Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities from Friday, January 31, through Sunday, February 2, in recognition of the passing of former State Police Superintendent Colonel Justin J. Dintino. Colonel Dintino’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, February 1.
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A Pennsylvania man and woman have been charged with theft and conspiracy in connection to accepting and processing cash and electronic payments for the sale of fireworks depriving the owner of the fireworks proceeds from the sales. Porshia Maldonado was hired to sell fireworks for Keystone Novelties Distributors in July 2018. The fireworks were being sold out of a tent located in the parking lot of Duck Town Tavern in Atlantic City. The tent location was open for business days before the July 4th holiday. Her helper, James Shifflette, was with her selling fireworks. Authorities say the pair ultimately pocketed the profits to the tune of more than $500.
Top executives of most of Atlantic City’s casinos say the city needs to become cleaner and safer, with a better public perception in order for business conditions to truly improve. And they also oppose the return of gambling to the former Showboat casino, which currently operates as a non-gambling hotel but whose owner is moving forward plan to restore gambling there. Executives from eight of the city’s nine casinos spoke Thursday at a panel sponsored by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce on challenges and opportunities facing the seaside gambling resort.
Robert T. Woods Jr. is out of jail in connection with the golf club beating of his father, former pro baseball player, Robert Woods Sr. The younger Woods is charged with aggravated assault, endangering an injured victim, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of a weapon in the Jan. 21 beating . His lawyer says the two men get along well and there is no motive for the incident, nor is there enough evidence to keep his client behind bars.
Now that the President has come and gone for his rally in Wildwood, Democrats want to know who’s paying for the appearance. Security and clean up are just two of the major costs associated with having a presidential rally take place.
Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron told the Press of Atlantic City that while the rally was a boost for the city, it will be at least a month before the full costs are known. He says they have to receive bills from different agencies including Atlantic County, Cape May County and Vineland, among other places, who took part in the event.
A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information in the case of Arty Barrera, who was shot dead in his home Jan. 2 in Egg Harbor Township. The money is being put up by the victim’s family. Barrera was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his home in the 100 block of Vermont Avenue. No arrests have been made, and police are saying it appears to be an isolated incident.
According to the state Attorney General’s office, two men and a woman have been charged with trafficking a 14-year-old girl for sex at a casino in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. 39 year old Tiffany N. Davis of Egg Harbor Township, and 26 year old Derrick V. Ross of Atlantic City, were charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Also, 52 year old Kurt Young of Dennis Township was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 and engaging in prostitution with a minor after he paid to have sex with the 14-year-old girl.
Beginning at 7 AM on Monday, February 3 and continuing 24 hours per day through Wednesday, February 5, weather permitting, a full detour will be in place on Moss Mill Road in Galloway between Smithville Boulevard and Route 9 for utility work by Galloway Township. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour and plan travel time accordingly. Police and traffic directors will provide assistance during daytime hours. Local residents will have access to their properties from Smithville Boulevard.
The owner of a Wildwood Crest pizza shop pleaded guilty Wednesday in Camden federal court to five counts of filing a false income tax return after he admitted to underreporting the pizzeria’s taxable income by approximately $1.2 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Authorities said Giuseppe D’Arancio, 60, of Cape May Court House, and another owner, who is not named, of Sal’s Ristorante & Pizzeria kept two sets of accounting books from 2012 to 2016.
A new center for orthopaedic surgery is coming to AtlantiCare Health Park on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township this spring. A new 24,000 square foot facility will have the capacity to do more than 5,000 procedures a year, reports the Press of Atlantic City. The first floor of the building, which is dedicated to same-day orthopedic procedures, features six operating rooms, 12 pre-operation rooms and 15 post-anesthesia care unit rooms, including four extended-stay rooms. The second floor houses a medical office suite.