Avalon Flood Project
Stockton University has teamed up with officials from Avalon for a project that will measure the flooding and rainfall the borough receives during coastal storms, reports the Cape May County Herald. Officials placed flood sensors around the borough (mostly under storm water grates) and data from the sensors will be collected and analysed throughout the year by Stockton. The project is being funded by the Atlantic Cape Coalition.
Police arrested five people in Gloucester County in connection with a string of construction-equipment thefts. Cops seized pistols, shotguns, ATVs and a “quantity of methamphetamins,” the Courier-Post reports. Construction crews getting their tools stolen has been a problem in Atlantic County as well.
In the rest of the day’s news, a Brigantine native is Miss Black America, the Press of A.C. has a stirring memorial, in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, to the thousands lost to addiction (and there’s free Narcan training and other events in Ventnor). In honor of Labor Day, check out NJ.com’s vintage photo essay of New Jerseyans at work.