Local News

May 10, 2017

AVALON APPROVES APPLICATION FOR TREE PLANTING GRANT

Avalon’s Borough Council met Wednesday afternoon and approved the application of a State grant to plant trees throughout the community.  Avalon could be awarded up to $30,000 for various tree planting initiatives.  Council also announced that more than 700,000 cubic yards of sand has been placed during the current beach fill project. ##
May 10, 2017

“TAMAROA” NOW PART OF THE LOCAL ARTIFICIAL REEF SYSTEM

Coast Guard cutter “Tamaroa” is now part of the artificial reef system near Cape May.  The aged ship was intentionally sunk on Wednesday 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May.  The vessel was immortalized in the book and movie “Perfect Storm”. ##
May 10, 2017

SEISMIC SURVEYS COMING TO ATLANTIC OCEAN BEFORE OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Trump administration is pushing forward with plans for seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean before offshore drilling can occur.  The feds are now reviewing applications by energy companies that were denied by the Obama administration.  Many local tourism and environmental groups oppose this plan. ##
May 10, 2017

NEW JERSEY COULD BECOME THE GARDEN STATE..OFFICIALLY

New Jersey could officially become the Garden State soon.  Lawmakers in Trenton approved a measure Monday that would officially use the words “Garden State” as the official slogan of the State..even though the slogan already appears on license plates.  A Girl Scout troop proposed the official slogan after realizing New Jersey didn’t have a slogan [...]