Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting.
OCEAN CITY — Students were excited, but cautious Wednesday about the possible relaunch of their experiment into space on Friday, Dec. 19. And for good reason, after being rescheduled several times, the original rocket, carrying their E. coli attachment rate experiment, as well as the experiments of 19 other student groups, exploded shortly after it launched Oct. 28.
Michael J. Petrella
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The former treasurer of the Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company pleaded guilty Thursday, Dec. 18 in Superior Court to writing $19,000 in checks to himself.
Michael J. Petrella, 26, of Seaville, waived his right to a jury trial, and answered Judge John C. Porto with a quick “yes,” or “no,” to his questions as to whether Petrella understood what pleading guilty meant.
A mid-week change in long-range weather forecasts has would-be holiday travelers feeling thankful and romantic holiday dreamers feeling less than so-so. If you are looking for a white Christmas, you might have to look a little harder this year, weather forecasters say.
A mid-week change in long-range weather forecasts has would-be holiday travelers feeling thankful and romantic holiday dreamers feeling less than so-so.
And it all comes just as the Christmas Holiday is ready to burst upon us like presents wrapped a little too tightly.
LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.
Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.
ATLANTIC CITY – Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson postponed a hearing scheduled for Dec. 15 on an open-government activist’s complaint against the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly denying his request for information about the alleged theft of funds from the Margate Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc.
Johnson postponed the hearing to March 9 to give the Prosecutor’s Office time to complete its investigation into the matter.
Ocean City High School
UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.
During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.
Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police block off Alder Avenue from motorists while the bomb threat is investigated on Dec. 18.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Students at the Alder Avenue Middle School were evacuated to the Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School at around 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 because of a reported bomb threat. As of 12:40 p.m., all students were returning to class after police found no validity to the threat.
According to Capt. David Druding, a note written by a student stated that a bomb in the bathroom would blow up just before 11 a.m.
Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies
Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.
OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.
NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.
Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police, she knew the victim.
Steven Newstadter, 13, lights the menorah.
MARGATE – Teens from Chabad at the Shore’s CTeen youth group celebrated the first day of Chanukah Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Chabad House on Fulton Avenue.
Assemblyman Chris Brown
Assemblyman calls for investment in nongaming attractions, job protection, tax fairness throughout the county, and no North Jersey casinos
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Assemblyman Chris Brown announced a plan to help Atlantic City recover while providing tax relief for all Atlantic County taxpayers at a press conference Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center.
photo courtesy of Dale Gerhart/Press of Atlantic City
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway eased Wednesday morning, after a state inspector allowed a lane to be reopened after giving the bridge over Avalon Boulevard a clean bill of health.
On Tuesday, the state Turnpike Authority closed one lane of the Garden State Parkway after a tractor-trailer truck carrying several cars struck the northbound bridge while traveling on Avalon Boulevard.