Avalon Mayor Marty Pagliughi will run unopposed in the May municipal election. The deadline to submit petitions to run for office expired Monday afternoon, and Pagliughi was the only candidate seeking the mayor’s position. Three candidates will also seek two Council seats; two of them will run on a ticket with Pagliughi.
A traffic jughandle located on North Wildwood Boulevard will be closed for a period of about two months so bulkhead work can be completed. The city announced the project on its website and notes that Jughandle K to Anglesea Drive will be closed during this project. The anticipated start date is March 18th.
43 year old Santos Blanco of Atlantic City was in court just before the weekend and admitted to sexually assaulting two boys. Atlantic County authorities say Blanco will now face 12 years in prison for the crimes. One of the children was assaulted over a duration of several years.
The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is calling Monday’s media event “Save our Sea”. The Chamber is again holding a public event to protest proposed seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic testing could be held as early as next month as a way to test for offshore fuel opportunities for the United States.
Sea Isle City’s council meets Tuesday and is expected to introduce an ordinance that will set certain regulations for how and when motor vehicles can drive on flooded streets. Council is also expected to approve a resolution that allows the city to take bids regarding ice cream and kayak franchise agreements.
It’s budget night in Upper Township. The Township Committee will meet at 7:00pm and is expected to formally introduce this year’s spending plan. Council is expected to go into closed session to discuss some contract negotiations.
Cape May County will once again hold a program to help train drivers to attain CDL licenses. County officials announced today that the program will be again offered through One-Stop Career Center. A recruitment session will be held on Friday.
3,200 pounds of cocaine have been seized at a Newark port, worth approximately $77 million. Authorities say this is the biggest drug bust at the port in nearly a quarter century. The seizure took place on February 28th.
Wildwood Crest and Wildwood now have a shared services agreement that will bring beach boxes to the Crest beaches, managed by Wildwood. 84 beach boxes will come to the Crest that will be available on a first come, first served basis and allow for temporary storage of beach gear. The cost for a season, $400.
46 year old James Hammer of Barnegat died over the weekend after he accidentally shot himself while taking apart a gun. Police announced his death early this morning. Hammer was airlifted to the Atlantic City Medical Center after the shooting where he later died.