A man from Atlantic County has contracted Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The disease is most commonly transmitted in swampy areas from mosquitos and can kill a horse. Authorities say anyone who gets a mosquito bite should seek medical assistance.
Single use plastic bags will soon be banned in Somers Point. The governing body approved a measure that would ban these bags, which have also been banned in Avalon and Stone Harbor. There is a four month grace period for retailers to get rid of their inventory of bags.
Felony murder charges are now being sought in connection with a double murder in Ventnor. 42 year old Heather Barbera was in court Thursday, charged with killing her mother and grandmother over money. Barbera has pleaded not guilty.
A contractor from Ocean County will be sentenced in four months for his role in stealing nearly a half million dollars from property owners who counted on him to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 50 year old George LaRosa will be ordered to make restitution and likely serve a few years in prison for …
The referee who forced a Buena wrestler to cut his dreadlocks in order to compete in a match has been suspended for two years. The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights ordered that the referee not officiate any matches for the next two seasons. The firestorm over the issue made national headlines.
Two Atlantic County lawmakers are again urging Governor Murphy to release $4.6 million to Stockton University for enhancements to its campus. A 405-bed residential complex has been proposed in Atlantic City, but the funding has been held up ever since Murphy adopted, and made changes to, the state budget in late June.
34 year old Michael Gibbons has been charged with using employees to clean his mother’s attic. Gibbons works as the Deputy Chief of the Atlantic County superintendent of elections. Gibbons also added non worked overtime hours to employees’ pay cards.
A major water pipe installation project will be taking place in Linwood and Northfield starting later this month. The New Jersey American Water Company says the project will cost $1.2 million and should be wrapped up by the end of November.
A new Burlington store will open in the Wrangleboro Plaza on Friday. The new store replaces the former store that was located at the Shore Mall. The Burlington store will feature clothing for all ages, and of course, coats.
A Tractor Supply store is coming to Buena. The Daily Journal reports that construction on the new store will begin in spring, 2020 and the store will open later in the year. The store will be located just off Route 40.