The Atlantic Highlands Police Benevolence Association Local 242 hosts their 27th annual event, which, for many residents of Atlantic Highlands, is an annual rite of Spring on Saturday, May 23rd, 2014
Fine dining, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar combined with a charity auction with dozens of spectacular prizes are expected, as always, to attract large numbers of residents.Over the years, P.B.A Local #242 has contributed proceeds from the event to local organzations, including : The AH Historical Society, Henry Hudson Regional School and the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School.
Police unions complaining like this is really unseemly. Even with the recent reforms, New Jersey police officers have an extremely enviable deal.
I admit…I’m envious! A high school buddy of mine retired from a NJ police force a little over a year ago. His take home pay from his pension is $20 per month less than he was taking home when he was going to work every day! I wish I had a deal like that at 52 years old. If my friend lives to be 82 he’ll collect over $2.5 million. That doesn’t count the cost of his health care.
Even with the recent reforms, I’m concerned about the economic sustainability of such a system.
Worse, we’re laying off police officers in high crime areas while we are paying able bodied men and women not to “protect and serve.” That is why, “people are going to die,” as Senate President Steve Sweeney said. They’re not going to die because of Governor Christie’s budget cuts.