Thousands of beaches were cleaned up around the Garden State on Saturday as part of Clean Ocean Action’s beach sweeps. Sweeps were held in many local shore communities as volunteers picked up everything from non recyclable plastics to tires.
Cape May Mayor Chuck Lear will be holding a town hall style meeting on May 1st at the city’s Convention Center. Lear says there will be discussion regarding plans for a public library and community center at the site of the Franklin Street School.
Four people have been arrested following a traffic stop last Thursday in Wildwood. City police say 44 year old John Dyes of Rio Grande was a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of a large amount of currency taken from a residence. Dyes was charged, along with three others on various drug offenses.
37 year old Ricardo Carillo-Santiago will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his estranged wife and her daughter. He was sentenced last week in connection with the killings back in 2015. The two victims were killed in her apartment, and the bodies taken to Fairfield Township where they were dumped.
Middle Township is continuing its efforts to get a new post office for Whitesboro. Township Officials say they continue to negotiate to get a new post office built on Township property located at the intersection of Route 9 and Main Street. Concept plans should be finalized next month.
The Avalon Police Department is going through its third accreditation process. The Department has issued a notice to the media about the process, which will accept public input from the Avalon community on Saturday, April 20th. A police department that receives accreditation proves that it follows all guidelines and results in lower insurance rates for…
It’s a beach sweep weekend in many shore resorts this weekend. Clean Ocean Action is holding beach sweep events in many communities this weekend, including Wildwood Crest, Sea Isle City, and Avalon. The event is held to remove some of the human-created litter on the beaches in advance of the summer season.
A big event in downtown Wildwood has been postponed this weekend due to the threat of rain. The annual Wine and Chocolate Festival will be rescheduled for the weekend of May 4th and 5th. There is a chance of a shower or thunderstorm during most of Saturday, into parts of Sunday.
Leaking sewage pipes may force the closure of a beach in Belmar until the problem is fixed. The Asbury Park Press reports that human waste is leaked into the Shark River, and is causing elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria. The state may shut the beach down until the problem is resolved.
A 22 year old Estell Manor man has been charged with dumping trash into a wildlife management area in Cumberland and Atlantic counties. Authorities say David Udowiczyk tossed the trash into the Peaslee Wildlife Management Area. The trash was largely contractor bags; he’s been fined $20,000.