Tolls will be going up this weekend on the bridge that crosses the Delaware River and links the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes. A six percent fare increase goes into effect on Sunday; the rate increase was approved last summer.
Pete Byron is the new mayor of the City of Wildwood. Wildwood held its government reorganization meeting and Byron was selected by his running mates to serve as mayor, replacing Ernie Troiano. Senate President Steve Sweeney provided oaths of office to Byron, along with fellow commissioners Krista Fitzsimons and Steve Mikulski. Photo courtesy of campaign…
State Senator Mike Testa believes that the state’s one dollar increase in the minimum wage will have a negative impact on property taxes paid by those who own property at the Jersey Shore. Testa believes that some shore-area businesses will have to trim staff and reduce benefits at their companies. The minimum wage increased to…
Chris Sacco has resigned as the head football coach at Pleasantville High School. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Sacco resigned after posting a winning record over four seasons at the school. Sacco cites scheduling difficulties as a reason why he’s stepping down.
Criminal sentencing for former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam will be held at the end of next month. Gilliam’s sentencing date was rescheduled for February 27th. He admitted that he cheated a basketball program out of $87,000 in funding. Gilliam has since resigned from office.
Recreation programs have been suspended at the Franklin Street School in Cape May due to environmental testing standards found in the kitchen. The closure is precautionary, as the test results in the gym were acceptable. Alternate locations for recreation are being pursued.
Two new faces join the Wildwood City Commission during its official reorganization at Noon Thursday. Pete Byron, Steve Milulski, and Krista Fitzsimons will all be sworn in to office; Byron is expected to be named mayor during the reorganization. Various departments will be assigned, and a temporary budget will be established.
Somers Point has become the latest town to address plastic bags. Somers Point officials put in a plastic bag ban as of New Year’s day after previously adopting a small fee on the bags. Locally, Avalon and Stone Harbor have similar prohibitions.
Two people died during a stubborn house fire in Morris County on New Year’s Eve. Police say the fire started at dusk where one person was dead inside the home and a second injured. That person was taken via helicopter to a local hospital and also perished.
Avalon volunteer firefighters and police teamed up to help rescue a dog who wound up trapped in the water under a dock on Tuesday morning. Police say the successful rescue attempt was made by volunteer firefighter Lisa Sasdelli who entered the bay and reached the dog. The canine was taken to a local vet for…