BIG ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT CANCELLED

A major electrical project in South Jersey that was supposed to handle future demand has been cancelled.  PJM Interconnection, the region’s electric grid operator, recently completed an analysis of the Atlantic City Electric transmission system and has determined that construction of the proposed Minotola-to-Lincoln 138 kilovolt transmission line is no longer needed to maintain the…

CAMDEN MAN CONVICTED OF DRUG POSSESSION

An Atlantic County Petit Jury convicted a Camden man of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, obstruction of justice and resisting arrest, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced. Testimony established that at approximately 11 p.m. on September 23, 2009, Antonio Arroyo, now 39, was located by Atlantic City Police walking down Atlantic Avenue. After police announced…

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 2009 MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

A Newark man, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated manslaughter for fatally stabbing an employee at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City, and seriously injuring another employee in 2009, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced. On March 21, 2009, Luis Martinez, now 28, killed Richard Rivera, 27, of Atlantic City. Rivera died of a stab…

STONE HARBOR HIRES NEW ADMINISTRATOR

The Borough of Stone Harbor has found a replacement for its retiring administrator Kenneth Hawk. The Borough this week hired Jill Gougher as the new assistant administrator for the community.  Gougher will work along side Hawk until Hawk’s retirement becomes final at the end of the year; at that time, Gougher will assume the job…

FEMA DISASTER CENTER OPEN TILL OCT. 12TH

Cape May County Director of Emergency Management Frank McCall announced that the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center will remain open in Cape May County through October 12th to provide face-to-face assistance to those who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. McCall said, “Cape May County wants to ensure that every resident who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene…