The Philadelphia Eagles won only four football games last season..but it’s still not preventing an increase in ticket prices. The Eagles announced that ticket prices will be going up between five and ten dollars for the upcoming season; it’s the first ticket price increase in four seasons. The Eagles say there is a two year stadium improvement plan at Lincoln Financial Field.
Don’t be surprised if you see a few snowflakes on your way to work on Friday. The National Weather Service says there is a chance for some light snow to fall over Cape May County Friday morning as a small weather system moves over our region. The snow will be nothing to worry about; however, forecasters are looking at another possible heavier snowstorm heading into next weekend.
Talk show host David Letterman versus New Jersey Governor Chris Christie..who ya got? Christie will appear on Letterman’s CBS talk show Monday night. Letterman admits that he’s made quite a few jokes about Christie’s weight over the past few years. This will be Christie’s first appearance on “Letterman”; he’s done gigs on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Daily Show”, and Jimmy Fallon.
Some beaches in New Jersey are still feeling the hit taken by Hurricane Sandy, but not in Avalon. Avalon officials announced that a major 302,000 cubic yard beach fill project was completed on Tuesday. The Borough has a new beach from 8th Street south to 25th Street. The dredge is pulling out of Avalon for a project in New York; it returns in April to do a larger beach fill project in Stone Harbor.
There were two winning tickets in the New Jersey Cash 5 lottery on Wednesday, and one of them was sold in Vineland. New Jersey Lottery officials confirm that one of the two winning tickets was sold at a discount liquor store on North Main Road in Vineland. The ticket is worth just over $67,000; the liquor store gets $750 for selling the winning ticket.
A 50 year old woman from Cape May was busted by police in Galloway Township for allegedly trying to help her sister settle a dispute with a loaded handgun. Police say they charged Bonnie Oliver-Allamong who went to her sister’s home in Galloway Township Wednesday after her sister was involved in some sort of a dispute. Police say the woman had a loaded handgun when they arrived. Oliver-Allamong was taken to the Atlantic County Jail on $20,000 bail.
Four more individuals were charged in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme based in the Wildwoods. Among those arrested include co-owners of Blue Ocean Realty, Frederic DiAntonio and Louis Catarro. Also arrested were 43 year old Kathyrn Lockwood of Wildwood Crest and Thomas Morello of Mount Laurel. United States Attorney Paul Fishman says all were arrested in connection with a $15 million fraud scheme with roots in the Wildwoods.
The annual rail pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. began on Thursday aboard a chartered 14-car train. About 900 of the state’s business leaders climbed aboard for the state Chamber of Commerce’s 76th trip to the nation’s capitol. Governor Christie did not take the train, but is scheduled to give the group’s keynote address. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono plans to board the train in New Brunswick.
The recently formed Long-Term Recovery Group held it’s first public meeting Wednesday in Atlantic City. The group is comprised of local religious, social service and public safety leaders. They said that some of the resort’s neighborhoods could take two or three years to fully recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. According to the group over 9,000 city properties need FEMA assistance and 47 percent of those were uninsured. The Long Term Recovery Group says the only way to help these victims is through volunteer contractors and donated supplies. The group outlined their plans to secure funding and volunteers to help victims of the storm.
In advance of possible new gun control laws, gun sales are up and activity a local shooting range is setting records. The Atlantic County Firearms Training Facility set a record for attendance this past weekend, as 38 people took the First Steps Pistol Class, an overview of how to operate a variety of handguns. The Current of Egg Harbor Township reports that membership at the shooting range has been steadily increasing since 2010.