The local music scene is mourning the sudden passing of a singer with the Sensational Soul Cruisers, Alan Smith, who has died at the age of 49. Smith died suddenly on Saturday and was with the Soul Cruisers for 17 years. The band has appeared at countless venues in Cape May County.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has drafted a bipartisan federal bill that would ban seismic air gun testing in the Atlantic Ocean. The testing is done to test for fuel reserves but is very harmful to some aquatic life. Van Drew says it is not worth the risk to conduct oil and gas drilling in the…
Monday morning brought a big number of school closings in Atlantic and Cumberland counties, but Cape May County remain unscathed. Travel conditions at sunup were somewhat treacherous due to ice and sleet on the roadways, but not enough to close schools. Northern New Jersey will be impacted by ice and snow tonight and Tuesday.
A small rate increase is coming from Atlantic City Electric. The utility was part of an energy auction last week that will result in a less than one percent increase for customers. The average customer will pay about a dollar more for electricity per month.
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue alert for this weekend. The alert goes into effect on Friday evening and lasts through Monday morning. Local municipalities are now responsible for coordinating warming centers for those in need.
An aisle seat has its benefits. Congressman Jeff Van Drew was able to get a pat on the President’s back, followed by a handshake and a short conversation as the President made his way towards the stage for the State of the Union address. Van Drew called the State of the Union address “well done”…
Due to Friday’s unexpected snowfall, Sturdy Savings Bank branches are closing at 3:00pm.
Matthew Milam is once again an assemblyman from our 1st Legislative District. Milam took his oath of office Thursday to fill a seat that was eventually created by the ascension of Jeff Van Drew to Congress. Milam previously served in the State Assembly from 2008 through 2013.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew has drafted a new federal bill that would prohibit all future government shutdowns. Van Drew’s legislation is called the “End Government Shutdowns Act” and requires a continuing resolution for any appropriations bill not approved by an October 1st deadline.
More than two dozen individuals have been charged by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the “Operation Forefathers” investigation that looked into a local drug operation. The investigation was centered in Woodbine and Millville and resulted in the arrests of 30 individuals, and over 6,500 bags of heroin. Weapons and vehicles were…