One person was killed during a motor vehicle accident in Upper Township Sunday evening. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the accident occurred at Stagecoach and Church roads shortly after 5:30pm. Police have confirmed one person was killed, but the identities of those involved in the accident have not been released.
Jeff Van Drew has moved closer to securing the democratic nomination to run for Congress in the fall. Atlantic County democrats met Sunday and overwhelmingly selected Van Drew to run for the seat being vacated by republican Frank LoBiondo. The balloting was held at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.
The fourth nor’easter of the late winter season is expected to produce rain, some wind, and possibly some sleet or snow early Wednesday morning. Accu Weather is not calling for a major impact for our region, but the weather will be pretty lousy Monday night through Wednesday morning. About an inch of precipitation is expected;…
Cape May’s city council meets Tuesday and is expected to hold a public hearing on a bond ordinance that would approve the preliminary expenses for the construction of a new public safety building. The City Council may also consider the introduction of a new ordinance regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday. The meeting…
Lower Township’s council meets Monday evening and is set to adopt a new municipal budget for 2018. Council will also hold discussion on ordinances that address the beaches and parks in the community. A change order associated with the beach drive pavement extension project will also be considered.
Stone Harbor is set to adopt its municipal budget on Tuesday. Council will hold a meeting Tuesday afternoon to adopt the budget, and revise the current loitering ordinance that would increase the maximum fines sixfold. Council will also put a project out to bid that will reconstruct 95th Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue.
Wildwood Crest will be the next local community to comply with a mandated affordable housing plan. The Crest Commission will meet Wednesday afternoon at Borough Hall and will hear a presentation about the new plan for the Crest before a potential adoption. The plan is mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
An Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project has been wrapped up in advance of Easter Weekend. Mayor Jay Gillian says the boardwalk has been rebuilt from Fifth Street south to 12th Street. Gillian also says there will be various improvements made in the city by Atlantic City Electric.
Taxes are going up in Wildwood Crest while the sewer rates will be going down. The new tax rate will increase by a penny to 67.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which translates into about a $45 annual increase in taxes. Capital projects will be funded without incurring any additional debt.
New Jersey Transit is now on Facebook in order to more effectively communicate with its customers. The transit agency has been widely criticized by Governor Phil Murphy who has included nearly a quarter billion dollars of additional revenue into the state budget to fix problems with the beleaguered agency.