Refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving in New Jersey this week. Governor Murphy says Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will receive the refugees who had to flee their country after President Joe Biden caused a humanitarian crisis in that country. Murphy says it’s “hard to tell” how long the refugees will be in the Garden State.
Middle Township officials report progress in its road improvement program. Township Committeeman Ike Gandy says the Township will apply for more state grants for drainage and road improvements on Main Street in Whitesboro, west of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Atlantic City Police say four people were charged and two handguns were recovered during separate incidents in the city. Police say three city men along with a four from Absecon were charged in connection with the crimes. In one case, a loaded handgun was recovered along with 50 bags of heroin.
A 67 year old surfer from Margate lost his life over the weekend after being pulled from the surf unconscious. Authorities say Edgar Osborne died after surfing at an unguarded beach. The cause of death for Osborne is unknown.
It is very likely regional and statewide megasites will open again to provide booster shots for the coronavirus vaccine. State officials on Monday confirmed that setting up a program for booster shots is being developed now. There has been no announcement locally on booster shot availability, yet.
The North Wildwood Beach Patrol will host one of the marquee events of the lifeguard season on Tuesday. The annual Bud Tarbotton Memorial Around the Island Row will begin in Hereford Inlet and finishes in the ocean at 15th Street. Brian Cunniff of CoastSportsToday.com reports there are 17 rowing teams participating in the event.
Governor Murphy made it official today. He is calling for all teachers in public and parochial schools in New Jersey to be vaccinated by October 18th. If they refuse, they will be subject to testing once or twice per week. He has signed an executive order outlining the new requirement for teachers. It applies to…
Governor Phil Murphy today publicly acknowledged the passing of Cape May lifeguard Norman Inferrera III. Inferrera lost his life after he was tossed from his lifeguard boat by a wave. Murphy says he reached out to the boy’s family and spoke with them about the tragedy. Inferrera was just 16 years old.
The Barefoot Country Music Fest will be coming back to Wildwood next year, but in June. Festival organizers have already posted the dates of next year’s festival, which will be held June 16-19th. This year’s event drew huge crowds to the Wildwoods, and wrapped up Sunday.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce this afternoon a vaccination requirement for teachers in state schools. Murphy will update state officials on the Covid-19 requirements at 1pm today. A few other states have also required teachers to be vaccinated.