It’s looking very unlikely that the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey will happen this year. New Jersey will expand the availability of medicinal marijuana in the coming weeks, but recreational pot seems unlikely in 2019. There’s not enough support in the State Legislature to get recreational pot across the finish line.
State environmental officials are expected to discuss New Jersey’s ocean water quality testing program during a media event on Tuesday. Apparently clinging jellyfish in the bay waters is a thing, and the jellyfish will also be discussed as well. Water quality information is posted on njbeaches.org.
A sailboat captain refused assistance from the United States Coast Guard after his boat became stuck in a coastal storm Sunday off the coast of Bradley Beach. The captain instead anchored his sailboat and refused to get off it. The Coast Guard will check on the captain again today.
It’s back in operation. On Sunday, the Atlantic City Rail Line went back into service after being shut down last September for safety issues. The rail service went on line two weeks before its anticipated start date, Memorial Day weekend.
The Atlantic City Blackjacks arena football team fell to 1-2 on Saturday with a 41-34 loss to the Washington Valor. The Valor are the defending league champions in the Arena Football League. Atlantic City takes on Baltimore at home Saturday, May 18th.
Ocean City is seeking appraisals for the value of a former car dealership lot adjacent to the city’s community center. Owners of the property received preliminary approval to build 21 homes there; Mayor Jay Gillian says he doesn’t want to see the property developed with more housing.
Wildwood Police have charged two northern New Jersey men on various drug charged following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. Police arrested 24 year old Dyaa Abdel-Aziz of Bayonne and 25 year old Mstafa Mounir of Prospect Park. Police recovered marijuana and over $3,000 in cash.
Gasoline prices are starting to inch down, including in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the price for gasoline in Cape May County now averages $2.89 a gallon, among the best prices in the Garden State. The average price for a gallon of gas went down by a penny last week.
There were no winning tickets sold in Saturday night’s Powerball lottery jackpot. The jackpot will now be worth $250 million when the next drawing goes off on Wednesday. The winning numbers selected Saturday night were 6, 8, 9 37, 40, and 26.
Pleasantville Police and federal authorities are looking for a man who robbed a branch of PNC Bank on Saturday morning in the city. The man handed the teller a note and suggested that he was armed, although no weapon was produced. The suspect is in his 20s, described as Asian, about 5’7″ tall and wearing…