A 31 year old South Jersey man has been indicted by a grand jury in Atlantic County for allegedly sexually assaulting a seven year old girl. James Ward of Bellmawr was indicted on nine criminal counts; he cared for the girl during a three year period in Brigantine. ##
A school that has operated for the past 100 years in Millville will be closed at the end of the school year due to budget cuts. The R.D. Wood School is the oldest operating school in the city and has fallen into disrepair. ##
Sea Isle City Construction Official Neil Byrne has been named the New Jersey Building Official Association’s 2017 Building Inspector of the Year. City officials say Byrne will be recognized during a conference held in Atlantic City on May 4th. ##
Taxes are not going up in Woodbine this year. Mayor William Pikolycky announced that the new $2.4 million budget for Woodbine will keep the tax rate stable for the 27th consecutive year, with the local purpose tax rate at 23.4 cents. A public hearing will be held on April 20th. ##
The biggest beach fill project in New Jersey this year will begin soon in Ortley Beach, Toms River. State officials announced that the $128 million project will be held in Ocean County and will result in a new 225-foot wide beach that will repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The Middle Township Committee will introduce its budget Monday night. The committee will introduce the budget by total only following a closed session regarding potential litigation involving the salaries of statutory officers. Last week, the Committee conducted a special meeting to interview business administrator candidates. ##
Another store will be closing in our region. JCPenney announced that it is closing 138 locations across the country, including its store in Rio Grande. A number of large brick and mortar companies have announced locations closing over the past year. In Rio Grande alone, they have lost an Office Depot, and KMart is in…
A structure fire in Avalon Friday morning drew a very large response from fire departments county wide. A fire broke out in a residential home located on Pelican Drive in Avalon and quickly spread to an adjacent home on Seagull Drive. The fire began shortly before 8:00am and several fire departments are still on the…
A convenience store chain with a large presence in our area will hire more than 5,000 people this summer. Wawa announced that it will begin hiring seasonal workers starting with open houses in various stores on March 29th. There will also be career events held on Wednesdays in select stores as well. Wawa is also…
The school tax rate is expected to climb in Ocean City this year. The proposed school tax is expected to climb by one tenth of one cent to 21.8 cents. The new spending plan totals $45.6 million, and will be discussed at a public hearing to be held on April 26th.