STATE CONFIRMS CLOSING OF VINELAND CENTER

State officials came to Vineland on Tuesday and confirmed the anticipated closure of the Vineland Developmental Center.  Hundreds of residents showed up, angry at the state’s decision to close the center and forfeit the jobs that go along with the center.  Many spoke in favor of the developmentally challenged individuals who may be displaced by…

YOUNG BOY DROWNS IN VINELAND

Vineland Police continue their investigation into the death of a young boy Tuesday.  Police believe the boy drowned in a grease trap outside of Cidra’s Supermarket in the city.  The trap was five feet deep and full of oil and other liquids.  Vineland rescue officials found the boy in the grease trap and were unable…

GOING UP: TOLLS ON DELAWARE MEMORIAL BRIDGE

Tolls are going up on the Delaware Memorial Bridge as of July 1st.  The Delaware River and Bay Authority met Tuesday morning and approved a new fare structure on the bridge.  Bridge tolls will increase by one dollar to four dollars per crossing for standard motor vehicles.  Fares will also increase for commercial vehicles as…

PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON BEACH ACCESS RULES

The state held another public hearing on its proposed revisions to beach access rules on Tuesday.  The meeting was held in Galloway Township, Atlantic County.  The public and government officials discussed a state plan to give power to local communities to develop their own public access rules on their beachfronts.  Officials from Stone Harbor and…

BACK HOME: CUTTER “VIGOROUS” RETURNS TO CAPE MAY

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, homeported here, returned Monday from a 36-day patrol of the North Atlantic Ocean, here. During the patrol, the crew’s missions consisted of enforcing fisheries regulations, conducting search and rescue operations and protecting living marine resources. The crew began their deployment by towing the disabled fishing vessel Nordic…

TROIANO IN, DEMARZO OUT IN WILDWOOD

Ernie Troiano is once again the mayor of Wildwood.  City officials held a reorganization meeting of government today and Ernie Troiano was sworn in again as mayor of the resort.  Troiano had been recalled less than two years ago and replaced by Gary DeMarzo.  Last week, voters bounced all three incumbants out of the three…

MIDDLE COPS ISSUE WARNING ABOUT HOME BURGLARIES

Middle Township Police are warning residents about a rash of home burglaries that have hit the community.  Township police say there have been multiple reports of home burglaries during the daytime hours when homes are unoccupied.  Money and jewelry have been targeted by the bandits.  In many cases, the burglars are accessing homes through unlocked…

GOLDEN NUGGET RETURNING TO ATLANTIC CITY

On Monday, the Trump Marina signs were removed from the casino hotel in preparation for it’s transformation to the Golden Nugget. The Casino Control Commission is expected to approve the sale of the Trump Marina next week. The Golden Nugget operated a casino in Atlantic City from 1980 to 1987, which is currently known as…