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The Cape May County Health Department administered 309 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, for a total of 3,696 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 7,743 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the County Health Department and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses, according to a county news release.
Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday that he has volunteered the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center and any other large Ocean City venue as potential sites for COVID-19 vaccinations. "The problem is that the supply of vaccine is extremely low – our state needs vaccine. I share the frustration of everybody who is unable to make an appointment to be vaccinated," he said in his weekly message to the public. His entire message follows.
Cape May County Commissioners are continuing their focus on county-wide economic development with the hiring of Joe Molineaux as Economic Development Program Manager. Molineaux brings more than 20 years of experience in the business support and economic development field, using his former work as the director of the Atlantic-Cape May-Cumberland Small Business Development Center and the television, radio, digital and print media to promote South Jersey’s economic and business development.
The Ocean City Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating an assault and luring attempt of a girl that occurred on Sept. 5 at 11:45 a.m. in the area of 18th Street and Central Avenue. In addition to assault, the suspect attempted to lure the girl to his vehicle, police said in a Facebook post. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50-60 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 230 pounds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors welcomes Amy McComb as a new sales associate at the Simpson Avenue office in Ocean City. McComb serves Atlantic and Cape May counties and can be contacted at (609) 703-2393 or by emailing email@example.com.
Mayor Jay Gillian said that he, his senior staff and City Council President Bob Barr met virtually Friday with U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew to discuss a proposed wind energy farm in federal waters about 15 miles off the coast. The project by the Dutch energy company Orsted may need approval from Ocean City to run a transmission line that would connect the wind farm's offshore turbines with the land-based power grid. "The city team continues to do its due diligence by working with federal and state regulators, the wind energy company Orsted, and other experts to get all the facts and determine our options," Gillian said in his weekly message to the public. His entire message follows.
Cape May County’s Department of Health has begun to administer the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as it awaits a greater supply of vaccine from the state. The county’s first vaccination site was established for the new year and another site will be fully operational before or on Feb. 1, according to a press release Thursday. Residents are encouraged to go to capemaycountynj.gov to register for the vaccine. Once registered, residents will receive a notice from the state informing them that they can go into the system and schedule their vaccination appointment.
Ocean City’s AARP Chapter 1062 will host a Zoom meeting at noon on Jan. 29 with speaker Megan Santiago, of the Cape May County Health Department. Santiago, a certified health educator, will speak about how the county Health Department is handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Humane Society of Ocean City (HSOC) received a donation of nearly $1,700 from Manco & Manco Pizza. “As if we needed another reason to show how amazing our town is, Manco & Manco representatives presented us with a big check,” said Phil Bellucci, operations manager at the HSOC. Owner of the Manco & Manco restaurants, Chuck Bangle, and another representative from the business, Rich Cicconetti, met with Bellucci and HSOC Executive Director Bill Hollingsworth and presented them with the $1,678 check