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10 firearms seized after Ocean City standoff

An armed man surrendered in Ocean City this morning after a standoff of about an hour, according to police.

The Cape May County SWAT team, the county hostage negotiations team and officers with the county prosecutor’s office joined Ocean City Police surrounding a property in the 200 block of Bay Avenue on Tuesday morning, after a man allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun.

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LoBiondo uses Pleasantville stop to call for unemployment benefits extension

Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits.

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Everyone’s Children pack it in for Easter

Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor. Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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Wildwood commissioners to talk beach events April 16

WILDWOOD—An agenda for a special meeting of the Wildwood Board of Commissioners Wednesday states that the governing body will meet behind closed doors to discuss beach event fees, but officials do not intend to hold a vote to possibly rescind them until their regular meeting April 23. 

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Update: Freeze warning for South Jersey

In response to a strong cold front that will pass through the area and drop temperatures by 30 degrees later today, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a freeze warning for most of New Jersey./NWS In response to a strong cold front that will pass through the area and drop temperatures by 30 degrees later today, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a freeze warning for most of New Jersey./NWS In response to a strong cold front that will pass through the area and drop temperatures by 30 degrees later today, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center has issued a freeze warning for most of New Jersey. While this morning’s temperatures ranged in the lower-60s in South Jersey, it was snowing in western Pennsylvania.

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Wildwood firefighters trained to administer naloxone

WILDWOOD – Wildwood City firefighters and EMS were trained to administer naloxone, the heroin overdose antidote, and were the first fire and EMS agency in Cape May County to be trained, Chief Daniel Speigel said.
“With the number of overdoses increasing in the state of New Jersey and Cape May County, we wanted to be on the leading edge of having our members trained to help individuals suffering from this terrible addiction,” Speigel said in a statement this week.

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Music leads the way from grief to new beginning

Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point  SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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Vans Custom Culture art competition

Vans Custom Culture art competition  Ocean City High School students participated in the Van's Custom Culture art competition. Four entries were selected and are now on their way to California. If the school's entries are selected in the top 50, the community will have an opportunity to help the school's art program win a $50,000 top prize. From left, Ryan Givens, Katie Leadvetter, Carly Roeck and Dan Loggi pose with their designs.  OCEAN CITY — Carly Roeck has never been surfing, but she loves the surf culture. So when it came time to custom design a pair of sneakers for a national competition, she knew exactly what she wanted to paint.  

Roeck, an Ocean City High School senior, was one of four students at the school whose vibrant designs were selected to compete in the Van’s Custom Culture Art Competition.

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Manco and Manco owners plead not guilty

Manco and Manco Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk Manco and Manco Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk  OCEAN CITY—The owners of Manco and Manco were arraigned in federal court in Camden Monday, where they entered a not guilty plea to several federal tax evasion charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

Mary, 53, and Charles Bangle, 54, were arrested in their Somers Point home on April 3 by IRS-Criminal Investigation special agents on a 30-count indictment charging the couple with multiple counts of tax evasion and other offenses, the office said.

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UPDATE: Fire at Wildwood's Marvis Diner under control

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.   Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

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Morey’s: Beach Blast, Beach Jam to move to Crest, North Wildwood if Wildwood event fees remain

WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

“We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the recklessness and stated indifference of the city of Wildwood government.”

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The Mom's Beat: Top 5 ideas to keep family car organized

  The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser

The good news and the bad news is that my family is in the market for a new minivan. I wish it could be a different style of car, but it truly is the only mode of transportation that works for us.

 After driving the same one for seven years, I am looking forward to a clean slate. I can’t wait for that new car smell, unfaded upholstery and corners without hidden crumbs.

 I am dreaming of the seats yet unstained by ketchup droppings from meals on the go and of a pristine paint job that has not been scratched by uneven writing of children as they make their mark in the frost that forms on the door panels on winter mornings.

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