BILL PASSED TO CREATE ‘PEDOPHILE-FREE ZONES’

Legislation sponsored to permit municipalities to restrict the ability of known sex offenders to live near places where children congregate was passed today by the full Senate. The bill (S-837) responds to a 2009 state Supreme Court decision which invalidated 118 local ordinances that sought to create such “pedophile-free zones” within communities. The Court cited…

THEFT REPORTED AT FREE MEAL CENTER

A theft was reported at the Free Meal Center in Middle Township. Police there say they were contacted on April 28 about the theft. An aluminum wheelchair ramp that is 24 feet in length was removed. The theft is believed to happen between Sunday and Tuesday. The wheelchair ramp was secured to a table with…

UPDATE: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO STABBING

An on-going investigation is taking place involving a stabbing in Wildwood. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 28-year-old Frank Sola was stabbed multiple times on the 100 West block of Schellenger Ave. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling 465-1135. The stabbing took place on Wednesday night around 7…

WILDWOOD CREST APPROVES 1.5-CENT TAX INCREASE

A tax increase has been adopted in Wildwood Crest. Borough Commission there passed a budget with a 1.5-cent increase. The community came in under the two-percent property tax cap. Mayor Carl Groon told Coastal Broadcasting the borough is continuing its improvement projects, but being smart with how it is done to minimize tax increases. The…