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.
Some additional work will be done on the Middle Thorofare Bridge in Lower Township, starting Wednesday. Township Police are advising motorists that traffic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge during daytime hours the rest of this week, and early next week, weather permitting. Rain is in our forecast for Thursday.
Former Cape May councilman Christopher Bezaire has received a 45 day jail term. Bezaire told NJ.com that he received the jail term for stalking a girlfriend, and for contempt of court. Bezaire has since stepped down from his Council seat.
Wildwood Mayor Pete Bryon told the Press of Atlantic City that yes, the newly decked portion of the city’s boardwalk will be open by Memorial Day weekend. Byron says the project has been hampered by supplies of lumber. Bryon says he has received some concerns from business owners who want the boardwalk to be ready…
The practice of abandoning boats in local waterways is a big issue, and one that local taxpayers cannot afford. Senator Mike Testa has introduced a bill in Trenton that would require the state to fund a program to remove boats that are a navigational hazard. Often times boats are left in waterways unwanted.
New Jersey is providing the state’s seafood processing industry with over $800,000 to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. An assistance program has been established in order to provide funding for reimbursable expenses as the industry recovers from the significant impacts from the pandemic.
The Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Company responded to an engine compartment fire Thursday near the local post office. The fire was extinguished with no injuries. Photo and information from Rio Grande Fire Company social media page.
Bill Mammele is the new Captain of the Sea Isle City Police Department. Mammele was sworn in to the position after 25 years of service with the department. He began his career with the department as a dispatcher in 1997. Photo provided by City of Sea Isle.
Ocean City’s 34th Street is a county road, and a portion of it will undergo repaving on Wednesday. County officials say the street will be closed between West Avenue and Asbury Avenue in order to allow for milling and paving. Traffic will be detoured in the area.
A New Jersey court has ruled that the simple process of tying in your password on your phone to active Google Maps is texting while driving. NJ.com reports that a man who was stopped by Princeton cops for doing that action was property cited for texting while driving and had to pay a $206 fine. …