Recreational marijuana sales may now be legal in New Jersey, but pot won’t be sold legally in West Wildwood. Borough Commissioners have voted to ban dispensaries or any other marijuana businesses from opening in town, reports the Cape May County Herald. Municipalities were given 180 days to create their regulations surrounding the industry. Under the law, they can’t prohibit a delivery service that originates outside the municipality from operating within it. The mayor says marijuana dispensaries wouldn’t be a good fit in the small town.
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The Atlantic City casinos’ gross operating profit soared in the first quarter of this year to more than $95 million, more than three times the amount they earned in the first quarter of 2020, when the COVID-19 shutdown wiped out half of March.Figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show eight of the nine casinos posted increases in their gross operating profit, with only Bally’s posting an operating loss. Analysts say, “The strength of internet gaming and the safe return of tourists to Atlantic City are a powerful combination. Last week’s lifting of casino capacity restrictions bolsters confidence for a strong recovery this summer.”
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that two men from New York City have been indicted by a state grand jury for allegedly stabbing two other men during a melee inside the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., in July 2020.
Jabari O. Cummings, 31, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Delroy H. McNeil, 33, of Queens, N.Y., were each indicted on aggravated assault and weapons charges. On July 20, 2020, just before 3 a.m., a large fight broke out inside the Tropicana involving men from two groups, one from New York City, including Cummings and McNeil, and one from New Jersey. The incident began as a verbal dispute. During a fight in a restroom, McNeil allegedly stabbed a man from the New Jersey group. The victim suffered a stab wound to the chest and a wound to the abdomen. Almost simultaneously, a fight broke out nearby on the casino floor, during which Cummings allegedly stabbed a second man from the New Jersey group. That victim suffered a stab wound to the left side of his chest that lacerated his lung. Both victims survived.
The Cape May County Department of Health’s vaccine clinic has moved from
Avalon Community Hall to the Field House a Lower Cape May Regional High
School. The Clinic will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 A.M. to
2 P.M. and anyone who wants the vaccine can walk-in. Also, to help those who
can’t get in during work hours, the clinic will be open from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. on
Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as from 8 A.M. to 12 Noon on Saturdays.
Good start to the year for Atlantic City casinos as gross operating profit shot up in the first quarter of this year to more than $95 million That figure is more than three times the amount they earned in the first quarter of 2020, as COVID shut down the venues in the second half of the month. Eight of nine casinos posted gains while only Bally’s showed a loss in the first three months. The numbers are also up 11% from the first quarter of 2019, say officials.
A Bridgeton man has been arrested in connection with a Saturday night shooting in Fairfield Township that left two people dead and 12 injured. State officials say, This was not a random act of violence, this was a targeted attack. Kevin K. Dawkins, 36, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of a large capacity magazine and other charges. He is in the county jail awaiting a detention hearing, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.
Two vaccination clinics are happening this weekend. Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City casinos have partnered with AtlantiCare to hold two vaccination clinics in the resort Saturday, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
From noon to 8 p.m., vaccinations will be administered in the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City and in the Grand Exhibition Center at Tropicana Atlantic City. Vaccinations are available to those 12 and older, no appointment needed.
Atlantic County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Core Planning Group will met this week to kick off its efforts to update the Atlantic County hazard mitigation plan. Atlantic County has opted to use a multi-jurisdictional approach, inviting each of the county’s 23 municipalities to join as equal participants in the plan. They will attend meetings, provide input and feedback, engage the public and other key community stakeholders, and develop updated mitigation strategies. Hazard mitigation is essential to reducing the long-term risks associated with natural disasters, including property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety.
In Cape May County, a detective’s investigation has led to his own arrest. Robert P. Harkins Jr. of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office allegedly conducted an unauthorized probe into a minor accident involving a relative’s vehicle, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The charges allege that Harkins allegedly failed to record his official actions in CMCPO’s records management system, as required, and instead documented them with an outdated “general investigation report” to avoid review by his superiors. It is further alleged that Harkins—without approval, permission or lawful authority—issued a subpoena to the store where the crash occurred, used his CMCPO affiliation to send official requests for information to state agencies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and ultimately provided his investigative findings, including a 10-page report and a file of various documents, to another law enforcement agency, the Middle Township Police Department. This came as the result of an accident involving a relative of Harkins in the parking lot of a store in Middle Township.
A man with a suspended license driving an unregistered vehicle was arrested with heroin and cocaine in Atlantic City.
Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop in the beach block of Park Place. The driver of the vehicle, 53 year oldTony Jones, could not provide any identification and his vehicle was not registered or insured. During the stop, the officers learned that Jones had a suspended driver’s license. In addition, the temporary license plate on the vehicle did not match the vehicle registration. Jones was later arrested after he was found in possession of 125 bags of heroin and more than 12 grams of cocaine. Jones’s vehicle was towed from the scene.