PORT REPUBLIC– As part of ongoing reliability enhancements, Atlantic City Electric has completed construction of a new distribution substation located on the north side of Moss Mill Road and west of Wrangleboro Road in Port Republic, officials said in a release Thursday, July 24.
The new substation will enhance reliability for residents of Galloway Township and Port Republic.
Child Porn Sweep
A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.
Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.
Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reenactors from as far away as Washington and Harrisburg will convene in the small field adjacent to the Greate Egg Harbour Historical Society Museum Saturday, July 26 to present a timeline of America’s armed conflicts as a way to honor the nation’s history and the veterans who helped shape it.
The authentic soldier groups, representing conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, will also be joined by veterans who will share their stories of America’s military history during the daylong event, called “Call of Duty.”
Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest
OCEAN CITY — The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation hosted its 11th annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19, at the Seventh Street beach. The charity raises awareness of amyloidosis, helping people with the disease and supporting research.
The event raised about $12,000.
“There were actually waves for a change. There were a lot of people everyone seemed to have a lot of fun,” said event organizer Nick Bricker.
The results were:
The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls
In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.
But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or logical.
VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday, July 18 for engaging in sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Court House female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.
Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400-block of West Orange Ave., Lititz, Pa., was arrested Friday evening, July 18. Beto was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of children, and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of children.
GALLOWAY– Police charged two men with theft and drug offenses after conducting a search warrant July 22 at the Quality Inn and Suites on the 328 E. White Horse Pike, Absecon.
Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP––In a multi-jurisdictional investigation Hamilton Police arrested Mark Poper, 35, of Egg Harbor Township on various DWI related offenses. They turned him over to Egg Harbor Township Police who were looking for Poper for an aggravated assault that occurred a short time prior to his DWI arrest.
Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.
NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.
Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out plans Monday afternoon saying as head of public safety for the city, he was not sure he could actually man the event with the necessary number of Northfield police officers to assure the event’s safety which this year had been moved to the Northfield Community School.
Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.
NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was used by players in the Northfield Little League program and all to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.
This is the fifth year the Northfield Little League has been donating used baseball equipment to various groups that their kids have outgrown but still has plenty of life left in the cleats, bats, uniforms and balls. This time around they kept the donation close to home.
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GALLOWAY– Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” She competed during “Judgment Week” on the show which aired Tuesday, July 22.
As part of her selection by “AGT”, Platt, 12, will perform at Radio City Music Hall (airing Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC). NBC has not announced the date of Platt’s next appearance.