A $24.1-million bond ordinance was introduced by freeholders at the Dec. 11 meeting. The bond includes $15.7-million to buy and rehabilitate the former Kmart building at 3801 Route 9 South in Rio Grande as the future site of the Department of Social Services.

The Ocean City Planning Board unanimously backed measures aimed at bringing more affordable housing to the seaside resort, and supported a plan to expand the number of units in a senior housing project on West Avenue.

The Avalon Borough Council selected longtime resident Barbara Juzaitis to serve the remainder of an unexpired term on council vacated by the retirement of Richard "Dick" Dean.

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It has come to the Cape May Police Department's attention that there is a viral internet game called “The Momo Challenge” gaining popularity and they wanted parents to be aware of it.

While the upcoming holidays can be a warm, fun-filled time for many, those suffering from loneliness, in recovery or managing grief after the loss of a loved one may not be looking forward to them, and could be facing the holidays with anxiety.

In a recent meeting Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark confirmed the rumors that Marshalls store will soon relocate from its Court House location to an empty space at the south end of the Grande Center, the Rio Grande shopping complex owned and managed by Delco Development LLC.

Presented on second reading Dec. 4, a right-of-way agreement was authorized with New Cingular Wireless PCS.

"We (city) want the lighthouse to continue to be the center of North Wildwood history," City Clerk Scott Jett said Nov. 28 during an interview.

After the North Wildwood Planning Board's review and adoption, City Council introduced the implementation of the 2018 Master Plan.

As residents and school children gathered Dec. 6 for the tree-lighting ceremony, various members of the Concerned Taxpayers of West Wildwood (CTWWW) expressed dismay at the lack of control by borough commissioners.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd) last week joined with his colleagues Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), and Don Beyer (VA-08) in leading a bipartisan letter of 93 members of the House of Representatives opposing the Trump Administration’s recent announcement to allow five companies to bid for the rights to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean

In an unusual move, a resolution seeking to eliminate term limits for members of two city advisory committee members accomplished that task while simultaneously setting a new limit on the length of time for which the committee itself is authorized to exist.

For decades Stone Harbor has clung to zoning regulations regarding setbacks, regulations which some on the Borough Council believe have contributed significantly to the attractive appearance of the town. Now the realities of adjusting to higher elevation levels for home construction may be forcing the borough to consider change. 

At the Upper Township Committee meeting Dec. 3 a resolution was unanimously approved increasing the height requirements along the bayfront in Strathmere.

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The Office of Emergency Management has issued a "Code Blue" advisory for all of Cape May County effective from 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2018 to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 2018.

Cape May City Council seemed to be moving closer to the selection of an architect Dec. 4 for the proposed Public Safety Building that would replace the aging facilities which house the Fire and Police departments.

The public at Middle Township Committee’s Dec. 3 meeting expressed concern over two years of sizable and unexpected increases in Cape May County Municipal Utility Authority (MUA) fees.

Lower Township Council introduced the first reading of the township salary ordinance Dec. 3 that includes a raise for council and the mayor of $2,500.

The Martin Luther King Community Center is home to two of Middle Township’s youth programs. On Dec. 3, Township Committee heard a request for financial support to allow those programs to gain newly-required state licensing.

A resolution tabled at the Nov. 19 Lower Township Council meeting for lack of state paperwork, was passed Dec. 3.

Middle Township Committee heard a report Dec. 3 from Emergency Medical Service Chief Sean McDevitt on the municipality's efforts to establish a warming center for homeless individuals during Code Blue alerts.

A resolution authorizing a memorandum of agreement between Lower Township and Cape May County to split the cost of a matching grant to pay for a study of industries that would economically benefit from the proposed “Tech Village” at the Cape May County Airport was tabled. The county needs more time to review the agreement.

The Cape May County Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) recognized Marilou Rochford, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Department Head and Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, for her years of service to the council and the community 

Every parent likely knows the terror of turning around and finding their child has disappeared down an aisle at the supermarket, under a clothes rack at a department store, or from their front yard.

President Donald Trump signed S.140 at a brief ceremony Dec. 4 in the Oval Office of the White House. Standing by the president's side was U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd) who will leave Congress at the end of his term in January and for whom the legislation was named.

Investigators from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office, the New Jersey Fire Marshal's Office, and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agency on Dec. 5 established an area of origin for the Nov. 30 fire that claimed the life of an 89-year-old resident.

On Dec. 1, 2018 at about 7 a.m., officers from the Wildwood Police Department Uniformed Patrol Division, responded to the 200 block of East Poplar Avenue, for the report of an unwanted guest.