AVALON PROMOTES NEW POLICE CHIEF WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Avalon Police Department has a new chief of police, promoted  during its council meeting Wednesday evening.  Captain William McCormick was promoted to the position of police chief, replacing David Dean.  Dean is retiring after a career with the Avalon Police Department that spanned back to January, 1987.  McCormick has been the captain of the police…

LOCALS ATTEND CHRISTIE EVENT IN TRENTON

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hosted a few hundred volunteers in Trenton Wednesday.  Chrisite honored volunteers and civic leaders who helped their communities during Hurricane Irene in August.  Christie commended the state for a job very well done with evacuations and shelters.  Local communities sent officials and volunteers to the event, including Avalon, Sea Isle…

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NO MAYOR

Galloway Township is without a mayor.   A judge ruled on Wednesday that the mayoral position previously held by Keith Hartman is now vacant because Hartman missed eight weeks of meetings.  That means Galloway Township is without a mayor this week.  Hartman told council members and the media that he was skipping the meetings after threats…

NEW FLU CLINICS ANNOUNCED IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

Cape May County will be holding additional flu shot clinics in November and December. As they are scheduled, information will be posted on the flu hotline at 463-6581 and online at www.cmchealth.net. The following clinics are currently scheduled: • Thursday, November 3rd from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.at the Woodbine Elementary School, 801 Webster Street, Woodbine (behind…

CHARGES FILED IN FATAL VEHICLE CRASH

Authorities from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office arrested the driver involved in a fatal single-vehicle crash that killed a 19-year-old woman Sunday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced. Kevin Dilks, 20, of Chatsworth, NJ, the driver of the vehicle that crashed early Sunday morning on Clarks Landing Road in Egg Harbor City causing the death…

AVALON BLVD BRIDGE LANE REDUCTION TODAY

Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster announced that the Avalon Boulevard Bridge over Avalon Canal will be reduced to one lane of traffic today, October 26, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Mugrose Construction, Inc., general contractor on the project, will be placing lightweight concrete in the deck of the center of the bridge. …