Following controversy surrounding unpaid breakfast and lunch meals, two measures to address practices employed by New Jersey schools concerning this debt were advanced by the full Assembly Sept. 24.

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Combat pay earned by military men and women serving in dangerous regions around the globe would no longer be subject to New Jersey gross income tax under legislation sponsored by Sens. Michael Testa (R-1st) and Kristin Corrado (R-40th) and advanced Sept. 24 by the Senate.

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There has been so much uncertainty in 2020 due to the coronavirus. One unforeseen effect is it has created a tangible increase in property demand, in Cape May County.

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The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Sept. 23 announced the expiration dates for all valid New Jersey commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and commercial learner permits (CLPs) that expired on or after March 1 have been extended to Dec. 31.

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Gov. Phil Murphy Sept. 22 advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from states or territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or territory.

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The Cape May County Health Department is reporting seven new positive cases among county residents, as listed below, one of which is based in a Middle Township long-term care facility, and one new out-of-county positive case included in the non-resident active cases listed below.

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As this week ended, 76 individuals were removed from the active case rolls and taken off quarantine while 59 new cases were recorded.

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Cape May's November ballot includes dueling referendums concerning the best way to provide new facilities for public safety departments.

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Starting Sept. 22, all MVC vehicle centers will set aside special hours, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for customers age 65 and over and those who are medically prohibited from wearing a mask.

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North Wildwood City Council renewed liquor licenses Sept. 15, including seven with special conditions.

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Planned improvements at Sunrise Park, at Rambler Road, are set to begin on or shortly after Sept. 28, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has announced.

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Upper Township Committee members passed a resolution Sept. 14 authorizing the municipality's Planning Board to conduct a preliminary investigation into whether to establish a condemnation redevelopment area within the municipality.

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Local libraries are still using curbside pickup for patrons, despite being open in a limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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“This town could not fit any more people.” That was the statement from Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour months after borough officials looked at the approaching summer with trepidation.

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At a Sept. 15 Cape May City Council meeting, the council adopted an ordinance creating the position of a historic preservation compliance officer. The move strengthens the city’s oversight of new construction and renovations, which required authorization from its Historic Preservation Committee (HPC).

New Jersey courts are set to resume jury trials beginning next week after being suspended for more than six months because of COVID-19, under a Supreme Court order released Sept. 18.