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MURPHY: I WILL NOT APPROVE A TAX ON SHORE RENTALS

Governor Phil Murphy says he will not approve a new tax on short term rentals, including those at the Jersey Shore, as a way to fill a gap in the State budget.  Murphy announced he has rejected the move that would generate $250 million for the state’s coffers.  Murphy announced during a town hall Wednesday …

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TEENAGE GIRL ASSAULTED IN CAR IN ATLANTIC CITY

A 15 year old girl was sexually assaulted inside a car in Atlantic City, and police have their suspect.  They have charged 28 year old Michael Rease of Pleasantville with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.  Rease was driving with the girl in the passenger seat when he parked the car, forced …

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PLEASANTVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN VINELAND

Vineland Police have charged a 47 year old Pleasantville man with murder in connection with the slaying of a 55 year old man from Millville.  Floyd J. Freeman has been charged with murder and other offenses for allegedly killing William Coralluzzo of Main Street.  The victim was found with puncture wounds in his chest inside …

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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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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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PILOT WHO FLEW BANNER PLANE ERRATICALLY APPREHENDED, CHARGED

The 51 year old man who took a banner plane and flew it erratically Sunday evening over Cape May County has been apprehended.  Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland announced that Jame P. Dahlen has been charged with criminal trespass, and additional charges may be filed.  Sutherland says the investigation is ongoing and involves multiple …

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