Mourners paid their final respects to New Jersey State Senator James Whelan on Thursday. A memorial service was held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and brought both democrats and republicans together to honor the man who used to serve as mayor of Atlantic City. Whelan died at the age of 68 on August 22nd.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.5 percent in August, representing a three tenths of a percentage point increase in one month. New statistics show the state got rid of 700 private sector jobs but added 900 public positions.
Producers of the “Haunted Towns” TV program on the Destination America channel revealed that Cape May will be featured on next week’s show. The episode will premiere Tuesday, Sept 19th at 10 p.m. and explores the Emlen Physick Estate and the Cape May Fish Market. Reportedly, some “pretty creepy” things were caught on camera.
Asbury Park Police report that a 32 year-old intoxicated man who was rescued from the ocean on Wednesday night became aggressive and threatening toward the emergency personnel who saved him. Joshua H. O’Donnell of Metuchen was pulled from the water around 9:30pm and was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. O’Donnell was taken to…
Republican Tom Smith has resigned his seat on the Somers Point Council. Smith says he resigned for personal reasons and will work with the community in other areas. Smith’s resignation will be discussed by Council at its Thursday meeting.
Engine failure has been determined to have been the cause of the helicopter crash in Medford that killed country singer Troy Gentry. The National Transportation Safety Board ruled that the engine would not respond to throttle commands made by the pilot, James Robinson, who also died in the accident.
Governor Christie has ordered all flags fly at half staff on Saturday for a Cherry Hill sailor who lost his life last month when a Navy ship collided with another vessel. Kenneth Smith and nine others were killed in the accident off Singapore.
The winning streak for the Ocean City boys’ cross country team has reached 83, and counting. Tom Williams reports exclusively on www.CoastSportsToday.com that Ocean City won three more meets at the New Jersey Motorports Park in Millville Tuesday, pushing the team’s winning streak to 83 in a row.
The annual New Jersey Run for the Fallen event will pass through Cape May County communities on Thursday morning. The annual event remembers those in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It begins Thursday at 8am at the Cape May Lighthouse and proceeds north through the Wildwoods, Avalon and Stone Harbor, Sea Isle…
Larry White is the new Executive Director of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The Association members unanimously selected White to serve as its eighth ever director; he has served as the assistant director for over a decade.