North Wildwood Police have announced restrictions for next weekend’s Irish Fall Festival. Olde New Jersey Avenue from 2nd Avenue to Pine Avenue and surrounding streets will be closed for the festival. Backpacks and coolers will be prohibited; guests cannot bring alcohol into the festival site.
Closings begin Sunday on the Margate Bridge and causeway. There are two five-day scheduled closures this month during the late evening hours for various repair and maintenance projects. Motorists should be seeking alternate routes during the nighttime hours.
Ocean City is going to pay former car dealership owner Harry Klause $9 million for the lot that used to be his car dealership. City Council voted Thursday night to pay for the property, which is nearly two acres in size. The city intends to use the lot for some sort of public benefit.
A 54 year old North Cape May man survived a jump off the Seashore Road Bridge in Lower Township late Thursday morning. Police say Michael W. Wilson jumped off the bridge and was rescued by multiple agencies and by construction workers who were on a barge under the bridge. Wilson was transported to the Atlantic…
North Wildwood’s council meets next week and is expected to approve an ordinance that would authorize a shared municipal court with Wildwood Crest. Council will also recognize the award of a grant that will pay for the reconstruction of a portion of 17th Avenue between Surf and Ocean Avenues. Council meets at 10:00am.
Rough surf conditions have cancelled the annual Nun’s Beach Surfing Contest in Stone Harbor for the weekend. The Borough announced that the dinner auction for the event will still be held, but the surfing event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
The New Jersey Task Force has arrived in North Carolina to provide assistance for Hurricane Florence relief efforts. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stopped by to meet with the men and women from the New Jersey State Police to thank them for their efforts.
The jury has been selected for the upcoming murder trial for a man accused of killing April Kauffman six years ago. Ferdinand Augello has pleaded not guilty in connection with the case; opening arguments are slated for Monday. The trial is expected to garner plenty of media attention.
The Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is sold out after it offered free rooms to Hurricane Florence evacuees. The casino issued a statement saying that the casino is packed full through Saturday, but rooms are available starting on Sunday. Owner Bruce Deifik says the free room offer “was the right thing to do”.
A 35 year old volunteer firefighter is accused of starting a fire in Hamilton Township, calling 911, then responding to the fire to put it out. Police say Matthew Hesser of Vineland is a Mizpah firefighter who responded to the scene to put out the fire. He has been charged with arson and criminal mischief.