Vineland Police are looking for thieves who stole about $250 worth of copper piping on Monday from a former ShopRite supermarket on North Delsea Drive in Vineland. The water supply had not been turned off, so the theft caused flooding of the ground floor and $25,000 in damages. Police said the suspects entered the building through roof panels.
A car and pick-up truck collided on Route 9 in Seaville Tuesday afternoon, injuring a young girl. The Upper Township Gazette reports that the two vehicle accident happened around 2:5o p.m. on Tuesday and a young girl was being medevaced with injuries. State Police, the Upper Township Rescue Squad and Seaville Volunteer Fire Company all responded to the scene. Route 9 was closed in both directions as officials assisted and conducted their investigation.
The third member of a group of suspects was arrested on Tuesday for the alleged kidnapping and robbery of a Ventnor man on June 15th. Police arrested 31 year-old Taaladin Jackson of Atlantic City, on charges he and two other males kidnapped a man from Atlantic City, took him to his home in Ventnor and robbed the victim. Jackson was on parole on a drug charge and has been jailed on $850,000 full cash bail.
Revel Casino-Hotel announced on Tuesday that it will be shutting down it’s poker room sometime in August. Revel officials said in a statement that the casino was closing their poker room “after careful consideration and in an effort to further improve operating performance…”. For the month of June, Revel ranked second to last in poker revenue among Atlantic City casinos.
A total of 37 vendors have applied to The N.J. Division of Gaming Enforcement for licenses to conduct Internet gambling. Ten of Atlantic City’s twelve casinos have partnered with online gambling companies to expand their reach in the industry. Revel and the Atlantic Club have not revealed any partnerships with online firms. Casino officials expect more companies to apply as the November 26th target date for Internet gaming approaches.
Tourism officials in Cape May County have rolled out their “boomerang campaign” to urge summer tourists to return to the Jersey Cape in the fall. The N.J. Division of Travel & Tourism awarded a $21,000 grant to help pay for the program through radio advertising and window displays for local businesses. Special fall packages and discounts can be found online at a new website, www.fallforthejerseycape.com.
Thursday is the deadline for New Jersey residents to apply for grants to help pay the cost of repair and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy. Resettlement grants of up to $10,000 are available through special programs from the federal government. As of Tuesday, over 20,000 residents had filed grant applications, available online at www.renewjerseystronger.org.
A new report says court will now only be in session three days. The Daily Journal reports that the city is going to cut the days it holds court to three days a week beginning on Aug. 6. Court sessions will now be held from Tuesday to Thursday. Vineland is also looking at reorganizing its court operations in the future, according to the report. Court house business operations will remain open five days a week though.
Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall has received a double honor as it was recently named one of the top ten stops by leading trade publications Venues Today and Billboard for mid-year rankings in the category of mid-sized arenas with 10,001-15,000 venue capacity. Billboard has also announced the top 25 tours for the mid-year, including two Boardwalk Hall bookings, Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” tour and The Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour.
Upper Township is looking for partners to make a beach fill happen. Mayor Richard Palumbo told 987 The Coast that they have the authorization and funding in place to do a beach fill through FEMA, but are looking to get a couple of other towns involved to defray the cost. In some cases the staging cost for a beach fill could be up to $800,000, according to Palumbo. He said no other towns in Cape May County had yet been authorized, but thought that could change in the near future.