New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has authorized the hiring of 40 new bus drivers to improve services on New Jersey Transit. Most of the bus operators will serve northeastern counties where congestion is the worst. They will now be driving busses that typically sit idle during the day.
Two people have been charged with various drug offenses after they were caught selling heroin out of a home they shared on Tampa Avenue in the Villas. Prosecutors say 43 year old Michael Hamilton and 63 year old Judith Hamilton were charged after police found 300 bags of heroin, pot, and a sword inside their…
The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City is open again to one lane of traffic. The bridge was shut down for about four weeks due to an ongoing maintenance project. The bridge is expected to remain one lane of alternating traffic until early June.
Nearly 1,000 acres have burned in the Pine Barrens during a fire that started over the weekend. State forest officials say the fire is located in the Penn State Forest in Burlington County. As of last night, the fire was only ten percent contained.
Cape May and Avalon have the best beaches in the Garden State, according to a new ranking from U.S. News. The publication noted Cape May’s architecture adjacent to the beaches, and recognized Avalon for high accessibility and the surf chair program that assists those with disabilities.
More than. 100 people turned out for a big Earth Day weekend in event in Avalon. Avalon hosted a Clean Ocean Action beach sweep, and a spring dune grass planting day. Dune grass was planted on the beaches near the Avalon Beach Patrol headquarters.
Gasoline prices continue to creep up in the Garden State. Gas prices statewide were up six cents a gallon last week to a statewide average of $2.78 per gallon. That’s three cents higher than the national average, and about 30 cents higher than this time last year.
One person is dead as a result of a traffic accident on the Garden State Parkway Sunday morning in Middle Township. Medical examiners and other rescue vehicles were at the scene of the accident on the southbound lanes just north of the exit for Rio Grande; witnesses say a pickup truck was in the wooded…
Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian says March’s lousy weather has delayed the completion of some construction projects in the city. Gillian notes that the County’s work on the 34th Street Bridge will be completed by the beginning of May, and a Four Ward Drainage Project paving project should begin on Wednesday.
A portion of Bayshore Road in the Villas will be completely closed to traffic, 24 hours a day, starting Monday morning. Lower Township Police say there will be no traffic allowed between Alabama and Weber avenues due to construction work. Motorists should be expected to encounter significant delays and detours.