Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme
OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.
According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.
NORTHFIELD--Police officers William Cornell and Joseph Vola responded to a call of a child being struck by a car in the 100 block of Cara Court in the Sutton Woods section of the city around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. When the officers arrived they found a 4-year old boy had been struck by a car as he was riding his pedicycle near his family's Cara Court home.
Curt Wunder of Mays Landing, along with his fellow cyclists, officially ended their journey with a celebratory dip of their bikes in the ocean.
OCEAN CITY – When Curt Wunder of Mays Landing left Oceanside, California on September 7, he and his three fellow cyclists planned to arrive in Ocean City on Wednesday, October 22. Sure enough, they rolled up the ramp to the Boardwalk on Ninth Street at 3 p.m. that afternoon. The group was riding to raise funds and awareness for MANNA Worldwide on its Coast to Coast Ride for Hunger. The highly successful venture earned more than $110,000 for the humanitarian organization.
AVALON – A planned two-year dredging project is set to begin in the back bays of Avalon, however new state and federal regulations governing nesting birds and spawning fish could drag the project out to three years or more.
The dredging of state waterways throughout the borough’s back bays, includes Long Reach, Whale Harbor, Oler Thorofare, Graven’s Thorofare and 54th Street marina entrance. The estimated cost is $6.7 million.
Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two suspects remain at large and four have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries from sheds over the past year, the Township of Hamilton Police Department announced today (Tuesday, Oct. 21).
Carlos Soler, 26, and Tyler Gallagher, 20, of Mays Landing remain at large with warrants for their arrest, police said.
Pleasantville police officers have arrested a 25-year-old city man and charged him with critically shooting a man and a woman and leaving them for dead on Main Street over the weekend.
PLEASANTVILLE _ Pleasantville police detectives have arrested a 25-year-old city man and charged him with shooting a man and a woman and leaving them for dead on Main Street over the weekend.
The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21.
WILDWOOD — Local dignitaries, law enforcement officials, and hundreds of friends and family filled St. Ann’s Church Friday morning to lay former North Wildwood mayor Bill Henfey to rest.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the age of 65 after falling ill last year.
State rejects plan to contract for homeless services
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County officials are considering a move that they say would give homeless individuals access to food and job counseling, as well as shelter, while saving the state as much as $60,000 a year.
So far, the state has said no.
Local officials say the denial stems from confusion at the state level.
Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.
Respecting roots, looking to the future
WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the congregation 100 years ago.
"Every one of these windows was donated by a founding family," Levy explains. They were business owners and restaurateurs, attorneys and doctors, who lived above their businesses during the summer months in Wildwood. Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz said walking into Beth Judah is "like stepping literally into the past."
Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township
Grand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.
The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and free coffee for the first 10 days the store is open.
The detention of criminal suspects and state funding for environmental programs will be at issue Nov. 4 when New Jersey voters decide two statewide ballot questions.
Public Question No. 1 is a constitutional amendment that would allow courts the latitude to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case without a chance to post bail.