South Jersey Lifeguard Chiefs Association – Training to Keep You Safe

For the roughly 700 lifeguards in the South Jersey Lifeguard Chiefs Association, who patrol more than 40 miles of shoreline, the best way to keep beach-goers safe is to stay ahead of potential dangers. On June 29, lifeguards gathered at the 18th Street Beach in Ocean City, where they shared their expertise gleaned from working …

Miss America Crowns New Jersey Titleholder in Ocean City

Kaitlyn Schoeffel is no stranger to the Miss New Jersey Pageant. The 23-year-old from Egg Harbor Township has placed in “every possible place you can think of” from first runner-up to not making the top ten. The experience, she said, has been “humbling and eye-opening.” On Saturday night, when more than the boardwalk lights were …

Chatterbox “Where the Town Meets” Celebrates 80 Years

With bustling servers bouncing from table to table, classic ’50s hits playing in the background, the scuffling of chefs’ activity in the kitchen and, of course, the cheerful chatter from patrons, the Chatterbox rightfully bills itself as the place “Where the Town Meets.” The iconic Chatterbox Restaurant, which opened its doors June 23, 1937, will …

Christopher Hustrulid Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge sentenced a Phoenix man to four years in prison and four years of supervised probation for drug and child abuse charges on Thursday morning.   Christopher Hustrulid faced a total of 13 charges: two counts for “dangerous-drug” violations, six counts for narcotic drug violations, one count for marijuana violation, two …

Official Recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Passed Onto the Phoenix City Council for Approval

Phoenix’s Sustainability, Housing, Efficiency and Neighborhoods Subcommittee unanimously voted to forward the petition for the official recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the City Council for approval.   This citizen-driven initiative, which would take place on the second Monday of October, will raise awareness about local indigenous communities as well as recognize their historical and …

City of Phoenix Announces Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission announced the city’s 15.6 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing its original goal.   According to the City of Phoenix website, the purpose of the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) is to identify environmental issues in the community and “advise the City Council on opportunities to protect the …