Dangerous waves and powerful rip currents continue to batter the Jersey Shore, putting swimmers and surfers in danger of being knocked down or pulled out to sea. The Asbury Park Press says the rough surf can be traced to Hurricane Gaston, a Category 2 storm that has been spinning around the Mid-Atlantic with sustained winds clocked as high as 105 m.p.h.
CHRISTIE VETOES MINIMUM WAGE HIKE
Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation on Tuesday that would have gradually increased the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. The Record says the bill, advanced by Democratic lawmakers, called for raising the state minimum wage from $8.38 an hour to $10.10 an hour in January 2017, with gradual increases to $15 an hour by the year 2021.
FERRY BOUND FOR JERSEY CITY HITS, INJURES KAYAKERS
A ferry carrying hundreds of passengers across the Hudson River to Jersey City collided with a group of kayakers yesterday, NYPD told reporters in a televised press conference. NJ.com says at least five people suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision, which may have been caused in part by sun glare.
BATTLE AROUND EXPANDING GAMBLING TO NORTH JERSEY HEATS UP WITH TV ADS
Interests on both sides of the campaign to expand casino gambling into North Jersey have started bombarding the airwaves with ads about a constitutional amendment related to the issue, which will be on the ballot on Election Day in November. NJTV says the most recent polls show 57 percent of New Jersey voters are opposed to expanding gaming into the rest of the state from South Jersey.