Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Scammers are offering information that is useless and free for a cost.
Tuesday, March 19
Scammers are offering information that is useless and free for a cost, the Atlantic County Board of Taxation announced on Tuesday morning, March 19. They are offering Chapter 123 reports to help reduce property tax assessments. “Information on the reports they offer to provide for a fee is useless. Chapter 123 is explained on the Board of Taxation website and an explanation is provided with the instructions for filing a tax appeal," Atlantic County Tax Administrator Marghe Schott said. "Not only is the information available for free but it will not help petitioners reduce their assessments as additional comparable sales must be submitted. This is another case of unscrupulous vendors trying to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers.” …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Less than an inch of snow is expected for Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of New Jersey on Friday as a potentially powerful storm makes its way up the East Coast. Parts of New England are bracing for blizzard conditions. However, the National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook warns that the strong coastal storm could start with a wintry mix early Friday morning before changing to rain during the day. The rain could change back to snow on Friday night with a maximum of half an inch of snow in the forecast. Friday's weather will bring east winds of 11 to 15 mph turning north in the afternoon and gusting as strong as 34 mph at night. Friday afternoon's high will be 45 degrees, and Friday night's low is predicted to be 29 degrees. The sun …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The incident took place in 2007 as a corrections officer was transporting a juvenile from Harborfields.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
An Atlantic County Justice Facility corrections officer was cleared of charges relating to an excessive force claim from 2007, Atlantic County officials announced Monday morning, Dec. 10. The officers had been accused of using excessive force against Kyleah Street, who was 17 at the time, while transporting her from the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center to the county justice facility on Sept. 27, 2007, according to county officials. The jury in a U.S. District Court unanimously found that the any force used by the officer was "a good faith effort to maintain and restore discipline and did not constitute excessive force," according to county officials. “Our corrections officers are highly trained and skilled professionals who have a …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Office of Emergency Preparedness warns areas that flooded last week are likely to do so again this week.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Areas of Atlantic County that flooded as a result of last week's storm are likely to flood again this week, and the coastline is more vulnerable to an approaching Nor'easter, the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness warned via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The office posted the following notice Wednesday morning: Atlantic County emergency management officials urge residents to take precautions and prepare for the threat of a strong coastal nor'easter expected to impact our region for 24-36 hours beginning Wednesday, November 7. This storm has the potential to bring both rainfall and a slight chance of snowfall, wind gusts up to 65 mph and moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion. Because of the damages inflicted by…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Jim Curcio plead guilty to the charge following his arrest in April. His license will be suspended for two years.
Atlantic County Surrogate Jim Curcio plead guilty to charges of driving while under the influence (DWI) and refusal to submit to a chemical test, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced on Monday, Sept. 24. Curcio was sentenced to over $850 in fines 48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), two years loss of license and one year of ignition interlock for the DWI charge, McClain said. For the refusal charge, Curcio was sentenced to over $400 in fines, 48 hours in IDRC, seven months loss of license and six months ignition interlock, to be served concurrently for the DWI sentence, McClain said. The matter was heard in Cape May County beause of Curcio's status as county surrogate, McClain said. Curcio …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Lindaw nominated by County Executive Dennis Levinson.
County Comptroller Bonnie Lindaw will succeed Jane Lugo as Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer in Atlantic County, effective Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, according to a release from the county. Lindaw was nominated by County Executive Dennis Levinson and will replace Lugo, who has worked for the county for 24 years. “Atlantic County is grateful for Jane Lugo’s dedicated service and fiscal management. Under her supervision Bonnie Lindaw has risen through the ranks with experience in accounts payable, payroll, grants management, and as the County Comptroller since 2008,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson. “I am confident our conservative fiscal policies which have helped us earn 12 consecutive flawless, independent audits will continue during …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Atlantic County appoints new CFO and Treasurer Bonnie Lindaw at the County Freeholder's Meeting in Mays Landing.
After working with Atlantic County's budget office since 1988, Chief Financial Officer Jane Lugo will retire this year. The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders unanimously agreed on a resolution confirming the appointment of Bonnie Lindaw as the new chief financial officer and treasurer of the county on Tuesday at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing. After serving as a comptroller, Lindaw graduated in 1987 from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and has been serving the county as Comptroller for the last four years. She has been with the county since 2001. “I look forward to serving the county and maintaining a high level of fiscal management that the freeholders expect,” said Lindaw. Lindaw has been training and …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The county is seeking to appeal a FEMA denial for individual assistance.
Both residents and businesses that suffered damages to property or incurred losses as a result of the June 30 derecho that left the county without power for days are encouraged to report that information to either county or municipal emergency management officials, according to a release from Atlantic County on Friday. The county is seeking an appeal on a FEMA decision that does not include individual assistance for homeowners and businesses impacted by the storm, the release said. A federal disaster declaration for public assistance to certain non-profits and government agencies was enacted on July 19 in Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland counties, but that declaration excludes individual homeowners and businesses, the release said. Earlier …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Galloway Democratic Chairman heads to North Carolina at the beginning of next month.
The product of a home in which both parents were Democrats but didn’t vote every year, Michael Suleiman finds himself as a prominent Galloway Township and Atlantic County Democrat and on his way to his party’s national convention this September. Suleiman, Chairman of the Galloway Democratic Club, will serve as an alternate delegate at the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. So if any of the delegates gets sick or can’t make it to the convention, it’s time for Suleiman to leap into action. Otherwise, it’s his opportunity to see the process firsthand. “I’ll get to connect with other folks from the state and from other states,” Suleiman said. “There will be folks there from all over, and we’ll be there to …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The international company opened an office in the Smithville section of Galloway this week.
Thanks to a trio of Barnegat residents, Galloway residents who have elderly family members and family members in need have an alternative option to nursing homes. Lou and Kelly Marrero opened Comfort Keepers at 29 South New York Road, Suite 600 in the Smithville section of the township this week. Their office services Atlantic and Cape May counties, and their intention is to open a Cape May County office site at some point in the near future. There are 24 offices throughout the state, including Toms River, Red Bank, Haddonfield, Lakewood, Trenton , Secaucus and Freehold, among others. However, the Galloway office is the one located furthest south, where there has been a growing need for Comfort Keepers’ services. “Our Red Bank office was …