The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce is calling Monday’s media event “Save our Sea”. The Chamber is again holding a public event to protest proposed seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic testing could be held as early as next month as a way to test for offshore fuel opportunities for the United States.
The first ever restaurant liquor license has been awarded in West Cape May. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the Borough Commission awarded a license to West Cape May Liquor, LLC which is known as the Exit 0 Filling Station. The price of the license? $480,000.
A small tax hike is proposed in Cape May in 2019. City officials have unveiled their new budget that includes a nine tenths of a penny increase in the local purpose rate. The budget totals just over $30 million and will be introduced at the March 5th meeting.
Cape May city officials are expected to discuss the new municipal budget during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. Following that meeting, Council is expected to consider ordinances that would address historic preservation and the Shade Tree Commission.
A 61 year old man on board a fishing boat was medevaced by the United States Coast Guard Wednesday off the coast of Cape May. The unidentified man was hoisted off the boat and taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. No word on the man’s identity or condition.
Cape May will be hosting a public forum on proposed improvements to Lafayette Park. The forum will be held next Wednesday starting at 6:00pm at the City Hall auditorium. Concept plans and renderings will be available for public inspection.
Governor Phil Murphy paid a visit to the United States Coast Guard Base in Cape May Thursday. Murphy appeared to meet with commanding officers and learn more about the impact felt during the federal government shutdown. Murphy complimented our region for supporting the families who are not getting paid during the shutdown.
A memorial ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 3rd for former longtime Cape May Mayor Arthur “Mickey” Blomkvest. Blomkvest passed away Saturday at his home in South Seaville. Blomkvest served as Cape May’s Mayor from 1976-1988 after previously serving on City Council.
The West Cape May borough commission meets this evening and is expected to approve an extension on time reserved to accept or reject bids for a plenary retail consumption license. The Commission is also expected to entertain a final vote on amendments to the peddling and hawking regulations in the community.
Crest Savings Bank the Morey Organization have teamed up to help provide a special loan program for Coast Guard families impacted by the government shutdown. The program allows the impacted families to get zero percent loans to help pay for necessary items, backed by the Moreys. The program is offered at the Cape May branch…