Cape May County also continues to have a low rate of positive Covid tests, at 1.3%. The county has continued to average three new Covid cases per day over the past week.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal June 9 issued a supplemental directive, setting a 60-day deadline for all law enforcement agencies to publish their first public reports identifying officers who committed serious disciplinary violations.
Lower Township Council introduced ordinances to amend the municipal land development code that would allow marijuana sales and delivery businesses, at its June 7 meeting. Another ordinance would set mercantile license fees for those businesses at $2,000 each.
Early June 10, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed their infrastructure legislation in the dead of night.
The Borough of Wildwood Crest has been matched with an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellow, who will provide expertise and support for evaluation, planning and implementation of projects that will help improve the energy performance of its facilities, as part of the Sustainable Jersey program.
Ahead of what is expected to be another above-average hurricane season for the East Coast, an Assembly panel approved a joint resolution designating September as Emergency Preparedness Month in New Jersey.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the Lower Township Police Department has been awarded grant funding, for $124,318, towards the purchase of 61 new body-worn cameras.
The Department of Health has identified 1,319 Covid breakthrough cases, which represents .06% of the 2.2 million people fully vaccinated in the first four months (December 2020 through April 2021) of New Jersey’s Covid vaccination program.
Lower Township Rescue Squad Capt. Thomas Conrad June 9 announced the squad, founded in 1950, will cease operations June 19, “due to several economic reasons, mostly caused by the Covid pandemic.”
Neighbors got a boost in their battle against a landlord, whose tenants have had their run-ins with the local police department, when Police Chief Robert Regalbuto took a public stand against the landlord.
Sheriff Robert Nolan is continuing his challenge to a 2018 state attorney general directive that limits the participation of state law enforcement agencies in enforcing federal immigration law.
The long, sought-after sea breezes of Cape May will now be even fresher, thanks to the city’s new move to prohibit smoking in any form in public spaces, including the Washington Street Mall.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal June 7 issued a statement following regarding the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision on the release of police disciplinary records.
Cape May City Council June 1 introduced an ordinance that would continue to permit outdoor dining while requiring that it end at 10 p.m. The combination of seats allocated to outdoor and indoor dining cannot exceed the total seats approved in the establishment’s mercantile license.
The Slow Down, Move Over Law requires motorists who are approaching authorized vehicles displaying emergency lights to slow down or move over one lane away from the incident when it is safe to do so.
An estimated $2.4 million design for Stone Harbor’s new beach patrol building was put out to bid, with the goal of having the building in use by the start of summer 2022.
In 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) posted in the Federal Register the purpose of its New Jersey Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study (CSRM).
Deciding they could wait no longer, the Cape May City Council adopted the 2021 budget. The $20.8 million operating budget contains no increase in the local municipal tax rate.
The New Jersey Department of Health June 1 announced a $250,000 grant opportunity to support the creation of a new pilot program or to support an existing program focused on integrating primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice, and telehealth services for members of the military, veterans and first responders.
The Middle Township Police Department has been awarded grant funding totaling $130,432 for the purchase of new body-worn cameras.
The shortage of summer workers in Stone Harbor’s Public Works Department delayed its transition to a twice-a-week summer trash pickup schedule.
New Jersey will begin localizing its Covid vaccination efforts, ending use of the state's megasites, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his June 2 Covid briefing.
Gov. Phil Murphy and State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan June 1 announced Administrative Order 2021-2, rescinding Administrative Order 2020-10.
Gov. Phil Murphy joined Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges to recommend projects for approval by the Legislature.
Mayor William Pikolycky announced that New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette has stated the Borough of Woodbine has been awarded an $8,176 New Jersey Clean Communities grant.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet the requirements for a standard New Jersey driver's license or non-driver ID card.
At its May 25 meeting, Dennis Township Committee approved a resolution, urging the county to dedicate more efforts and resources to maintain, restore and repair various roads.
In 2019, Avalon Borough Council took the early initiative and adopted an ordinance banning marijuana sales and cannabis-related business operations in the borough.
Barbara Wilde, Willow Creek Winery’s owner, bought LeGate’s Farm, on Bayshore Road, in North Cape May, several years ago, with a vision for the property.
Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced, at the May 25 Sea Ise City Council meeting, that in addition to water and ice cream currently permitted for sale on the municipality’s beaches, joining these offerings will be coffee and iced coffee.
At a May 26 meeting, Avalon officials provided Borough Council with an update on the litigation over the use of Herford Inlet sand for federal beach nourishment projects.
At its May 25 meeting, Dennis Township Committee adopted an ordinance on second reading, prohibiting smoking cannabis in any municipal public area, which includes public open space, outdoor dining space, parks, recreation areas, or the area of any scheduled public event.
Mayor Leonard Desiderio informed Sea Isle City Council members and the public May 25 that despite the city’s best and continuous efforts, trees have not been surviving along John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
The average number of new cases in Cape May County over the past week has been five new cases per day. This is a decrease of more than 70% from one month ago.