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The Atlantic City City Council is expected to take a final vote on restricting short term rentals in the Chelsea neighborhood, at a meeting this evening. The ordinance is sponsored by Chelsea council member Jesse Kurtz and follows the city’s recent implementation of an online portal for property owners who wish to offer short-term rentals. Short-term rental operators and owners contend the majority of their customers are respectful of neighbors, abide by local laws and contribute a great deal economically to Atlantic City.

A 17-year-old Atlantic City resident was arrested in a Saturday robbery after he returned to the scene of the crime hours later, according to police onTuesday. At 9:40 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to Sovereign and Atlantic avenues for a report of a robbery. A woman, 35, told police she was robbed at gunpoint and her purse was stolen. At 7:04 p.m., Officers saw a male matching the suspect’s description and took him into custody. The boy was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and robbery.

The Cape May County Library will begin offering Computers by Appointment on Monday,
February 1st. Library patrons will be allowed to make an appointment to use the library’s computers,
printers, fax machines, and scanners at all branches. Patrons can schedule one appointment per day to use
the specified equipment by calling their local branch. At this time, the library is limiting both building
capacity and length of stay for the health and safety of patrons and staff. Patrons will be permitted to use a
public access computer for up to one hour while copier, scanner, or fax machine use will be limited to 15

An advisory from Sea Isle City Mayor Len Desiderio who said on Tuesday’s City Council agenda was the introduction of a funding ordinance for the use of capital surplus for construction of pickleball courts at the marina, on the crushed shell lot. For over the past year, he says they’ve worked with members of the community to establish a location for additional courts. He added the demand for this activity has exceeded our ability to provide sufficient space, and the construction of seven additional courts prior to the coming season will be a welcome addition.

In a new interview, Governor Phil Murphy said, The Biden administration should make manufacturing more COVID-19 vaccines its primary focus as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic. Murphy said that’s basically all New Jersey needs at this point. The governor adding, New Jersey, like other states around the country, is grappling with too few vaccines to meet the demand. “The top of the list right now has got to be ramping up the manufacture of vaccine doses.”

The number of COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state has grown to 109 as of Friday. New Jersey is still in phases 1A and 1B of its vaccination strategy, which limits people who can receive them to frontline healthcare workers and first responders in law enforcement and fire. Among the Atlantic County sites are the megasite at the convention center and Atlanticare Health Services FQHC, 1401 Atlantic Ave.

A Galloway Township and a Pleasantville man have been indicted on charges of first degree Strict Liability for a Drug Related Death and other charges in connection to the 2018 fatal overdose of 59 year-old Anthony Tamburelli, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On January 20, 2021, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Emery Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville and Brian Whitted, 56, of Galloway Township with first-degree Strict Liability for a Drug Related Death, Conspiracy, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of CDS. Chapman is also indicted on a charge of Witness Tampering. On Monday, December 17, 2018, officers of the Galloway Township Police Department located Tamburelli, deceased in his residence, from a drug overdose. A police investigation revealed that Whitted and Chapman conspired to distribute a heroin and sold Tamburelli the a fatal combination of heroin and fentanyl.

Bally’s continues to be iin acquisition mode today, acquiring the daily fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight in an all-stock transaction that further widens the fast-growing company’s drive to add casino, online sports betting and media companies. Providence, Rhode Island-based Bally’s becomes the third U.S. sports betting company to have a daily fantasy sports component, along with DraftKings and FanDuel.

A month long investigation into narcotics distribution led to the arrests of three men, Atlantic City police said Sunday. A concerned citizen reported suspicious activity from a location on the beach block of Ocean Avenue. Police arrested Arrested were Jaequan Brown, 18, of Atlantic City; Hakim Clark, 30, of Atlantic City; and Troy Pratt, 49, of Vineland. Detectives of the Special Investigations Section served a search warrant at the apartment and arrested three men. They also located more than 14 grams of cocaine and items used to distribute drugs.

Effective Monday, New Jersey is launching a call center to assist in the vaccine pre-registration for those who do not have access to the internet or unable to pre-register for the Covid vaccine online. The Cape May County Herald reports the number, 855-568-0545, will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the notice on the New Jersey Covid web page.
The Cape May County Health Department and Human Services Department urges residents to go online to pre-register, or call the state call Center directly to talk to an operator who can assist in the pre-registration process.

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