The gasoline tax in New Jersey will increase by 4.3 cents per gallon on October 1st. NJ.com reports that Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration can raise the gas tax according to the 2016 law that raised gas taxes 23 cents per gallon. The law provides for an automatic increase if the 23-cent gas tax brings in…
The main branch of the Cape May County Library system will be closed on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day. County officials announced that the Library will be closed for electrical work, and will re-open on Wednesday, September 5th.
Wildwood’s Maxwell Field will be hosting three high school football games this weekend featuring Philadelphia-area teams. CoastSportsToday.com reports exclusively that the field will host two games on Friday, followed by the final game on Saturday afternoon featuring Neumann-Goretti. Five soccer games will also be played. For more, see Brian Cunniff’s story on CoastSportsToday.com.
Stone Harbor has extended its prohibition of beach vehicles on Stone Harbor Point through October 1st. Borough officials say there is evidence of nesting black skimmer birds, so vehicles will be prohibited on the Point for another month.
Pleasantville High School footballs standout Mohamed Toure will continue his sports career at Rutgers University. Toure made it official on Friday, rejecting offers from other schools including Maryland and Temple. Toure is considered to be one of the best linebackers in New Jersey.
A fourth suspect has been formally charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a nine year old Bridgeton girl earlier this summer. Authorities have charged 19 year old Zahmere McCoy who is also charged with the murder of Jennifer Trejo, who was sleeping in her bed and struck by a bullet.
New Jersey needs to think about an investigation of the Catholic church clergy in the same fashion as Pennsylvania. That’s the opinion of longtime democratic State Senator Joseph Vitale who is urging for support on this investigation. Vitale says he will renew his effort to dump the two year statute of limitations on sexual assault…
A former Bridgeton councilwoman is charged with stealing more than $20,000 from the city’s housing authority while she was an elected official. Gladys Lugardo-Hemple is charged of stealing the money out of an account at Ocean First Bank; she allegedly put the cash into her personal account.
Vineland has to pay $425,000 to a veteran cop who filed a retaliation lawsuit. Richard Burke claimed that a detective attempted to hinder an investigation eight years ago by warning people that the police were closing in on them. Burke reported the actions to supervisors, but no action was taken.
A 67 year old Vineland man will spend at least the next quarter century in prison after being convicted on charges that he sexually assaulted two young children. Jonathan Gadola was convicted of two counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault and other offenses stemming back to the crimes back in September, 2016.