Avalon has received a $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for a street construction project. Mayor Marty Pagliughi announced that the grant will be used on a portion of 68th Street in the community. Avalon has secured approximately $2.7 million from this NJDOT grant program since 1997.
There has been full containment of a forest fire in Burlington County in the Pinelands. Fire officials say over 11,000 acres burned during the weekend fire with smoke blowing north and visible from New York City. For a time, Route 72 in Burlington County was closed as a safety precaution.
A heavy lift vessel that caused a delay on the Delaware Memorial Bridge last month as it made its way to Philadelphia is set to move south early Tuesday morning. Delaware River and Bay Authority officials say the ship will cause another delay on the bridge Tuesday at approximately 5:00am as it moves south in…
A motor vehicle accident on Route 83 in Dennis Township was causing some delays earlier this morning. After 7:00am, a motor vehicle collided with another car, and a mailbox, along Route 83 south of Carole’s Custard. Police and fire vehicles were on the scene of the accident this morning.
The state’s crackdown on texting while driving begins today. Hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be stopping motorists for texting while driving. Distracted driving penalties can range up to $400 for a first offense.
Well known local attorney William Balliette has passed away at the age of 84. Balliette’s January death was announced over the weekend. He formed a law practice with former State Senator James Cafiero, and represented many local municipalities as their solicitor.
Avalon began its sand back passing project over the weekend. Avalon will transport over 55,000 cubic yards of sand from a borrow area in the central part of town and transport it to the northern part of the community. The project is expected to be finished before Memorial Day weekend.
Stone Harbor will consider a large bond ordinance during its meeting on Tuesday. Council will consider a bond ordinance that will finance some capital purchases, including a trash truck, firefighting equipment, security cameras, along with back bay dredging work.
Middle Township will hold its budget hearing on April 15th. The Township Committee will discuss the budget, which includes no increase in the local tax levy. The budget totals just over $22 million, with added assessments at $88,000.
For lease…a city-owned snack bar location in Cape May, on the Promenade. The Cape May Star and Wave reports that City Council in Cape May has authorized an auction for a re-bid of the lease for the bar, since there were no interested parties the first time around. The second auction will be held April…