A two-vehicle accident led to a woman becoming entrapped. The Jaws of Life were used to extricate Doris Rivera, of Mays Landing. Her vehicle was struck by William Beck III, of Bridgeton, who was driving a Ford van along English Creek Avenue. Rivera was sent to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment of what is being described as a moderate injury. Traffic was detoured for approximately an hour while the crash was being investigated and cleared. The accident remains under investigation.
Convenience gambling is hurting Atlantic City, but new developments may cater to what Atlantic City really should be focusing on. Senator Jim Whelan told Coastal Broadcasting that he believes that Atlantic City’s focus should be on the visitor looking for an overnight or weekend stay. Slot parlors that have cropped up in Pennsylvania and New York have kept some from coming down to the Atlantic City. Whelan said that Atlantic City’s advantage can be the shows, luxury, and other attractions it has to offer. Revel and the proposed Hard Rock Casino’s could help lure those types of visitors to the shore. Hear some more of the senator’s thoughts during the newscasts on 987 The Coast and Fun 106.3 on Monday.
Two were injured in a shooting. Pleasantville Police are investigating the incident that took place at Sam’s Rialto Grill. Authorities are estimating the shots rang out at around 2 a.m. The victim’s names have not yet been released. The two were placed in an area hospital for what is being considered non-life-threatening injuries. More details will be announced when they become available.
An annual tradition at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic ended in a draw, so to speak. Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic split their girl/boy doubleheader on Saturday. Wildwood Catholic girls beat Wildwood 49-42. Meanwhile, Wildwood boys knocked off Wildwood Catholic 66-55. Both teams will be back in action on Monday during “Battle at the Boards,” which features all Cape May County teams during the last day of the tournament. Wildwood will play Lower Cape May and Wildwood Catholic will take on Middle Township.
The Stone Harbor municipal government will reorganize Tuesday evening. Two new members of the Borough Council will be sworn into office. Joselyn Rich and Karen Lane both won seats on the Borough council during the November election. Stone Harbor’s council meeting begins Tuesday at 7:00pm.
There will be additional construction work along Avalon Boulevard, which connects Avalon to Middle Township. County Engineer Dale Foster announced that a $723,000 contract has been awarded to a firm in Bridgeton for resurfacing the boulevard from the Avalon Canal Bridge to 500 feet west of the Gravens Thorofare Bridge in Middle Township. The project will start in mid-April and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day Weekend. The Avalon Canal Bridge has been replaced on the boulevard already, and there is a Cape May County MUA sanitary sewer force main project currently underway on the boulevard.
The West Cape May Borough Commission will officially reorganize its government on Wednesday, January 4th. The commission will meet to adopt a temporary budget, and make various appointments including municipal prosecutor, Borough solicitor, bond counsel, and municipal engineer. The commission is also expected to discuss the water system study in the Borough, and may take final action on an ordinance that would amend the regulations regarding liquor licenses in the community.
Saturday is a big day for local girls and boys basketball teams to put battle it out at the Boardwalk Basketball Classic at the Wildwood Convention Center. Many local teams are in action on the second to last day of competition. Lower Cape May girls play Shawnee at 10:30am, while Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic square off in a girl/boy doubleheader starting at 1:00pm. And, Middle Township boys take on Woodbury in a bracket championship game starting at 11:15am. The Wildwood/Wildwood Catholic doubleheader will be broadcast live on WCZT Radio 98.7FM
A South Jersey teenager is in big trouble with the law after he phoned in a fake hostage situation so he could get marijuana as ransom. Police in Ocean Township arrested 19 year old Tyler Seward after he allegedly made a phony 911 call from a motel room he shared with his mother. During that call, Seward alleged that he had hostages and would let them go for some pot. He’s been charged with creating a false public alarm and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Saturday is the last day to enjoy lower tolls on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. Tolls are going up for the second time in three years on New Year’s Day and motorists will be asked to cough up 50 percent more in toll revenues. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says it needs $7 billion to pay for various improvements on both highways over the next ten years. The new tolls will be charged Sunday morning, beginning at 6:30am.