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SENATE COMMITTEE MOVES TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS, AGAIN

Yet another effort in Trenton to ban plastic bags and styrofoam containers.  A Senate committee approved the measure to enact the ban, and left out a potential ban on paper bags too.  Now an Assembly committee will take up the measure before full legis...

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DEMOCRATS GET TOGETHER TO ASK GOP TO PAY WILDWOOD FOR RALLY

Some democrats from our region are banding together to insist that Wildwood be reimbursed for expenses spent to host the rally for President Trump earlier this week.  Wildwood’s mayor says it will take some time to add up all of the additional expenses for the rally that brought tens of thousands of dollars of unanticipated …

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COAST GUARD MEDEVACS MAN FROM COMMERCIAL FISHING BOAT

The United States Coast Guard medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel located about 50 miles off of Manasquan Inlet Thursday afternoon.  Officials say a crew members was suffering from severe abdominal pains.  The individual was taken to the A...

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MENENDEZ INTRODUCES BILL TO REQUIRE GUN LICENSES

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez unveiled a new federal bill today that would require all gun owners in the United States to be licensed.  Menendez’ bill is intended to address the mass shootings that have plagued the country.  The bill would require any individual to obtain a state or federal gun license; a federal background …

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A BREAK FROM IMPEACHMENT: PELOSI COMING TO SOUTH JERSEY

Nancy Pelosi is coming to South Jersey.  Pelosi is expected to appear at Camden County College in Blackwood in late February to support the re-election campaign of Congressman Donald Norcross.  Camden County democratic money has often filtered to our district to support candidates in the past.  Norcross says it’s time to prove President Trump is …

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RICHTER BAILS ON SECOND DISTRICT, NOW WANTS TO RUN IN THIRD DISTRICT

If you can’t beat ’em or get support, just find another district to run for Congress.  Republican David Richter announced today that he will no longer run for Congress in our Second District, and will support Jeff Van Drew.  Richter now says he plans to run for the republican nomination in the Third District; that …

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REGIONAL AIRPORT TO ANNOUNCE NEW AIR CARRIER ON TUESDAY

A major new airline carrier is expected to be announced at an airport in our region tomorrow.  The Delaware River and Bay Authority announced that a new airline will be added to the Wilmington-New Castle Airport in Delaware, one of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the DRBA.  The announcement will be made Tuesday at …

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FORMER STATE POLICE COLONEL JUSTIN DINTINO, 90

Former State Police Colonel Justin Dintino has passed away at the age of 90.  Dintino was the tenth colonel of the New Jersey State Police and was the oldest surviving former superintendent.  Dintino was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to a commis...

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