Republican freeholders may have a fight in this year’s election. The Press of Atlantic City reports that former Middle Township Committeeman Steve Barry and attorney Elizabeth Casey will seek the freeholder seats currently occupied by Gerry Thornton and Marie Hayes. Petitions were due by April 1st.
The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will not be open this summer. The County issued a press release Monday afternoon, saying the reconstruction of the bridge on the Avalon side means the bridge won’t open until about “late summer”. The bridge was supposed to be open Memorial Day weekend..that’s not happening.
Wildwood Crest is taking public input on a proposal that may result in one liquor license added in the dry community. Crest officials are considering a referendum question before voters that would allow for the creation of one liquor license. Crest voters back in 1940 approved making the Borough a “dry” town; the matter may…
The former owner of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, Bruce Difek, died Sunday in Colorado. The Press of Atlantic City reports that authorities have confirmed the death, with a cause of death being released later in the day. Difek resurrected the former Revel Casino and re-opened it recently.
Avalon has the lowest municipal tax rate in the State of New Jersey. NJ.com reports that Avalon’s municipal tax rate is lower than all other towns in New Jersey. Cape May Point, Stone Harbor, and Sea Isle City also placed in the top ten. Avalon’s Council will adopt a new budget Monday night with no…
A man lost his life during a skydiving accident in Williamstown late Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was a veteran of skydiving with more than 1,000 jumps during his lifetime. There was an accident following the deployment of his parachute.
Three people were seriously injured Sunday morning when a Jaguar drove underneath of a tractor trailer on the Atlantic City Expressway. The crash occurred in Hammonton just after sunup. Police say the car drove into the right shoulder and under the truck.
A dozen people were rounded up late last week in Atlantic City as authorities focused on some illegal drug sales on Atlantic Avenue. Police say they recovered 160 bags of heroin, an ounce of cocaine, and $1,000 in cash. Most of the suspects are from the city.
A car wound up wedged under a tractor trailer Sunday morning on the Atlantic City Expressway. Police say the accident occurred around 7:00am near milepost 28 and there are big delays on the westbound Expressway and the individuals in the vehicle are removed.
Cape May County drivers are paying approximately $2.69 for a gallon of gas. That’s up by 20 cents over one month ago, and two pennies higher than last year. New Jersey is still behind the national average, at $2.74 per gallon.