Avalon is reporting a rebound of native vegetation in its dune system following the removal of some invasive Japanese Black Pine trees. Borough officials announced on their municipal website that a state grant recently implemented thinned out the trees and native vegetation began to grow. The grant was used to remove dead or distressed trees…
There are three new cases of coronavirus in Cape May County reported Tuesday. Two of the new cases have been reported in Ocean City, which has 19 of the County’s 99 total cases. No additional deaths were reported. There have been 30 community fatalities during the pandemic.
New Jersey, you finally have a state budget. Governor Murphy signed the new $32.7 billion budget into law Tuesday afternoon, one day before he was obligated to do so. The budget includes billions in new debt created by a lack of revenue attributable to the coronavirus. The budget keeps state government in business until the…
Thursday will be the day when gasoline prices go up considerably in New Jersey. The state will implement a new 9.3 cent increase in the gas tax on Thursday. This means over 50 cents per gallon will be dedicated to paying New Jersey taxes that fund various infrastructure projects, including road and bridge work.
Approximately one fifth of all of the new coronavirus cases in New Jersey Tuesday have come from Ocean County. State officials announced that there are 505 new cases, and ten new deaths. 91 new cases are from Ocean County alone.
The official voting drop box for Wildwood has been installed. Wildwood officials say the new drop box for the 2020 election ballots is located on the Davis Avenue side of Wildwood City Hall. The County is installing these drop boxes throughout the County so mail-in ballots can be safely deposited.
A structure fire was reportedly in the pre-dawn hours Monday on Fire Lane in Lower Township. Township Police say there was smoke coming from the interior of 3 Fire Lane upon arrival. The fire was extinguished, and all of the occupants of the home were able to escape unharmed. The cause has been ruled accidental.
A special panel has approved borrowing $4.5 billion to help New Jersey meet its budget obligations. The legislature has already approved a $32.7 billion spending plan, but a panel had to approve the extra borrowing. The money is needed to offset revenue loss from coronavirus.
A 30 year old New York man tried to climb over a divider at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City Monday morning, and fell to his death. The man fell around 4:00am Monday at the casino when he dropped from the second level to the lobby. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Ocean County is exploding in coronavirus cases in the State of New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy announced that there were 561 new Covid-19 cases on Monday; 242 of them came from Ocean County. Only one new death was reported.