Archives for July 2019

Mullica Twp. To Meet On Police Chief’s Retirement

In Mullica Township, Police Chief John Thompson’s future may be clearer after an August 3rd meeting. As the Press of Atlantic City has reported, Thompson has a controversial retirement package. Sunday, the township committee will meet to accept his retirement. He was given a pay raise and six months of paid administrative leave and was scheduled to retire on January 1 of next year. Thompson, 44, grew up in the township and has been with the department for 20 years.

Running-Walking Events Coming to AC

A three-day stretch of running and walking events ending with a rock ‘n’ roll-themed 5K race and half marathon is coming to Atlantic City next spring. The Press of Atlantic City reporting , The “Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon & 5K” is slated for May 15 to 16, the first time the series is coming to the resort, according to a news release from organizers, who anticipate 10,000 participants. Registration for the race opens Aug. 7, and more information can be found at www.runrocknroll.com/AtlanticCity.

Drunk Driving Crackdown is Coming

Police agencies from around New Jersey, including North Wildwood are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day crackdown will begin Aug. 16 and conclude Sept. 2. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

What You Need To Know About AC Revaluation

Atlantic City is getting underway soon with its citywide revaluation. The program, ordered by the Atlantic County Board of Taxation and approved by the state, will be implemented for the Tax Year 2020. Letters and brochures (available on our website) have begun being mailed to all property owners. Any property owner who would like information relevant to the revaluation program should contact Professional Property Appraisers at 1-866-957-1388 or visit their website.

Ventnor Taking Requests For Smaller Garbage And Recycling Containers

The City of Ventnor is accepting requests for smaller 64-gallon trash and recycling containers on a case-by-case basis to accommodate the elderly, disabled, and residents whose property is too small to store or transport the 96-gallon trash and recycling containers. A site visit will be conducted to verify the size of the property. Residents wishing to switch to smaller, 64-gallon carts can contact ACUA at 609.272.6950. Public Works will then contact you to make the determination.

Court Hearing For Suspect In Teen’s Murder

A court hearing Wednesday for the Pleasantville teen charged in the murder of 15-year-old Naimah Bell. 18 year old Nahquil Lovest, as reported in the Press of Atlantic City, is is accused of fatally shooting Bell just before 4 a.m. Friday inside a home on the 100 block of South Massachusetts Avenue in Atlantic City. Investigators haven’t talked about a motive for the murder. Bell was the third teenager to be killed by gunfire in AC so far this year.

Father Who Died Trying To Save Son In Ocean Identified

We now know the name of the Reading, Pennsylvania father who died while trying to help his son who was dealing with rip currents Monday off the coast of Atlantic City. The incident happened at 9:30am. 58 year old Thanh Bui also got caught in the rough water and by the time he was brought ashore, he was unresponsive and pronounced dead the hospital. His 11 year old son was able to make it back to shore.

Federal Judge Upholds NJ Gun Law

A federal judge on Monday upheld New Jersey’s law that lowers the number of bullets a gun can hold, dismissing a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group. New Jersey passed a law last year that made it unlawful to possess firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition, with some exceptions. The state has said that’s enough for self-defense and that anything more could prove dangerous to bystanders.

More Transparency for Student Loan Borrowers in NJ

New Jersey has enacted a pair of laws aimed at increasing transparency for student loan borrowers. Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver, a Democrat, signed the bills Tuesday.
Oliver, the lieutenant governor, is assuming Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s duties while he is out of state on vacation. One measure requires colleges and universities to provide a so-called shopping sheet to prospective students. The sheet would provide information on costs, loan options and estimated debt level. The other bill requires student loan-servicing companies to be licensed by the state.

AC Man Recovering From Stab Wound

Police say a man was stabbed early Sundy in a fight that happened on the beach block of Indiana Avenue in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports a 25 year old AC man is the victim. He was taken to the hosptial with a stab wound, no word on his condition. No word on a suspect in connection with the case.