$50 will get you to and from the Super Bowl in New Jersey in February..a game ticket, another story. New Jersey Transit announced that it’s offering a $50 so-called “Super Pass” for people to get to and from the Meadowlands for the Super Bowl in early February. Organizers of the event call this year’s championship game the first mass transit Super Bowl. The new Super Pass will provide unlimited rides on trains, buses, and light rail.
Keep the snow scraper handy. The National Weather Service predicts that the Jersey Shore could see another inch of snow on Tuesday as a storm finally departs our region. The snow could begin in the morning but no significant accumulations are expected. Sunny and cold weather moves in on Wednesday, with another chance of additional snow and snow showers moving in for the weekend. Next weekend, portions of North Jersey could see a half foot of snow.
It’s the end of the line for former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay. Halladay is signing a one day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will retire as a Jay. Halladay spent the final four years of his career as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and had major arm problems during his final season. Halladay won two Cy Young awards.
The votes are counted and on Tuesday, Vince Mazzeo becomes an Assemblyman-elect in Atlantic County’s Second District. A recount of the votes has been conducted and it gives Mazzeo a narrow victory over republican incumbent John Amodeo. The Second District will now be represented by one republican, and one democrat.
It didn’t take long for hunters to kill the first black bear in this week’s hunt in several northern New Jersey counties. State officials say the first bear was killed a little more than an hour after sunup on Monday morning. Wildlife experts believe 240 bears may be killed during the one-week hunt this week. The hunt will last only six days.
A woman was stabbed on a bus bound from Atlantic City to Baltimore by a man who claims he has AIDS. The Baltimore Sun reports that the stabbing occurred last Thursday evening in Baltimore when the woman was stabbed three times by the man. The suspect ran off the bus, claiming he has AIDS. The woman was listed in serious condition at a Baltimore hospital.
Among those keeping a sharp eye on the Tuesday weather forecast in South Jersey, Atlantic City Electric. The utility announced today that it’s preparing crews for the possibility of some snow and freezing rain in parts of its service area. Freezing weather can often lead to tree limbs falling on power lines or worse yet..motorists skidding their vehicles into electrical poles.
A new measure that would require the State of New Jersey to promote local wineries and farms now advances to the New Jersey Senate speaker for consideration. The new bill would require the state to post information on its websites about the locations and features of farms and wineries throughout New Jersey. Outgoing Assemblyman Nelson Albano is one of the sponsors of the bill.
A ceremonial swearing in of Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters occurs Thursday afternoon. Walters will be sworn in as the new President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities during an event at the Reeds at Shelter Haven Thursday at 4:30pm. Walters assumes the top spot at the organization for one year that advocates in behalf of New Jersey’s local governments.
Some bad weather for the Jersey Shore has cancelled one local event on Tuesday night. Stone Harbor officials announced that the tree lighting event in front of Borough Hall has been cancelled due to inclement weather in the forecast. The event will not be rescheduled.
We are not out of the winter woods just yet. The National Weather Service has put another chance of snow in the forecast for all of Cape May County for Tuesday, into Tuesday evening. The big storm that caused weather havoc all across the East Coast will be slow to move out which will mean some light snowfall Tuesday. An inch of snow is possible tomorrow before dry, colder air moves in on Wednesday.
Lower Township Police have charged a woman with drunk driving and other offenses following an accident last Tuesday. Township Police announced that charges were filed against Christine McCann of Star Avenue in the Villas after she flipped her car on Alexander Avenue last Tuesday. She sustained minor injuries during the accident.
Holy Spirit High School dropped a state championship football game on Sunday. Spirit fell to DePaul in the New Jersey Non Public II title game at Rutgers University, 35-16. Holy Spirit was ranked as the best team in our region, and suffered its first lost of the season.
The investigation into what sparked a fire at an automobile repair shop in Vineland continues today. The fire broke out at a building on West Landis Avenue Saturday evening and caused over $300,000 worth of damage. It took crews about two hours to bring the fire under control. A fire chief says six fire engines were used to battle the flames.
The Monday morning commute in parts of South Jersey will not be pleasant. A few inches of snow, sleet, and some freezing rain fell over most of the Garden State Sunday into Monday morning causing some driving problems. On Sunday, parts of Salem and Camden counties received over seven inches of snow. Some northern New Jersey counties will have nearly a foot of snow to deal with for the morning commute.
Snow that doesn’t stick and more cold rain. That’s the forecast at the Jersey Shore through Tuesday night before the sunshine returns on Wednesday. The National Weather Service says a big winter storm that caused deaths in the midwest is going to be a cold rainmaker for us. The storm could end with a little snow on Tuesday evening before departing our area.
A weekend shooting in an ice cream shop in Atlantic City. City police say it happened at the Ice Cream Corner on Saturday night. The owner of the store was shot once in the shoulder during an armed robbery. the same shop was robbed back on November 17th of about $2,000.
Beach tag prices are going up in Cape May next summer. The Press of Atlantic City reported over the weekend that preseason beach tag prices will climb from $15 to $20 starting on February 1st, according to a new proposal. The last time the preseason tag was increased, 2005. The cost of a three day beach tag would also go up by three dollars.
The Middle Township School District received a grant from the Christie administration for school repairs, but the work may never see the light of day. The Middle Township Gazette reports that the district received over $400,000 for construction projects at the Middle School, but the grant also requires the district to cough up over $1 million for the work. Superintendent Mike Kopakowski told the Gazette “that’s a lot of money”.
Ocean City may be ready to bring back a skateboard park. Mayor Jay Gillian penned a letter to city residents over the weekend and announced that a skateboard park will likely return to Ocean City next year. The mayor says the park may be located just north of the sports and civic center, near shuffleboard courts. Public input will be accepted before the end of the year.