AVALON TO PICK UP HURRICANE DEBRIS TUESDAY

The Avalon Department of Public Works announced that the Borough will be offering a special “brush” pickup courtesy of Waste Management on Tuesday, August 30th, starting at 8:00am. Any property owner who lost branches, tree limbs, and any brush can place the material curbside by Monday evening.  Waste Management will do a special sweep of…

POLL: NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS OPEN TO TENURE REFORMS

Education reform is supported by a majority of New Jersey residents, according to a new poll. Monmouth University released a poll saying that about one-third (32%) say that performance-based metrics should weigh more heavily in determining teacher compensation.  However, nearly half (47%) feel that performance and experience should be given equal weight in determining an…

ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC UPDATES POWER RECOVERY

Atlantic City Electric has launched its response plan to assess and repair damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Earlier Sunday, assessment crews were permitted access to the barrier islands to identify storm damage across the area. Assessment allows the Company to strategically target power restoration efforts.  Communities under mandatory evacuation, including the barrier islands, were expected…

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE VISITS AVALON BEACH

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the Avalon beachfront on Sunday afternoon.  Christie flew into Cape May County to meet with county elected officials on Hurricane Irene.  After the meeting, Christie and key members of his cabinet met with Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and toured the 32nd Street beach in the community.