Press of Atlantic City: Ocean


Lacey Township school board votes to send out layoff notices to 16 teachers

LACEY TOWNSHIP - The township's school board, still flummoxed that voters rejected a 2010-11 budget that did not raise taxes, reluctantly voted Monday night to lay off 30 of its 692 employees.

Little Egg Harbor Township budget seeks 2.9-cent tax rate increase

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Township Committee introduced a $19.7 million budget Thursday night that raises taxes by 2.9 cents per $100 of assessed value and puts any layoffs in the hands of employee unions.

To save money, more municipalities closing town hall doors

Municipalities throughout the area have developed numerous ways to deal with their budget crises.

Southern Regional teachers agree to concessions; could save most of the 30 planned layoffs

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - Southern Regional School District officials said Sunday they have reached a tentative agreement that will decrease the number of layoffs necessary to close a $2.6 million budget gap because of a loss of state aid for the 2010-11 school year.

Stafford Township PBA attorney complains of budget delay

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - The attorney for the township police union has notified Superior Court Judge Vincent J. Grasso of a delay in the local council introducing the 2010 budget.

Stafford Township budget to raise tax rate by 2.96 cents

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - Township Business Administrator James Moran revealed Thursday morning what township officials are calling a bare-bones budget due to increases in health benefits, higher than expected snow-removal costs and other expenditures nearing $2 million.

Ocean County begins single-stream recycling

Ocean County this week began accepting mixed recyclable material, which it will begin processing at its Lakewood facility next week, Freeholder Director James F. Lacey announced Wednesday.

Ship Bottom police arrest three men in burglary

Ship Bottom police have arrested three men and charged them with the March 18 burglary of a 22nd Street home.

Tight budget squeezes Lacey Township police force

LACEY TOWNSHIP - Police Chief William Nally pitched the Township Committee a budget Wednesday night that included four new police officers.

Judge won't stop Stafford police layoffs 'at this juncture'

TOMS RIVER — A Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to order the reinstatement of five Stafford Township police officers, saying he wasn’t going to make a decision about their financial situation and whether the budget-cutting move was warranted.

Tuckerton School District's budget raises tax rate, cuts jobs, programs

TUCKERTON - The Tuckerton Board of Education recently introduced a $4.4 million budget that calls for the elimination of five jobs, a handful of services and a 3.9 percent increase in the tax levy.

Stafford PBA sues to throw out five police layoffs; also claims old settlement prohibits mayor from holding office

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — The township’s police union and five township police officers who were laid off March 31 have filed a three-count lawsuit against the township, business administrator and Mayor John McMenamin, a former police lieutenant, demanding that their positions be reinstated immediately.

Barnegat Township administrator on loan to Ocean Township

Two Ocean County municipalities hope there's enough David Breeden to go around this spring.

Southern Regional school board votes to cut 66 positions

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - The Southern Regional School District plans to eliminate 66 positions after the state cut the district's aid by 84 percent, officials said Monday evening.

Eagleswood school budget includes higher taxes, fewer programs and four layoffs; public hearing tonight

EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP - The local school district will hold the public hearing tonight on its proposed budget, which includes cutting four employees, reducing programs and possibly increasing taxes.

Stafford Township offices closed Friday for worker furlough

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - Township offices, with the exception of the Police Department, Police Records, Public Works, Municipal Court and Recreation events and activities, will be closed Friday and April 1 as part of the township's furlough plan.

Fundraiser Friday night to benefit Stafford Township police officers facing layoffs

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - The Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 297 plans to hold a benefit concert for five police officers from the Stafford Township Police Department who will be laid off Wednesday if the PBA does not accept the township's contract offer.

Ocean Township Board of Education plans budget hearing Friday night

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - The Board of Education will hold a public hearing tonight on its proposed budget, which increases taxes and cuts eight positions.

Stafford Township residents again speak out against five planned police layoffs

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — The crowd was not as large as at a previous meeting, but residents and local police officers once again showed up to speak out against the impending layoffs of five police officers.

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