The jail sentence has begun for Dharun Ravi. He was responsible for broadcasting his roommate’s sexual relations with another man on the Internet, that roommate eventually killed himself. Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but may only serve 20 days for good behavior. Ravi entered the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office to surrender himself on Thursday.
Three men say they aren’t guilty in a murder that took place in Atlantic City. An Old Bridge man, Sunil Rattu, was carjacked and eventually killed. The three men, Eric Darden, 20, Phillip Byrd, 21, and Raheem Simmons, 18, plead not guilty to the charges that stem from an incident at the Trump Taj Mahal parking garage.
How is like to be governor of New Jersey? Gov. Chris Christie says eleven out of the twelve months is fine, but June is the worst. Christie made the analogy that dealing with Trenton lawmakers is like dealing with his kids who have a book report due. Lawmakers and Christie must agree to a budget, but are arguing over terms of a potential tax cut.
In a tight vote, another Supreme Court nominee was turned away. Bruce Harris was rejected inside of a Senate committee on Thursday by a 7-6 vote. Harris was the first ever openly gay person to be nominated to the Supreme Court. Gov. Chris Christie has had his last two nominees turned away by the Senate. There remain two vacancies on the bench.
Looking for a fun place to dine out? Well Sea Isle City kicks off its restaurant week on Friday. The Flavor of Sea Isle runs from June 1 to June 8. Each participating restaurant presents a different special, which can be found at seaislechamber.com. They range from breakfast places, to sit down dinners, to pizza places. It is the second annual for the resort.
A Millville man is facing attempted murder charges. Authorities say they have arrested Alfonso Rosado of the 900 block of East Mulberry Street in a shooting incident. The charges also include weapons offenses. The alleged shooting was caught on tape according to police. He was placed in the Cumberland County Jail on $400,000 full cash bond. Police say the shooting took place on Monday and an arrest was made hours later.
The great weather of this past Memorial Day Weekend translated into big business for the Jersey Shore. The Press of Atlantic City surveyed local business owners and public officials and everyone had a good story to tell. They credited the success with high temperatures and sunny conditions that drove people to the beaches and kept them there throughout the weekend. Volume on the Atlantic City Expressway into Atlantic City showed an increase of 4 percent over last year, and other shore traffic increased by as much 6 percent. Resorts Casino Hotel said their room revenue was up by 50 percent over 2011.
There was no foul play involved in a major Ocean City fire. A home that went up in smoke and flames on May 20 started because of faulty wiring. The nearly $3 million home at Beach Road and Morningside Road was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The details were released through the fire department on Wednesday.
A new report says access will be limited for Galloway residents to the Garden State Parkway. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the access those residents had to the roadway’s service center from Jimmie Leeds Road is going to be shut down. A new interchange is being built at what will be called Exit 41. Those residents previously were able to access the service center and park and ride, but will now have to get on the parkway north or south at the new interchange that is being built.
The identity of a man who was arrested in a bank robbery has been identified. The Newfield Bank robber suspect is Johnnie Miller, Jr. He was arrested after a car chase that took place over three counties. The robbery took place earlier this month at the branch located at 6th and Landis Avenues in Vineland. He was placed in the Cumberland County Jail on $700,000 bail.