August 19, 2016 |
Workers who have been out of a job for as long as two months because of a political impasse in Trenton are fanning out across the state to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to replenish funding for roads and bridges. New Jersey members of the Laborers International Union of North America made stops Wednesday in Camden and Gloucester Counties, holding rallies outside the offices of State Sens. Jim Beach and Fred Madden, both Democrats. Outside Beach's Cherry Hill district office Wednesday morning, a few dozen laid-off construction workers chanted: "What do we want?"
July 30, 2016 |
A second low-fare airline will begin flights out of Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township in November to three Florida cities. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will fly three times a week to Orlando beginning Nov. 3, twice a week to Punta Gorda starting Nov. 3, and twice weekly to Tampa beginning Nov. 4. Allegiant said introductory fares will be as low as $49 one way to Orlando and as low as $39 one way to Punta Gorda and Tampa. Frontier Airlines also flies out of Trenton-Mercer Airport, which caters mainly to corporate jets, located off Exit 2 on I-95.
July 2, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday shot back at a conservative New Jersey radio host critical of his new tax plan, accusing the host of deliberately misleading listeners to "try to make yourself famous" and boost ratings. The host, Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5's morning show, snapped back, "Governor, it's not any more about ratings for me than it is about a nice tax-cutting headline for you. " At issue is Christie's plan to raise the state's 14.5-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline to 37.5 cents as part of legislation to replenish New Jersey's fund for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and rail lines.
June 29, 2016 |
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers left the Statehouse on Monday without a deal to replenish the state's depleted fund for roads and bridges, but are negotiating a possible gas tax hike in exchange for a reduction in the sales tax. Throughout a marathon legislative session, being held before the fiscal year ends Thursday, top lawmakers dashed in and out of meetings with Gov. Christie, who seemed intent on crushing any attempt by lawmakers to override his...
June 13, 2016 |
TRENTON - The Soul comfortably beat the L.A. Kiss, 73-37, in a game Saturday that was only technically at home. Because of the Democratic National Convention next month, the Soul were forced to vacate their home at the Wells Fargo Center and move to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton to host the Kiss, owned in part by Gene Simmons and the band Kiss. L.A. struggled to keep up with the Soul's fast-paced attack. "We were a little sluggish early on," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said.
June 12, 2016 |
The Soul had to vacate the Wells Fargo Center this summer for the Democratic National Convention. They played all but two of their home games at the beginning of the season and have one of their two home games left on Saturday against the LA Kiss, which is named after its owners, the band Kiss. And while the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton - where the game will be played - may not feel like home for most of the team, Saturday's game for one player will be like a homecoming. Soul offensive lineman Keith Newell was born and raised just blocks away from the arena and happily recited the directions to his family's house from where we stood on the field.
May 22, 2016
A person was fatally struck by CSX freight train Friday night near Trenton, authorities said. The train was traveling from South Kearny, N.J., to Philadelphia when it hit the pedestrian in Ewing Township, Mercer County, about 6:10 p.m., authorities said. SEPTA's West Trenton Line, which uses the same tracks, was heavily delayed and train service was suspended beyond the Woodbourne Station in Langhorne, Bucks County. No further information, including anything the gender of the person hit, was immediately available.
March 28, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - What has happened to Mayor Don Guardian, 62, the big-bow-tied, bicycle-riding, Boy Scout booster of America's favorite broke resort, not counting Puerto Rico? By some measures, not much at all. His blood pressure - which he says every doctor he visits insists on checking, even the allergist - is still excellent. He still can stop midway through an impassioned stem-winder in defense of his city to crack a joke, give an aside, pull back on the lens, own the room. His two years of unlikely mayoralty have been filled with a breakneck cascade of seaside calamity that will make the Boardwalk's upcoming Polar Coaster (a vertical roller coaster set for a lot near the failed casino-funded Art Park)
March 17, 2016 |
John Scholtz liked to buy fancy things: a $1.8 million waterfront mansion, a yacht, expensive cars, and airplanes, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Scholtz, 67, of Winslow, has admitted he was able to purchase these items by taking millions of dollars from dozens of clients - including Trenton - that trusted his company to handle payroll services, his attorney said. "He is accepting responsibility for his wrongdoing, and he is committed to making restitution," said his Center City attorney, Lisa Mathewson.
March 12, 2016 |
TRENTON - Lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would allow the state to take control of Atlantic City's finances, even as local leaders and activists objected that the move would disenfranchise residents and weaken public-sector unions. "If we do nothing, one of our cities will go bankrupt," State Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R., Passaic) said at a hearing. The 9-1 vote by the Senate Budget Committee, with three abstentions, came a day after Moody's Investors Service warned that without the takeover and aid package, the city could default on its debts as early as April and eventually face bankruptcy.