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June 27, 2018

STATE BEACHES ARE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE, DESPITE ROUGH SPRING

New Jersey’s beaches are in pretty good shape for the summer despite repeated nor’easters that chewed sand away from the coastline.  State officials held a press event on Wednesday and lauded the condition of the coastline.  Some communitie...
June 27, 2018

AVALON CONSIDERS BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS, OTHER PRODUCTS

Avalon’s Borough Council will consider a new ordinance that would ban single use plastic bags and other single use products that would take effect next year.  A presentation on Avalon’s “Clean Water Initiative” was presented Wednesday afternoon, which also includes other efforts to keep plastics and debris out of the waters.  An ordinance could be …

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June 27, 2018

SAY WHAT? LAWMAKERS CONSIDER TAX ON SHORT TERM RENTALS

Some are calling this a blistering financial attack on the Jersey Shore.  Lawmakers are now considering new ways to generate money for the state budget, including taxes on short term rentals and increases taxes on expensive homes, both of which would impact the coastal region.  Voting sessions for Thursday have been called off, and voting …

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June 27, 2018

CHANGE OF PLANS: ATLANTIC CITY’S TWO NEW CASINOS OPEN EARLY

Atlantic City’s two new casinos opened a day early.  Legal bets were accepted Wednesday afternoon at both the Ocean Resort Casino and the Hard Rock Casino, one day before they were officially scheduled to open.  Both casinos will be holding ribbo...
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