Students who attend the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District in Salem County have the day off due to an overnight bomb threat. NJ.com reports that all classes in the district are cancelled, and other school activities are also off. A statement was posted on the school district’s website this morning.
The next democrat to enter the race for the congressional seat in our district is Will Cunningham of Vineland. Cunningham announced Wednesday that he will seek the democratic nomination in an already crowded field. Cunningham worked as a staffer previously for Senator Cory Booker.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s party switch is now official in Washington. Democrats removed Van Drew to his positions on the Agriculture and Natural Resources committees. Now, it will be up to the republican party to appoint Van Drew to congressional committees.
The Delaware Memorial Bridge handled a record 18.2 million vehicles during 2019. That eclipses the previous record that was set in 2016 by over 400,000 vehicles. The bridge experienced its best single month in history in August with 1.8 million customers using the span.
Amy Kennedy has joined the already crowded democratic field in an attempt to secure the nomination for a congressional seat in our district. Kennedy announced today that she is seeking her party’s support. She is the wife of former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy and lives in Brigantine.
Governor Phil Murphy has ordered flags to fly at half staff on Thursday for Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Westwood who was killed during a roadside bombing in Afghanistan last month. Goble will be laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery; he was 33 years old
The number of traffic fatalities statewide is now at a five year low, according to the New Jersey State Police. Last year, there were 559 fatalities reported in the Garden State, four fewer than the previous year. Driver inattention still remains a primary cause of fatal traffic accidents.
Tolls will be going up this weekend on the bridge that crosses the Delaware River and links the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes. A six percent fare increase goes into effect on Sunday; the rate increase was approved last summer.
State Senator Mike Testa believes that the state’s one dollar increase in the minimum wage will have a negative impact on property taxes paid by those who own property at the Jersey Shore. Testa believes that some shore-area businesses will have to trim staff and reduce benefits at their companies. The minimum wage increased to…
Two people died during a stubborn house fire in Morris County on New Year’s Eve. Police say the fire started at dusk where one person was dead inside the home and a second injured. That person was taken via helicopter to a local hospital and also perished.