RT 47 ROAD WORK TO BE COMPLETED THIS WEEK

Night work to repair six miles of Route 47 in Middle Township should be completed this week. The Middle Township Gazette reports that the N.J. State Department of Transportation says Asphalt Paving Systems Inc. should complete the job of repairing Rt. 47 between milepost 4.3 and 10.3 before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The project cost approximately $650,000 and…

NEW C.O. NAMED FOR COAST GUARD CUTTER

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous has a new commanding officer. Last week a change-of-command ceremony was held at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, and Cmdr. Terry Johns assumed command from Cmdr. Gregory Magee of the 44 year-old vessel. Johns has extensive world-wide experience as a commander since he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1982. Most recently…

WILDLIFE EXPERTS MEET IN STONE HARBOR

The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor hosted the First Annual Spring Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival over the weekend. Wildlife experts and birders gathered to educate the public about conservation and a natural phenomenon that occurs here in South Jersey. Renowned author Phillip Hoose gave a lecture on Red Knot birds, that feed on the eggs of…

CHANGING COMING TO STATE POLICE PROMOTIONS

The process in which the New Jersey State Police conduct their promotions is about to be reviewed.  New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced that a new statewide panel has been formed to examine the way promotions are handled in the State Police.  Currently, police are promoted almost exclusively on the opinions of their supervisors.…