Barrington Bulletin

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Nearby news roundup: Businesses closing in Haddonfield; Bellmawr fire company theft; Barrington council meeting times change

A look at some recent news items in and around Barrington:

BARRINGTON COUNCIL SCHEDULE

Barrington’s monthly borough council meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month beginning in February. The meetings had taken place at 8 p.m. The meetings will still take place in council chambers at Borough Hall.

Barrington Municipal BuildingThe monthly council caucus meeting — conducted in preparation for the council meeting — will now take place at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month instead of the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting, which is open to the public, will still take place in the mayor’s office.

— Barrington Bulletin report

More news from nearby media outlets (link to full story below each item):

Ex-treasurer accused of stealing funds from Bellmawr firefighters

(From CPSJ.com)

A Bellmawr fire department’s treasurer is now accused of stealing funds meant to support the efforts of borough firefighters.

Chad Jurman, 22, who balanced the books for the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Co., is charged with theft, forgery and official misconduct, Bellmawr Police Chief William Walsh said Monday.

“The administration noticed funds were depleting rather quickly,” said Walsh. “They did an internal audit and found there was money missing. They called the treasurer in and he admitted to us to taking the funds.”

Read the whole story here.

Haddonfield loses three retail stores

(From CPSJ.com)

Three retail stores along Kings Highway in Haddonfield are leaving the tony town, with two relocating and the other closing for good.

HerSport, which specializes in sports apparel and equipment for female athletes, closed its doors Jan. 1 and moved to Cherry Hill.

The last day of business for Forever Young Emporium, formerly known as Jamaican Me Crazy, will be Sunday, said owners Gary and Nina Reses.

The couple is moving the fun and funky variety store to Rowan University’s Glassboro campus, where it is expected to open in March.

And Georgie Girl, a women’s clothing boutique, will close in June.

All three proprietors said their decisions to move or close was coincidental, and had nothing to do with the Haddonfield business district.

Read the whole story here.

N.J. state revenue off 4% for the year

Associated Press report

Revenue collections in New Jersey are running $426 million below the budgeted amount through the first six months of fiscal 2013, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.

Gov. Christie’s $31.7 billion annual budget relied on revenue growth of more than 7 percent for the year, the highest forecast of any state. So far, collections of most major taxes haven’t neared the projection.

Income tax collections are $100 million higher than the amount budgeted, but sales taxes are off by $189 million for the year so far, and corporation business taxes are off $189 million. Casino revenue is $36 million below estimates.

The shortfall could necessitate midyear budget cuts to keep the state’s budget in balance as required by law.

Read the whole story here.

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2013 by in Borough Hall, Region.
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