Stone Harbor Police have charged a juvenile with motor vehicle offenses after he was caught driving the wrong way on a one way street last Wednesday evening. Police say when they pulled the vehicle over, the smelled what they believed to be the odor of burn marijuana. Motor vehicle charges were filed, drug related charges are pending. The juvenile was turned over to the custody of his parents.
Middle Township’s Economic Development Council is going to roll out a new Property Tax Reward Card program to local businesses later this month. The council will hold a meeting on March 26th to explain the program which would allow residents to get a discounts on their property taxes if they shop and dine at local businesses. Seminars are being held at the Samuel Devico Senior Center in Cape May Court House.
New Jersey lawmakers on Monday are set to vote on a new bill that would give students the ability to get a free lunch at school even if they haven’t paid their account in full. the new bill would give parents ten days to pay a student’s lunch tab before lunch service is denied. One New Jersey district was caught throwing lunches in the trash because students did not have enough money to pay for their meal.
A major hearing will be held on Tuesday regarding air traffic control. As Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, Congressman Frank LoBiondo will convene a field hearing titled: “Moving NextGen Forward: Leveraging the Assets of the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center.” A number of experts are expected to provide testimony during the hearing. The hearing will be held on Tuesday at the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center.
At least it didn’t go up a lot again. After weeks of major increases at the gas pump, prices maintained their current levels by only going up one cent in the past week. The new average at the pump is $3.37 per gallon, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The price at the pump is still better than one year ago when local prices came in at $3.52. AAA Mid-Atlantic says it expects prices to drift upwards, but not break the $4 barrier this year.
It will be Middle Township versus Cedar Creek in the South Jersey Group II state basketball playoffs on Monday. The Lady Panthers beat Deptford 49-27, while Cedar Creek took down Lower Cape May Regional 64-39. The winners in both games face each other in the finals on Monday. The Lady Caper Tigers had pulled an upset against Sterling on Thursday to put themselves in this position. 987 The Coast will have the call on Monday night when Cedar Creek and Middle Township face off.
$2.5 million will be on the line Tuesday in Ocean City. Voters will go to the polls to decide whether that amount should be spent on the primary school there. Polls will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. The money would be matched up with a state grant to do the work. Among the items included in the project would have been a new roof, putting in an emergency generator, and upgrading the heating and air conditioning.
Two local teams advanced on Thursday in the state basketball playoffs. Middle Township girls beat Haddonfield 47-30 and Lower Cape May Regional defeated Sterling 71-61. Lauren Holden scored 41 points in the win for Lower Cape May. If the two teams win on Saturday they would face in the South Jersey Group II Finals. Middle Township will visit Deptford and Lower Cape May Regional will go to Cedar Creek.
Wildwood Catholic boys lost at Trenton Catholic 53-45; both George Cook and Eddie McWade fouled out of the game. Wildwood Catholic girls were blown out 77-45 against St. Rose. Also, Middle Township 54-31. All three teams are eliminated from the playoffs.
It was a good end of the year for the Borgata in Atlantic City. Boyd Gaming said in a conference call that the casino is up 6.5 percent in net revenue. Borgata registered in with $157 million for this past fourth quarter. The casino felt they were going to do better this year versus last because the casino was shut down for some days in 2012 because of Hurricane Sandy.