The inability to cut over $1 trillion to reduces the United States debt level is a failure of President Barack Obama, according to Gov. Chris Christie. Christie was critical of the President saying that Obama should have been more proactive in making the committee come up with an answer. The United States could face another credit reduction in 2013 if nothing is done. Christie said the only way things got done during his time was getting everyone in one room to hash out their differences.
Kick-off the 2011 holiday season in the Wildwoods with festive events for the entire family on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3.
The Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration starts with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. The parade steps off from 15th Avenue in North Wildwood and heads south along Central and Pacific Avenues through the Holly Beach Station Mall to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then proceeds east onto Ocean Avenue, as the parade makes its way north, ending at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
On Saturday, December 3, the free Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration continues at the Wildwoods Convention Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with a full day of shopping, crafts, face painting, local school children’s choruses & band performances, music, gymnastics & cheer performances, a magician, free holiday movies with free popcorn, and a special visit from Santa Claus.
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The man who could be the next mayor in Middle Township is set to appear on Coastal Broadcasting’s weekly news show. Committeeman Dan Lockwood is scheduled to come on “In Depth with Denis Brown” on Fun 106.7 this Sunday. Lockwood will be in studio for the 10 a.m. hour to discuss the major issues facing Middle Township heading into 2012, including the budget and taxes. “In Depth” airs weekly from 9 to 11 a.m. on Fun 106.7.
Freeholder meetings in Cape May County will likely get longer after the beginning of the year. Cape May County Freeholder Gerald Thornton told Coastal Broadcasting that he plans on getting permission from the board to hold an open caucus and work session meeting prior to the regular bi-weekly meetings to discuss the agenda and get necessary questioning done ahead of time. Thornton said the process needs to be more open to the public and that this will help. Many expect Thornton to become the next Freeholder Director.
Legislation is being crafted by Assemblyman Nelson Albano to try and bring more jobs to the state. Albano spoke about the bill to “In Depth with Denis Brown” on Fun 106.7 this past Sunday. The assemblyman said that tax incentives would be provided to companies that move to the state, provide benefits and a pension, and if you occupy a building that has been vacated. These incentives are separate from one another and companies can earn more than one incentive. Democratic lawmakers have been focusing on job creation, especially during this lame duck session of the legislature.
The state of New Jersey is ready to spend $100 million dollars to repair damage caused by August’s Hurricane Irene. A new “Emergency Transportation and Water Infrastructure Recovery Bond Act” would provide $50 million for counties, and $50 for individual towns. The bill was released by the Assembly’s Environment and Solid Waste Committee on Monday.
Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are ready to restore millions of dollars in state aid to cities that need it the most. The democrats have introduced a new law that would restore millions of dollars to the poorest cities. Governor Chris Christie cut that aid about six months ago. Christie says the state already faces a $120 million shortfall, but he’s open to discussing a proposal to give some money back to the cities.
Philadelphia Flyers star Chris Pronger will miss about four weeks of playing time. The team announced on Monday that Pronger will undergo surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and miss about a month of playing time. Pronger plays defense for the Flyers, and he has missed six games this season due to an eye injury.
The Vineland Board of Education will begin looking for a new school superintendent this week. The board is expected to meet Tuesday evening to discuss a replacement for Maryann Banks. Banks has told the Vineland school district that she plans on retiring next April. Banks is currently on medical leave.
At least one South Jersey county is getting out of the nursing home business. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Cumberland County will be putting its own nursing home up for auction. County officials tell the Press that the Cumberland Manor nursing home runs at a deficit of over $1 million annually and the county can no loner afford to keep it going. An auction of the nursing home is scheduled for January 11th.