MAN FOUND SCRAPING DIRECTIONAL SIGNALS

Middle Township Police responded to a report of a person scraping metal that appeared like directional signals. Middle Township Police responded to Raff Recycling Corporation and was able to determine the signs were tourist oriented directional signs that were posted on Rt. 47 in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township, which were valued at $3,225.00.…

BUDGET PASSED IN OCEAN CITY

A budget increase has been passed in Ocean City. Council there voted on Thursday to increase the budget to $68.8 million. Overall, taxes will increase just under three percent, but is under cap because of exemptions. The new tax rate will be 33.7 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Also, 3.3 cents is being collected by…

VEHICLE CRASHES IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

An accident in Lower Township involved a vehicle hitting a tree on Saturday. The Press of Atlantic City reports that police believe that the driver’s diabetes might have played a role in the incident. The accident took place near Fischer Creed Rd. The unidentified man was not hurt but was taken to an area hospital…

LOWER TOWNSHIP COULD ADOPT BUDGET ON MONDAY

A one-cent budget increase in Lower Township will be voted on for adoption on Monday. Council reduced the proposed increase down to a penny in an attempt to be responsive to the economy. Some of the cuts include overtime in two departments equaling $25,000, and tipping fees have gone down and these that reflected a decrease…

REPORT: AREA HOSPITALS TALK MERGER

Two major hospitals could be looking at a merger. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that there are “serious” talks between South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital to have a merger. The report cited sources, neither hospital is willing to make public comment. Underwood-Memorial Hospital is in Gloucester County.