The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will be closed Friday night into early Saturday morning. The bridge is being closed to reduce traffic to one lane in advance of a railing replacement project. The one lane will be directed by a traffic control device.
Former Cape May County Sheriff James Plousis has been appointed as the new chairman of the Casino Control Commission. Governor Christie made the announcement on Thursday. Plousis currently serves as the head of the New Jersey Parole Board.
Ocean City’s 34th Street Bridge will be closed for two consecutive nights next week. City officials announced that the bridge will be closed late Tuesday night and again late Wednesday night in order to allow crews to pour concrete as part of a two year project to redeck the bridge.
So long summer, hello winter. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for Cape May County for Friday night into Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to tumble into the 20s according to Accu Weather. This could endanger any fall plants that are still flourishing.
Governor-elect Phil Murphy has made his first cabinet selection, and it happens to be his running mate. Shelia Oliver was selected by Murphy to head up the Department of Community Affairs in addition to her duties as Lieutenant Governor. The Department oversees local government in the Garden State.
Vincent Prieto is out, Craig Coughlin is in as the Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly. Prieto announced Thursday afternoon that he would not seek another term as Speaker and put his support behind Coughlin, a democrat from North Jersey’s 19th Legislative District.
Cape May County Freeholders meet next Tuesday and are expected to approve shelter agreements with boards of education from both Upper and Middle Townships. The Board will also consider two Open Space applications made by the Borough of Avalon, and establish a committee to select candidates for the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees.
A portion of the County’s popular bicycle path will be closed for routine maintenance. The portion of the bike path from Cold Spring Village to Sandman Boulevard will be closed November 20th through the 22nd, and again for three additional days the following week to allow Atlantic City Electric to trim and remove trees, and…
Congressman Frank LoBiondo will be attending a Veterans Day ceremony held by Cape May County Saturday afternoon. LoBiondo announced this week that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Many local governments will be closed on Friday in recognition of the holiday.
If the jury deliberating corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez does not reach a verdict today, deliberations may have to begin again on Monday with a new juror present. One juror was promised by the judge that she could take vacation as planned next week. The jury will be off tomorrow for the Veterans Day…