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Local News, News | Feb 05, 2007

Fire sweeps through Sea Bright condos

Sea Bright FireSea Bright Fire Fire swept through The Fountains Condominiums in Sea Bright today,forcing the residents to evacuate in bitterly cold temperatures. The wind and cold hampered efforts to contain the fire, which spread to 8 other condos. Ice coated firefighters from all over Monmouth County, as they fought to bring the blaze under control
One woman was seriously hurt in the fire and had to be medflighted to the hospital. Residents reported hearing screams and seeing a woman engulfed in flames before six AM. Sea Bright Firefighters responded first to the call, and found the building facing the Shrewsbury River ablaze. Two firefighters were taken to Monmouth Medical Center, were they were treated and released. The fire was under control by about 10 AM, but Ocean Avenue remains closed

Local News, News | Feb 05, 2007

Bitter cold puts Garden State in deep freeze

Arctic air is plunging the Garden State into the deep freeze.
Temperatures are starting the day in single digits and teens.
The National Weather Service says they’ll likely remain in the low
to mid 20s through tomorrow.
Forecasters say wind chill values will be as low as ten to 15
degrees below zero this morning.
Experts say bitterly cold weather can be dangerous if you are
not properly prepared. That means dress in layers and put on gloves
and hats.
Frostbite can develop rather quickly on any exposed skin.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Local News, News | Feb 05, 2007

Property tax cut up for Senate vote

New Jersey home owners may be getting closer to seeing their property taxes slashed by up to 20%. t.
     The state Senate is slated today to give final approval to a plan aimed at curtailing property taxes that are the nation’s highest.
     The proposal would give a 20% property tax cut to households earning up to 100 thousand dollars, a 15% cut for those earning up to 150 thousand dollars, and a 10% percent cut to
those earning up to 250 thousand dollars.
     Overall, 1.9 million of the state’s 2 million households would get help.
     Renters who have received 75 dollar rebate checks would see relief doubled, and the plan would also restrict annual property tax increases to four percent.
     The Assembly approved the plan on January 29th.
     Governor Corzine is expected to sign the measure, though he plans to review it and other reform measures.
     (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)