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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 →


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 →

Virtual Programming for August at Avalon Free Public Library

AVALON, N.J. – The Avalon Free Public Library and the Avalon History Center have reopened with limited services, and continue with virtual programming through August via video conferencing and digital links. Library operating hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-1pm and Closed Wednesdays, reserving the first hour of each day for high risk individuals. Avalon History Center will be open for visits Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Visits to both facilities will be limited to 20 minutes, masks are required to enter and there will be a limited occupancy to support social distancing. In addition to browsing for materials, patrons will also have access to public computers, scan/fax and copier service for sessions limited to 15 minutes. Below please find... Read more →

Fishing Vessel Sinks 37 Miles off Barnegat Light, Coast Guard Rescues Two

BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ, UNITED STATES 07.28.2020 Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 Coast Guard aircrews stand with two crewmembers of a vessel that sank 37 miles off Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Jul. 27, 2020. The men requested assistance after their 68-foot fishing vessel began taking on water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two men 33 miles east of Barnegat Light early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Sector Delaware Bay were notified at 5:30 a.m. via Channel 16 that a 68-foot fishing vessel had begun taking on water and its crew requested assistance. They informed the watchstanders that they had begun to make preparations to abandon ship into a life raft. An Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter... Read more →

LIHEAP Grants Available Through July 31 for Atlantic City Electric Customers

LIHEAP and other energy assistance programs available to help customers pay energy bills MAYS LANDING, N.J. (July 28, 2020) – Many energy assistance programs are available for Atlantic City Electric customers who may be facing challenges paying their energy bill due to the impact of COVID-19, including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) which is still available through July 31. With the application deadline fast approaching, customers are encouraged to apply this week to take advantage of the available LIHEAP funding. Customers can receive more than $1,000 in grant support through LIHEAP toward their energy bill by applying for assistance. “We are committed to helping all our customers meet their energy needs and manage their bills,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president.... Read more →

Tahir Gregory of Atlantic City Sentenced to Prison for Selling Illegal Drugs

MAYS LANDING— A 41 year-old Atlantic City man has been sentenced on narcotics possession charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Tahir Gregory, 41, (photo) was sentenced on July 21, 2020, to New Jersey state prison for a sentence of 15 years with a 7 ½ year period of parole ineligibility. “This defendant persistently threatened the welfare of women and children in our community for far too long. He preyed on their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. I want to thank our law enforcement partners for ensuring that he will no longer have the ability to harm victims for the foreseeable future,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said. Judge Taylor granted the State’s application to sentence Gregory as a persistent offender and in granting the... Read more →

Because of COVID-19 Stockton Students Offered Rooms at Showboat Atlantic City Hotel

Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University is finalizing an agreement with Showboat Renaissance LLC for the use of up to 400 rooms at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel for students during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. The agreement meets Stockton’s potential need for additional housing as the university implements state COVID-19 guidelines that reduces the number of students permitted in existing on-campus student housing. “Stockton promises to provide housing to all students who request it,” said Stockton Executive Director of Residential Life Steven Radwanski. “This agreement ensures that we will have sufficient housing based on current demand.” The Showboat agreement provides up to 300 single rooms and 100 double rooms. Showboat will also provide at least 250 dedicated parking spaces and students will get... Read more →

NJ SIERRA CLUB: Beach Report - NJ Must Improve Water Quality Protections

Gloucestercitynews.net files Today, the annual beach report Safe for Swimming: Pollution at Our Beaches and How to Prevent It was released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group. According to the report, 73 of 22 beaches (32.88%) in New Jersey tested potentially unsafe for at least one day in 2019. Beaches in Cape May County, Ocean Gloucestercitynews.net files County, and Monmouth County tested potentially unsafe on 5% of the days that sampling took place. “It is now the middle of the summer, and everyone wants to go out and enjoy the Shore. However, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage end up closing our beaches. This Report should be a wakeup call that New Jersey needs to do more to protect our... Read more →

UPDATED: Two Women Killed on Ocean Drive in Head-on-Motor Vehicle Collision

UPDATE (July 23, 2020)--Lower Township Police release the names of the two women who passed in Wednesday's motor vehicle crash as Corinne M. McDevitt, 35 years old, of Villas, NJ, and Linda M. Greenfield, 68 year old, of West Cape May, NJ. ++++ LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(July 22, 2020)--Tragically, two women were killed Wednesday afternoon in a head-on motor vehicle collision. The incident occurred at about 3:20 pm on Ocean Drive in Lower Township. A 35-year-old woman was driving Northbound on County Route 621, otherwise known as Ocean Drive, when she veered over the double yellow line and slammed head-on into a vehicle being driven by a 68-year-old woman, who was going Southbound on the same roadway. The 68-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.... Read more →

Childproofing Your Pool and Swimming Safety

Gloucester Township Police Community Safety Tip: Children can drown in less than 2 inches of water. That means drowning can happen in a sink, toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rainwater. • Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool including a portable "kiddy" pool even for a few seconds. • Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. • During social gatherings at or near a pool, appoint a ''designated watcher'' to protect young children from pool accidents. Adults may take turns being the ''watcher.'' When adults become preoccupied, children are at risk. • Do not consider young children ''drown-proof'' because they have had swimming lessons. They should... Read more →

13-Year-Old Shot on AC Expressway; Authorities Seeking Help with Investigation

Egg Harbor Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a shooting investigation where a 13-year-old male was shot on the Atlantic City Expressway in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. On Sunday, July 12, at approximately 4:06 a.m., troopers from the Troop “A” Atlantic City Expressway Station responded to milepost 7.2 westbound for the report of a shooting. Upon the trooper’s arrival, they found, a 13-year-old male victim conscious and alert seated inside of a white Toyota Tundra pickup truck. He sustained three gunshot wounds and was treated at the scene before being taken to an area hospital where he was last listed in critical but stable condition. Detectives at the scene determined a total of seven shots were... Read more →

Here Are The Top Places to Visit While Staying & Playing at North Beach Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – North Beach Atlantic City is the premiere outdoor epicenter of Atlantic City and today the coalition announced the top places to visit this summer at Absecon Lighthouse, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino & Hotel, Steel Pier and Tennessee Avenue. North Beach also officially launched their website (www.atlanticcitynorthbeach.com) detailing the many amenities the district has to offer. Absecon Lighthouse Visit New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse located between Pacific and Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City where visitors take a journey as they ascend upon 228 steps of the iconic Absecon Lighthouse. Free yoga classes sponsored by The Leadership Studio is offered every Thursday in July and August at 6 p.m. on the 2-acre... Read more →

Rutgers Announces 15% Campus Fee Reduction for Students

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced a 15% reduction in the “Campus Fee,” in addition to a tuition and fee freeze announced in June. Below is Holloway’s message to Rutgers students. July 16, 2020 Dear Rutgers Students, Over the past week I have heard from many people in our community with thoughtful questions about tuition and fees for the fall semester. I have considered their input and today I am announcing a temporary reduction in fees for our students. In June, the Rutgers Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of freezing tuition and fees for the coming year in recognition of the financial strain so many families have felt as a result of the pandemic. Doing so has had consequences, as our budget... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Customers Can Now Go Virtual with Home Energy Check-ups

Customers can work with an energy efficiency expert over the phone or by video chat to make easy changes that help reduce energy use and costs MAYS LANDING, N.J. (July 16, 2020) – In the face of the unprecedented public health and safety challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic City Electric has gone virtual with its Quick Home Energy Check-up program to help customers save energy and money. The new, no-cost Virtual Home Energy Check-up is available for all Atlantic City Electric customers, and builds on Atlantic City Electric’s Quick Home Energy Check-up program, which offers traditional, in-home consultations with an Energy Analyst. Due to the pandemic, Atlantic City Electric suspended the in-home version of this program until further notice. The new virtual option... Read more →

NJ Sierra Club: North Wildwood Mayor Makes Excuses for Destroying Dunes

North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello recently insinuated that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection only issued violations to his town because he criticized Governor Murphy’s reopening of the shore economy. Last month, The City of North Wildwood was issued two violations from DEP for unauthorized construction and destruction of dunes. The notices required the City of North Wildwood to stop development activities that were being conducted without required DEP permits. “The Mayor of North Wildwood is trying to justify the unjustifiable. The City was illegally destroying dunes and building along the beach for years. Instead of admitting that what they did was wrong and working with DEP, Mayor Rosenello is making up excuses. In the past few months alone they destroyed at least 8 acres... Read more →

3 Essential Online Casino Tips You Should Know

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 14, 2020)--These days, more and more gaming enthusiasts favour online casinos over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. And for a good reason: they’ve revolutionised the industry of gambling by making it more accessible to both casual and experienced players alike without compromising on the quality of the experience. From providing a more extensive selection of fun games such as Discovering 5 Lions Gold Slot in Ireland to the comfort and convenience of being able to play from anywhere and at any time you please, they boast advantages that traditional gaming establishments lack. However, there are a few things that you need to know before you start playing your favourite games online. And in this article, we will discuss a few essential tips that will help maximise... Read more →

Weeks of Waiting Ends as Non-UK Gambling Website Goes Live

19th June 2020 – London There is a brand new gambling news and information website that has just gone live online, that being the impressive looking Non UK Gambling website, that is going to help anyone based in the UK who is seeking out an offshore based gambling site to find such a site to sign up to. To be in a position to give website visitors the information they are looking for on any gambling related topic, calls for the author of any articles and guides to be vastly experienced at gambling, and the https://www.nonukgambling.com/ is the labour of love of veteran UK based gambler Steve Anthorton, who really has mastered the art of passing on valuable gambling related information to visitors of that... Read more →

Cape May Prosecutor's Office Investigating Wildwood Police Officer's Use of Force

CAPE MAY, NJ (July 13, 2020)--The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office is conducting a preliminary investigation regarding a police incident in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 12, between 3:00 and 3:30am on the 3700 Block of Pacific Avenue in the City of Wildwood. The object of the preliminary investigation is to determine whether the actions of the arresting officer or officers potentially violated NJS 2C:3-7, Use of Justifiable Force to effect an arrest, or any other related criminal statutes. The prosecutor's office is asking any member of the general public who has video or photographic footage of the events please contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Professional Standards Unit at (609) 465-1135. Read more →

11th National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed "America's first female cryptanalyst" and in many ways could be considered the founder of the modern-day Coast Guard Intelligence Program. Her work with the Coast Guard began soon after the passage of the Volstead Act, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, or trade of alcohol in the United States. Liquor smugglers frequently made use of radios to coordinate their activities and began to encode their messages. Friedman was detailed by the Department of Treasury to the Coast Guard... Read more →

Kennedy Wins NJ02 Democratic Primary

Amy Kennedy: “I am ready to fight with you. I am ready to fight for you. I am ready to take on Jeff Van Drew and turn this district blue again in the Fall!.” Brigantine, NJ –July 7, 2020– Tonight, Amy Kennedy decisively won the Democratic primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. The people of South Jersey have spoken, and they want Amy Kennedy to be their next Congresswoman. Seven months ago, Amy declared her candidacy on the heels of Jeff Van Drew switching parties and pledging his undying support for Donald Trump. Upon entering the race, Amy was told that there was no way for her to beat the South Jersey machine, who immediately rolled out endorsements of county party chairs and elected... Read more →

Philadelphia Coast Guard Rescues Woman Stranded Near Rancocas Creek Sunday Night

PHILADELPHIA (July 6, 2020)--– The Coast Guard rescued a woman that was stranded on an aground jet ski near Rancocas Creek, New Jersey, Sunday night. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center were notified by Burlington County dispatch at 9:50 p.m. of a woman in need of assistance after running a jet ski aground. Burlington County Fire Department boats were unable to enact a rescue due to the vessel being surrounded by deep mud. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City was launched to recover the woman from the aground jet ski. Once on scene, the aircrew hoisted the woman aboard the helicopter and brought her to the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, where she was met... Read more →

Reopening Information for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. (July 2, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will reopen under new and thorough Safe + Sound program guidelines to help ensure good clean fun at the resort destination Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 6 a.m. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Safe + Sound Reopening Plan & Protocols has been developed in accordance with guidelines provided by Hard Rock International and adopts the Atlantic City Casino Industry's Summary Plan of Proposed Reopening Protocols in order to make the best possible efforts to provide a safe and secure environment. The new and stringent protocols also adhere to the directives from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The Plan has received approval... Read more →

4th of July Celebrations Cancelled in Many Communities

6ABC.com July Fourth of July Fireworks Displays NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC COUNTY * Atlantic City, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 4th at 9 p.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Borgata Way Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Atlantic City, N.J. TO BE DETERMINED: Date: July 4th at 10 p.m. Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort and along the Boardwalk 2831 Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401 * Buena Vista, N.J. CANCELED: Date: July 11th at Dusk (rain date July 18th) Where: Michael Debbi Park 315 Cedar Avenue Richland, New Jersey 08350 * Hammonton, N.J. Date: July 4th at Dusk (rain date July 5th) Where: Hammonton High School 566 Old Forks Road Hammonton, New Jersey 08037 * Margate City, N.J. POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26th: Date: July 4th... Read more →

Casino Association Statement on the Reopening of Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City, NJ – Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ), issued the following statement on behalf of the association regarding the reopening of some Atlantic City casinos this week: “For each of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) members, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents. We are taking every precaution to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which is why we worked with our regional healthcare provider AtlantiCare, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and UNITE HERE to develop a comprehensive and prudent reopening plan that ensures a clean and safe environment for all guests and employees. Casino property protocols will be wide-ranging and will include the... Read more →

Coast Guard Aids Man Experiencing Heart Attack Symptoms Near Brigantine

BRIGANTINE, N.J. (June 30, 2020)--— The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Brigantine, N.J., June 30, 2020. He was transported Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., and transferred to local emergency medical services personnel who were waiting to take him to the hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Paulino/Released) Waterway near Bigantine, Tuesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a relayed 911 call from New Jersey State Police Department dispatch... Read more →


(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Every country is unique in terms of age restrictions in the gambling industry. The main condition to visit a casino and play games for money is usually reaching the adult age according to the laws of a certain country. Therefore, a young man or woman living in Spain should be at least 18 years old to be eligible, while neighboring Belgium sets the restrictions on people under 21 years old to play in casinos. So, what age should you be to visit a casino in your country? Online VS Real Casino: Is There Any Difference? First of all, you should know that there is no difference between these two casinos in terms of age restrictions. Those people who have not yet reached the... Read more →

Galloway Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

CAMDEN City, N.J. – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, tax preparer was arrested today for allegedly using false information to increase her clients’ tax refunds and filing her own false tax returns, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Michele Griffin, 40, of Galloway, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with 19 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of false tax returns. Griffin is also charged with three counts of filing her own false tax returns. Griffin will be arraigned today by video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. According to the indictment: Griffin allegedly prepared multiple fraudulent tax returns on behalf of her clients by falsifying their education expenses, dependent care expenses, business income, dependent information, and unemployment income. As a... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Sign Petition To Save Cape May County Turtles From Being Killed

Samantha Geisinger started this petition to Cape May County In Cape May County there are multiple "boulevards" connecting the mainland of New Jersey to its barrier islands (Stone Harbor, Avalon, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City). Every summer, turtles travel across these boulevards to lay their eggs on high land. The boulevards, filled with out-of-towners, have been featuring an unacceptable amount of dead turtles, crushed by the cars of those who would rather kill innocent animals than take a few seconds to help them across the street. This petition will be distrbuted to local municipalities in attempt to do a few things: 1. Increase signage on all boulevards to warn travelers of turtle crossing. 2. Allow citizens to report individuals for purposefully hitting turtles... Read more →

LTPD Alert: - Fireworks Consumer Brief

FIREWORKS consumer brief Gloucestercitynews.net files On the 4th of July, Independence Day, Americans celebrate their patriotism with family reunions, picnics and beautiful displays of fireworks nationwide. Unfortunately, every year, this happy celebration turns into tragedy for many Americans due to the unsafe and illegal use of fireworks. Fireworks displays must be enjoyed responsibly – and within the confines of the law. In New Jersey, it is unlawful to sell, possess, or use fireworks, other than certain sparkling devices and novelties, without a valid permit. STATISTICAL INJURIES The Consumer Product Safety Commission, the federal agency tasked with protecting the public from defective products, in a special study about fireworks found that in the year 2018: ■ 67% of all fireworks injuries were sustained during the 30-day... Read more →

Leader of NE Philly Heroin Ring and Associates Arrested and Charged with Drug Trafficking

Four additional defendants were also charged in Atlantic County, New Jersey in a related investigation PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Juan Caceres, 30, of Elkins Park, PA; Jose M. Suarez-Mendosa, 29, of Philadelphia, PA; Jerson David Diaz, 31, of Gloucestercitynews.net files Philadelphia, PA; Ezequiel Regalado-Rosario, 45, of Philadelphia, PA; Ramcel Duarte-Rodriguez, 21, of Philadelphia, PA, and Juan Francisco Regalado-Ferreras, 27, of Philadelphia, PA, were arrested and charged by criminal complaint on charges of possession with intent to distribute various amounts of heroin as associates of the Caceres drug trafficking organization. During the execution of simultaneous search warrants in June, Caceres, Regalado-Rosario, Duarte-Rodriguez and Regalado-Ferreras were arrested at a residence in the 1000 block of Saint Vincent Street in Northeast Philadelphia... Read more →

NJ SIERRA CLUB: More Problems with Holtec at Oyster Creek Decommissioning

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson has issued a temporary order of restraint to Holtec, stopping all decommissioning activities at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. Lacey Township, the community where the nuclear plant is located, filed a complaint against Holtec International and Holtec Decommissioning International in late May. Holtec is also under criminal investigation by the NJ Economic Development Authority for misrepresenting information on its 2014 tax credit application. “There are serious concerns with the Holtec and the decommissioning of Oyster Creek. From the beginning of their deal with Exelon, we were troubled by the lack of transparency and public input. Now Judge Hodgson has shown that these concerns are true. Holtec doesn’t want to show Lacey Township their site plan or what... Read more →

Down The Shore: Plastic Bags Cannot Be Part of Your Recycling Waste Stream

AVALON, NJ--The Avalon Department of Public Works reminds you that plastic bags cannot be part of the recycling trash stream in Cape May County. This County participates in single stream recycling, where all clean recyclables can go into one container. However, if your container contains plastic bags, it will not be collected by Avalon’s trash and recycling contractor. And, if you put a bag full of recyclables into the regular trash can, it creates two issues for the Borough. First, the Borough pays for additional tonnage fees as these recyclables are counted as trash. Second, our recycling numbers go down, which impacts the amount of recycling grants the Borough receives. Never put plastic bags in your recycling container. And, if you visit the Avalon Courtesy... Read more →

Down The Shore: 53 Year-Old-Man Killed in Crash on White Horse Pike, Investigation Underway

MAYS LANDING (June 20, 2020)--- An investigation is underway after a 53 year-old Mays Landing man was killed Friday night in a crash on the White Horse Pike, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. An initial investigation by the ACPO Crash Investigations Unit determined that Taquaysha Bell, 28, of Trenton was traveling westbound on the White Horse Pike in a 2010 Chevy Silverado. At 11:07 p.m., near the intersection of Moss Mill Road, Bell crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2003 Honda Civic, operated by Michael Luko Sr., who serves as an officer with the New Jersey Human Services Police Department and was traveling home from work. Following the crash, Officer Luko was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Division... Read more →

NJ Lottery News: Cape May County Ticket Wins $10,000

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to $35,000,000 TRENTON (June 22, 2020) – There was one third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, June 19, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. That ticket was purchased at Acme #890, 11 Court House South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House in Cape May County. In addition to the second and third-tier prizes won, 11 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500. Moreover, 24,163 other New Jersey players took home $94,442 in prizes ranging from $2 to $400. The winning numbers for the Friday, June 19, drawing were: 11, 34, 36, 52, and 66. The Gold Mega Ball was 07,... Read more →

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic Reopening with Safe + Sound Program Guidelines

Atlantic City, N.J. (June 17, 2020) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that the property will reopen under new and thorough ‘Safe + Sound’ program guidelines to help ensure good clean fun at the resort destination. “Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming have made a tremendous commitment to sanitary protocols and a safety-first mentality for both guests and team members,” said Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International. “We are making sure our resorts are safe and sound so our guests and team members have peace of mind when they return.” The ‘Safe + Sound’ Reopening Plan and Protocols have been developed in accordance with guidelines provided by Hard Rock International and adopts the Atlantic City Casino... Read more →

CNB Business: Paul Piazza & Son Seafood Now Offering Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp To Your Door

June 16, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana- Just as the summer shrimp season gets underway, Paul Piazza & Son, Inc., one of the largest, processors of wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp in the country, has launched a direct-to-consumer buying portal in response to increased requests from consumers to buy its wild-caught shrimp products. The company is offering its most popular sizes and product forms with free shipping from Louisiana. “We began to see a particularly high number of requests on our website coming from areas in which we aren’t already selling through retailers,” said Andy Neely, vice-president of sales. “The Paul Piazza brands can be found in many areas of the U.S. through our valued retail partners, but there are places where people can’t buy our... Read more →

CNBNews Hunting/Fishing: NJ's Artificial Reef Program/ the sinking of Vinik Huntress

On June 9, 2020, the 65-foot tugboat VINIK HUNTRESS was deployed at the Sandy Hook Reef site (pdf). The sinking of the vessel is in memory of Hudson River Fishermen's Association past member Darren Cardinal. Sponsorship for this project is provided by the association and The Sportfishing Fund. The vessel now rests in 58 feet of water, with a vertical relief of 25 feet, at the following coordinates: 40*21541 x 073*56.006 Tugboat Vinik Huntress sinking on Sandy Hook Reef Click to enlarge Vessels and structures such as these, after being emptied of all machinery and fluids and thoroughly cleaned, are inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and DEP before sinking. Due to the thickness and quality of steel used in their construction, staff expect the... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing: NJ's Artificial Reef Program/Deepwater Reef Site

On June 8, 2020, Marine Fisheries Administration staff deployed a 150-foot long caisson gate on the Deepwater Reef site (pdf). It now rests in 125 feet of water and rises off the bottom 30 feet at the following coordinates: 38*58.300 x 074*10.900 A caisson gate is a barrier used to dam off the open end of a dry dock and is constructed of heavy gauge steel with several tons of ballast in the keel. The deployment is sponsored by The Sportfishing Fund, an organization dedicated to artificial reef building. Caisson Gate Under Tow To Reef Location Caisson Gate Sinking Click images to enlarge Deployments of caisson gates on the Atlantic City and Cape May occurred in 2019. Vessels and structures such as these, after being... Read more →