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More than 24 hours ahead of when President Donald Trump was scheduled to take the stage at the Wildwoods Convention Center for a 7 p.m. rally Jan. 28, a significant line formed in the parking lot, and the excitement level was palpable.
Instead of an update on federal issues or rundown of recent votes, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2nd) spoke to Ocean City business leaders Jan. 23 about what everyone seemed to be talking about: His decision to change parties and his views on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Cape May City Council moved Jan. 21 to close a loophole in the recently adopted ordinance, which created a new category of beach tags for use by commercial establishments.
An attempt by Cape May County government to create a brand identity for projects funded with county Open Space dollars will bring some changes, but no delay, to the Rio Grande Park development.
TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher Jan. 28 announced registration has begun for farmers wishing to participate in the Jersey Fresh Farm to School Farmer Recognition Award.
The New Jersey Department of Health announced the opening of a hotline (1-800-222-1222) Jan. 28 for the public to ask questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
WILDWOOD - On or about Jan. 29, new traffic patterns will be implemented on Rio Grande Avenue (C.R. 661) from the George Redding Bridge to Arctic Avenue to accommodate ongoing construction.
At the Cape May City Council meeting Jan. 21, Volunteer Fire Company President James Matthews reminded council that the city’s career firefighters have been displaced from their living quarters for 183 days, a full half-year, due to mold infestation, a failed first effort at remediation and an ongoing second effort.
Middle Township Committee introduced an ordinance Jan. 22 that would “prohibit the use of motor vehicles, via access points within the Township, on the shorelines and beaches of the Delaware Bay.”
New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement Jan. 27 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration’s plan to expand the definition of a public charge
Tens of thousands of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of their military service are expected to save approximately $1.3 billion on their student loans over the next decade, according to recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Education.
Gov. Phil Murphy Jan. 27 unveiled the state’s Energy Master Plan, which outlines key strategies to reach the Administration’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050.
Z21 Corporation, owner of the Sea Grill, Princeton Bar and Grill and Circle Tavern, gained approval from Avalon Borough Council for an extension of the area where liquor may be served and consumed.
Crunch time is approaching for the county’s Rio Grande Avenue project, which has left traffic in and out of Wildwood restricted to one lane in each direction, and the road in disarray, as Memorial Day Weekend creeps closer.
In response to the finalization of the rolling back of key portions of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule or the "Clean Water Rule," the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed issued the following:
Middle Township Mayor Timothy Donohue said it was time to resist “the death by a thousand cuts,” as he explained the resolution declaring the municipality a “Second Amendment/Lawful Gun Owner Sanctuary.”
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management advises all municipalities that Cape May County will be under “Code Blue” severe weather advisory effective from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM on the following:
Lower Township Council's Jan. 22 meeting began with Solicitor David Stefankiewicz explaining the process for replacing former Mayor Erik Simonsen, who was elected to the state Assembly in November 2019.
Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Jan. 24.
Cape May County Park North has been selected for the 2019 American Leadership Award from among its peers and competitors by the American Institute for Economic Resources (AIER).
During the week of Dec. 23-29, 2019 the Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 740 calls for service. During the week a total of 5 adults were arrested for various offenses.
The United States filed a brief Jan. 24 supporting Cape May County and Ocean County’s legal challenges to the Immigrant Trust Directive.
Middle Township announced the formation of an ad hoc committee to study and update vendor policies and procedures for the 2020 Harvest Festival Oct. 24.
Days away from the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Wildwood, police are attempting to provide information in response to questions that remain about Donald Trump’s rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across New Jersey received $3,825,267 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019.
On the nights of Jan. 28 and 29, 2020, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge will be closed between the hours of 7 p.m. thru 5 a.m. due to ongoing construction.
On Maternal Health Awareness Day, First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson Jan. 23 announced the Murphy Administration will reduce co-payments by 50% for parents who receive state assistance paying for child care, saving New Jersey families $23 million per year.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed A1796 into law Jan. 21, which prohibits the use of “gay or trans panic” defenses for charges of criminal homicide.
The Cape May County Department of Tourism is gearing up to market the Jersey Cape’s 2020 season, kicked off its marketing campaign Jan. 23, with a consumer travel show in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Middle Township Police Department responded to Fresh Custom Upholstery, 1127 Route 47 South, in Rio Grande, Jan. 23, at around 1:47 p.m., for an out-of-control subject.
In an effort to financially assist a greater number of New Jersey veterans, Assembly Democrats have sponsored a bill that would allow the existing $250 property tax deduction to be granted to all honorably discharged veterans, rather than just those with active wartime service or involvement in certain peacekeeping operations.
With tens of thousands of people planning to travel to Wildwood Jan. 28, Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan (both R-1st) have called on Gov. Phil Murphy’s top appointee at the Department of Transportation to reopen Route 47 to traffic ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center next week.
With loneliness affecting three out of four Americans, a bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Matthew Milam and Vincent Mazzeo requiring the commissioner of Human Services to study how social isolation and loneliness impact certain populations was signed into law Jan. 21.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced he is joining a coalition of states in suing to stop the Trump Administration from trying, once again, to enact rules to weaken federal oversight of certain firearm-designing software files, which would make it easier for anyone with access to such files and a 3D printer to create a gun.