A man was injured in a Thursday night shooting in Bridgeton. The call came in about 9:30 last night, reports the Press of Atlantic City from the first block of South Burlington Road. There was also a report of a gunshot victim at the Amity Heights Apartment Complex. The victim told police he was driving through the Burlington Manor Apartments to leave when another car approached his driver’s side and fired multiple gunshots through the driver’s door and hit the victim in the left knee.
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Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday nominated an executive with the United Negro College Fund to become New Jersey’s next higher education secretary.In making the announcement, Murphy said Brian Bridges “has the vision and experience needed to put a college education within reach for more students.” Bridges is vice president of research and member engagement at UNCF. He also leads the group’s initiative to improve job placement outcomes. Before joining UNCF, Bridges was vice provost for diversity, access and equity at Ohio University.
A 52-year-old Bridgeton man was killed early Thursday after a crash on North Pearl Street. At 2:48 a.m., George S. Mack was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy south on North Pearl street behind another vehicle when Mack crossed over the double yellow line, attempting to pass. While improperly passing, Mack lost control while the GMC was at a high rate of speed and continued south on the street, police said. Near Rose Street, Mack jumped a curb and struck a utility pole.
Fourth Quarter Property Taxes are due November 1, 2020. To avoid interest penalties, payments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
Payments by mail can be sent to: City Hall, Attn: Tax Collector, 233 JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. Due to the Coronavirus, in-person payments can only be made by using one of two drop boxes at City Hall, which are available for payment drop-off 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. One drop box is located outdoors on the parking lot level, under the building to the left of the public elevator (this box is handicapped accessible). The other drop box is in the lobby, to the right of the revolving doors as you enter the building’s main entrance. The drop boxes are emptied throughout
Sister Jean’s Kitchen is back, this time as an emergency food pantry. The Press of Atlantic City reports it’s operating from the site of the former St. Monica’s Catholic Church on N. Pennsylvania Avenue. The pantry will be open Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays 3 to 6 p.m. Sister Jean’s partnered on the project with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey-Southern Branch. CFBNJ has supplied 1,800 pounds of food which should provide 1,500 meals.
Gov. Phil Murphy today urged residents to “double-down” on measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers and hospitalizations continue to rise.
Murphy saying, “The second wave of coronavirus is no longer something off in the future. It’s coming in now, so Double-down on the practices that helped us flatten the curve last spring – social distance, wash your hands, wear a mask.” Atlantic County health officials today reported 32 new cases and two additional deaths.
The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City once the casino’s sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized. When that happens, all nine Atlantic City casinos will have on-location sports books as New Jersey vies for the national lead in the fast-growing sports betting industry. FanDuel said on Wednesday that it has plans for a temporary sports betting facility in the casino before the end of the year. Meantime, The first step of approving the sale of Bally’s Atlantic City casino hotel to Twin River Worldwide Holdings will be taken by state gaming regulators next week.
Atlantic County has now received almost 100,000 vote-by-mail ballots, and a majority have been counted, indicating many results may be available Election Night, according to the Board of Elections. The board continues to scan and count more than 20,000 ballots a day for the Nov. 3 general election. After Thursday it had counted 68,122 ballots, officials said.
An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced Tuesday on first degree Murder charges by Judge Donna Taylor in the fatal February 2018, shooting of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Troy Demby, 37, was sentenced to 45 years in New Jersey state prison with 85% parole ineligibility. This sentence is to run concurrent to 15 years with a 5 year parole ineligibility. Demby was convicted by an Atlantic County Jury on March 19, 2020 in the shooting death of 30 year-old Raphael G. Terrigino.
Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the shooting of a 9-year-old girl last month, authorities said. The girl was struck in the foot when shots were fired at an occupied home on the 500 block of Indiana Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Atlantic City police said Tuesday. The 17-year-olds were charged following a month-long investigation.