Gregory Armstrong is a new Sergeant with the Avalon Police Department. Armstrong received his promotion this week and was sworn in by Mayor Marty Pagliughi. Armstrong is a graduate of Stockton University. Photo courtesy of Borough of Avalon.
The Cape May County Zoo announced that a ring-tailed lemur has been born at the facility. The new baby is unsexed at this point and is from first time mom Felana. These lemurs are endangered and found only on the island of Madagascar.
The Wildwood City Commission is expected to formally introduce its municipal budget today, with an anticipated approval coming in late April. City officials may also formally approve a grant application to the State to help with repairs on the municipal boardwalk. The Commission meets at 5pm.
Avalon will hold a budget presentation later Wednesday that is expected to eliminate the need for a tax increase this year. Borough officials will present the budget that includes funding for public safety, beach protection, and other initiatives. Avalon has among the lowest municipal tax rates in the entire State of New Jersey.
A 64 year old Atlantic City man has been charged by police after he stabbed another man on the city’s boardwalk. Police charged Ronald Aponte with attempted murder following the stabbing that occurred on the boardwalk last night. The 63 year old victim was taken to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries.
A statewide commission that regulates pot sales could approve the first recreational sales in the Garden State on Wednesday. The Commission is expected to vote on licenses that would open the door for a few companies to get started. Five centers could get green lighted to sell both medical and recreational weed.
Various public safety units in the southern part of the County met Tuesday to explore the use of drone technology. Cape May Police are exploring the use of drones to help with missing persons cases, distressed swimmers and boaters, and the search for suspects in heavy foliage. Information and photo courtesy of Cape May Police…
County taxes will not be going up this year. The Cape May County Commission approved a new $200.1 million budget that holds the tax rate steady for another year. Cape May County has the second lowest average property tax bill in the State, behind only Cumberland County. There are planned improvements at the Park and…
The county’s road resurfacing project continues Wednesday with work along Dennisville-Petersburg Road. County officials say some resurfacing will take place at the railroad crossing near the Dennis Township Municipal Building. Work in that area will take four to five days.
Sea Isle City approved a new municipal budget with no increase in the local tax rate. Mayor Len Desiderio says Sea Isle and other towns are having issues attracting seasonal hires at competitive wages. The city employs over 300 people during the height of summer.