Santa on the Fire Truck
The men and women of the Northfield Fire Volunteer Fire Co., are proud to announce our longstanding tradition of bringing Santa to town on our Fire Trucks. This tradition has been in place since at least the 1940's.
Due to Covid 19, there are some notable changes for 2020. The traditional Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa visit, hosted in conjunction with City of Northfield Volunteer Fire Company #1 Ladies Auxiliary has been CANCELED for 2020. Unfortunately, all house visits with Santa have also been CANCELED.
Santa WILL GO around town this year with the following changes. Santa will tour the town on 2 nights instead of one this year, this will allow Santa to go SLOWER through your neighborhood. North of Mill Road will occur Friday December 11th with a rain date of the 18th. South of Mill Road will be Saturday December 12th with a rain date of the 19th. Covid-19 restrictions will be in place similar to our first ever Bunny Run this Spring. We must ask that you distance from our apparatus, and keep social distancing guidelines in place with neighbors.
ATLANTIC COUNTY - PRESS RELEASE - ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE
Atlantic County Offers $2 Million in Economic Assistance for Qualified Residents and Businesses
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has announced $2 million for two economic recovery programs to help low to moderate income county residents and businesses that have been financially impacted by the Covid‐19 pandemic.
The programs are funded through federal Community Development Block Grants and administered by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority to qualified Atlantic County residents and businesses.
“The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the economy, and especially in Atlantic County where so much of our business is related to hospitality and tourism,” stated Levinson. “These programs will provide some much needed relief to those who need it most. I encourage our residents and businesses to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Applications will be available on the ACIA website (www.acianj.org) as of 9 AM on Friday, November 13. They may be submitted along with accompanying documents beginning at 12 noon on Monday, November 16. Applications will be reviewed and processed on a first come, first serve basis. Grants and loans will be disbursed as funding is released to the county.
The Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program provides grants up to $10,000 for a six‐month period to low and moderate income households that have had substantial income reduction or have experienced unemployment due to the pandemic.
To qualify, the applicant’s current annualized household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Media Income for Atlantic County based on household size. An income/household size chart is available on the ACIA website. There is no application fee.
The Economic Injury Business Assistance Loan Program provides short‐term, forgivable loans to assist in business recovery from revenue losses and added expenses due to Covid‐19 disruptions and imposed restrictions.
Loans of up to $25,000 at 3% interest are available for working capital assistance and reimbursement of costs for equipment, materials and supplies, including tents, safety barriers, personal protective equipment and more.
The principal and interest is deferred for two years at which time the loan may be forgiven if the company remains in business. The owner must guarantee a 20% or greater share of the business. There is also a $200 application fee.
“Both of these programs are intended to provide short‐term assistance that will help our residents and businesses stay afloat during these extremely challenging times,” Levinson added.
For more information, please click here, or call (609) 343‐2390.
Holiday Lighting Contest
It's that time of year again for the Mayor's Annual Holiday Light Contest. We're switching things up a bit this year. All participants will be included on our map of decorated homes/businesses and will receive a Certificate from the Mayor. One winner in each category - Best residence and Best business - will receive a sign to display your victory annually. Please see registration from for more information.
Registration Form and Rules
ATLANTIC COUNTY SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY
The Atlantic County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens who reside, attend school or are employed in Atlantic County that are affected in some way by a disability. More specifically, the Atlantic County Special Needs Registry is a database maintained by the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office that contains profiles of registrants with disabilities. The information provided to the registry provides law enforcement and other first responders with vital information about a registrant’s special needs in the event of an emergency.
Click here for full details, or to register
CRESSON HILL AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Please see attached for information on upcoming rental opportunity for affordable housing in the City of Northfield.
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