Atlantic, Cape May Dems form partnership

Cape May County Democratic Chairman Brendan Sciarra and Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Michael Suleiman on Thursday announced a new partnership between their two counties. Cape-Atlantic Democratic Unity will see the two Democratic organizations better pool resources for fundraising, voter contact and candidate recruiting, which the organizations will begin doing on a joint basis. “Grassroots organizing is critical to the success of the Democratic Party in Atlantic County,” Suleiman said. “I’m

Van Drew miffed over Murphy veto

Gov. Phil Murphy issued a slate of conditional vetoes Monday morning, and one of them irked State Sen. Jeff Van Drew. Among the vetoed bills was one sponsored by the House candidate that would have made some businesses located in or near certain airports in Cape May County eligible for tax credits promoting growth and development. “I am profoundly disappointed that this bill was not signed into law.  South Jersey

Van Drew: Wildwood incident needs to be evaluated

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) isn’t ready to pick a side on the incident between a temporary Wildwood police officer and a 20-year-old beach-goer that has gained national attention. “This has to go through a process. This has to be evaluated objectively by professionals and the decision that has to be made what was appropriate and what wasn't appropriate, and that's my answer to that,” Van Drew said. “This

Gillian wins third term as Ocean City Mayor

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian won an easy re-election victory on Tuesday, beating former council president John Flood by a 63%-37% margin. Gillian received 1,942 votes and Flood got 1,121. Three incumbent councilmembers – Keith Hartzell, Karen Bergman and Peter Madden – ran unopposed. Gillian is the owner of the Wonderland Pier in Ocean City.  He was elected mayor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.