The Avalon Borough Council approved sweeping changes to ordinances that regulate construction in the community. The new ordinance changes include adjustments in the days, hours, and holidays where construction may occur, and also holds contractors to strict compliance standards. The changes brought praise from the public during Wednesday evening’s meeting.
New Jersey State Police say a long standoff ended Wednesday afternoon in Salem County after a wanted fugitive opened fire on cops. 26 year old Eric Smith was taken into custody with no injuries after United States Marshals attempted to take him. Smith fire multiple rounds; no one was struck by gunfire.
Corrections officers at the brand new Cape May County Jail are complaining about a lack of proper training and understaffing at the new facility. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the Fraternal Order of Police lodge has complained about the new operations; Sheriff Bob Nolan says the jail has been only open for a…
Warm temperatures and more than an inch of rain are both in the forecast over the next 36 hours. Accu Weather predicts some heavy rainfall during the overnight and morning hours into Thursday. Then, temperatures fall again on Friday with windy conditions and daytime highs remaining in the 30s before a slight warmup into the…
Consideration is expected on Thursday in the New Jersey Assembly on a plan to increase the State’s minimum wage. The Assembly Labor Committee is expected to take up the issue tomorrow. Governor Phil Murphy wants to eventually increase the wage to $15 an hour.
The West Cape May borough commission meets this evening and is expected to approve an extension on time reserved to accept or reject bids for a plenary retail consumption license. The Commission is also expected to entertain a final vote on amendments to the peddling and hawking regulations in the community.
Wildwood Crest is receiving over $350,000 in state funding for ADA-compliant improvements at two public buildings. The improved accessibility will be constructed at the Von Savage pool and at the old library building, on Wisteria Avenue.
Branches of the Cape May County Library system are now accepting non perishable food items and unopened toiletries in behalf of Coast Guard families who are not getting paid during the government shutdown. All locations in the County system are accepting the donations during the shutdown.
The Wildwood City Commission meets Wednesday afternoon and is expected to consider a resolution that approves of a new boardwalk master plan. A new FOP contract will be voted on as well and Daniel Dunn may be reappointed to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator. The meeting begins Wednesday at 3:30pm.