Archives for September 2020

Brigantine Man Charged In Wife’s Murder Will Be Held Until Trial

A Superior Court judge says a Brigantine man charged in his wife’s murder will be held in jail until trial. The Press of Atlantic City reports 36 year old Robert Declementi is accused of killing his wife on August 22nd. She was found near the front door of her home, bleeding from her head at a residence on the first block of Girard Place. Police say the suspect was covered in blood and told them his wife informed him she had cheated with him on someone from Applebees.

Gov. Murphy says No Smoking in Casinos

Gov. Phil Murphy on today ordered a ban on all smoking inside of casinos, on the same day it was allowed to resume after more than five months. Murphy saying,
“We have looked closely at the science and agree with experts that have concluded that allowing smoking is too large a risk to take.”

Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Sixteen more Atlantic County residents have been cleared as recovered from Covid-19 as reported today by Atlantic County public health officials, bringing the total number of recoveries to 2,738. Health officials also confirmed no additional deaths, however, there are 11 more residents who have tested positive. A reminder, Atlantic County will continue to provide Covid-19 testing by appointment at its drive-thru facility in Northfield. Next week it’s pushed to Wedneday morning because of the Labor Day holiday.

AC Beachgoers Could See a Longer Season

Beaches along New Jersey are extending their seasons past Labor Day, allowing for some extra surf and sun heading into September. Labor Day weekend and the return to school usually marks the end of the summer, with lifeguard duty ending Labor Day Monday. This year, with coronavirus forcing schools to go remote and many employees still working from home, September could be as busy as July and August along the shore. A limited number of Atlantic City beaches will have lifeguards through Sept. 30. Those beaches will be listed on the Atlantic City website.

Philly Man Cuffed In Wildwood On Child Porn Counts

Officers from the Wildwood Crest Police Department Aug. 20 responded to a local hotel after receiving information of a pornographic image that was sent to the hotel. According to the Cape May County Herald, authorities discovered Danny Hart, 38, of Philadelphia, had sent a pornographic image of a child while reserving a room online with the hotel. Hart was placed under arrest Aug. 29 without incident after he arrived at the hotel and was transported to the Wildwood Crest Police Department where he was charged with possession/distribution of child pornography and sent to the Cape May County Correctional Center.

EMS Crews Around NJ Getting Naloxone From State

The state is sending 11,352 free doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone (commonly called Narcan) to 179 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams throughout New Jersey. According to health officials, they’ve previously made naloxone available at no cost to residents, police departments, libraries and homeless shelters, and making it available for free to EMS teams is a sensible next step to save as many lives as possible.

Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Atlantic County public health officials reported no new COVID-19 related deaths today and seven more residents who have tested positive, including three males, ages 1-63, and four females, ages 18-54. These residents were located as follows: two each in Egg Harbor City and Egg Harbor Township, and one each in Buena Borough, Hamilton Township and Somers Point. Drive thru testing will continue next week, on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, from 9a-11:30am

Hammonton Teachers Concerned About Restart

Teachers in Hammonton are planning to confront the local school board tonight over its reopening plan and a blanket refusal to allow any teacher to work from home during the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The union, which represents about 400 teachers and support staff across four buildings, is planning a strong showing to express concerns about air filtration systems, custodial staff and the district’s ability to keep all staff and students safe.

AC Mayor Announces BLM Mural

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced Wednesday that Black Lives Matter will be painted on a city street Friday afternoon. The street mural will be painted on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between Atlantic and Pacific avenues, the same block where the Civil Rights Garden is located and where Small made the announcement.

Gilliam Sentencing Delayed…Again

Former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. has had his sentencing on wire fraud counts delayed for a sixth time. According to the Press of Atlantic City, the sentencing was set for September 9th but has now been moved to November 11th.
Gilliam pleaded guilty to defrauding a youth basketball program out of more than $87,000. He resigned as mayor the same day.