Monthly Archives: June 2013

BOAT FIRE INJURES THREE PEOPLE IN MARMORA

A boat caught fire in Marmora and three people were injured as a result. Authorities say the fire took place at the All Seasons Marina. The fire was first reported on Sunday shortly after 11 a.m. Police say three other people got off the boat without injury. To this point, no word on the cause of the smoke and flames, but an investigation is on-going.

PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY REGARDING TRANSITION OF POWER AT ACY

More details will be known Monday on the transition of the management of the Atlantic City Airport. Officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and Congressman Frank LoBiondo will speak to the media on Monday at a press conference. They are expected to share more about the operational efficiencies and economic benefits that will result from a partnership between the two agencies at Atlantic City International Airport.

OCEAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET NEW ADMINISTRATOR

The  business administrator for the Ocean City School District is on the move.  Thomas Grossi submitted his letter of resignation which was accepted by the school board during last week’s meeting.  School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor told the Ocean City Gazette that Grossi will be accepting a position in Dennis Township.  Mark Ritter has been named the interim business administrator for the Ocean City School District.

HUGE TURNOUT FOR CREST SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL

A very large turnout on the Heather Road beach in Wildwood Crest Saturday for the Borough’s first ever sand sculpting festival.  Dozens of families grabbed their shovels and buckets and participated in a four hour sand sculpting contest in various categories.  Also on hand was Matt Long, who has competed in competitions throughout the world.  He praised the Crest beach and its officials for being among the best he’s ever worked with.

33 LOCALS ROUNDED UP FOR CHILD SUPPORT

A huge deadbeat mom and dad sweep throughout the state resulted in the arrests of  nearly three dozen adults from Cape May County.  33 men and women were rounded up last week in an effort conducted by a sheriff’s association.  These adults owed more than $670,000 in back child support payments; about $16,000 was collected as a result of the initiative.

NEW SEA ISLE SKATE PARK DEBUTS MONDAY

A brand new state of the art skateboard park makes its debut in Sea Isle City on Monday.  The new renovations to the park located at the Dealy Field Recreational Center will be unveiled Monday afternoon during a special ribbon cutting event.  The new park features new banks and rails that the city expects skateboard enthusiasts will enjoy.

NEW JERSEY COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR MISSING DELAWARE MAN

United States Coast Guard helicopters from New Jersey searched for a man reported missing from a Delaware beach.  Coast Guard Atlantic City used helicopters to look for the man who was reported missing from a beach near Indian River.  The man entered the water, but did not know how to swim.  The incident took place around 3:30pm on Saturday and he has not been found.

MCCORRISTIN TO JOIN AVALON COUNCIL ON TUESDAY

A few face joins the Avalon Borough Council on Tuesday.  Longtime resident and former school board member John McCorristin will take his oath of office during council’s reorganization meeting Tuesday afternoon.  McCorristin replaces Joseph Tipping on council; Tipping did not seek re-election due to health reasons.  Also joining council for additional four year terms are incumbents Dave Ellenberg and Dr. Nancy Hudanich.

STONE HARBOR BEACH FILL TO RESUME THIS WEEK

A massive beach fill project in Stone Harbor resumes this week.  Mayor Suzanne Walters announced that the beach fill project will begin again Monday or Tuesday and work around the clock until it’s completed.  Stone Harbor is getting more than 700,000 cubic yards of new sand along its entire beachfront, completely financed by the federal government.  All beaches remain open, except those in the immediate construction area.  The project paused for a few weeks so a beach fill project in North Wildwood could be completed by the same contractor.

LOWER TOWNSHIP MAN BUSTED IN WILDWOOD FOR DRUGS

A 44-year old Lower Township man has been arrested on drug related charges in Wildwood.  Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced that Karl Williams of North Cape May was arrested after he was caught taking a nap in a Wawa convenience store bathroom.  When police arrived, Williams took off and was found to be in possession of 62 bags of heroin.  Williams was taken to the county jail on $95,000 cash bail.