New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that new categories of public workers will be able to get coronavirus vaccines. Murphy announced Monday morning that teachers, transportation workers, and certain other members of the public safety community will be eligible for vaccines on March 15th. Child care workers will also be eligible.
A 59 year old Atlantic County man lost his life Friday during a motor vehicle accident on Route 555 in Buena Vista Township. State Police say James Rago was killed when his SUV went off the roadway and struck a pole. Rago was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Cape May County late Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Once the rain ends, wind gusts approaching 60mph are possible overnight into Tuesday. The winds could uproot trees as the ground has been saturated by weekend rains.
Cape May County added only 23 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. The latest report puts nearly half of the new cases in Lower and Middle townships. There are only 328 active residential cases countywide.
The municipal tax rate in Cape May is expected to climb by a penny this year. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the new budget in Cape May totals $32.1 million. The tax rate proposed would result in a 2.48 percent increase in taxes, according to the report.
New Jersey reported only 2,171 new coronavirus cases on Sunday. There were 15 confirmed deaths, which is lower than the recent daily average. New Jersey is closing in on 21,000 deaths from the virus statewide.
Lydia is now a fixture at the Cape May county Zoo. County officials announced that the one and a half year old female zoo has come from the St. Paul, Minnesota zoo and now is a mate for the male zebra, “Ziggy”. Lydia is the fourth female to join the herd. this type of zebra…
The Lower Township Council will introduce its 2021 budget Monday evening. Council is also expected to vote on a resolution that will provide an agreement with new Police Chief William Priole. The meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Ocean City is getting $3 million in federal funding to elevate homes out of flood risks. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing the city with the grant to help city residents. Ocean City has spent millions of dollars of its own money on various flood control measures.
A 34 year old police officer who works in Jersey City was arrested on charges that he travelled to Atlantic City to have sex with two underage girls. Stephen Wilson of Bayonne was charged on Friday with three separate crimes. Wilson remains lodged in the Atlantic County Jail pending his detention hearing.