Cape May will handle largely routine business during its meeting on Tuesday. Council is expected to address regulations regarding the appointment of Deputy Emergency Management coordinators, and designate one way traffic and restricted parking on a portion of Bank Street. An animal control officer is expected to be appointed at the meeting.
Cape May will be the home of a new eight room hotel. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the city’s planning board granted final site plan approval for the reconstruction of eight apartments into a hotel on Stockton Place. The board approved certain variances for the project.
Cape May now officially has two new members of Council. Both Zack Mullock and Stacy Sheehan took their respective oaths of office on New Year’s Day and replace Bea Pessagno and Roger Furlin on the governing body. Mayor Chuck Lear also delivered his annual State of the City address.
Former Cape May mayor and council member Jerry Gaffney has died at the age of 86. Gaffney passed away on Friday at his home. Gaffney was elected twice to the position of mayor, in 1990 and again in 1999. Gaffney also served as a Eucharistic minister.
The West Cape May Borough Commission will hold its final meeting of the year tonight. The Commission is expected to consider extending the date for which a new plenary retail liquor license can either be accepted, or rejected. A special events permit may also be issued to the Cape May Film Festival. The meeting begins…
The United States Coast Guard assisted three mariners after their ship began taking on water about 50 miles from Cape May on Monday. The Captain Garland was taking on water and the Coast Guard responded with two dewatering pumps to assist. The boat was taken to Cape May and moored safely on Tuesday.
The Cape May Elementary Board of Education overwhelmingly approved the next two phases of the Lafayette Street Park Plan. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the school is satisfied all security plans have been met. A presentation on the plan was made at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting.
The Cape May City Police Department has issued a warning to parents to be aware of an internet game called “The Momo Challenge”. The game is spread through an app and encourages children to perform dangerous tasks. The app has also been linked to popular social media sites.
A commercial fishing boat caught fire about 16 miles southeast of Cape May Saturday morning. The 75 foot vessel “Ocean Pearl” caught on fire around 10:30am on Saturday. The crew abandoned ship in a life raft. The men were all in survival suits and were rescued. The boat remains adrift near the mouth of the…
A big beach fill project in Cape May has been postponed until after the summer of 2019. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the beach fill has been postponed from next month because some federal funding has not been secured in behalf of the Coast Guard. City Manager Neil Young says the delay…