A 97 year old woman from Middle Township has succumbed to coronavirus. Her death was outlined in Wednesday’s report which shows 12 new resident cases with seven of them being in Lower and Middle townships. There are five communities in the Cape that have zero resident cases of the virus.
The words “Black Lives Matter” will be painted on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Friday, in front of the city’s civil rights garden. Mayor Marty Small announced that local artists will paint the large lettering on the street. Another protest may be held in Atlantic City later this week as well.
New Jersey has the best school system in the entire country. For the second year in a row, New Jersey schools took the nation’s top spot during the ranking made by “Education Week”, a national publication. New Jersey earned a B+ score, and remains ahead of second place Massachusetts.
A 54 year old man has died after being shoved on a sidewalk in Vineland. Authorities say Pablo Cruz-Bautista struck his head on a sidewalk and later died of his injuries. The incident took place on East Wood Street, near a liquor store. A 34 year old man was charged in connection with the incident.
New Jersey reported 329 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, two days before the resumption of indoor dining. State health officials also report 11 new deaths. The numbers have largely stabilized for weeks in the Garden State.
Only 68 school districts in New Jersey will begin the school year with no remote learning instruction. Governor Murphy announced Wednesday that most district are moving towards a hybrid model to start the year. Most districts in Cape May County have some sort of a hybrid schedule.
Cape May County will resume the reconstruction of the high span bridge on Avalon Boulevard later this month. County officials say the second lane of the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will be reconstructed this off season, and it’s likely the second phase of the project will begin the week of September 14th. A traffic control device…
Emergency repairs will continue on Stone Harbor’s 96th Street Bridge. County officials say the bridge will not be accessible between the hours of 8:00pm until 6:00am starting the day after Labor Day. Traffic will be detoured to Avalon Boulevard in Middle Township.
The annual Boardwalk Basketball Classic in Wildwood will not be held this year due to coronavirus. Tournament organizers announced Tuesday that a “variety of factors” surrounding the pandemic has resulted in the tournament being scrubbed. The annual basketball tournament is traditionally held in the Wildwoods Convention Center around the holidays.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has added its first ever African American woman. Fabiana Pierre-Louis was sworn in to the state’s highest bench on Tuesday. The court has a 224 year history. Pierre-Louis was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate last week.