County officials feel the trade show and convention industry have been unfairly left out of the state’s reopening so far. This morning, officials gathered at Kennedy Plaza to voice their displeasure . Trade shows and conventions have been on hold since March 2020. The conference was hosted by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato. Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Michael Chait and County Commissioner Caren Fitzpatrick also spoke. According to Fitzpatrick, the industry generates nearly $2 billion for the city annually. Like the casinos, she added, it’s something the Atlantic City can’t move forward without.
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The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified that the ACPO’s office phone number is being used in a spoof scam with a called requesting money, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
Multiple members of the public have called the ACPO and reported that they have received a call from the ACPO’s phone number—609-909-7800– and the caller requested money and stated that a family member is in jail and needs bail money.
The public is advised that the ACPO’s phone number is not being used by this agency in connection to solicitations for money to pay for a family member’s bail.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified that its phone number is being used in a scam with a call requesting money, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner on Thursday. Multiple members of the public have called the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and reported they have received a call from the prosecutor’s phone number, 609-909-7800, and the caller requested money and stated that a family member is in jail and needs bail money.
The 96th Street Bridge along Stone Harbor Boulevard leading into the Borough of Stone Harbor has been undergoing emergency repairs to the bascule span (movable span) throughout the spring and early winter of 2020. However, due to unfavorable winter temperatures, the entire work scope could not be completed during the winter, leaving about a two-week duration of work uncompleted.
The remaining work is scheduled to resume on the bridge to complete the project before Memorial Day. Work will occur beginning on Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 13th. The work will proceed Monday through Thursday for the next two weeks between the hours of 6:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The Cape May County Department of Health will be providing COVID vaccination for walk-ins on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. There will be 100 vaccine doses on a first-come, first serve basis. The site of the vaccination clinic is the Avalon Community Center, which is located at 3001 Avalon Ave. Walk-in times are 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The walk-in availability is currently for Wednesday, May 5th only.
Anyone who comes to the Avalon Community Center on Wednesday will be receiving Moderna, a second dose will be automatically scheduled. Moderna vaccine is only eligible for individuals 18 years old and up. Anyone who is 16 or 17 years old must find another site that provides the Pfizer vaccine.
Sand from the beaches between 33rd and 40th streets in Avalon is being moved to areas between Ninth and 15th streets that were eroded during winter storms. In all, about 55,000 pounds of sand will be relocated in the back passing project with the use of heavy machinery. Officials call it a necessary and important action to provide interim protection for areas that need it.
Federal disaster assistance is available to five New Jersey counties, including Cape May and Ocean, to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a late January and early February nor’easter, this according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofits on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm.
Wildwood has approval from the state Department of Community Affairs to formally adopt its 2021 municipal budget, which calls for a 1.9-cent increase in the property tax rate. The Press of Atlantic City reports it will mean about a $39 increase on a tax bill of a taxpayer whose home is assessed at %205,000. The spending plan also includes cuts in spending amounting to nearly $1.4 million.
Lower Township Police are warning about a scam happening involving people posing as Amazon and Apple employees. The Cape May County Herald reports residents are receiving messages stating that their Amazon accounts have been hacked and/or there have been fraudulent purchases. A telephone number is then provided. Upon call back, the person on the other line can confirm recent Amazon purchases that the potential victim has made. The subject then informs the potential victim that in order to correct the fraudulent orders; several gift cards must be mailed to the caller, and therein lies the scam.
Two teens are under arrest in Atlantic City after they were caught in a stolen car. Police say 18 year old Isa Salaam and 18 year old Khalif Chambers, both of the city, are accused of driving off when officers tried to pull them over for running a red light at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Baltic Avenue. The car they were in collided with another on Arctic Ave. The pair were taken into custody. Police say they found a loaded handgun in the vehicle as well. The Press of Atlantic City reports the vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of Pleasantville and Salaam had an active warrant for his arrest.