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AVALON PASSES ORDINANCE BANNING SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS

Starting next June, single use plastic bags will not be offered by merchants in Avalon.  Borough Council Wednesday night unanimously approved a new ordinance that eliminates single use plastic bags, plastic straws, and styrofoam containers to be issued by merchants.  A few other coastal communities in our region have approved …

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CALIFORNIA WOMAN INDICTED ON MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGE

A 52 year old California woman has been formally indicted on charges that she committed theft and money laundering during the sale of a property transacted by Seaboard Title Company in Avalon.  Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland says Ling Zhou stole over $750,000 during the electronic transaction.  She could …

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AVALON MOVES TOWARDS SMOKE FREE BEACH, BOARDWALK

Avalon is moving towards making 100 percent of its beaches smoke free.  Avalon Council discussed a proposal that would reject a 15 percent carveout permitted in state law to make all of its beaches, beach paths, and boardwalk smoke free.  Council is expected to further discuss this plan in two …

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AVALON COUNCIL APPROVES FOUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ORDINANCES

The Avalon Borough Council approved four ordinances Wednesday evening that bring the Borough into compliance with court-mandated affordable housing regulations.  Every New Jersey municipality is obligated to have a plan in place that provides the potential for affordable housing to occur.  The Borough also extended the grace period for property …

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