One person is dead, a second injured following a violent two vehicle accident on Avalon Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. It happened shortly before 5pm along a stretch of the boulevard in Middle Township. An eastbound vehicle struck a car driven by 61 year old Addison Jones of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Jones was airlifted from the accident scene; the driver of the other vehicle was killed. The driver of the other vehicle was a 51 year old male; his identity has not been released.
The operators of Wildwood’s famous Morey’s Piers are not only fully supportive of a major federal dune project that could provide protection for the city…they want their piers to be included as well. The Wildwood Leader reports that the Morey Organization is supportive of a project by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to build a protective dune system for Wildwood even though some local officials don’t agree. And the organization would like the Corps to consider putting some dune structures around the piers for protection.
Wildwood is traditionally one of the final communities in our region to introduce a municipal budget, and that trend will continue this year. The Press of Atlantic City reports that city officials are not yet prepared to introduce a municipal budget due to a search for new revenues and a drop in eatables. Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron said the city was counting on some new revenue from special event fees that will not materialize. Mayor Ernie Troiano says its possible the budget won’t be introduced until June, even though the state mandates adoption by April 25th.
A funeral in Trenton turned into a major crime scene on Tuesday when gunfire broke out during the funeral and injured five people. Trenton Police say it happened at the Gailee Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The funeral was held for a teenager who was murdered back on April 9th. Police were at the church, aware that some sort of retaliation could occur, and it did. Police continue to investigate.
Organizers who want to oust Vineland Mayor Ruben Bermudez have less than a month to collect all of the signatures it needs to force a recall election. The Daily Journal of Vineland reports that the group is still about 1,400 signatures short of getting a recall election on the ballot. The group needs just over 9,400 signatures in order to force the recall. The organizers of the recall group tell the Journal it will have more than enough signatures before the May 19th deadline.
A Pleasantville laundromat became a drive through business Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the scene of an accident at The Laundry Room on Franklin Boulevard Tuesday when a vehicle drove right into the front of the laundromat. There were no injuries, and the van was removed from the business a short time after the accident. Police continue to investigate.
Senator Cory Booker is setting up a mobile office this Thursday in Cape May County. Booker announced that a mobile office will be established at School House Office Park on South Main Street in Cape May Court House Thursday between the hours of 9am and 12 Noon. Booker will also hold mobile office hours later in the day in Bridgeton.
A former television reporter who currently serves in the New Jersey Assembly is suing the Washington Township Police Department. Paul Moriarty is suing the department over a drunk driving arrest in 2012. As it turns out, Moriarty was not drunk at the time of his arrest. His lawsuit alleges the police department knew of past bad behavior of the cop who pulled him over during the traffic stop. Unspecified damages are requested.
An accident has taken place Tuesday afternoon on Avalon Blvd. in Middle Township. Reports to Coastal Broadcasting is that the roadway is closed. We will keep you updated when more information becomes available.
Bridgeton Police say a man was taken to the hospital after being hit with a brick. The victim says he heard a knock on the back door Saturday on the 200 block of Bank St. when he went to answer it because he thought it was his friend. The person hit the victim with a brick and took his wallet. The victim claimed another person watched as it took place. Police say they are investigating the matter further.