ATLANTIC COUNTY RETAINS STRONG BOND RATING

As a result of strong management policies and conservative budget practices, Atlantic County government remains financially stable as reflected in its recent bond ratings by the nation’s top bond rating companies. Bond ratings are given to local governments to rate their overall credit-worthiness, much the same as credit scores do for individuals. Atlantic County has…

COAST GUARD HELP TWO OFF COAST OF ATLANTIC CITY

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City helicopter crew medevaced one man and assisted one woman after their personal watercraft ran aground approximately three miles off Atlantic City Wednesday.  The Coast Guard received notification of the incident from the Brigantine Police Department after the woman involved called 911 on her cell phone.  The man was medevaced…

PARVIN STATE PARK RE-OPENS SWIMMING AREA

Nearly one month after the violent thunderstorms of June 30th, state officials announced the re-opening of two recreation areas at the Parvin State Park in Salem County. The swimming area and adjacent day-use area are now open to the public, but other sections of the park remain closed as maintenance crews and private contractors continue…

SJTA GETS NEW LEADER

The South Jersey Transportation Authority has new executive director. The SJTA Board of Directors appointed Sam Donelson to the post on Wednesday. Donelson, a 17-year employee of the authority is from Pennsville Township in Salem County and succeeds Bart Mueller who stepped down in June. The SJTA operates the Atlantic City Expressway and the Atlantic City…

MORE DETAILS RELEASED ON HO– USE FIRE

Three teenagers suffered minor injuries during a quick-moving house fire that destroyed a home located at 592 21st Street in Avalon on Wednesday morning, July 25th. Avalon Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ed Dean reports that the fire call came in at 3:52am from the one story, three bedroom ranch-style home.  The home was occupied by…