The Avalon Borough Council met Wednesday afternoon and approved a new municipal budget that includes a significant decrease in its municipal tax rate. The new rate for Avalon is 19.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Avalon maintains a AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s and may have the lowest combined tax rate in…
All hail the Mighty Szczur! Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate Matt Szczur has made the opening day roster for the San Diego Padres baseball team. Szczur graduated from Lower Cape May 11 years ago and used to play for the Chicago Cubs.
Senator Robert Menendez kicked off his re-election plans in both northern and southern New Jersey on Wednesday, despite facing a recent trial on corruption charges. Menendez was greeted by a room full of supporters to kick of his campaign in Union City Wednesday. Menendez did the expected and promised to fight President Donald Trump.
It didn’t take long for an environmental group to turn support into scorn towards Governor Phil Murphy. The Sierra Club announced this week that it is disappointed in Murphy’s plan to divert clean energy funds to help New Jersey Transit become a viable agency. The club released a statement dissing the Governor’s plan.
Sea Isle City will be honoring Vietnam War veterans on Thursday as part of the recognition of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. A ceremony will be held at Veterans Park Thursday at 3:00pm with a wreath laying and various comments from local officials.
Yes, International Pooper Scooper Week is a thing during the first week of April, and Morey’s Piers in Wildwood announced that it will celebrate the acclaimed event. The Pier announced that patrons who purchase two different admission options during the first week of April will enjoy big discounts and a commemorative Morey’s Piers pooper scooper.…
Swearing in ceremonies were held in Sea Isle City earlier this week for the city’s new Chief of Police, Thomas McQuillen. McQuillen has worked for the department full time since 1999. He is a 1990 graduate of Ocean City High School.
Someone in New Jersey holds a Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million. There were no winners in the drawing last night, which rolls the jackpot over to a staggering $502 million, the tenth largest jackpot in United States history. No word yet on where the million dollar winning ticket was sold.
Here’s your warning: Starting Sunday, New Jersey police will be seriously cracking down on drivers who text while driving. The “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” enforcement campaign begins this weekend and fines could range between $200-$400 for violators. The initiative is part of National Distracted Driving Month.
Lower Township Police are participating in a “No Shave April” event in order to raise money for a summer police youth camp. Officers will let their facial hair grow and accept donations for the camp that is geared towards middle and high school students; funds also are raised for camp activities.