Local News

April 5, 2017

LOWER TOWNSHIP COUNCIL HEARS DISCUSSION ON BAY DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS

Dozens of Lower Township residents turned out for a public discussion this week on major safety improvements planned along Bay Drive in North Cape May.  Engineers have proposed efforts to enhance both pedestrian and bicycling safety along a one a half mile section of the roadway.  The Township intends to seek funding from the Cape [...]
April 5, 2017

INVESTIGATIONS UNDERWAY INTO FIVE SUICIDES AT LOCAL JAIL

There have been five suicides at the Cumberland County Jail over the past 30 months; now, the feds are investigating.  NJ.com reports that the United States Department of Justice will be investigating the suicides that began in 2014; there was a fifth suicide at the jail two months ago. ##
April 5, 2017

PAYLESS SHOES CLOSING STORE IN CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE

The Payless Shoe store in Cape May Court House is among 400 stores that are closing nationwide.  Payless confirmed today that the Court House location is opening while others in our region are staying open.  Six other New Jersey Payless stores will close, the rest are in central and northern New Jersey. ##
April 5, 2017

JERSEY SHORE COMMUNITY TRIES TO RESTRICT BEACHFRONT PARKING

The central New Jersey beach community of Deal will hold a meeting Wednesday night in an attempt to restrict beachfront parking.  Opponents say the proposed parking permitting process would restrict access to the beaches, which everyone pays for and uses.  Deal has attempted this parking prohibition before, but failed to get it enacted.