Yesterday’s flurry of emails regarding alleged bomb threats in our part of the country did not include New Jersey. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security announced that there were no known or credible bomb threats in the Garden State. The Department urges any New Jersey resident who suspects a threat to contact their office…
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says there will not be a bill before lawmakers Monday to legalize marijuana. Monday is the final legislative voting day of the year, and the State will miss Governor Murphy’s deadline to have legal pot by the end of the year. Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that a significant…
Dante Car Wash appears to be the place to get a lottery ticket. The car wash business in Vineland sold a winning lottery ticket worth $3 million. The winner has not been identified; the State says it’s the most valuable lottery ticket sold in Vineland in five years.
Carson Wentz’ season with the Philadelphia Eagles may be over. The Eagles announced that Wentz has a fracture in his vertebra and he will miss Sunday’s game in Los Angeles against the Rams, and maybe the rest of the season. The Eagles are 6-7 on the season and a loss will all but take them…
Four juveniles have been charged with committing hazing as part of the high school wrestling program at Schalick High School. The juveniles are accused of aggravated assault and other offenses. The juveniles allegedly forced another youth into a shower and attempted to assault the individual with a broomstick. State Police continue to investigate.
You retire from Congress, you get part of a beach named after you. A portion of the Brigantine beach will be named after longtime Congressman Frank LoBiondo, who’s final term is coming to an end. A ceremony will be held on the beach on Friday; LoBiondo’s longtime legislative office in Mays Landing closes next week.
There’s a new member of the Avalon Borough Council today. Barbara Juzaitis was sworn in by Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi to fill an unexpired term on Council that was vacated by longtime councilman Richard Dean. Juzaitis’ term runs through the end of June, 2019.
Manny Diaz will be introduced as the next head football coach of the Temple Owls. The Philadelphia school will hold a press conference today to announce that Diaz is the pick to replace Geoff Collins. Diaz is the defensive coordinator at the University of Miami.
A victims’ compensation fund is being advanced by the Archdiocese of Newark. The fund will be financed by the five Catholic dioceses in New Jersey, including Camden. The goal is to essentially write the checks to victims who have been subject to sexual abuse.
The Cape May City Police Department has issued a warning to parents to be aware of an internet game called “The Momo Challenge”. The game is spread through an app and encourages children to perform dangerous tasks. The app has also been linked to popular social media sites.