In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. describes Pleasantville’s downtown redevelopment project as a complex that will “set the tone for Pleasantville.”/R.J. Liberatore Jr.
Pleasantville officials hold groundbreaking ceremony for downtown redevelopment project
PLEASANTVILLE _ In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age.
Missing Tuxedo cat in Cape May
Jinx was last seen in Friday Sept. 19 at his home on the Jefferson/ Sewell/ Wenonah intersection of Cape May. Jinx is a slender black and white male neutered and declawed cat. There is a second cat here that looks almost identical to him but is very skittish and won't present himself to anyone.
Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.
Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint and driven out into the Cumberland County woods, where she was sexually assaulted for hours, throttled, and left tied to a tree.
That was almost 15 years ago. Today, Shelly works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. To her, Aug. 7, 2000 was a “long day” she worked much of her life to move on from.
Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.
NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business
On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.
Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.
OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.
Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.
Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City, gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team./R.J. Liberatore Jr.
Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player, Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - All operations at Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing campus are scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. today following a campus evacation this morning (Tuesday, Sept. 30) due to a bomb threat.
On Friday Sept. 26, at about 5:30 p.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Seashore Road to investigate the compliant of a remote control helicopter (also known as a drone) being shot down.
A resident faces charges in the incident.
Richard and Carole Couzens of Margate are CASA volunteers.
MARGATE – Retired attorney Richard Couzens and his wife, Carole, a market research professional, moved to Margate full time from Yardley, Pennsylvania, in 2009 after raising three children.
Inmate testimony called into question
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.
Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.
The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Airport was evacuated on Thursday, Sept. 25 after someone brought a mortar shell to the police station in the airport complex.
He found the round on the beach in Del Haven.
SEAVILLE – Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens said the investigation into potential financial fraud at the firehouse began when the treasurer of the Fire District No. 4 Board of Fire Commissioners mentioned in an offhand comment that firefighter Jacob Spiegel’s reimbursement for training would be ready soon.
“I remember it very clearly,” Stevens said in an interview last Thursday. “It was a typical Monday night at the firehouse. We schedule drills or a meeting night on Mondays. The commissioner treasurer told Jacob that his training reimbursement would be ready soon and I turned to the training officer sitting right next to me and said, ‘What training?’
“This was late December,” Stevens added. “Our training was done for the year.”