A wayward firework may have started a fire that charred a dozen vehicles at a Vineland salvage yard Wednesday night. Fire crews were called to the yard located on West Chestnut Avenue Wednesday night to respond to the fire. Some firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while battling the flames.
Another scathing political problem reported in West Wildwood. The Press of Atlantic City reports that a former Class II police officer has sued the community, alleging that he was told not to write tickets to political allies of the mayor and instead target people who would likely not vote for the mayor in future elections. …
A 14 year old male drowned Tuesday at a park in Atlantic County. Hamilton Township Police say the teenager went under the surface of the water at the park on Weymouth Road, and never resurfaced. A dive team was able to recover the teen’s body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate stands at 4.4 percent, the lowest it’s been in a decade. The New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development office says we are still above the national average, which is a paltry 3.8 percent. Over 4,000 new jobs were added in the state during the month of May.
Internet gaming is now a part of the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the casino went live with online gaming Tuesday afternoon; next up will be the new Ocean Resort Casino. The Hard Rock is now the 26th legal internet gaming site in the Garden State.
There were no winners in the multi state Mega Millions lottery jackpot Tuesday night. The jackpot now rolls over to a whopping $283 million for Friday night’s drawing. $4 million worth of smaller winners were announced for the State of Florida.
Fire crews in Wildwood were called to the scene of a second floor apartment fire on top of a local gym along Pacific Avenue Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at around 8am and a fire was burning in a bedroom wall on the second floor. The fire was contained, there were no injuries.
A break in the summer heat is expected towards the end of the week. Accu Weather is calling for skies to remain dry Tuesday and Wednesday nights for various fireworks displays in communities. There is a very good chance of strong thunderstorms late Friday into early Saturday morning that may bring relief to South Jersey…
New Jersey is not counting on approximately $23 million in revenues from a tax on plastic and paper bags in this year’s budget. Governor Murphy has not signed a bill that would create a five cent tax on every bag you use. Environmentalists and some shore towns would rather have plastic bags and other plastics…
New Jersey State Police will be out in force during the holiday Wednesday searching for aggressive and drunk drivers. Traffic enforcement details will be significantly increased during the holiday; last year, five people were killed in motor vehicle accidents on July 4th.