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LOWER TOWNSHIP TO CREATE VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRY MONDAY NIGHT

The Lower Township Council will meet Monday night and is expected to create a registry for vacant and abandoned properties in the community.  The ordinance is modeled after a similar ordinance in Middle Township and requires owners of the properties to pay a fee to register the properties.  The meeting starts at 7pm. ##

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER BOND ORDINANCE

The Middle Township Committee meets Monday night and will consider an amendment to a bond ordinance that will finance improvements to a sewer utility.  The Committee is also expected to ratify a resolution that authorizes a shared services agreement with the County for the Middle Township/Lower Township bike path connector project. ##

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NO INJURIES RESULTING FROM A HOUSE FIRE IN VINELAND

No injuries resulted from a house fire in Vineland Friday morning.  Officials say a home belonging to a fireman went up in flames and smoke in the 1500 block of Harding Road.  The fire was under control in a half hour; the cause remains under investigation. ##

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FOUR ARRESTED FOR BEATING UP WOMAN IN MILLVILLE

Four people have been arrested for assaulting a woman in Millville last Wednesday.  Four people surrounded a woman and repeatedly beat her, and the fight was captured on video.  Police Chief Jody Farabella says more arrests are forthcoming. ##

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NEW DATA SHOWS CRIME DROPPED BY FIVE PERCENT IN NEW JERSEY

New data released by the State of New Jersey Friday shows that the overall number of crimes has declined over a one year period.  Data from 2015 was released today and it shows violent crime decreased by one percent, but murder increased by four percent from the prior year. ##

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