92.7 WOBM News – Flash Briefing May 31
A massage center employee from New York City is charged with soliciting prostitution in Manchester Township. Police charged Shulan Song of Queens following a search of The Whiting Spa on Lake Road, the culmination of a two-month probe that began with neighborhood complaints.
A Memorial Day Weekend melee in Seaside Heights remains under investigaiton. Police said that two groups of young people mixed it up at about midnight on May 27, resulting in some minor injuries. Detectives recovered dropped items belonging to a pair of Belleville 15-year-olds.
Ortley Beach, the epicenter of Superstorm Sandy's destruction in 2012, finally sees sand pumped onto its shoreline, the first step toward dune and berm reinforcement. Weeks Marine and the Army Corps of Engineers continue for two weeks, then resume after Labor Day while completing work on Absecon Island in Atlantic County.
Sandy-impacted home owners seeking mortgage relief from the state have until the close of business today to submit applications. The program offers up to two years' worth of deferral during repairs. Members of the New Jersey Organizing Project have received complaints that some bankers don't seem to be aware of it, and they're urging anyone hitting roadblocks at banks to contact them.
"Ask The Senator" returns tonight at 7 to Beach Radio 1160 and 1310 and http://www.mybeachradio.com. Tonight's guest, shore State Senator Jim Holzapfel, discusses measures he's sponsoring including animal cruelty penalties and fentanyl possession restrictions. Below is the most recent episode, with southern Ocean and Burlington County Senator Chris Connors.