State Senator Michael Testa is blasting Governor Phil Murphy for continuing the requirement for indoor masks despite the CDC’s guidelines indicating vaccinated people don’t have to wear them inside. Testa says the Governor has “doubled down” on the anti-science mask mandate and cites other neighboring states that no longer require them indoors.
Remote learning will be a thing of the past this spring. Governor Murphy today ordered all schools to be in session, in class, when the new school year begins in the fall. Murphy says his executive order that permitted remote instruction will expire at the end of the current school year.
New Jersey will not be following the CDC guidance and still requires masks on inside. Governor Phil Murphy held his update on the coronavirus in New Jersey today, and announced that masks are still required indoors. The reason? Murphy says the majority of New Jersey residents remain unvaccinated.
Gasoline prices continue to inch up before Memorial Day weekend. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in our area is now $3.06, which represents a one cent increase over the weekend. Last year at this time gas prices were under two dollars per gallon.
About 70 acres of wooded area in the Bass River State Forest are burning due to a large forest fire. The fire is located in southern Ocean County near Stage Road in Little Egg Harbor Township. Various burnout operations are underway to help prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes.
North Wildwood will become the next local community to prohibit the sale of recreational marijuana. Council has an ordinance on its agenda Tuesday morning that would prohibit the sale of recreational pot. Council may also approve a resolution that would include Middle Township for construction office coverage.
The Middle Township Committee will address the issue of shopping carts from retail stores being found in various sections of the community. An ordinance appears on the agenda that will require on site shopping cart containment. The Committee will also go in to closed session to discuss a mutual aid agreement.
The next Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $468 million. There were no winners in Friday night’s drawing, and the next drawing for the multi-state lottery will take place Tuesday night. This will be the ninth largest prize in Mega Millions history.
The Lucky Snake Arcade is now open for business at the Showboat in Atlantic City. The $7 million family friendly arcade and sports betting experience opened to decent crowds over the weekend. The venue also includes a boxing ring, and a speakeasy.
A 65 year old man from Cape May Beach was killed in a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident in Lower Township on Thursday. Township Police say John M. Baldwin was killed when he was crossing Bay Drive on foot and struck by a Ford Escape. Baldwin succumbed to injuries he received on the scene. Police have not…