Local News

May 16, 2017

STATE SCRAMBLES TO MAKE UP REVENUE SHORTFALL IN BUDGET

The State of New Jersey is over a half billion dollars short of projected revenue for the year, so cuts are being made.  State treasury officials told lawmakers this week that Homestead property tax rebate reimbursements will be withheld for two months to local towns as a way to make up for the revenue shortfall. [...]
May 16, 2017

VOICE RECORDER FOUND IN NEW JERSEY JET CRASH

The voice recorder has been found from the Lear jet that crashed in northern New Jersey earlier this week.  The National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation Tuesday, and officials on site say the wind was a concern at the time of the accident that claimed two lives. ##
May 16, 2017

REPORT: LEGENDARY LOCAL SINGER BUBBA MAC PASSES AWAY AT 73

A local music legend has passed away at the age of 73.  Herb “Bubba Mac” Birch died Tuesday morning following a long music career at the Jersey Shore which also saw him Bubba Mac’s Shack in Somers Point 17 years ago.  The Gazette Leader reports that Birch had several health issues recently. ##
May 16, 2017

COUNTY READY TO MONITOR COASTAL WATERWAYS STARTING MAY 30TH

The Cape May County Department of Health will soon begin its coastal monitoring program.  The program kicks off on May 30th and requires the County to routinely test 61 ocean and one back bay site for water quality. ##