Gov. Murphy makes Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth is now a state holiday in New Jersey.With singer and Maplewood native SZA cheering him on virtually, Gov. Phil Murphy made the day known as Emancipation Day official in the state.It marks the day Union Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, to inform slaves of the Emancipation Proclamation that … Read more Gov. Murphy makes Juneteenth a state holiday

Some Galloway students get help starting new ‘virtual’ school year

The school year starting this week looks much different for many students.With virtual teaching requiring many to have a computer, one community leader decided to have a giveaway in Galloway Township.James Pressley, of J.P. Ministries, was able to give away 100 chromebooks to Galloway students.He also distributed more than 600 book bags with the help … Read more Some Galloway students get help starting new ‘virtual’ school year

Atlantic City reminds residents of fireworks rules

An increase in calls about fireworks sparked Atlantic City to put out a reminder on what the law is concerning their use.Atlantic City, along with surrounding towns, including Egg Harbor Township, have seen constant calls about near-nightly fireworks.“The use of fireworks, especially during the evening hours, is causing a disturbance in the lives of our … Read more Atlantic City reminds residents of fireworks rules

Atlantic City casinos may reopen July 2

Atlantic City casinos may reopen next month, at one-quarter capacity, the governor said Monday.The July 2 date is also the same for indoor dining.Both would have to be at 25 percent of capacity, Gov. Phil Murphy said.Additional health and safety guidance will be released over the next several days.Murphy is scheduled to do his daily … Read more Atlantic City casinos may reopen July 2

Atlantic County drop boxes will accept mail-in ballots

Worried your ballot could get lost in the mail?Atlantic County now has drop boxes where voters can safely deposit their filled-out ballots for the July 7 primary election, officials announced Thursday.Four boxes are currently open to the public in Atlantic City, Hammonton and Egg Harbor, Galloway townships and Buena Vista townships.Ballots must be deposited by … Read more Atlantic County drop boxes will accept mail-in ballots