New Jersey is providing the state’s seafood processing industry with over $800,000 to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. An assistance program has been established in order to provide funding for reimbursable expenses as the industry recovers from the significant impacts from the pandemic.
The Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Company responded to an engine compartment fire Thursday near the local post office. The fire was extinguished with no injuries. Photo and information from Rio Grande Fire Company social media page.
Bill Mammele is the new Captain of the Sea Isle City Police Department. Mammele was sworn in to the position after 25 years of service with the department. He began his career with the department as a dispatcher in 1997. Photo provided by City of Sea Isle.
Ocean City’s 34th Street is a county road, and a portion of it will undergo repaving on Wednesday. County officials say the street will be closed between West Avenue and Asbury Avenue in order to allow for milling and paving. Traffic will be detoured in the area.
A New Jersey court has ruled that the simple process of tying in your password on your phone to active Google Maps is texting while driving. NJ.com reports that a man who was stopped by Princeton cops for doing that action was property cited for texting while driving and had to pay a $206 fine. …
66 year old Paul Kennedy has been charged by authorities with selling government property for profit while he serves as mayor of Ocean Gate. Authorities in Ocean County allege Kennedy sold property on a website and kept the money for himself. Office furniture was sold on the government auction website, GovDeals.com.
The Lower Township Council meets Monday. Council is expected to present longtime Cape May County Commissioner Gerald Thornton with a plaque honoring him for his service to the County. Thornton announced this year that he will not seek re-election in November.
The first round of spring thunderstorms may be moving through our region on Saturday. Accu Weather is calling for the chance of thunderstorms in our region Saturday afternoon, sometime in the mid afternoon. This will usher in slightly cooler weather on Sunday.
Tolls in the Cape May County Bridge System increased on Tuesday. NJ.com reports that the cost per crossing is now two dollars, an increase of 50 cents. This is all part of a phased-in toll increase which will move to three dollars per crossing in two years.
A portion of Bayshore Road in Lower Township will undergo a county milling and paving operation, starting Monday. County officials say the southbound lane of the road from Charles Street to Town Bank Road will be worked on first. On Tuesday, the north bound lane will be milled and paved.