Archives for December 2020

Longport Police Urging Vigilance After Vehicle Stolen

Longport Police urging vehicle owners to be cautious after one was stolen Tuesday night. Between 6:00 and 7:00pm, a gray Range Rover was reported stolen in the area of 11th and Atlantic Avenues. It has been revealed that the keys were left inside the vehicle. This is a reminder to lock your car and be extra vigilant.
This case remains under investigation and no further information can be disclosed at this time.
Please report any suspicious activity immediately to the Longport Department by calling 609-822-2141.

Man Found Dead In Surf In Avalon

Police say a Pennsylvania man was found dead Thursday morning in the surf at 80th Street. The Press of Atlantic City reports police received a report of an unconscious man in the surf at 7:13 a.m.. Responding officers determined the man, a 21-year-old from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, had been dead for several hours. A preliminary investigation did not suggest foul play.

New Year, New Name for County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Effective January 1, 2021, the Boards of Chosen Freeholders around the state will be re-titled, and officially called the Cape May County Board of Commissioners. Considered offensive by many, the name change has been a topic of discussion for the past decade, in 2018, the first bill was introduced in the Assembly to make the change but never passed. That changed in August 2020.

The County 2021 Reorganization Meeting and swearing-in of Will Morey and Jeffrey Pierson on January 6, will be the first time they will be officially called Cape May County Commissioners.

The term “Freeholder” originally was defined as a person who owned land free of debts or legal claims, and in the colonies, only freeholders could hold office. The position was held by white, male landowners. The term dates back to New Jersey’s original constitution in 1776.

AG’s Office Seeks License Suspension For North Wildwood Bar

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) is seeking to suspend the liquor licenses of 12 New Jersey bars and restaurants for violating executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each establishment faces a minimum 10-day suspension for violating heightened restrictions placed on eating and drinking establishments by Governor Murphy last month and/or prior executive orders aimed at preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Among those involved in the enforcement, Flip Flopz, North Wildwood, cited for failing to enforce social distancing on two separate occasions; and for violating face-covering requirements. Also cited for failing to keep an employee list on licensed premises. Penalty sought: 66-day suspension.

Police Investigating Car Break Ins In Lower Township

Car break-ins a concern in Lower Township, where police are investigating several reports of vehicles being entered over the last week, where property was stolen from within. According to a release, the incidents occurred in North Cape May. Stolen items included sunglasses and headphones. Police say the vehicles involved were unlocked at the time and are urging residents to, once again, secure their vehicles when left unattended. The rip offs have been occurring between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Posted to wond.vncnews.com
Dec. 30, 2020 8:01 AM CST
by pkilleen

Atlantic County COVID 19 Vaccination Update

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has been inundated with calls from residents who are concerned and confused about the COVID-19 vaccinations. To help promote transparency and keep residents well-informed, he wants to share as much information as is readily available. By updating the current Plan, the County and its participating municipalities remain eligible for future pre-disaster mitigation funding from FEMA. Examples of grant-eligible projects include home acquisitions or elevations, along with local flood control measures. The 2021 Plan focuses on existing and future buildings, infrastructure, and critical facilities that may be impacted by natural disasters.

Posted to wond.vncnews.com
Dec. 31, 2020 7:57 AM CST
by pkilleen

Two Teens Charged In Christmas Day AC Shooting

Atlantic City police say two teens have been charged in connection with a Christmas night shooting. The Press of Atlantic City reports the incident, on the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue, left a Cumberland County teen injured. Officers found the two teens, ages 15 and 16, in the same block as the shooting. The suspects’ identities are being withheld due to their age. The 16 year old is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and conspiracy. Police say the 15 year old had cocaine on him at the time of his arrest.

Posted to wond.vncnews.com
Dec. 30, 2020 3:05 PM CST
by pkilleen

Cape May County to Host Virtual Public Meeting On Hazardous Mitigation Plan

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Monday, January 11, at 6:30 pm to present the most recent update to the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The 2021 update to the plan is near completion, and individual plan sections will be presented, along with the next steps for the planning process including the public review period, review by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This review precedes the adoption of the plan.

Cape May County To Host Virtual Public Meeting On Hazard Mitigation Plan

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has been inundated with calls from residents who are concerned and confused about the COVID-19 vaccinations. To help promote transparency and keep residents well-informed, he wants to share as much information as is readily available. By updating the current Plan, the County and its participating municipalities remain eligible for future pre-disaster mitigation funding from FEMA. Examples of grant-eligible projects include home acquisitions or elevations, along with local flood control measures. The 2021 Plan focuses on existing and future buildings, infrastructure, and critical facilities that may be impacted by natural disasters.

Some Community Health Care Workers Can Receive COVID Vaccinations Starting January 5th

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has been inundated with calls from residents who are concerned and confused about the COVID-19 vaccinations. To help promote transparency and keep residents well-informed, he wants to share as much information as is readily available.

“We understand that is has been difficult for many people to fully understand when and where the vaccines will be available and when they may be able to receive them, depending on which state-designated group they may belong,” he said.

“I am pleased to share that the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, in cooperation with Atlantic Cape Community College, is preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment to eligible community healthcare workers (Phase 1A) beginning January 5, 2021 at the college’s Mays Landing campus.