The danger of crossing Route 47 continues for pedestrians, as a woman was struck by a minivan Saturday night in Rio Grande, near the Shelton Motel. Linda Allen of Manahawkin, NJ was struck by a green Honda Odyssey minivan that was headed westbound on State Highway 47 at about 11pm Saturday. The vehicle was driven by Charles Woolson, 41, of Villas. Allen was medivaced to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center and her condition has not been released. The accident remains under investigation.
Some Middle Township residents are not happy with the Fort Apache site in Rio Grande, and now there is a promise to see how the township dollars were spent ont he project. The Gazette Leader reports that township Committeeman Tim Donohue will carefully investigate how dollars were spent at Fort Apache. The site was supposed to turn into a recreation complex, but some residents say it’s just a dump. Donohue says $3 million in township funds were put into the site to be developed as a recreational complex, but that hasn’t happened.
Ocean City has seen some of the biggest beach fill projects in New Jersey over the past decade..and another one is coming. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg both announced that Ocean City will be getting another $7 million beach fill courtesy of a new appropriations bill approved in Washington. Cape May and Lower Township will receive a total of $600,000 from this new bill.
Chances are if you drive through Lower Township this week you will run into road construction. Some paving operations will take place on major roads in Lower Township this week, including on Route 9, Seashore Road, Tabernacle Road, and Breakwater Road. A major intersection project in Lower Township is operating about two months ahead of schedule.
It wasn’t a good start to the weekend for Dave Lovell of Cherry Hill. Firefighters had to rescue Lovell from a tree after he climbed the tree to grab his pet bird that flew out of the Lovell house. Lovell used a ladder to climb into the tree, then climbed another 60 feet to rescue his macaw. Lovell himself became stuck and had to dial 911 for help. As a reward, Lovell’s bird bit him during the rescue.
Two South Jersey men were injured over the weekend during a boating accident in Little Egg Harbor. State Police say 56 year old Neil Mason of Absecon hit his head and received a severe cut when their 29-foot long boat ran aground in Marshelder Channel. Three occupants were inside the boat and all three fell inside of it. Another passenger suffered a foot injury.
The now infamous “Death Race 2012″ has resulted in a major shakeup with the New Jersey State Police. Three commanders have been reassigned as a result of a high speed car race down the Garden State Parkway that was allegedly coordinated and led by two state troopers. Major Robert Catullo, who commanded the North Jersey section for state police, has been reassigned.
There will be plenty of additional on campus housing for students of Richard Stockton College. College President Herman Saatkamp told the Press of Atlantic City that Stockton will boost on campus housing by 25 percent as enrollment continues to grow. The new housing will be constructed near college athletic fields and will accommodate 700 additional students. Richard Stockton College has received over 6,000 applications for the fall semester.
Make sure you pay the parking meters in Wildwood Crest. Parking meters for the 2012 summer season in the Borough of Wildwood Crest will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 30. These rates, hours and periods of operation are in place for all borough parking meters located from Cresse to Jefferson avenues between Atlantic Avenue and the beach entrances. Residents and visitors should note that, as per resolution, the borough is currently installing new parking meters on both sides of Atlantic Avenue from Cresse to Jefferson avenues. These additional meters are being installed over the next two years.
A big contract is in place for the kickoff concert at the new Convention Hall. Cape May will open their building officially on Memorial Day weekend and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Orchestra will be performing. City Council approved a $85,000 contract for the entertainment. A smaller contract was approved for lights and sound as well. Mayor Ed Mahaney has said he believes the show will be sell out.