Last Updated on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:38 am
The FTA issued a cease and desist order to the Atlantic City Jitney Association March 25 demanding that it stop charter services and its advertisements for them.
The order comes a year after Five Mile Beach Electric Railway, a Cape May County trolley company since 1902, made a complaint that the jitneys were in violation of regulations tied to federal grant money the ACJA received.
Richard Adelizzi, owner of Five Mile Beach Electric Railway, said that by offering private charters to weddings, parties, and sporting events, ACJA was in violation of federal regulations because it created competition with private operators.
TRENTON — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey now have until May 1 to register for disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and return Small Business Administration disaster loan applications.
People with storm losses in all counties in New Jersey can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Registration is also available by calling 800-621-3362, TTY 800-462-7585 or 711/VRS. The toll-free telephone numbers operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Using data provided by the state Department of Community of Affairs, the online news service NJ Spotlight has developed an interactive map depicting what it calls "staggering" housing losses in New Jersey communities from Hurricane Sandy.
The map, released Friday, March 15, shows the number of homes and businesses damaged in each municipality, categorizing them into three degrees of damage: minor – up to $8,000 in damage; major – up to $28,800; and severe – more than $28,800 in damage.
Cape May County towns fared much better than their neighbors to north.
The Cape May County Library invites the public to attend the class “Introduction to Facebook” at the Technology Learning Center. The program will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th at the Main Library, 30 W. Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House. Through this program, learn the basics of using Facebook, such as finding old friends, getting used to your home screen and understanding your timeline.
Last Updated on Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:34 am
Photo by Christie Rotondo/ More landlords are opting to rent their properties to seasonal visitors, rather than workers, for the summer.
WILDWOOD- After a few months of scanning classified ads and Craigslist for an inexpensive, convenient apartment that would significantly cut my commute time, the sign outside a North Wildwood home advertising a rear cottage rental seemed promising. It was walking distance to the beach, far enough from the bars for quiet weeknights (but close enough to them for weekends), and in the area I cover.
Perfect, until I contacted the property owner.
Last Updated on Monday, April 01, 2013 08:05 am
A federal initiative announced today will require New Jersey’s barrier islands to be lifted four feet across the board.
The mandate will drastically reduce flooding from future storms similar to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the Mid-Atlantic coast in the fall.
Last Updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:25 pm
TRENTON – The state has submitted the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for review and approval.
The plan outlines how the state will utilize $1.829 billion in federal funding to help homeowners, renters, businesses and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Last Updated on Friday, March 29, 2013 04:23 pm
TRENTON — After passing an emergency rule in January to adopt federal advisory elevations as building standards for the entire state, the Christie administration has filed an adoption package to make those standards permanent.
The elevations are based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency advisory base flood elevation maps.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program has been extended for an additional 14 days to the end of April 5, 2013.
The extension means eligible people can receive TSA assistance through April 5 with a check-out date of April 6.
Last Updated on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 09:21 am
A mysterious ground shaking caused a social media stir Tuesday, with many in Atlantic and Cape May County reporting that they felt some sort of tremor Tuesday afternoon.
Numerous people throughout the region say they felt the shaking, with reports from Wildwood to Egg Harbor Township. A Cape May Court House woman said she felt the first shake at 3:09, and another 15 minutes later.