TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Thursday, Dec. 5 that eight people, including a former bank teller, have been charged with participating in an identity theft ring using account information stolen from customers of TD Bank to steal more than $150,000 at bank branch offices in New Jersey. The withdrawals were made at TD Bank branch offices in Absecon, Northfield, Galloway Township, Somers Point, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Stratford, Gloucester Township, Washington Township (Gloucester County), Deptford, West Deptford, Mantua, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, Williamstown and East Windsor.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Nearly a month after most voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 5 general election, it appears that the State Assembly race in District 2 is complete, with Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo winning by the slightest of margins - only 39 votes - over incumbent John Amodeo of Margate - 25,127 to 25,166.
Last Updated on Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:31 pm
LINWOOD—Police here participated with officers from the Atlantic City Police Task Force to execute a search warrant at 901 Woodlynne Blvd. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The residence is at the corner of East Poplar Ave. and Woodlynne, one short block off Shore Road. The area was closed to vehicular traffic during the investigation.
Last Updated on Thursday, December 05, 2013 02:30 pm
The main attraction of the Emlen Physick Estate’s ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’ exhibit is a model Dickens village under the boughs of a giant Christmas tree./MAC
The Yule Blog, Dec. 5
20 days until Christmas
I consider New York – with its iconic Rockettes, the ice-skating rink under the glow of the giant tree at Rockefeller Center, the flashy windows at Macy’s and FAO Schwarz – to be the ultimate Christmas city.
But the next best thing to being in Tinseltown for the holidays would have to be experiencing Christmas done the Victorian way in Cape May.
At the other end of the spectrum from the over-the-top spectacle, Cape May is Christmas lite. It is quiet carriage rides through streets lined with gas lamps; it is stately historic mansions and cozy gingerbread cottages decked out in tasteful holiday finery.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Scott Barth’s life was forever changed on Nov. 17.
On the first lap of a motocross race in Delaware last month, the 23-year-old Middle Township resident crashed his 2009 Yamaha YZs 250. The injuries left him paralyzed from the waist down. Barth also suffered a broken shoulder blade and a few broken ribs.
He faces a long road to recovery. He’s also learning to cope with the fact that he’ll never race again.
Last Updated on Thursday, December 05, 2013 04:40 pm
Savannah Masker with her furry friend, Sadie.
Savannah Masker of Mays Landing is not your average sixth-grader. She has a passion for a special cause, and through that her independent community service project, “Christmas for Canines,” was born.
From Dec. 1 through Dec. 21 she will be collecting donations of pet food and pet supplies that will benefit the nonprofit organization, Atlantic County Canines of New Jersey.
Last Updated on Thursday, December 05, 2013 03:39 pm
VILLAS – Lower Township police said Thursday that they had arrested three men as a result of a 2.5-month investigation.
A burglary was reported on the 100 block of Delaware Avenue in the Villas on Thursday, Sept. 5. Through an investigation, detectives identified and arrested Jonathan R. Redden of Rio Grande, Ronald P. Moore of Villas, and Anthony J. McCarraher of Wildwood.
LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower and Middle townships are working together on a proposed continuous bike path from the bay to the county zoo.
Local officials first announced the proposal to connect the two communities’ bikeways last July. They revealed a conceptual plan for the project at a Thursday, Nov. 26 meeting at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lower Township.
Last Updated on Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:42 pm
Ocean City to receive $2.4M grant for primary school facility improvements
UPDATE: As of noon on Thursday, Dec. 5, Mark Ritter, interim school business administrator, confirmed that the Ocean City School District was notified Wednesday afternoon of a ROD grant for part of the primary school project that involves exterior doors. The grant was for 40 percent, or $45,000, of the $113,000 project. Ritter said the school district hasn’t been notified of the $2.4 million ROD grant.
The Dress 2 Impress team includes sales manager Patty Ogrodnek of Linwood, Ice Delinvanov of Egg Harbor Township and his mother Violet Delinvanova.
LINWOOD—Ice Delinvanov of Egg Harbor Township searched all over Atlantic County for a spot to open a shop where his mother, Violet could continue what she loves; selling, designing and altering beautiful dresses for special occasions. What they created is Dress 2 Impress in Linwood’s Central Square on New Road. While they are working hard to make dreams come true for brides and their parties they are making their own dreams come true.