Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24.
OCEAN CITY — For his efforts over the last two years operating the city’s marine unit, Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca was recognized with a certificate of merit from the United States Coast Guard Monday, Nov. 24 at the city police department.
Standing alongside police Capt. Jay Prettyman, Chief Chad Callahan, and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.
Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles.
Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles.
Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT.
GALLOWAY – “Helping to Educate and Advocate Against Trafficking” had a place at the table Sunday, Nov. 16, when Richard Stockton College hosted its 10th annual Fair Trade International Gift Fair.
Instead of selling wares from mostly third-world countries with the idea of providing a fair price for those producing the products, Tina Minnis of Ventnor was working to eliminate a problem also often found in the poorest places on the planet – human trafficking.
Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson.
GALLOWAY – Some of the adult volunteers are as enthusiastic as the students.
“This is our fifth year,” township Emergency Management Services Operations Manager Chuck Uhl said. “We like it; it’s something we look forward to every single year.”
A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday for all of southeastern Pennsylvania and for the northern half of New Jersey./NWS
A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service.
Drivers can expect wet, heavy snow in the north and heavy rain in the south with gusty winds everywhere, the National Weather Service said.
VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners Nov. 20 agreed to join with its neighbor to the south to create safe streets for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The city passed a resolution supporting the NJ Department of Transportation’s offer to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety planning assistance.
In the photo on the left, Mark Himebaugh is shown as he appeared 23 years ago, when the boy disappeared near his Del Haven home. On the right, is an age progression photo made by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Tuesday, Nov. 25, marks the 23rd anniversary of the disappearance of Mark Himebaugh, who disappeared from the Del Haven section of Middle Township at the age of 11.
Ocean City Home Bank Employees collect food for Jewish Family Services Thanksgiving dinner packages
Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Home Bank employees set out on a mission to help local families have Thanksgiving dinner this year and more than fulfilled their goal.
CAMDEN – A federal court today issued a temporary restraining order to stop the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers shore protection project in Margate.
The order came after Margate filed a legal suit in U.S. District Court to stop the state and Army Corps from building sand dunes on the city’s beach.
The restraining order will prohibit the state from awarding any contracts or beginning construction until legal issues are resolved, according to a press release issued by the city today.
Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City.
OCEAN CITY — Offering dishes from a dozen local chefs, students raised money for scholarships Thursday, Nov. 20 during the annual Ocean City High School Leadership Club Scholarship Dinner in the high school cafeteria.
The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House.
SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.
Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.
A triplex at 22 S. Nashville Ave. will be torn down because it is not safe following a raging fire on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Nine residents were displaced.
VENTNOR – A family of nine people were displaced in a raging fire at multi-family residence at 22 S. Nashville Ave., Wednesday evening, Nov. 19. No one was injured in the blaze.
Firefighters received a call of a fire at 6:47 p.m. When firefighters arrived at the general alarm fire, there was heavy fire venting from the first floor window, according the Ventnor Fire Chief John Hazlett. The first floor was entirely consumed with fire, but the occupants were able to escape without injury. No one was in the other two units.