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Celebrating Labor Day with a Patriotic Salute to the American Flag

September 1, 2018

As the community gets ready to celebrate Labor Day, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for flying the stars and stripes.

Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However, the flag may be displayed at all times if it’s illuminated during darkness. The flag should not be subject to weather ...

Lake Como Mayor Kevin Higgins Takes Oath of Office Again for Family and Friends

LAKE COMO, NJ — For a late summer meeting with a light agenda, the Lake Como Council drew quite a crowd last night to the council chambers.

Although Kevin Higgins assumed the borough's mayoralty earlier this month, not all of this family members and others were able to attend that brief swearing-in. Instead, the ceremonial event was held off until the August 21 meeting, when everyone ...

New Jersey Lawmaker, FCC Target New Jersey's $2 Billion 'Diversion' in 911 Emergency Services Funds

FLEMINGTON, NJ — Since 2004, New Jersey has “diverted” about $2 billion in fees charged to phone users that were earmarked for improvements to the state’s 911 call centers, putting a burden on property taxpayers and potentially putting lives at risk.

That was the message last week from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th District), who has introduced legislation to stop the ...

Belmar Outfall Pipeline Project Complete and $370,000 Under Budget

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — There is a double-dose of good news on the Lake Como drainage improvement project.

Except for landscape work that will be done this fall at the lake’s eastern end, the project has been completed — an underground 700-foot pipeline now extends from the lake to the ocean, designed to protect the surrounding flood-prone residential neighborhoods in Belmar, ...

Kevin Higgins Becomes Lake Como’s Mayor, Will Seek Election to Post in November

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s new mayor is Kevin Higgins, chosen by his fellow borough council members to complete the five months left on Brian Wilton’s term.

Borough council members Virginia Kropac, Hawley Scully and Christopher D’Antuono unanimously voted last night, August 7, to name Higgins to the post, which was vacated by Wilton last month when he joined Gov. Phil ...


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