Only a few days remain to apply to send your child to a choice school district. Its a program that state runs with certain school districts that allows them to fill a specific amount of seats with students from out of district. If more students apply than there are seats, there will be a lottery style drawing held to decide which students will be able to go to that district. Families don’t pay additional money to send their children to those districts versus their home district.
It is still a long way out, but the early momentum is for Gov. Chris Christie to get the nomination to run for president in 2016. The CNN/ORC International survey shows a seven point bump from Sept. for Christie. The national poll shows Christie with 24 percent support. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky came in second at 13 percent.
Local businesses are hoping this Black Friday will begin a strong holiday season to finish out the year. A number of communities are hosting holiday events in coordination with their shopping districts. Typically Black Friday can be one of the best shopping days for consumers, as stores mark down many of their best products.
A man was allegedly trying to break into a home in Vineland, but fled when he saw the homeowner. Vineland Police say they arrested Joseph Bozzelli, of the city, with attempted burglary. Police say he is being held on $15,000. The victim was able to provide police with a description of the suspect. According to the release, Bozzelli is wanted for outstanding warrants in Deptford and Winslow townships.
An Egg Harbor Township police officer discovered something his town didn’t need on Thanksgiving morning: A large sinkhole. The officer drove his police car into a big hole that developed early Thursday morning at Ninth and Beethoven streets in the city. Water service was shut off in the area, the officer was ok.
49 year old William McCaughey of Ohio was busted before the Thanksgiving holiday in North Wildwood for being a fugitive from Ohio. City Police served a warrant on McCaughey on Tuesday morning at a home located in the 1900 block of Atlantic Avenue. He is a wanted person from Ohio on a charge of child neglect.
A tough loss for the Ocean City football team on Thanksgiving Day. The Red Raiders were tripped up by Pleasantville, 15-14. Most of the other games involving CAL teams were blowouts. Holy Spirit rolled Atlantic City, 49-0, and Millville flattened Vineland, 55-8. No games for Lower Cape May and Middle Township; the Anchor Bowl was cancelled thanks to a decision made by the CAL earlier this season regarding Lower’s varsity schedule.
The holiday weekend forecast at the Jersey Shore is a whole lot better now that a front has pushed off the coastline leaving us with dry weather through Sunday. Thanksgiving Day will be sunny and cold with some gusty winds, but Friday brings sunshine, temperatures in the 40s while Saturday remains partly sunny and dry. The next chance for rain is Monday night.
New Jersey State Police have announced the arrest of 29 year old Robert Brown Jr. of Ocean View after Brown allegedly burglarized vehicles this week in Upper Township. Police say they arrested Brown after receiving a description of him from a man who saw Brown attempting to steal items from his car. Brown was charged with three counts of burglary and other offenses; bail was set at $40,000.
A very brave act by Cape May Police Officer Scott Krissinger has gone national. Krissinger was the officer who pulled a man from a burning truck in West Cape May on Monday evening. A dashcam video of the rescue that saved the man’s life has hit many of the major news networks and has generated national interest. The story was featured on CNN’s Headline News Thursday morning.