The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection begins a project this week that will help preserve the East Point Lighthouse on the Delaware Bay from future flooding events. This is the second oldest lighthouse in the state. Nearly a half million dollars will be spent to install a geotube that will help mitigate flooding problems.
Many public school students throughout the state will be off this Thursday and Friday. It’s teachers’ convention week in Atlantic City, with most of the activities taking place on Thursday and Friday. The event is held at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Yes, you are paying more for gasoline in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of gasoline jumped by seven cents per gallon in just one week to $2.60 per gallon. We are three cents above the state average, one penny below the national average.
Wildwood Police teamed up with Lunch With Lynch on Halloween to provide some trick or treating safety tips to children at the Wildwood Elementary School. Candy was distributed to the kids who were provided with safety information that will be useful for years to come.
A 40 year old Pitman man is headed to prison for 17 years for filming young boys at a summer theater camp. Thomas Guzzi Jr. was sentenced on Friday. He used the videos to make a music video for his own enjoyment. Guzzi must serve as least ten years behind bars.
Some state lawmakers are now calling for the head of Rutgers University Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs after a very difficult few weeks at the university. The football program at Rutgers is nothing short of a dumpster fire; and some softball players have complained that they were subject to emotional and physical abuse by head coach…
A very large turnout is expected Monday for the funeral of former New Jersey Congressman Bill Hughes. Hughes’s funeral service will be held Monday at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Bay Avenue in Ocean City. Hughes served both in Congress, and as the United States Ambassador to Panama.
The Cape May County Jail has received a $300,000 grant to help inmates who battle various substance abuse problems. The grant will fund various medications, counseling, and medical staff for the inmates. Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton says this is a big step towards combating the opioid problem in our region.
Over $2.5 million has been spent on the First District legislative campaigns, the highest of any in the State. Campaign figures show that millions have been spent to convince voters on who to pick for a state senate and two assembly seats. The election will be held on Tuesday.
Ocean City and Middle Township dropped key football games during Friday night action. Ocean City was dropped by Mainland, 21-6, while Pleasantville took care of Middle Township, 28-7. Lower Cape May was upended by Gloucester, 20-14.