NEWARK POLICE OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says today is a day of mourning for his community.  A 45 year old off duty veteran police officer was shot and killed when he ordered a slice of pizza.  Police in Newark say William Johnson, a 16 year veteran of the police departemnt, lost his life Thursday night while he…

ROUTE 52 READIES FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Construction crews have advanced work on both sides of the Route 52 Causeway, reopening two critical portions of local roadways that will provide increased travel capacity between Somers Point and Ocean City for the summer season. The reopenings will benefit residents, business owners and visitors as work on the $400 million causeway replacement project continues…

MAN ARRESTED AFTER STEALING POLICE CAR

The Press of Atlantic City reports that a man allegedly stole a Margate City police cruiser and drove through five communities before being apprehended. 22 -year old Christopher Sparks of Blackwood, reportedly stole the police car while it was stopped investigating a motor vehicle accident shortly after 10pm on Wednesday night in Margate. Sparks was…

BLUE ANGELS CANCEL DEMONSTRATION

The Blue Angels flight squadron will not appear at the Millville Airshow this weekend. The world famous jets had to suspend their operations temporarily for a safety review. Apparently, the jets were caught flying below a specified altitude at a recent airshow. The pilots are undergoing additional training and practice. The Blue Angels were also…

WILDWOOD CREST POLICE RECEIVE ACCREDITATION

Wildwood Crest Police Department has received accreditation. The New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police appeared at the Wildwood Crest Borough Commission meeting to present the award. An on-site accreditation of the department took place in December. The assessors gave the department a favorable assessment and forwarded a report to the commission board recommending the…

WOODBINE TO HOLD PRECONSTRUCTION MEETING

Mayor William Pikolycky is pleased to announce that there will be a preconstruction meeting concerning Woodbine’s Safe Routes to School project with representatives of the Department of Transportation,  contractor Charles Marandino, and Borough professionals on June 3 at 10 a.m. at the Woodbine Municipal Building. This construction will add sidewalks to approximately twelve blocks that do not…

WILDWOOD CREST TO HOLD WEEKEND CONCERT

One of the Delaware Valley’s longest-running and most popular party bands will kick off the 2011 Borough of Wildwood Crest Free Live Music Series on Memorial Day Weekend. The Fabulous Greaseband, a high-energy seven-member rock-and-roll party band featuring the best music of the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, will provide entertainment for the entire…

COAST GUARD TO HOST SUNSET PARADES

In celebration of “The Year of the Coast Guard Family,” Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will host four sunset parade ceremonies this summer. The first parade will be held Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 7:50 p.m. Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the recruit band, drill team, marching troops, cannon fire, and…