New Jersey’s unemployment rate is at an all time low of 3.5 percent. That’s the lowest figure since the state began keeping records back in 1976. New Jersey is two tenths of a percent lower than the national average.
More internal problems for the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton and the County are involved in a whistle blower lawsuit filed by former Purchasing Agent Kim Allen. An appellate court has reinstated the lawsuit on a 2-1 vote.
An Excessive Heat Watch is now in effect for Cape May County. The National Weather Service has posted the watch for our region from Friday afternoon through Sunday. Heat index values are expected to top out locally at 112 degrees Saturday afternoon. The hottest parts of each of the next three days..mid afternoon until early…
Governor Phil Murphy is defending the hiring of Cary Booker, Senator Cory Booker’s brother, to a $150,000 a year state job. Murphy is defending the hire this week even though Cary Booker headed up a charter school that had to close three years ago in Tennessee due to miserable performance.
A 31 year old police officer in the Mercer County, NJ Homicide Task Force was arrested Wednesday and charged with the murder of his three month old daughter. Daniel Bannister was busted and charged with the death of his daughter Hailey, who last December suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed, and multiple fractured ribs.
The Hamilton Mall has changed hands. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson told the Press of Atlantic City that the Mall was purchased by a New York based realty group. The group specializes in distressed malls. Recently the Hamilton Mall lost both JC Penny and Sears.
The heat index, even at the beaches, is expected to exceed 100 degrees, with the hottest day likely to be Saturday. Accu Weather is calling for the possibility of drenching downpours too, especially late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Even though it feels hot today, it will feel even hotter this weekend, especially on Saturday.
A fire destroyed a small boat located at the Farley Marina adjacent to the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City Wednesday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene of the blaze that sent thick black smoke billowing into the sky. No reports of any injuries, nor of a cause of today’s fire.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is heralding new environmentally friendly bridge fenders installed on four local bridges in Cape May County. The DOT says the new fenders were installed on bridges located on routes 109, 147, and 162 and replace the old timber style fenders. This project is a first of its kind in…
Atlantic County freeholders voted in favor of a study that will examine if the Atlantic City International Airport should be absorbed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A resolution approved Tuesday would allow the county to participate in a feasibility study on the potential move; some say it would bring more…