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.
Longtime New Jersey Congressman William Pascrell Jr. nearly fainted from the heat during an event Tuesday at the Englewood, NJ Fire Department. Pascrell was carried out from the event and taken to a local hospital for observation. Pascrell is 81 and was overcome by the heat and dehydration at the event.
A heroic rescue late last week by Atlantic City Police who helped rescue a ten year old boy who’s leg was stuck in a wooden fence while he was in the ocean. Police officers responded to a beach call at South Carolina Avenue on June 28th and found the boy with his leg caught, and…
A small power outage in Ocean City forced some boardwalk rides to stop at unexpected times. The outage Monday night affected Ocean City’s Playland Castaway Cove, according to the Press of Atlantic City. A Ferris wheel was turned by hand in order to get riders off. Power was restored by nightfall.
The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to 455 calls during the month of June. Nine of the calls involved fires, while 23 of the calls involved alcohol, drugs, overdose, or toxins. The Department also made 688 fire safety inspections during the month.
James Deever is the new Council President in the Borough of Avalon. Council held a brief meeting Monday morning and unanimously selected Deever for the leadership position. Deever owns and operates a supermarket and deli in Avalon; he joined Borough Council 18 months ago. Photo courtesy of Borough of Avalon social media page.
The first major competition of the lifeguard season to be held in Cape May County this summer will take place this evening in Cape May. The Cape May Beach Patrol SuperAthlon will be held at 6:30pm and will include representatives of various beach patrols in both Cape May and Atlantic counties.
A 17 year old boy died over the weekend after a drowning incident at a pond located in Millville. Police announced that the teen succumbed to the incident at Menantico Ponds on Friday. His friends were able to drag him to shore with the assistance of a stranger.
New Jersey State Police have announced the capture of a man who robbed a branch of TD Bank in Upper Township over the weekend. Police have charged 39 year old Joseph Crandley of Cape May with robbing the bank. Numerous tips from social media led to Crandley’s apprehension.