Gov. Phil Murphy Jan. 19 signed Executive Order No. 215, which extends the public health emergency declared March 9, 2020, through Executive Order No. 103.

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While awaiting the state’s vaccination program to kick into high gear, the Cape May County Covid reports show numbers that maintain the active case total at roughly 600 individuals.

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Avalon Borough Council Jan. 13 adopted two ordinances that endorsed and authorized the reorganization plan for the borough’s Public Works Department.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 48 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, three of which are associated with long-term care in Ocean City and Middle Township. 

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Although nearly 70% of state voters agreed to legalize recreational marijuana, as of Jan. 1, for users 21 years of age and older, two bills are sitting on the governor’s desk in what appears to be a standoff over what one local assemblyman calls a “modern day stop and frisk” stipulation for youths.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 45 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, eight of which are associated with long-term care in Ocean City and Dennis and Middle townships.

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At Upper Township Committee's Jan. 11 meeting, Committee member John Coggins, who oversees municipal budget and finance, announced the township will hold budget workshops in January and February.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 64 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, 13 of which are associated with Woodbine long-term are.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 58 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, seven of which are associated with long-term care in Woodbine, Middle Township and Ocean City.

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The discussion, presented on Zoom, with several panel members joining the legislators, was held after Gov. Phil Murphy's pre-recorded State of the State address was made available online

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The Cape May County Department of Health has administered the most doses of Covid vaccines by population in New Jersey, as it awaits a greater supply of vaccine from the state.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 71 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, eight of which are associated with long-term care in Woodbine and Ocean City.

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The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) held a virtual public meeting Jan. 11 to introduce its updates to the county's Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).

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Mayor Leonard Desiderio informed Sea Isle City Council that the city will construct new pickleball courts, which will be located next to the marina building.

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The essence of the proposal before the Avalon Planning Board Jan. 12 was a request by Avalon developer and businessman Tim Kerr to demolish the existing pizza parlor, arcade and ice cream shop now on the site.

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In anticipation of an adult-use recreational marijuana market in New Jersey, Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen (both R-1st) introduced a bill to educate students in grades 3-12 on the risks of cannabis and marijuana use.

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Preparing for new industrial firms at the Cape May County Airport, the Board of County Commissioners approved a $3-million application to the U.S. Economic Development Agency, at the Jan. 12 meeting. 

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Jan. 13 that two additional categories of New Jersey residents are eligible to receive the Covid vaccination, beginning Jan. 14.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is reporting that on Jan. 12, 60 new positive test samples, and on Jan. 13, 55 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, one of which is associated with Woodbine long-term care.

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Upper Township Committee introduced, for a first reading, an ordinance to adopt a redevelopment plan for a designated "area in need," referring to the decommissioned B. L. England generating station in Beesley's Point.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 46 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days, two of which are associated with Woodbine long-term care.

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As Covid cases continue rising, the vaccination program has begun, but the rollout is slower than state officials would like.

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Upper Township held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 8, which was opened by musical selections from William Sheible, conductor emeritus of the Ocean City Pops, who played a trumpet piece, and Teresa Hayes, who sang a patriotic anthem.

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The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 39 new positive test samples were collected among county residents over the past several days. 

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Borough Commissioners reorganized in a brief meeting Jan. 6 and maintained the status quo for another year on the island’s south end.

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At a Jan. 5 Cape May City Council work session, the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) chair, Warren Copeland, explained a proposed ordinance designed to allow historic properties to be elevated for flood protection without losing their designations as key or contributing properties to the city’s National Historic Landmark status. 

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An engineering firm will perform a cost analysis of repairing the Wildwood Boardwalk, after Mayor Peter Byron said he got reassuring words from top aides in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration that state help is coming.

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At the last regular meeting of 2020, Cape May City Council, on a split vote, with the support of then-Mayor Clarence Lear, approved final steps to move 10.5 acres of city property to the Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI).

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The usual fanfare that accompanies Middle Township’s annual reorganization was missing in 2021. There was no police honor guard. Dignitaries and families did not crowd the municipal courtroom. No one sang.

Dennis Township Committee held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 5, with U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2nd) administering the oaths of office to reelected municipal officials.

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The reorganized Cape May City Council’s first meeting started with a closed session, briefing the new council members on legal issues facing the city.

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Lt. Ronald Becker was known by many in the Crest community for his years as a school resource officer, a position he held at Crest Memorial School since 2011.