.
The New Jersey Legislature moved closer to passing an “Aid in Dying” bill that would allow doctors to write prescriptions that allow terminally ill people to take their own lives. The bill cleared a Senate committee on a 6-3 vote on Thursday after more than an hour of grueling testimony.
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Markelle Fultz is headed to Florida. The Philadelphia 76ers have reached agreement with the Orlando Magic to send Fultz to the Magic in return for two draft picks and player Jonathan Simmons.
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue alert for this weekend. The alert goes into effect on Friday evening and lasts through Monday morning. Local municipalities are now responsible for coordinating warming centers for those in need.