In Sea Isle, the City Clerk’s Office will begin selling 2021 seasonal parking permits on April 1 inside the former public school at 4501 Park Road, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except on Friday, April 2, which is a municipal holiday). Seasonal parking permits cost $250 each; 400 permits will be available while supplies last. Seasonal parking permits can be used during the entire summer parking season at municipal parking lots and most curbside parking spaces that require parking fees (excluding 15-minute curbside spaces). Due to a recent change to Sea Isle City’s Parking Ordinance, at the time of purchase the buyer can register up to three (3) vehicles per seasonal parking permi
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Ten people were arrested at a drug bust at the Madison Hotel in Atlantic City. According to the Press of Atlantic City, six apartments were searched and authorities recovered three handguns, 1,050 bags of heroin, 3 pounds of ecstasy, more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine, an ounce and a half of cocaine and nearly $14,000 in cash. The city fire marshal was called in for multiple hazards including fire exit doors being chained and padlocked shut, police said. Additionally, a first-floor stairwell was locked from the outside. All suspects placed under arrest are from South Jersey.
A man and woman, both from Millville, were arrested Thursday morning for attempting to steal catalytic converters from car dealership in the Cardiff section of Egg Harbor Township, police said. At approximately 1:38 a.m., the Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to an alarm at the Matt Blatt Kia dealership on the Black Horse Pike. The alarm company observed Steven Olivio, 42, and Elizabeth Rosario, 35, on the lot looking under cars. Officers arrived and found the two attempting to remove the catalytic converter from a car. Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise due to some of its metals — palladium and rhodium among them — spiking in value over the last few years.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Cape May County public works department discovered a sinkhole forming in the northbound shoulder area of Bayshore Road (C.R. 603) at the Fishing Creek culvert crossing. Upon further inspection by the County Engineer, it was determined that the sub-base under the northbound lane and at least a portion of the southbound lane had scoured out, leaving the asphalt paving surface unsupported. As a result, Bayshore Road was immediately closed at this location and a detour has been established until emergency repairs are completed. The County has developed a work plan and has entered into an emergency contract to make the necessary culvert and roadway improvements. Due to the extensive nature of the work, it is anticipated that repairs will take 2-3 weeks.
A judge’s order issued Thursday will put Atlantic City school board member Farook Hossain back on the board. The Press of Atlantic City reports Hossain was removed from the board at the recommendation of Atlantic City Board of Education Solicitor Tracy Riley after an investigation into his school lunch applications revealed questions about his residenc. Riley claimed Hossain lives in a home in Egg Harbor Township purchased by his wife, but property records show Hossain and Akther own a property in Atlantic City, and his wife is the owner of a second property in Egg Harbor Township.
BetMGM is offering special sports betting products to customers who are physically inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in six states starting Thursday in what the companies say is a first-of-its-kind niche in customized sports betting. The casino company is launching a new feature of its app called Blazin’ Bets in New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee and West Virginia. It uses geolocation technology to target people who are physically inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and offers them betting products not available to other customers.
A pair of unexploded World War II military artillery shells were found in a rear yard off Elmira Street in Cape May. The Press of Atlantic City reports a perimeter was established and some residents as authorities secured the scene and notified the Atlantic City bomb squad. The two ordnance were removed by bomb squad technicians, taken to a safe location and detonated.
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is participating in a pilot distribution of 500 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Public health nurses will be administering the vaccine over the next few weeks to recipients of the county’s home delivered meal program. County Executive Dennis Levinson said letters were distributed to each of the home delivered meal customers to advise them of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines, followed up by a phone call to see if they had a need and interest in being vaccinated. He encourages residents 75 and older who are not home delivered meal recipients to call the recently established state hotline 856-249-7007 for assistance.
Gov. Phil Murphy is increasing capacity at restaurants, gyms and other business to 50%. Murphy announced the increases during today’s coronavirus media briefing, adding, “I am pleased to announce that effective next Friday, March 19, the indoor capacities for our restaurants, recreational and amusement businesses, gyms and fitness clubs and personal care businesses will increase to 50%.” Additionally, Murphy announced that indoor and outdoor capacity for nonreligious events would increase saying “Effective next Friday, we are announcing to changes to our general gathering limits.”
New Jersey will repair some of the beaches hardest-hit by a string of February storms that caused severe erosion and created 18-to-20-foot (6-meter) drop-offs at numerous beach access points, according to the acting head of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, Shawn LaTourette. He added the agency will act to eliminate dangerous conditions at some of the most eroded beaches, including in Atlantic City. The state asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to carry out emergency repairs, but the federal agency said the storms were not bad enough to warrant such assistance.