A grand jury seated in Cape May County has indicted a special officer with the Millville Police Department on child pornography charges. 31 year old Samuel F. Brozina was arrested last summer and was charged with a third degree child endangerment offense. The images were found on his cellphone.
A 21 year old New Jersey man travelled to California to have sex with a seventh grade child. Authorities say Michael Anaya-Otero flew twice to California allegedly to have sex with the child and video the encounter. He was arrested on January 5th and could face up to 30 years in prison.
Senator Robert Menendez says he will seek re-election this year even though the federal government will try him again on corruption charges. The feds announced on Friday that Menendez will be subject to another trial as soon as possible; his first trial ended with a deadlocked jury.
Cape May County ranks tenth in the Garden State in the number of flu and pneumonia deaths from 2005 through 2015. NJ.com reports that there were 13.1 deaths per 100,000 people during that decade, placing us tenth on the list. The total number of deaths from both illnesses was 23.
The feds are not through with United States Senator Robert Menendez. Federal officials announced on Friday that they plan to re-try Menendez on corruption charges. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
North Wildwood will be hosting the annual Fallen Heroes Polar Bear Plunge on February 24th. City officials announced that the event will be held at the 15th Street beach, with a post party to be held at Keenan’s Irish Pub. More information is available at FallenHeroPlunge.com.
Ocean City is in the process of moving stockpiled sand to help rebuild the dunes between 10th Street and 12th Street in the city. City officials say the sand was placed during a recent federally-funded beach fill project; the boardwalk is also being repaired in the same two block area.
Flu is rampant in New Jersey and the rest of the country. The Cape May County Department of Health reminds locals that yes, flu shots are still available, in limited quantities. If you would like to get a flu shot, call 465-1200 and make an appointment.
Kudos to CoastSportsToday.com and Coastal Broadcasting Systems’ Tom Williams for being named the Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. Williams was given the award for the tenth time, most ever in the State of New Jersey. Williams and his Prime Events team cover many sporting events, including Ocean City football games…
The City of Millville is paying $472,000 to end whistleblower lawsuits that were brought on by five current and former employees of the city. The Daily Journal reports that the complaints stemmed from working conditions inside the code enforcement and construction offices. The city will be responsible for $161,000; insurance covers the rest.