There is a major vacancy in the basketball program at Ocean City High School. Longtime girls basketball coach Paul Baruffi has called it career after winning 429 games in two decades. Baruffi stepped down after the Red Raiders’ season ended this weekend. Baruffi won one state championship.
A longtime North Jersey police chief has been charged with directing officers to provide police escorts for a funeral home that he owns. State officials announced that charges were brought against Robert Kugler, the police chief in Saddle Brook. Kugler was charged with official misconduct and other offenses.
An Avalon political ticket is running unopposed for three seats on Borough Council in May. Incumbent Council President John McCorristin is joined by Mari Coskey and Jamie McDermott. Three council seats are up for grabs in the election; they are running unopposed. The ticket is supported by Mayor Marty Pagliughi.
Seth Grossman is back in politics. Grossman is going to seek the republican nomination for a New Jersey Senate seat in the 2nd District, which represents Atlantic County. Grossman faces an uphill battle as former Assemblyman Vince Polistina is seeking the GOP nomination.
Cape May County has dropped below 300 active community cases of coronavirus. County officials announced Monday that there were 29 new positive cases on Monday, which brings the County total to 297. Half of the towns in the County each have fewer then ten cases.
It was an unusual day on the Ben Franklin Bridge. A tractor trailer overturned earlier today, tossing thousands of onions onto the bridge span. The westbound lanes of the span experienced big delays as crews scooped up the onions that spilled on the bridge. Graphic courtesy of the Delaware River Port Authority social media page.
There will be more overnight bridge closures on Avalon Boulevard this week. County officials announced that overnight closures of the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings, starting at 7:00pm. There could be some big delays during the daytime as the westbound lane is being reconstructed.
New Jersey has added another 2,201 coronavirus cases on Monday. State officials say there were 20 additional deaths. The rate of transmission is still over the magic number of one, but has held steady.
New Jersey has provided 2.5 million coronavirus vaccinations. New figures announced by the State on Monday shows that a half million vaccinations were provided within one week. The Atlantic City mega center is providing about 3,000 Pfizer vaccines daily.
Gasoline prices are now $2.93 per gallon in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that our prices locally are four cents above the state average. The national average is $2.77 per gallon.