Cape May County added only 23 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. The latest report puts nearly half of the new cases in Lower and Middle townships. There are only 328 active residential cases countywide.
The municipal tax rate in Cape May is expected to climb by a penny this year. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the new budget in Cape May totals $32.1 million. The tax rate proposed would result in a 2.48 percent increase in taxes, according to the report.
New Jersey reported only 2,171 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. There were 15 confirmed deaths, which is lower than the recent daily average. New Jersey is closing in on 21,000 deaths from the virus statewide.
Lydia is now a fixture at the Cape May county Zoo. County officials announced that the one and a half year old female zoo has come from the St. Paul, Minnesota zoo and now is a mate for the male zebra, “Ziggy”. Lydia is the fourth female to join the herd. this type of zebra…
The Lower Township Council will introduce its 2021 budget Monday evening. Council is also expected to vote on a resolution that will provide an agreement with new Police Chief William Priole. The meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Ocean City is getting $3 million in federal funding to elevate homes out of flood risks. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing the city with the grant to help city residents. Ocean City has spent millions of dollars of its own money on various flood control measures.
A 34 year old police officer who works in Jersey City was arrested on charges that he travelled to Atlantic City to have sex with two underage girls. Stephen Wilson of Bayonne was charged on Friday with three separate crimes. Wilson remains lodged in the Atlantic County Jail pending his detention hearing.
Cape May County reported 25 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. That represents one of the lowest one day totals in recent weeks. Cape May Point remains the only local community without a resident case of the virus.
New Jersey reported 46 additional confirmed deaths from coronavirus on Friday. The total number of confirmed deaths is approaching 21,000 during the pandemic. There were 3,149 new cases of the virus. The rate of transmission continues to be well below one, which indicates the spread of the virus is slowing.
New Jersey officials say the overall state risk for coronavirus is now “moderate”, which is an improvement for the Garden State. Several areas of the state joined Cape May County with a lower risk of the transmission of the virus, which is a sign the spread has slowed. Only some counties in the northeastern part…