New Jersey may not only ban all flavored vaping products, but menthol cigarettes as well. State lawmakers are reportedly working on legislation that would prohibit the sales of both products in the Garden State. A draft of the legislation would allow only the sales of standard tobacco cigarettes.
Local student athletes signed various letters of intent to continue their athletic careers this week. CoastSportsToday.com reports that ten Cape May County students signed letters on Wednesday. Wildwood Catholic basketball stars Taj Thweatt signed with West Virginia, while Jahlil White signed with Temple. Middle Township lacrosse star Kira Sides signed with LaSalle, while fellow Panther…
The Avalon Borough Council met Wednesday and authorized a contract worth $2.5 million to repair the town’s 8th Street Jetty, which was damaged during Winter Storm Jonas. Avalon received over $4 million in FEMA funding for repairs to the jetty. South State was awarded the contract for the project, which will last all winter.
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has filed first degree drug charges against 25 year old Ernest P. McCarraher of South Seaville. Authorities say they found 30 pounds of pot, marijuana edibles, and over $43,000 inside his home. He could face between 15 to 20 years in prison, if convicted.
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders have decided to fund the redevelopment of the Franklin Street School in Cape May. The County will invest up to $2.3 million via a shared services agreement with the city and the county’s library commission. The school will become a library.
For the first time in school history, the Ocean City girls soccer team will play for a state championship Saturday morning. Ocean City knocked off Hopewell Valley 1-0 in a state semifinal game Wednesday afternoon. Ocean City takes on Ramapo for the state title at Kean University Saturday morning.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Wednesday that opens the door for a publicly run bank in the Garden State. New Jersey would become only the second state in the union to do so. The order requires a commission to be formed that must have a report ready within one year.
Mavis Discount Tire will open not one, but two locations in Vineland in 2020. The Daily Journal reports that the stores will be opened on Landis Avenue, and on South Delsea Drive. The first store should be open before summer.
So, just how cold was it Wednesday morning when you got up to go to work? How about 20 degrees in Woodbine, and 21 degrees in Atlantic City. Dozens of new record low temperature records for this date were set due to very cold air moving in to our region Tuesday night.
The Beach Theater in Cape May has been sold. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that the theater sold Tuesday at auction for $6.5 million. The theater has been closed by its former owners; no word yet on who the new owners may be.