Better Internet, Maybe
Consumers in Atlantic and Cumberland county have finally found a government agency to listen to their complaints about poor internet and phone service – NJSpotlight reports that the president of the Board of Public Utilities will hear comments about Verizon’s service in the area. Verizon separately has promised to boost its high-speed internet and phone service through fiber-optic networks in Estell Manor and Weymouth, so hopefully the regulator will also check to make sure the phone giant follows through on that commitment.
Snow Later This Week?
Local weather guru Dan Skeldon says it’s going to continue to be a revolting rainy day today, and then there might – just maybe – be a chance of snow later in the week, according to his Press of Atlantic City forecast here. As he puts it, “Two opportunities for snow will follow, but in a fast-moving weather pattern, there’s still too much uncertainty to definitively say whether either will actually result in snowflakes.” So there you go.
Did you get a drone for the holidays? No idea what to do with it? Stockton is offering a course that won’t exactly help you fly the thing, but will discuss Fourth Amendment concerns and other parts of the law as it relates to drone use. Newsworks has the details.
The rest of today’s local headlines include news on the arrest of the guy sought for the murder of his estranged wife and a look forward to the governor’s race.
The Race For Governor in NJ Gets Serious–As we kick off a brand new year, the race for governor in New Jersey begins in earnest. According to Fairleigh Dickenson University political science professor Peter Woolley, two candidates have established themselves as the early front-runners to win their parties’ nominations in June. New Jersey 101.5 – Proud to be New Jersey – New Jersey News Radio
After Two Weeks on the Run, Man Caught in Murder of Estranged Wife – http://www.philly.com/–Police arrested a New Jersey man Monday who had been on the run for two weeks after allegedly killing his estranged wife. Jeremiah Monell, 32, of Cedarville, was wanted on murder and weapons charges in the death of Tara O'Shea-Watson, 35, at her home in Commercial Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey state police said. Philly.com
Hefty Sales-Tax Increase for Businesses, Shoppers in Five New Jersey Cities–Most businesses in New Jersey are now charging a reduced state sales-tax rate thanks to a slight tax cut that just went into effect at the start of 2017. But businesses — and shoppers — in five urban communities in the state are instead dealing with a hefty sales-tax increase. www.njspotlight.com