A third of a billion dollars..that will be the estimated jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. There were no winners in Tuesday night’s drawing, wish pushes the top prize to about $339 million for Friday.
The only contested municipal election Tuesday night resulted in a clean sweep for Team Avalon, headed by longtime Mayor Marty Pagliughi. Pagliughi won re-election to a four year term along with his two runnings mates, incumbent Councilwoman Barbara Juzaitis and newcomer Sam Wierman, who currently chairs the Avalon Planning and Zoning Board.
The annual Cape May County Tourism Conference will be held Friday morning at the County’s administration building. The theme for this year’s conference is “Recognizing the Value of Tourism”. There will be discussion regarding occupancy tax legislation, and a presentation of Cape May County tourism statistics.
New Jersey could save up to $100 million on a new deal for the company that manages the state lottery system. The Murphy administration renegotiated a deal with Northstar New Jersey in order for the state to receive more money from lottery ticket sales.
49 year old Charles Hunter of Bridgeton pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with an accident on Route 49 last year. Hunter admitted that he smoked pot earlier in the day before the accident took place. Two people in their 80s were killed in the accident, caused by Hunter.
A resignation on the Stone Harbor Borough Council. Robert Levins announced that he is resigning from Council just several months after winning an election. Levins resigned as of the first of May; Council is expected to appoint a new member in the coming weeks.
Another sure sign the gaming market in Atlantic City is on the rebound. April provided a nearly 17 percent increase in total gaming revenue according to new figures released late Tuesday. This is the 11th month in a row that the casinos have enjoyed more revenue. An improving economy and sports gaming are both helping.
Cape May County Freeholder Marie Hayes will be the commencement speaker at Atlantic Cape Community College’s commencement on May 23rd. Hayes is a 1979 graduate of the college with a degree in law enforcement. She has served on the Board for six years.
New Jersey could be getting a windfall of additional tax revenues totaling $533 million. NJ. com reports that the the tax revenue is coming in; Governor Phil Murphy may put some of the money aside in a “rainy day fund”, a practice the Garden State has abandoned for years.
Three communities in the southern shore area among the 13 towns in the Garden State holding municipal elections today. Margate, Sea Isle City, and Avalon are all holding elections today. Len Desiderio and Marty Pagliughi, the mayors of Sea Isle City and Avalon respectively, are running unopposed for four year terms.