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Boy made honorary Wildwood City fire chief before he loses eyesight

It was a dream come true for 4-year-old Jackson Mitchell, who's been sworn in as an honorary chief of the Wildwood City Fire Department.

He's always wanted to be a firefighter. 
Jackson, who is autistic and has a number of health problems, suffers from a hereditary disease that will soon rob him of his eyesight.

"If his eyesight stayed where it is now he will never be able to be a fireman and I know that's his dream. That's why he wears red glasses," said his mother, Christy.

The NJ State Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Atlantic County and Bridgewater Township committed unfair labor practices

The NJ FMBA is proud to announce the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling which upheld a PERC hearing examiner decision and an arbitration award in the Atlantic County and Bridgewater cases. 

We have been reporting on this for the past couple of years. The crux of the case was continuing step increases upon contract expiration. Where a contract is silent on what happens to step increases during the period between contract expiration and a new agreement, PERC had previously applied the dynamic status quo doctrine in requiring those increments to continue.