Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Folks in Cape May Court House may hear twin roars this weekend, as new lions get used to their surroundings in Cape May County.
Two 3-year-old African lions from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson arrived at the zoo in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, zoo officials announced Friday, Nov. 21.
Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes
According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.
A Little Egg Harbor Man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cashed registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime.
ABSECON - A Little Egg Harbor Township man was arrested and charged with stealing money from cash registers at five area fast-food restaurants after an Absecon McDonald’s employee blocked his escape and ended his run of crime.
Steve and Susan Ahern were two of the winners of the Disney Conservation Heroes award.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Wetlands Institute has announced that Joe Grottola and Steve and Susan Ahern – part of the storm drain terrapin rescue team – have been honored with a Disney Conservation Heroes award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.
The award recognizes local citizens for their efforts to save wildlife, protect habitats, and educate communities, according to a statement from the institute.
Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township
Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.
John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Boy Scout offered to a good deed for the township Monday night, and Township Committee was more than happy to take him up on his offer.
John Mihal, a scout with Troop 65, Cape May Court House, told the committee that as his Eagle Scout service project, he’d like to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park at the end of Shellbay Avenue. A service project is a requirement for a scout to be named an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, and must benefit the community.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.
The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.
Logan F. Holt Jr.
GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City inspector and Galloway resident was sentenced to state prison Friday, Nov. 21 for accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”
Logan F. Holt Jr., 55, of Galloway Township, was sentenced to five years in state prison, including two years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson in Atlantic County.
_ Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple.
PLEASANTVILLE - Pleasantville Police have arrested a city man and charged him with being the get-away driver in connection with last month’s ambush late-night shooting of a city couple.
Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.
OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.
Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.
LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.
Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.
NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police have identified the woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Linda Martin. She was 36.
According to a police statement posted online, Thursday, Nov. 20, the county Medical Examiner’s office assisted with the identification of the woman.
Chief Matthew T. Gallagher said in the release that the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 609-552-2030, ext. 1600.