$8 million..that’s how much South Jersey Gas is ready to hand over to the Pinelands Commission to run a gas pipeline through the Pinelands. The project has drawn the ire of some environmentalists in South Jersey. The pipeline would feed the B.L. England power plant in Upper Township. This agreement will come under review during a public hearing on December 9th.
The handwritten manuscript penned by Bruce Springsteen when he wrote “Born to Run” will be auctioned off next week in New York City. The handwritten notes of New Jersey’s unofficial anthem is expected to fetch up to $100,000 at auction. The owner of the manuscript has not been revealed.
The virus that killed dozens of dolphins along the Jersey Shore this year may have affected other species. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the same virus that killed dolphins up and down the shore has been detected in two pygmy sperm whales and three humpback whales that were stranded in other East Coast states. More than 130 dead dolphins were discovered in New Jersey this year.
Trenton Mayor Tony Mack owns a commercial property in the city…and for the past five years, Mack’s water usage has been zero, not a single drop. NJ.com reports that the three story brick building was used as a campaign headquarters three years ago, but for the past five years, the building has registered zero usage on its water meter. Mack is still charged a base service fee but has not paid the bill on time.
It will be “snowing” in Stone Harbor this weekend. The borough will be hosting its annual holiday celebration on Friday and Saturday. Most of the events are lined up against the backdrop of the 96th St. shopping district. There will be a holiday parade, Santa will come to town, and the borough promises snow.
Many local teams will be in action on Thanksgiving; however, there won’t be any Anchor Bowl this year. Lower Cape May Regional had to forfeit the remaining games on their schedule because they forfeited a game earlier this year. Schools that will be in action include Millville and Vineland at 10:30 a.m., Holy Spirit and Atlantic City at 10 a.m., plus St. Augustine takes on Cedar Creek and Egg Harbor Township faces Mainland, with both of those games at 10 a.m. as well.
Two communities working together with one common goal, connect their successful bicycle paths. Middle Township Deputy Mayor Tim Donohue announced today that Middle and Lower townships are making a joint application to the county for funding to connect bike paths in both communities. If the application is successful, the bike path would run from the Cape May County Park and Zoo south to the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal in North Cape May. Donohue says the connected bike path would present the county with excellent economic opportunities.
A second raid, a second discovery of illegal drugs in a home located in Del Haven. Middle Township Police announced that a second raid was conducted at a residence on Lehigh Avenue in Del Haven and authorities found heroin, prescription drugs, and cash. Three individuals were taken to the county jail and identified as 30 year old Kathryn Hegarty, 22 year old Carlos Camacho, and 31 year old Lisa Delvecchio. This is the second time the home was successfully raided in a month.
How would over $200 million in holiday shopping cash sound to you? No one hit last night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing last night which now pushes the top jackpot for Friday’s drawing to a healthy $230 million. It’s been nearly two months since someone hit the Mega Millions jackpot. Five tickets hit for a million dollars apiece last night, but none were sold in New Jersey.
The new mayor of Vineland already faces a recall election. The Vineland City Clerk has approved a “notice of intention” that could wind up in the recall of Mayor Ruben Bermudez. A committee formed to recall Bermudez needs over 9,000 signatures in order to place the issue on the ballot. Bermudez has been in the news recently for firing the municipal solicitor without authorization from his city council.