Free NARCAN Kits In Cape May County

Free distribution of NARCAN will be available at 11 local pharmacies throughout Cape May County through an extended 3-day period from September 24 through September 26. The program is part of the ongoing efforts of the Murphy Administration to combat the opioid crisis in New Jersey.

Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, liaison to the County Health and Human Services Departments, is encouraging Cape May County residents to take advantage of the state initiative to provide NARCAN kits and to have them on hand in the event of an emergency.

NARCAN is the opioid overdose reversal drug that can reverse an overdose

Cape May County Receives Innovation Grant For Substance Abuse Support

Cape May County has received a grant from the State Department of Human Services for the operation of a Peer Support Recovery Center. The grant for $31,571 will be used to assist with rent, utility, and other costs associated with the Center. The Peer Recovery Center was established by Cape Regional Medical Center through its CARES program.
The Recovery Center is staffed by Recovery Specialists who can offer non-clinical assistance, recovery support, and appropriate referrals to substance use disorder treatment, including Medically Assisted Treatment.

Police Probe Gunshot Report Near Galloway Charter School

Atlantic City Police were investigating a report of a gunshot Friday near the Galloway Charter School on Route 9. The Press of Atlantic City reports they got a call at about 1:30pm Friday that a teacher had heard what sounded like a gunshot. The school was locked down and arriving officers found nothing on the school grounds or in a search of surrounding areas. A resident also reported hearing a number of loud bangs but nothing was confirmed from that report either. There were no injuries.

New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law today a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic and saying it amounted to a“monumental reform” that puts New Jersey at the forefront nationally of what is known as environmental justice legislation.

AC Man Arrested on Drug Charges

An Atlantic City man was arrested on drug charges Thursday evening after police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle. At 6:07 p.m., Galloway Township officers responded to Glory Road near Motts Creek Road for a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in drug activity The driver and only occupant, Majid Abdur-Rahim, 35, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and providing fraudulent government documents. Abdur-Rahim was sent to the Atlantic County jail pending court proceedings.

Dead Whale Towed to Shore Off AC

A dead whale was towed to shore Thursday, a day after being spotted entangled in something off the coast of Atlantic City. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center, a non-profit rescue organization, posted video of the whale being towed toward to shore by a Coast Guard vessel on Thursday, a day after it was spotted. Whales have become increasingly common in New Jersey and nearby waters, as scientists say their favorite fish, bunker, have returned to the area in large numbers.

Harriet Tubman Museum Opens in Cape May

Cape May is now the official home of an eagerly anticipated museum celebrating the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman — and a place where Gov. Phil Murphy said says visitors can contemplate the country’s “unfinished fight for civil rights.” Murphy joined organizers and local leaders Thursday for a ribbon-cutting marking the end of construction of the Harriet Tubman Museum.

AC Council Wants to Increase Indoor Dining Capacity

Atlantic City’s governing body wants Gov. Murphy to double the capacity limit on indoor dining. City Council passed a resolution 5-3 on Wednesday night urging the governor to increase the restriction from its current 25% limit to 50%. The measure was sponsored by 6th Ward Councilman Jesse Kurtz — the council’s only Republican member.

Gov. Murphy to Raise Taxes on the Rich

New Jersey residents earning more than $1 million a year will face higher income taxes, and about 800,000 lower- and middle-income families will get a tax rebate of up to $500 under a deal Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced today.
For Murphy, the agreement fulfills a core campaign promise of raising taxes on the wealthy and also sets up a tax rebate to go out next year in the midst of his reelection campaign.

Gov. Murphy Signs Bills to Improve Nursing Home Care

Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed into law four bills aimed at improving nursing home care after the COVID-19 outbreak devastated long-term care center residents and, at times, overwhelmed facilities. Long-term care residents account for roughly half of the state’s more than 14,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to state Health Department figures. Onr bill sets aside more than $62 million in state funds to increase the Medicaid reimbursement rate at nursing homes by 10%.