Children are not losing their marbles this week in Wildwood, they are playing it at Ringer Stadium on the beach. The annual National Marbles Tournament continues through Thursday with a king and a queen crowned in the boys’ and girls’ competitions. The tournament was first held nearly 100 years ago.
Vineland Police say a 37 year old woman is charged with DUI after she allegedly swapped seats with a driver after a hit and run accident. Jennifer L. Beattie was cited for reckless driving and for driving on a revoked license. The Daily Journal reports that Beattie swapped seats right after the accident.
Catherine McCabe has been sworn in as the new Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. McCabe was nominated to the position by Governor Phil Murphy. McCabe says decisions will be made on the best available science.
Avalon’s Hodge Podge was honored Tuesday afternoon by Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. He presented an official proclamation to the owners of the popular bait, tackle, and fishing shop for 20 years of continual service to the Borough. Receiving the proclamation were owners Tammie and Dave Carbohn. Photo courtesy of Avalon social media page.
Democratic Assemblyman Arthur Barclay from Camden County resigned from his position this week due to charges related to domestic violence. Camden County Democratic Party Chairman James Beach says he received a letter from Barclay who cites the official decision based on “health reasons”. Barclay has confirmed his arrest.
Students who attend the Technical Education Center in Cumberland County may be permitted to soon play sports in their home school districts. The Daily Journal reports that principals from Millville, Cumberland Regional, and Cumberland County could start negotiations next week on the deal. The state told the districts to begin having the meetings this month.
A Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold at the Friendly Deli on New Jersey Avenue in Absecon. State lottery officials say there were only two other million dollar tickets sold, one in Wisconsin, and the other in Puerto Rico. Wednesday’s jackpot will be worth $151 million.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Republicans may join democrats in Trenton to override a gubernatorial veto of a state budget..if it comes to that. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says Governor Phil Murphy is “inexperienced” and he may consider joining forces with democrats to override a gubernatorial veto of the budget, if necessary. Bramick…
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is calling for mandatory ani-discrimination training for New Jersey State Troopers and county prosecutors. Grewal says it’s time for the state to “redouble” its efforts to recruit more minorities into the ranks of the State Police. He calls diversity one of the New Jersey’s greatest strengths.
Former Philadelphia mayor and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell announced Monday that he is suffering the effects from Parkinson’s Disease. Rendell held a press conference Monday to announce that’s he undergoing treatment. The 74 year old Rendell has had symptoms for over three years.