Local News

April 6, 2017

DIDN’T LAST LONG: MCDOWELL BOOTED OFF CAPE GOP TICKET FOR ASSEMBLY

Brian McDowell’s run as an Assembly candidate supported by the Cape May County GOP has come to an end.  GOP Chairman Marcus Karavan posted on social media that McDowell was asked to leave the ticket, and refused; now he is being eliminated from the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization line on the primary ballot. [...]
April 6, 2017

COUNTY OEM TO CONDUCT NEW DRONE FLIGHT EXERCISES

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management will be holding emergency preparedness exercises with the use of drones that will help first responders following a major storm.  The County is teaming with Verizon and American Aerospace Technologies to fly a long endurance, unmanned aircraft system equipped with a small cell site into the air. [...]
April 6, 2017

NORTH WILDWOOD EARNS GREATER DISCOUNT ON FLOOD INSURANCE RATES

North Wildwood will be able to offer its property owners a higher discount on flood insurance rates.  City leaders announced that the city has earned a higher rating in the Community Rating System which will now provide property owners with a 20 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums, an betterment of five percent. ##
April 6, 2017

JUDGE: STATE CAN CUT AC FIREFIGHTERS PAY, BENEFITS

A judge has ruled that yes, the State of New Jersey can cut the salaries and benefits provided to firefighters in Atlantic City.  Firefighters took the cuts to court, which amount to about 25 percent of the firefighters’ overall compensation.  The union representing the firefighters still believes the cuts are unconstitutional. ##