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A Local Look at the Cap Exclusion Bill
Assembly Budget Panel Chair Gary Schaer (D-36) has proposed legislation that would allow towns to exceed the 2% cap on property tax increases -- IF the money is needed as matching funds to hire more police officers.  But what would it really mean in our area...
Clock Ticking to Sway Independents
With polls showing Republican candidate Tom MacArthur leading Democrat Aimee Belgard in race to replace GOP Congressman Jon Runyan, the clock is ticking for Democrats to sway Independent voters.
Another Third-Party Candidate for OC Freeholder Lays Out Platform
Another third-party candidate is hoping to fill the Ocean County Freeholder seat that's up for re-election next month.
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On WOBM-AM's Townsquare Tonight, Democratic-Republican Party Candidate Tracy Caprioni of Brick is hoping to shake things up on the Board o…
Unsecured Firearms Measure Passes in the State Senate
The State Senate passes a bill to toughen penalties against reckless gun owners if a child gains access to their loaded firearm and injures or kills another person. The bill (S-516), sponsored by shore State Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10), would change the law from a disorderly persons offense to a th…
Former Manalapan Mayor Found Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges
Former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was found guilty following a two-week federal fraud trial. He was convicted Thursday of falsifying documents and setting up a sham company to gain a loan and investment money, to buy a local farm in 2009 that earned him over a million dollars in farmland preservat…

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