A big fight broke out Monday morning in Woodbine, and New Jersey State Police made three arrests. Police announced today that they arrested three adults, including one with a handgun, following a fight involving several individuals at Franklin Avenue. 24 year old Derell Wilson, 23 year old Stephon Allen, and 32 year old Alberto Rodriguez Jr. were all arrested, charged with various weapons, drug, and assault offenses.
A major resurfacing project for part of Ocean City’s Bay Avenue will begin next year. County officials announced that they have secured funding for a major resurfacing project along Bay Avenue, which is a county road. The project costs over $3 million and will result in a new street surface and sidewalks from 6th to 18th streets.
Call him Senator Cory Booker. Booker was sworn in to be the new United States Senator serving the Garden State. Booker took his oath of office at Noon Thursday from Vice President Joe Biden. Booker is the first African American serving New Jersey in the United States Senate.
New revenue figures released by the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City show a nice rebound. The Press of Atlantic City reports that revenues at the casino hotel increased by seven percent in the third quarter of this year. The Borgata expects to launch online gaming by Thanksgiving.
Egg Harbor Township Police report one serious injury as a result of a single vehicle accident Thursday morning. Police say a vehicle driven by 20 year old James Ford went off the roadway at Jerome Avenue and struck a tree. Ford was pinned in his vehicle. He was airlifted to an Atlantic City hospital with serious injuries.
A bipartisan effort to delay the implementation of big increases in flood insurance rates has been a success. Lawmakers in Washington announced today a four year delay in increases in flood insurance premiums for millions of property owners in coastal regions of the United States. The move is seen a key victory for coastal regions who expected to see homes for sale at lower prices once the higher flood insurance premiums kicked in. The measure must be approved in both the House and the Senate, but passage is virtually guaranteed.
The Philadelphia Flyers started their early season trades by re-acquiring right winter Steve Downie from the Colorado Rockies. The Flyers dealt Max Talbot to Colorado in order to get Downie back in the orange and black. Downie was the Flyers first round draft pick eight years ago.
A man brandished a gun while holding up a gas station. Bridgeton Police are looking for a man that held up G-Fuel and left with about $200. The suspect was described as a light-skin male, stocky build, approximately 6’0″ tall wearing a black hooded coat and dark pants and light-colored mask. The victim, identified as Denny Singh, 25, of W. Commerce St., was taken to Inspira Hospital in Bridgeton for treatment of his injury. Case is under investigation by the department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau.
The daily newspaper for South Jersey has endorsed State Senator Jeff Van Drew in his reelection bid. The paper cited his ability to work with other lawmakers to get issues handled. Republican challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt told the paper that she wouldn’t vote for any tax increases that Van Drew did. The paper noted “That’s a popular theme, but simply unrealistic.” The Press of Atlantic City hasn’t made any endorsement on Assembly candidates to this point.
After more than 19 years of evading capture, Alejandro Arguedas-Aranda was taken into custody by Spanish authorities yesterday where he is currently being held. He is awaiting extradition proceedings that will bring him back to the United States for prosecution. Alejandro Arguedas-Aranda, 64, originally resided in Atlantic City. In 1994, a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges consisting of sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and child abuse, but Arguedas-Aranda could never be found. The victim was a then 6 year old girl.