Webinar Upcoming On Growing Your Business

The New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC) will host a free webinar titled, ‘Grow Your Business Through Exporting’ this month. All New Jersey business owners are invited to join the webinar on September 25 from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET. Join Small Business Advocate William Spear and his guest Eddy Mayen, Manager of the Office of Export Promotion, as they discuss everything from exporting preparation to expanding existing international markets. Participants will also learn about the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (NJ STEP), which is funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and how it can help pay for New Jersey companies to attend trade shows.

Orsted Makes Land Choice For Offshore Wind Farm

It will be Lacey Township, not Ocean City or Atlantic City. Thats what Ocean Wind LLC, is saying about its decision for a wind power facility it plans to build now at the shut down Oyster Creek nuclear plant. Ocean Wind owns Orsted, which is looking to build a 1,100 megawatt, $1.6 billion offshore wind facility. The Press of Atlantic City reports the wind farm has both on offshore and onshore component and was considering three venues for the onshore element.

Latest on Deck Collapse

Nearly two dozen people were taken to hospitals after a deck collapsed over the weekend in Wildwood but authorities said almost all of the victims were treated and released. The multilevel deck collapsed at about 6 p.m. Saturday during the annual New Jersey Fireman’s Convention, which attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the area. Wildwood’s fire chief said Sunday the second- and third-story front decks of the seven-unit condo building “suffered a complete pancake-type collapse.” Chief Daniel Speigel hailed the efforts of first-responders gathered in the area for the convention and parade who jumped into action to help free those trapped.

Mosquito Control Sprays Early This Week

The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control conducting two ground sprays for portions of Brigantine and Northfield. The Brigantine spray application took place early Monday morning. The Northfield ground spray application will take place, weather permitting, between 4 AM and 6:30 AM on Tuesday, September 17. The area to be treated is bounded by New Road, Central Avenue, Oak Avenue, Burroughs Avenue, Zion Road and Mill Road.

Cape May Scaling Down Firehouse Blueprint

The design has to be in line with the dollars in Cape May where officials need a blueprint for a public safety complex at the site of the firehouse on Franklin Street. They heard from USA Architects late last week which presented a scaled down version of three earlier options that came in higher than expected in terms of cost. The biggest plans presented earlier topped out at 37 thousand square feet. Two news ones are at 28,000 and 24,000. Projected costs for the largest plan was 22 million dollars. The smallest in square footage is at 16.4 million

Most NBA Betting Now OK At Golden Nugget

Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino can now accept bets on most National Basketball Association games.The governor signed a bill that brings the state in line with Nevada and Mississippi. They have casinos there that allow bets on NBA teams that don’t involve the Houston Rockets, owned by Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Golden Nugget.

Investigation Continues Into Deck Collapse In Wildwood

22 people, at least three of them children, were injured in when a home’s multilevel deck collapsed Saturday evening in Wildwood. It happened around 6pm. It’s not clear how many people were on the decks at the time for what was a gather of firefighters. Of the 21 people who went to Cape May Regional Health System, eleven patients had been released by 10 p.m., including all the children who were admitted. The decks appeared to have been attached to a three-story building and topped by a fourth-floor overhang.

Beach Tag Sales Up In Sea Isle For 2019

During the “Administration Reports” portion of the September 10 City Council meeting in Sea Isle, Business
Administrator George Savastano announced that 2019 beach tags sales had reached $1,378,580 at
the end of the summer season, which was $14,260 above 2018’s figures.
Following Savastano’s update on beach tags, Chief Financial Officer Paula Doll explained that
during a recent bond sale, Sea Isle City sold $21,800,000 in debt to J.P. Morgan, with a net interest of
1.56% over 10 years.

First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In Atlantic County

Atlantic County health officials are urging residents to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illness by reducing their exposure to mosquito bites after two new mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus and the first human case in an Atlantic County resident was reported. The latest positive mosquito samples were collected from Green Bank Road in Mullica Township and Ridgewood Drive in Northfield. Positive samples were previously found at the Lawrence “Bud” Kern Field in Somers Point, Zion Road in Northfield and Horton Street in Hammonton.

Politicians Daughters Plead Guility

The daughters of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a New Jersey councilwoman have pleaded guilty to creating a disturbance during a street fight at the Jersey shore. A judge on Thursday ordered 25-year-old Nora Kenney of Philadelphia and 27-year-old Tara Tolomeo of North Wildwood to each pay $200 plus $33 in court costs. Tolomeo is the daughter of North Wildwood Councilwoman Kellyann Tolomeo.
Police say the altercation took place last month in North Wildwood in an area where many bars are located.