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An Egg Harbor Township woman is under arrest in connection with a car crash earlier this year that killed a mother and her infant son. 66 year old Nancy Cavanaugh was under the influence and crossed into oncoming traffic on English Creek Avenue on February 26th. Breaking AC reports her car crashed head on into one driven by 31 year old Alisha Williams, who had her 10 month old baby Amari in the vehicle with her. Both died at the scene. A detention hearing is set for Monday.

In Margate, Jerome Avenue will be shut down to all traffic in the area of Amherst Avenue Thursday October 17th and Friday October 18th as crews finish up the road project and pave the intersection. Expect detours and delays in the area and plan accordingly. When approaching the area please pay attention to all signage and obey all directions given by officers on scene.

New election spending figures show Democrats running for Assembly seats have raised more than three times as much as Republicans ahead of this year’s contest.
New Jersey’s Election Law Enforcement Commission said today that Democratic candidates in the Nov. 5 election have raised $11 million, compared with $3.3 million for Republicans. Democrats also outspent Republicans $5.7 million to $1.4 million.
The Assembly races top the ballot this year.

Former Atlantic City Council President and Acting Mayor Marty Small Sr. was unanimously selected to become the permanent mayor of Atlantic City.
In a special meeting held in the Henry E. “Hank” Tyner Memorial Council Chambers Tuesday evening, city council members voted 8-0 for Small Sr. to be selected as the new mayor. Small Sr. was among the three people nominated to fill the spot vacated by former Mayor Frank Gilliam, who resigned following a guilty plea to wire fraud charges in federal court earlier this month.

In Cape May County, officials including Sheriff Robert Nolan have filed suit against the state and the Attorney General in federal court. That suit challenges the constitutionality of the Immigrant Trust Directive and asking the court to issue an injunction against it. According to the Press of Atlantic City, county officials say they have only reported and held for ICE undocumented people accused of serious crimes, amounting to a handful of people a year.

Eight Atlantic County residents will be recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to our community at the 31st annual Donald J. Sykes Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 24 at 11:30 AM at the Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield.

Each October the county celebrates Disability Awareness Month with the presentation of awards to individuals with disabilities who were nominated by area organizations, family or friends for their positive attitudes, personal accomplishments and their success in enriching the lives of others. The ceremony is presented as a cooperative effort of the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services and the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board.

Marty Small Jr. is the new acting mayor of Atlantic City after a unanimous vote by City Council Tuesday night. He’s serving what’s left of the term vacated by Frank Gilliam Jr. when he stepped down earlier this month. The 45 year old Small has been serving as interim mayor since October 4th. With the vote Tuesday, Small left his seat on City Council.

Emergency personnel pulled a body from the water at Euclid Avenue in the South Inlet late Tuesday afternoon. Police had been on the scene since about 1pm. The person, who hasn’t been identified, was retrieved and wheeled away from the scene. The coroner was called to the incident as well. No word on what may have happened to the person, if they drowned or died in some other manner.

A family is donating a home they own in Avalon to Habitat for Humanity and is also donating $5,000 to have it moved to a lot in Upper Township. The Press of Atlantic City reports 39 year old Adam Szyfman is working with Habitat to relocate the property to a lot on Redwood Avenue, then he plans to build a home for his family in the Avalon space. Szyfman says they decided to donate the property after seeing how nice it was inside and that it had potential for someone to use again.

The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has pleaded guilty for their murders. 43 year old Heather Barbera of Ventnor copped pleas to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of her mother, 67 year old Michelle Gordon and first degree murder in the death of 87 year old Elaine Rosen. The aggregate sentence is 42 years with 40 years and 2 months to be served without parole. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2020. Rosen and Gordon were found dead at approximately 10:25 a.m., on Sunday, July 8, 2018, inside a residence at 4800 Boardwalk, Ventnor City. The cause of death for Rosen and Gordon, is multiple blunt impact injuries and the manner of death is homicide.

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