An Ocean City Boardwalk reconstruction project has been wrapped up in advance of Easter Weekend. Mayor Jay Gillian says the boardwalk has been rebuilt from Fifth Street south to 12th Street. Gillian also says there will be various improvements made in the city by Atlantic City Electric.
Taxes are going up in Wildwood Crest while the sewer rates will be going down. The new tax rate will increase by a penny to 67.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which translates into about a $45 annual increase in taxes. Capital projects will be funded without incurring any additional debt.
New Jersey Transit is now on Facebook in order to more effectively communicate with its customers. The transit agency has been widely criticized by Governor Phil Murphy who has included nearly a quarter billion dollars of additional revenue into the state budget to fix problems with the beleaguered agency.
No tax increase in Woodbine for the 28th straight year. Mayor William Pikolycky announced that the new budget introduced last week will keep the local purpose tax rate at 23.4 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The budget totals about $4 million; a public hearing on the spending plan will be held on April 19th.
North Wildwood officials are hopeful the new development on Seaport Pier will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Mayor Patrick Rosenello says the new pier will have a restaurant, bar, cafe, and a swim club. The pier has remained empty for the past 14 years after a cluster of small retail shops closed.
Injuries are reported following a crash involving two vehicles on Route 47 in Dennis Township over the weekend. State Police say a Corvette and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Tyler Road. Police have not yet released the names of the drivers or victims.
Local communities and local businesses celebrated the Irish on Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day. North Wildwood and Sea Isle City held parades in their communities, while local boardwalks saw a bump in business…along with many pubs and bars throughout the shore area.
Millville Police say a 35 year old man who killed himself outside of a pet clinic did so because he was mourning the loss of his ten year old dog. Police say Robert Zapar took his own life with a gun after he had to put his Rottweiler dog to sleep at the clinic. Zapar…
Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Linwood. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s office is investigating the discovery of the couple inside their home on Thursday. The names nor the ages of the couple have been released. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the office.
Nearly 4,000 educators did not show up for work Friday morning in Jersey City and instead picked up picket signs, and went on strike. It’s the first teachers’ strike in Jersey City in nearly two decades. Teachers have been working under a contract that expired in September, 2017 and have failed to reach any substantive…