The Ocean City School District is hopeful to return to full time in classroom instruction by February 1st. Mayor Jay Gillian made the announcement via email on Friday. Gillian also announced his city is receiving a $2 million grant for affordable housing.
GNC is closing 40 stores around the Garden State, including two in our region. NJ Advance Media reports that GNC is closing stores at the Hamilton Mall in Atlantic City, and another location in Vineland. GNC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June.
50 year old former pharmacist Alton Chatmon of Cumberland County could face decades in prison after he admitted to conspiring to distribute more than a million prescription pills. Chatmon operated pharmacies in Millville and Upper Deerfield Township previously. He conspired to traffic many pills, including opioids.
New Jersey will attempt to lure businesses to the Garden State with a new massive $11.5 billion tax break bill. The New Jersey Legislature will vote on the bill Monday during a full voting session. The program expired more than a year ago during a political spat among democrats.
The Margaret Mace Elementary School in North Wildwood is switching to all virtual learning next week. The school was closed on Friday, December 18th and will move to virtual learning until holiday break begins. The school anticipates going back to in-person instruction on January 4th.
New Jersey added 3,975 new cases of coronavirus on Friday. Governor Murphy announced on his social media page that there are also 44 confirmed new deaths. He will hold a further briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic later Friday afternoon.
12 residents and one nurse have died as a result of a coronavirus outbreak at the The Shores senior living facility in Ocean City. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the outbreak occurred in November. The nurse who died has been identified as 64 year old Bonnie Ciafre.
Both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly have passed landmark legislation in New Jersey that will permit recreational marijuana use and dispensing in the Garden State. All that’s needed for the bill to become law is a stroke of the pen by Governor Phil Murphy. Various rules and regulations regarding legal cannabis are included in…
Cape May County is reporting two additional deaths from coronavirus, and 44 new cases. Both victims are women from Ocean City. There are five new cases reported in long term care facilities.
The United States Coast Guard continues to monitor the tugboat “Miss Aida”, which sank about two miles north of Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday. The crew on board reported that a wave broke the windshield of the boat, causing it to sink. There were no injuries.