West Cape May will be converting the intersection of Park Boulevard and Leaming Avenue to an all-way stop within a few weeks. Mayor Carol Sabo announced that the change is the result of a recent traffic study. Flashing stop signs will be installed on both sides of Park Boulevard.
Wildwood kicks off its downtown activities this weekend with a huge foot truck festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature live music, lawn games, and of course, food. The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will kick off for its sixth season on May 25th.
A teachers strike is looming at Rutgers University. Teachers have picked up picket signs this week and suggest that a job action is coming very soon unless a new contract agreement comes quickly. Nearly 70,000 students would be affected if the strike happens before the end of the current semester.
Governor Phil Murphy says New Jersey must legalize marijuana by the end of the month, or he will use an executive order to personally expand the medical marijuana program. Murphy is tired of watching the state legislature fail to legalize pot. Murphy says the state is holding back enormous demand for medical marijuana access.
The Casino Control Commission is teaming up with the American Legion to provide a Veterans Casino Career Fair to be held on April 25th. The goal is to get American veterans placed in jobs in the casino industry in Atlantic City. Representatives from the nine casinos will be present at the job fair.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to explore reparations to be made for families of former slaves. Booker wants to create a commission to explore reparations for African American descendants of slavery, saying “white supremacy and racism have oppressed African Americans economically for generations”.
The Philadelphia Eagles will say hello to former quarterback Nick Foles in August. The Eagles’ preseason schedule is out, and the Eagles are slated to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2. Other Eagles’ preseason opponents include Tennessee, the New York Jets, Baltimore.
The cost of tuition is going up at Atlantic Cape Community College. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the Board of Trustees at the college approved a $14 per credit tuition increase earlier this month. College officials say they are refining their offerings.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning for longtime Cape May businessman Bruce Axelson. Axelson died Thursday at the age of 75. He was the past owner of the former Mayer’s Tavern and Captain’s Cove Restaurant, both in Cape May.
Casino profits tumbled in Atlantic City last year at a staggering rate of 15 percent. Part of the reason were more casinos now open in the city, spreading the gaming wealth around to more venues. Only the Tropicana and Golden Nugget increased their operating profits last year.