MONEY AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH RAISING HOMES IN CAPE MAY AND ATLANTIC COUNTIES

Home owners looking to raise their home following Hurricane Sandy may apply for special assistance. Gov. Chris Christie announced a $100 million program to span nine counties. Under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program, eligible applicants can receive reimbursement of up to $30,000 for elevations on existing single-family homes. Locally, Atlantic and Cape…

CREST RESIDENTS OBJECT TO NEW PARKING METERS

New parking meters have been installed along Atlantic Avenue and local residents are not happy. The Wildwood Leader reports that 130 signatures have been collected to urge borough officials to remove the meters. Residents claim the parking meters are causing beach-goers to park further from the ocean, causing a parking problem on neighborhood streets.

LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTS FIRE IN AVALON

Members of the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department battled a structure fire during a severe thunderstorm in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 21st. On Sunday at approximately 1:30am, the Avalon Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire at a two-story, single-family dwelling located on the west block of 27th Street.  A lightning…