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Atlantic County Prosecutor Scam Alert

MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner has a message for the community, regarding Pyramid Schemes called Sou-Sous, Flowers, Gifting Circles or similarly named Schemes: DO NOT GET INVOLVED. Scheme promoters oftentimes tell participants that their involvement will contribute to building wealth in their community. Prosecutor Tyner warns that despite guarantees by scheme promoters, these Pyramid Schemes called Sou-Sous, Flowers, or Gifting Circles are illegal. Individuals, participating in the scheme could face charges of wire fraud, tax fraud, and theft by deception. “I want all members of our community to be aware of all of the scams and people preying on them to take their money. This recent scam uses normally trustworthy people, such as family members, friends, even pastors, as unknowing conduits to... Read more →


NJBIA Announces 50 Companies Certified for Healthy & Safe Workplace,

Amid New Worker's Comp Law Fifty companies have now had their plans and procedures for a healthy and safe workplace approved as part of NJBIA’s recently launched Healthy Business Certification online course. With a new law enacted creating a rebuttable presumption that essential employees who contract COVID-19 did so at work, NJBIA is urging businesses to have formal sanitation protocols in place as they reopen to the public. “Protecting customers and employees is a priority for business owners,” said NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka. “With this new law that could result in increased worker's compensation insurance costs, it’s even more incumbent for business owners to certify their best practices for a safe and healthy workplace.” A Workplace Infectious Disease Prevention training course, administered by... Read more →


Flu Shot Available at Shore Physicians Group

Saturday, October 24 649 Shore Road, Somers Point What are the flu clinic dates and times? We are doing our clinic on October 24th from 8am-1pm. Where is the flu clinic located? The location is 649 Shore Road in our Surgical Division parking lot. You will enter from Shore Road and turn onto Connecticut Avenue, then make a left onto Centre Street right into the clinic. There will be plenty of signs directing traffic. How do I make an appointment? You can either make an appointment through our Patient Portal at www.shorephysiciansgroup.com or call your Primary Care Provider office and make an appointment. What if I’m not sure if I can make it, so I don’t want to make an appointment? We have a walk... Read more →


Million of Dollars in Grants Available to Atlantic City Electric Customers

Customers must act now to secure energy assistance and establish payment arrangements MAYS LANDING, N.J. (October 5, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric is encouraging residential customers to apply for energy assistance and take advantage of millions of dollars that is now available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which began accepting applications for the current program year on October 1, 2020. Customers can receive more than $1,000 in grant support through LIHEAP toward their energy bill by applying for assistance. But customers must act now, as LIHEAP is a first come, first served program and is only available until money runs out. South Jersey residents can apply for assistance by downloading an application though the Department of Community Affairs website, by contacting their... Read more →


Avalon Recreation Resumes Sit and Be Fit Classes

The Avalon Department of Recreation has announced the resumption of its popular “Sit and Be Fit” exercise classes. The classes will resume on Monday, October 12th inside Avalon Community Hall and will be held in strict compliance safety measures and recommendations from the State of New Jersey, Cape May County Department of Health, and Centers for Disease Control. “Avalon is fortunate to have a Community Hall that can easily accommodate several hundred people during normal conditions”, said Avalon Department of Recreation Director Chuck McDonnell. “We intend to allow a maximum capacity of 25 people, including staff, to begin the resumption of Sit and Be Fit. We will adjust our capacity load as required by the State of New Jersey and health agencies. We are happy... Read more →


Buena Vista Regional HS Students Recognizing Knock Out Opioid Abuse

MILLBURN — Students at Buena Vista Regional High School in Atlantic County are showing their support and raising awareness about the dangers of opioids by issuing a Proclamation recognizing Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day on October 6th. Gloucestercitynews.net files Katherine Jaques and Thomas Egan of Stand Up and Rebel / Incorruptible.Us attended the Buena Vista Township Committee meeting on September 28th to receive a proclamation issued by the Township Committee in recognition of Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day 2020. The youth were able to speak about the importance of the day, and additional activities that they are involved in through the youth coalition. Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, designed to shine light on the... Read more →


Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (October 1, 2020) – With indoor dining finally opening its doors again, your amenities at Ocean Casino Resort Atlantic City are endless in October. Here’s what you can expect at Atlantic City’s premiere destination resort to kick off the Fall season: Hotel: Ocean is offering two new room packages this Fall. First, there’s the Work and Play package where guests can enjoy extra space to work from their own suite, indulge in the excitement of the casino floor and relish in one of Ocean’s world-class restaurants with a $100 dining credit. This offer also includes complimentary self-parking with an Ocean Rewards Club card and starts at $229 Sunday through Thursday only. The second package, Ocean Escape package, allows you to extend the... Read more →


11 SJ Communities Receive Funds to Support Open Space/Resiliency Project

Through New Atlantic City Electric Program Sustainable Communities Grant Program funds essential projects that help preserve, and fortify communities MAYS LANDING, N.J. (September 30, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric, together with its program administrator Sustainable Jersey, have chosen 11 local municipalities to receive $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in South Jersey. This funding is provided as part of Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Grant program, which was launched earlier this year to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation and innovative community resiliency projects. “We have a strong commitment to protecting and preserving the environment in the communities we serve. Through our new Sustainable Communities Grant Program, we are helping our communities conserve critical open... Read more →


Mainland High School Students Create Video for HERO Campaign

MediaWize A pair of Mainland Regional High School (MRHS) students has created a new video for friends and peers that promotes the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign and its safety message, “Be a Hero. Be a Designated Driver.” The video, which was recently added to the HERO Campaign’s YouTube channel and its website can be viewed online at https://herocampaign.org/video/hero-campaign-student-volunteer-video/. The video marks the 20th anniversary of the campaign, created by the family of John Elliott of Egg Harbor Township, who was killed by a drunken driver two months after graduating from the United States Naval academy. MRHS senior Bret Batohie and junior Rian Heal had included volunteer work on their summer to-do lists, but as with most plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they feared any... Read more →


Donald Trump Jr., and Kimberly Guilfoyle to Attend Fundraiser at Smithville Inn Sept. 22

MediaWizeSeptember 18, 2020 Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle. (Photo Courtesy Donald Trump Jr. Facebook page) Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle will be guests of honor at a fundraiser 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Historic Smithville Inn, 1 New York Road in Galloway Township. Former Galloway Township Mayor Don Purdy said he had a hand in putting the fundraiser together through his friend Jim Schultz, a Pennsylvania attorney who worked in the White House. “He worked in the West Wing and we are good friends,” Purdy said. Schultz is a former senior associate counsel to President Donald Trump. Purdy is hosting the event along with former New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Polistina. Radio host Harry Hurley will emcee the event. Purdy said... Read more →


Neighborhood Dispute Ends in Death

MAYS LANDING – A 69 year-old man is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Marketa E. Thorpe of Atlantic City, following a neighborhood dispute, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Saturday, Sept. 12, Atlantic City Police received a 911 call at approximately 11:24 a.m., in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound at 1507 Belfield Avenue, Atlantic City. The victim, Marketa Thorpe, was located and transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, City Division where she was pronounced deceased. An autopsy was conducted on Sunday, September 13, 2020, and the results determined Thorpe’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound of the torso and the manner of death to be homicide. Shortly after the shooting of Thorpe, Maximo Santiago (right)... Read more →


Several Cape May County Residents Charged with Sexual Assault

(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--Cape May Court House(Sept. 18, 2020)-- – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland along with Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police announce the arrests of 78 year old Carol Allen of Belleplain, New Jersey, 30 year old Willis Allen Jr. of Belleplain, New Jersey and 32 year old Vincent Allen of Gloucestercitynews.net files New Brunswick, New Jersey. The initial investigation began in July of 2019, when a juvenile victim reported being sexually assaulted by two male individuals, Willis Allen Jr., and Ryan Roach at a residence on Tarkiln Road in Belleplain, New Jersey. As a result of this investigation, Willis Allen Jr. was charged on 7/19/20, with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree and Endangering the... Read more →


Shots Fired at Motel in Villas

On September 15, 2020 at approximately 10:40 am, Lower Township Police Department’s Patrol Division was dispatched to the Jersey Shore Motel, located at 1400 Bayshore Road in Villas NJ, for a report of a gunshot possibly being fired from one apartment through another and into an outside wall. Witnesses on scene pointed out a hole in the outside wall, consistent with a bullet hole. The scene was secured and several people were evacuated from the motel. The apartment where the bullet originated from was secured and officers were able to confirm no one was inside. Lower Township Police Detectives contacted the person who lives in the apartment, 23-year-old Brian Britton Jr., at his place of employment. Mr. Britton responded to police headquarters to give a... Read more →


The Two Sides of Playing Sports in College

Most of us have played a sport at some point in our lives. Some of us do it recreationally, say having a kick-about in the park. Others do it competitively. Throughout the entire educational path, learning institutions provide numerous platforms for students to engage physically. It makes sports an incredibly widespread interest among learners. It follows then that a student might be inclined to pursue a sport in college. They might be simply looking to try out something new in their new environment. After all, the college promises to be full of opportunities and experiences. Hence, it makes for a sensible choice to pick a sport and find out what lies in store for them. Similarly, they might be looking to find a way to... Read more →


Two Rescued from Ocean Floating in a Rubber Raft

IN THE TOWN BANK SECTION OF LOWER TOWNSHIP LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020 THE LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIEVED A CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN ON THE BEACH IN THE AREA OF BEACH DRIVE AND DELFORD ROAD IN REGARDS TO AN OCCUPIED RAFT IN THE DELAWARE BAY THAT MAY BE IN DISTRESS. LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE TO FIND AN APPARENT INFLATABLE RAFT APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER MILE OUT WITH TWO SUBJECTS IN THE AREA. IT APPEARED THAT ONE SUBJECT MAY BE IN THE WATER AND STRUGGLING TO HANG ONTO THE RAFT. THE UNITED STATED COAST GUARD AND NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE MARINE UNIT WERE NOTIFED, AS WELL AS THE TOWN BANK FIRE COMPANY IN ORDER TO ATTEMPT TO RESCUE... Read more →


NEW JERSEY SPORTSBOOKS MAKE HISTORY WITH $668 MILLION AUGUST

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.)(Sept. 14, 2020) — New Jersey’s sportsbooks returned to their record-setting ways in August, using the return of major sports to catapult to the best month in history for any legal jurisdiction. And in generating nearly $670 million in August wagers — more than $100 million more than the state’s previous best — New Jersey surpassed $8 billion in sports bets since launching in June 2018 and again staked its position as the largest and most dependable U.S. market, according to PlayNJ. “A full schedule of baseball, basketball, and hockey was enough to unleash an avalanche of pent-up demand,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayNJ.com. “New Jersey’s sports betting market has proven resilient since the pandemic began, drawing more bettor interest since... Read more →


VIDEO: Wildwoods-by-the-Sea 1960 Documentary

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)-WILDWOOD, NJ--A 1960 documentary (see below) about the Wildwoods will bring back fond memories from those of us who grew up vacationing in this resort during the '50s and '60s. Although this was 60 years ago it seems like yesterday for some of us. Remember the smell of the sea when you got off the parkway and drove the last few miles into Wildwood along the Rio Grande Blvd. hoping you didn't get stuck in traffic when the bridge opened for a fishing boat. All the nightclubs with live bands such as the Riptide Club, the Stardust Nightclub, the Hof Brau, the Bolero, the Surf Club, the Hurricane, the Beachcomber, Moore’s Inlet, Diamond Beach, the Rainbow Room. Also, the... Read more →


AC Electric Urges Customers to Establish Payment Arrangements, Secure Energy Assistance

More can be done for customers who call now to discuss past due balances MAYS LANDING, N.J. (September 9, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric is urging customers who may have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to contact the company now to establish payment arrangements and get connected to customer assistance programs. Atlantic City Electric recognizes the financial challenges some customers are facing as a result of the pandemic and will continue to work with each customer individually to help with the continuation of their electric service. Service disconnections, which were suspended in March, are always a last resort and, many times, can be avoided if customers contact the company to establish payment arrangement and to discuss additional options. Atlantic City Electric has expanded... Read more →


Two Overdue Sailing Vessels Located by Coast Guard Near Baregate

BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (September 9, 2020)--— The Coast Guard and partner agencies assisted with the rescue of two overdue sailing vessels near Loveladies Channel Tuesday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call from a family member of the overdue mariners stating they had not yet arrived as scheduled. Sector Delaware Bay launched a crew from Station Barnegat Light on a 24-foot small boat, and Long Beach Township Police Department launched drones to assist with the search. Following the search patterns given by watchstanders, the crew from Station Barnegat Light found the mariners unharmed but unable to sail due to environmental conditions. The crew put the sail boats in tow and brought them safely to the dock. “We are always grateful when... Read more →


Four-Year-Old Female, Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (September 7, 2020)--On Saturday, September 05, 2020, the Lower Township Police Department received a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle in the vicinity of Lennox Avenue and Fishing Creek Road, in the Fishing Creek section of the Township. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Upon arriving on the scene, officers found out that a vehicle on Lennox Avenue had struck a 4-year-old female. Members of the Lower Township Rescue Squad treated the child on the scene for her injuries. Ultimately, she was flown to the Cooper Medical Center in Camden City, NJ for further treatment of those injuries; the female is a resident on the 200 block of Lennox Avenue in Fishing Creek. The police investigation revealed the driver of... Read more →


Cape May County Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

September 10th You're INVITED--Join us on September 10th at 2:00 PM to hear about how Cape May County is updating their hazard mitigation plan and learn how we are working towards a more resilient County. The meeting will be held virtually. For more information about the plan and to get the link to the presentation, please go to: https://www.capemaycounty2020hmp.com/calendar/ Read more →


CNB Business News: Atilis Gym Members Pumped at Reopening

MediaWizeSeptember 1, 2020 Chris and Lesya Lambert, owners of four Atilis Gyms, are happy to welcome back members. By MADDY VITALE Carlos Valencia, of Egg Harbor Township, worked out at Atilis Gym in his hometown Tuesday, the first day that gyms across the state were allowed to reopen since the COVID-19 pandemic forced shutdowns six months ago. “It’s such a release. Everybody is so amped up. They are so stressed out over COVID. Going to the gym is a release,” Valencia noted. Stacy Golinski, of Somers Point, likened the reopening of fitness centers by Gov. Phil Murphy to a holiday. “It’s Christmas day,” she said after a workout. “I’m just happy to be back to the normal routine. It’s so important, not just physically, but... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Awards $12,000 Grant to Food Bank of South Jersey

THE $12,000 DONATION, MADE BY ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC, WILL STRENGTHEN COVID-19 EMERGENCY HUNGER-RELIEF EFFORTS IN BURLINGTON, CAMDEN, GLOUCESTER AND SALEM COUNTIES. NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 – The Food Bank of South Jersey – South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of the Feeding America network of national food banks – is pleased to announce that Atlantic City Electric has awarded a $12,000 grant as part its mission to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the markets it serves. “We could not be more appreciative to Atlantic City Electric for supporting us as we work to bring food to more than 95,000 people every month,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey. “Since our COVID-19... Read more →


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offering Indoor Dining, Fall Escape Rates

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City/Gloucestercitynews.net files Atlantic City, N.J. (Sept. 2, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will keep the vibes flowing into the fall season with the return of indoor dining, special fall hotel rates, casino promotions and more. The return of indoor dining will bring additional team members back to work at the resort destination. Dining Operations Indoor Dining Resumes Friday, Sept. 4 - Hard Rock Atlantic City will resume indoor dining service at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Hard Rock Cafe, and Sugar Factory. Reservations are recommended for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, and Sugar Factory, as all indoor dining outlets will operate at the state-mandated 25% capacity limitation. Exclusive bites -... Read more →


$2.45 Million to Improve Stormwater Infrastructure in Support of Business Growth in Atlantic City

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.45 million grant to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to make stormwater infrastructure improvements needed to protect downtown businesses from flooding and facilitate the location of new businesses, including major medical and energy enterprises. The EDA grant, to be located in two Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zones, will be matched with over $7 million in local funds and is expected to create 65 jobs and generate $83 million in private investment. “The Trump Administration is committed to helping American communities obtain the modern infrastructure they need to encourage business attraction and growth,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This project will provide Atlantic City... Read more →


One Month Since Unemployment Benefits Expired, Where is Jeff Van Drew

Brigantine, NJ — One month ago, millions of Americans lost access to extended unemployment benefits, including hundreds of thousands in New Jersey, which now has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. Jeff Van Drew has been silent while Republican leadership has failed to support or pass additional relief legislation to alleviate the economic and health crisis we’re facing. In response, Amy Kennedy released the following statement. In the midst of a public health and economic crisis, Jeff Van Drew has been absent from advocating for the relief South Jersey needs. Unemployment benefits expired last month, rent is due tomorrow and thousands of people in South Jersey are struggling to get by. Van Drew has been busy playing politics, giving hollow speeches and focusing... Read more →


From Brigantine to Cape May the Faithful Participated in the Wedding of the Sea

August 27, 2020 Above: Girls crown a statue of the Blessed Mother in Wildwood (Photo by Mike Walsh); Father William Kelly, Pastor of Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish, blesses his community on Avalon’s shore; Outside the Parish of Saint Monica’s Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church, priests, laity, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, and the Blessed Mother process down Atlantic City’s Pacific Avenue (Photo by Mike Walsh) From Brigantine to Cape May, COVID-19 could not stop South Jersey’s faithful from honoring their Blessed Mother at the shore earlier this month. The Wedding of the Sea celebrations, held on or near the Aug. 15 feast of Mary’s Assumption every year, ask for the Virgin’s intercession on the town and the sea. The tradition recalls a tale of... Read more →


Robert Declementi of Brigantine Charged with Murdering his Wife

MAYS LANDING- A 36 year-old man has been charged with first degree Murder in the death of his wife on Saturday in Brigantine, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Brigantine Police received a 911 call at 4:27 a.m., on Saturday Aug. 22, 2020, and responded to 17 Girard Place in Brigantine. Rachel Declementi, 30, was found deceased in the home with numerous injuries to her body. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2020. Robert Declementi was arrested and charged with first degree Murder. This is a cooperative investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Brigantine Police Department. Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office... Read more →


Philly Man Pleads Guilty to Killing his Brother at Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING – A 39 year-old Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty in the 2019, bludgeoning death of his younger brother that occurred at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. John A. Villante pleaded guilty today in an open plea to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Sentencing is scheduled for October 26, 2020 before Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury. On May 28, 2019, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Harrah’s Hotel security was contacted in reference to a medical emergency in a room on the 11th floor of the Harrah’s Hotel. The victim, identified as 32 year-old Joseph Villante, of Philadelphia, PA, was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division where he was pronounced deceased. Atlantic City Police responded and notified the... Read more →


$25,000 Reward for Information on Serial Armed Robbers Targeting Pennsylvania, Maryland Pharmacies

PHILADELPHIA PA--August 25, 2020--The FBI’s Philadelphia and Baltimore Divisions are asking for the public’s help in identifying several armed and dangerous individuals responsible for more than a dozen pharmacy robberies in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The suspects, dressed in dark clothing with hoods, face masks, and gloves, used pepper spray on employees and customers while stealing prescription drugs; primarily Oxycodone, Percocet, and Promethazine. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individuals responsible for these pharmaceutical robberies. Anyone with information on these subjects or robberies is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Read more →


Atlantic County Freeholders Supports NJ Business Coalition's Call for Regional Opening

The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has unanimously adopted Resolution 384, which urges Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen businesses in New Jersey. The bipartisan resolution adopted Aug. 18 cites the New Jersey Business Coalition’s Recovery and Reinvention Framework 2.0 and comments from Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson. The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is the first group of elected officials to pass a resolution in support of the New Jersey Business Coalition’s efforts. “Our elected officials are hearing the business community’s pain points and we applaud their bipartisan support of the Coalition’s efforts to responsibly reopen business,” said Michael Chait, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber. “These businesses have incurred significant, additional operational costs related to PPE, take-out packaging, and tenting –... Read more →


Cape May County Prosecutors Office Releases Video of Wildwood Police Arresting Suspect

WARNING THE VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME INDIVIDUALS The video shows the suspect, center, resisting arrest from the time he was removed from the pizzeria until he was placed into custody outside of the restaurant. A woman with her back to the camera can be seen trying to stop the police from doing their job. ~CNBNews screenshot A video camera from a nearby store captures the police officer on the ground striking the suspect with his fists after the individual ignored the officer's repeated request to stop resisting. ~CNBNews screenshot The entire time the Wildwood Police were trying to cuff the suspect associates of the individual continued to harass the police officers by interfering with his apprehension CNBNews screenshot from the video The video... Read more →


EMILY’S LIST ENDORSES AMY KENNEDY 

Brigantine, NJ- Today, EMILY’S List endorsed Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second district. EMILY’s List works to put women into office who can make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, and economic equality. Amy Kennedy made the following statement: “I am so honored to be endorsed by Emily’s List. They are doing extraordinary work across the country to help ensure that elected officials at all levels of government are reflective of the society we live in and the communities we come from,” said Amy Kennedy. “In Congress, I will be a champion for women and their families, fighting to support and empower them, to ensure access to affordable healthcare, and to build an economy that values the many contributions women... Read more →


Atlantic Cape Community College Helping Rowan University Researchers

Atlantic Cape Community College (Courtesy of atlantic.edu) Five students in Atlantic Cape Community College’s Drone and Aviation Department will help Rowan University researchers and engineers examine ways to improve artificial intelligence systems and machine learning algorithms in a new project called “Self-Assessment and Continual Learning on Edge Devices (SCenE).” The project, supported by a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant, has the potential to improve smart technologies in many areas, including healthcare, public transportation, security and surveillance, environmental, agricultural and aviation, according to a news release. Drone technology usage spans various industries, including public safety, traffic management, construction, public works and land surveying, filmmaking, photography, structural inspections and real estate, to name a few. And as more industries adopt this technology, the need for service and... Read more →


Rev. William Kelly Seeking Support for St. Brendan the Navigator Parish Raffle

AVALON, NJ --Please see the attached video link from Rev. William Kelly regarding the annual parish raffle in September. The Church, located at 5012 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 relies on the raffle to pay for church expenses and provide for those parishioners in need. This year, more than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church is seeking participants for the raffle. Only a limited number of tickets are sold. Don't delay buy one today. For more information/tickets, please call (609) 967-3746. Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Notice of Remote Access to Avalon Borough Council Meetings

NOTICE OF MEETING SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF BOROUGH COUNCIL BOROUGH OF AVALON Take Notice that the Borough Council of the Borough of Avalon will be holding all regularly scheduled Work Sessions and Regular Meetings in the Meeting Room within Borough Hall, located at 3100 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202 from this point forward, unless otherwise advertised. Be Advised, in attempt to contain COVID-19/coronavirus, certain special requirements and procedures will be followed during each and all of said meetings by Borough Council, as listed below. In accordance with Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders 107, 122, and 142 and Administrative Order 2020-4, as subsequently amended and supplemented, the following shall govern public meetings by the Borough of Avalon (“Borough”) during the COVID-19 State of Emergency and until further notice:... Read more →


Is NJ's Legal Sports Betting Helping Atlantic City?

Aerial view of Atlantic City courtesy of https://www.monopolycity.com/ Bill Gelman Editor’s Note: This is the second of a multipart series on Atlantic City gambling and its future. You can find part one here. Remember the days of talking about what a great addition legal sports betting would be to the Atlantic City casino market? For years, it seemed like a pipe dream. Several court appearances and lawsuits later, NJ sports betting is a pretty big deal. How big? Well in 2019 alone, Garden State sportsbooks took in $4.5 billion, yes billion, in wagers. And this is just one of the many eye-catching numbers. New Jersey recently quietly celebrated the two-year anniversary of legal sports betting in the state. The global pandemic has tempered the market... Read more →


Three Beaches Closed, Six Other with High Bacteria

Beachwood Beach West, New Jersey Although the New York-New Jersey coast was one of the cleanest in the 2010 study, Beachwood Beach West, a small beach on the Jersey shore, proved one of the dirtiest in the country. Stormwater and wildlife are the EPA's best guesses for potential pollution sources. CREDIT: Flickr/Elizabeth Swift (August 2020)--There are currently three beaches closed in New Jersey, according to the NJ Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program. These are Beachwood Beach West, Windward Beach in Brick Township, and Reese Ave in Lavallette Borough. “When it rains, beaches get closed in New Jersey because of high nutrients and bacteria. There are three beaches closed in New Jersey, and six more have high levels of bacteria that should be closed as a precaution.... Read more →


NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINOS HIT $2 BILLION MILESTONE

Baseball, NBA help sportsbooks draw bets, normalizing market, according to PlayNJ (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — New Jersey’s online casinos blew past $2 billion in lifetime Gloucestercitynews.net files revenue in July with another record month as sportsbooks accelerated their rebound by posting the best month since February. Ultimately with Atlantic City casinos reopening, as well as baseball and the NBA restarting their seasons, July represented a return to something more resembling normal for the Garden State gaming market, according to PlayNJ analysts. “It will take some time before Atlantic City rebounds from the closures of the last few months, but we have at least turned a corner in the market with the return of the retail sector,” said Dustin Gouker, lead analyst for PlayNJ.com. “However, online... Read more →


Stockton Says The Student's Facebook Status, Not The Photo of Trump Was Disruptive

A student at Stockton University is facing disciplinary charges for a political Facebook post and making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump during class, causing other students to feel “taunted. Today, Stockton defended charging the student with disruptive behanvior. Stockton University drops five charges for student’s political Facebook status, disruption charge remains Amid public backlash, Stockton now claims student’s Facebook status, not his Zoom background of Trump, is the “substantial disruption” warranting the charge Student still faces probation, community service, a decision-making workshop, and a fine for expressing his political opinion on social media ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 11, 2020 — Stockton University administrators on Monday dropped five of the six charges against a student investigated for a political post on Facebook... Read more →


A Disoriented Man With Broken Bottle Lunges at AC Police; Shot and Killed

VENTNOR, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 6, in Ventnor, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries, and authorities are still working to confirm his identity. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:16 p.m., Ventnor and Atlantic City Police Department officers responded to a 911 call concerning a man behaving erratically in the vicinity of Wellington Avenue and West End Avenue. When the responding officers encountered the man, he was walking in and out of a marshy area along the roadway, while holding a broken glass bottle in his hand. The officers attempted to engage the man and offer him assistance, but he refused to comply with their commands, including... Read more →


Sea Lice a.k.a. Stinging Jellyfish Found in South Jersey Beaches

TRENTON NJ (August 10, 2020)--The larvae of stinging jellyfish, also known as sea lice, were found near Ocean City. They have primarily been reported near Avalon and Stone Harbor Beaches. Stinging jellyfish have been known to show up in New Jersey near the end of summer when the water is warmer. The stinging jellyfish larvae were likely pushed to New Jersey from Florida by Tropical Storm Isaias. “Here we are in the middle of summer and people can’t enjoy our beaches because of sea lice in the water. Sea lice are jellyfish larvae that can cause skin irritation and uncomfortable rashes. They have already been found near Ocean City, Avalon and Stone Harbor, which means that they could spread north because of warm water and... Read more →


Cape May County Offers Free Rabies Vaccination

mvitaleAugust 5, 2020 The Atlantic County Animal Shelter has announced its next free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs and cats at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville. Erica Cleary June 7, 2002 - May 14, 2015 A canine clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23 and a feline clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30. Both will be held 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment, with a limit of three pets per appointment. Appointments may be made online at www.aclink.org/animalshelter. Clinics are animal-specific so cats cannot be brought to the dog clinic and vice versa. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Owners are encouraged to provide previous rabies vaccination records at time of appointment. Owners are advised to arrive promptly... Read more →


AG Investigating Fatal Police Shooting in Ventor

VENTNOR, N.J. (August 8, 2020)--– The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 6, in Ventnor, N.J. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries, and authorities are still working to confirm his identity. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:16 p.m., Ventnor and Atlantic City Police Department officers responded to a 911 call concerning a man behaving erratically in the vicinity of Wellington Avenue and West End Avenue. When the responding officers encountered the man, he was walking in and out of a marshy area along the roadway, while holding a broken glass bottle in his hand. The officers attempted to engage the man and offer him assistance, but he refused to comply with their... Read more →


Lower Township Police Stop Motor Vehicle, Two Individuals Arrested

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 6, 2020)--On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at approximately 7:06 p.m., detectives from the Lower Township Police Department, with the assistance of uniformed patrol officers, conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2011 Chevy Camaro in the 500 block of Seashore Rd., in the Erma section of the Township. Gloucestercitynews.net files Two male subjects occupied the vehicle. The driver, identified as Jacob Eck, an 18 year old, unemployed male from the Villas, was being sought on an arrest warrant for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the passenger in the vehicle for unrelated offenses. Nelson Servando Ferguson was charged as being a Fugitive from Justice out of the State of Florida. He is wanted by... Read more →


Coast Guard Rescues Two Near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, NJ, UNITED STATES-(August 3, 2020)-- The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Aug. 3, 2020. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City safely hoisted the two people and transported them back to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released) BRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Monday evening. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified at approximately 4 p.m., from the mother one of the passengers regarding two people in need of assistance after running their jet ski aground in the... Read more →


Body Found on Cape May Beach, Investigation Ongoing

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (August 3, 2020)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Anthony Marino of the Cape May Police Department announce a joint investigation into the death of an Erma man whose body was discovered in the surf in the area of Philadelphia Avenue in the City of Cape May. On August 2, 2020 at 8:44 PM, the Cape May Police Department received a call of an unresponsive person in the water in the area of Jefferson Street and the beach. Patrol units immediately responded and conducted a search of the area but were unsuccessful in locating the unresponsive male. Detectives from the Cape May Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office responded to the scene to... Read more →


Attention Maritime Community in Tri-State Area! Expect Isais Sometime on Tuesday

Coast Guard urges hurricane preparedness in Tri-State region NEW YORK —The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Hurricane Isaias has potential to affect the region. image courtesy of Pinterest Gloucestercitynews.net files The National Weather Service has forecasted Hurricane Isaias to potentially accelerate into the Tri-State area as a tropical storm on Tuesday. Potential hazards include high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding. Captains of the Port for New York and Long Island Sound are encouraging boaters to be proactive and prepared ahead of impending heavy weather. “We are closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to the region’s Marine Transportation System,” said Capt. Jason Tama,... Read more →


CARES Act Funding Available for Arts

The Sun King, a serigraph by Romare Bearden, is part of the Atlantic County Art Collection. The Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is accepting applications for National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act funding received from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Only non-profit (501c3) arts organizations are eligible to apply and funds must be used within the 2020 calendar year. Specific use of funds and requirements are available on the county website at: https://www.atlantic-county.org/cultural-affairs/ Applications must be submitted by Aug. 14 to the Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs. For more information, contact the office by email to kbrown@aclsys.org or by calling 609-909-7309. Read more →