A Colmar True Value Home Store and Garden Center is under construction in the Bayshore Mall, next to Big Lots, with an opening expected in October 2021. The Cape May County Herald reports the store will include a UPS Store and a Colmar Kitchen and Bath Studio and will sell hardware items plus lumber, drywall, and other construction materials. Signs advertising for employment opportunities will go up at the site soon.
The Cape May County Animal Shelter has entered into an agreement with Animal Outreach of Cape May County to operate the Spay and Neuter Clinic located next door to the Shelter at the Crest Haven Complex. The Animal Outreach organization will continue to provide spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and microchips for cats and kittens.
The clinic will continue their regular Thursday schedules as they have for the past 15 years. Low-cost spay/neuter programs will remain available for County residents through the Cape May County Animal Shelter’s Population Control Plan. Low or no-cost spay/neuter programs will continue for County residents participating in Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR), an effective program to control the feral cat population.
The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with the Atlantic Cape Community College, is once again offering the opportunity to participate in the Atlantic City Electric Quick Path to Energy Program. This program offers career and technical education training designed to introduce students to career pathways within the utility industry. It also serves as a direct solution to meeting the utility industry’s immediate need for skilled workers.
The classes will include an introduction to jobs in the utility industry, a construction math class that prepares students for the Construction and Skills Trade (CAST) exam and certification. Students who successfully pass the CAST test, will qualify for the Line School that offers skill practice in preparation for the physical abilities test.
America’s commercial casinos matched their best quarter ever in the first three months of this year, as customers continued returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and internet and sports betting money helped boost revenue numbers. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association, the casino industry’s national trade group, show the nation’s commercial casinos took in over $11.1 billion in the first quarter of this year. Terry Glebocki, CEO of the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, said customer volumes at her property have been increasing adding, “I do think we’re seeing more and more people feeling more comfortable coming out” to casinos, she said. “There’s a ton of pent-up demand out there.
A proposal from Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo to extend the state takeover of Atlantic City to nine years instead of five. The Press of Atlantic City reports Mazzeo also wants to restore civil service status and protections for public employees after the initial five-year period ends at the end of this year. Mazzeo’s amendment to the Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act of 2016. It will be considered Wednesday in the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, which Mazzeo chairs.
The Cape May County Library will begin hosting outdoor events on Tuesday, May 18th. To
ensure the health and safety of both patrons and staff, the library’s Pandemic Code of Conduct will
remain in effect, which includes mask wearing and social distancing at all times. Registration will be
required to attend events, including family registration for children’s outdoor storytimes. During outdoor
storytimes, families are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chairs for the designated lawn space.
Sea Isle City’s 2021 Seasonal Beach Tags are currently on sale for $20 each (the pre-season rate). Beach-goers must purchase their seasonal Beach Tags by Saturday, May 15, to receive the pre-season rate. After May 15, seasonal Beach Tags will cost $25 each (the regular rate).
Beach Tags are on sale seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Welcome Center Beach Tag Office, 300 JFK Boulevard. Due to the pandemic, the Welcome Center Lobby is closed to the public; however, beach tags can be purchased through the walk-up window next to the Welcome Center’s front doors.
Beach Tags can also be purchased 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at the Beach Tag Vending Machine, located in the lobby of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard.
AtlantiCare’s HealthPlex in Atlantic City will hold a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic where shot recipients will also receive a free sandwich from the White House Sub Shop. The HealthPlex, 1401 Atlantic Ave., will be dispensing the one-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to anyone age 18 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. No appointments are necessary and parking is free.
Atlantic City’s top casino has dropped its lawsuit against a rival it accused of poaching key executives and attempting to steal valuable trade secrets. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Borgata, said in a statement Friday it has dropped its litigation against Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort, following a settlement agreed to by both parties. A court filing gave no details of the terms of the agreement other than that it was reached “amicably.”
A Wildwood man faces attempted murder charges in connection with an incident late Thursday night. Police were called to the area of Montgomery and Pacific avenues for the report of a stabbing. They saw 26 year old Dimael Lassalle- Sanchez running from the scene and spotted him dropping an item down a storm drain. He also faces weapons counts, plus hindering prosecution. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.