New Jersey is reporting five new deaths from coronavirus Friday. There are 823 new cases of the virus, which is slightly lower than the totals reported in recent days. There are nearly 100 new cases in both Essex and Huston counties.
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders has approved a new assistance program for those who have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Board approved two resolutions earlier this week that provides $1.5 million through two separate programs. A small business funding program is based on resiliency.
A state appeals court has ruled that yes, prior discipline given to New Jersey police officers can be released. Police unions have balked at the move, saying it undermines the confidence in police. This ruling appears to be headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy make announce soon that indoor dining capacity may be increased. Murphy updated the state on the Covid-19 situation Thursday and despite the number of daily cases going up, indoor dining capacity may be increased in the near future. Currently, it stands at 25 percent.
The Wildwood Crest Commission announced that its meeting on October 21st is being moved to Crest Pier. The reason? There will be a presentation on plans for the old library building located on Ocean Avenue. The meeting attendance will be capped at 150.
Atlantic City’s casinos experienced a 6.5 percent increase in gaming revenue last month compared to the same month one year ago. The Division of Gaming Enforcement announced that the big push came from internet gaming, which earned the casinos nearly $90 million in September.
The State of New Jersey is making over $11 million available to businesses who rely on the fishing industry. The grants are available to businesses that experienced more than a 35 percent loss in business during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding has come from the CARES Act.
The Morey Organization announced that unused food from its amusement piers has been donated to local organizations that help those in need. Food was distributed to the First United Methodist Church in Cape May Court House, the Lazarus House in the Wildwoods, and to the culinary program at Wildwood High School. About $6,000 in donations…
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is pleading with Senate colleagues not to confirm Amy Comey Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Booker told the Senate that “we are tumbling towards a very bad reality”. Republicans are expected to confirm Barrett.
New Jersey will soon add an extra $300 to the unemployment benefits in the state. Governor Murphy announced Thursday that more than 800,000 people in the Garden State will see that payment early next week. Most recipients will not have to take any extra steps to get the money.