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DCA backs Marina Bay Towers residents in receivership case

Court document outline history of violations by owners

File photo / Marina Bay Towers is a low-income, senior housing facility in North Wildwood. File photo / Marina Bay Towers is a low-income, senior housing facility in North Wildwood.

NORTH WILDWOOD — Officials from the state Department of Community Affairs are backing residents of Marina Bay Towers in their quest to have necessary repairs made to the low-income senior apartments on New York Avenue.

Leland Moore, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office, provided the Leader with a letter from Deputy Attorney General Melanie Walter addressed to Superior Court Judge Raymond Batten dated Feb. 13.

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National Weather Service: Substantial travel impacts for Thursday

When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service is suggests drivers stay home as a winter storm is aiming for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commute to work with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said./NWS When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service is suggests drivers stay home as a winter storm is aiming for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commute to work with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said./NWS When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service suggests drivers stay home  as a winter storm aims for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy, wet snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commutes with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said.

Here is the latest:

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Winter storm warning for South Jersey, new snow totals

As most of South Jersey awakes to temperatures approaching 40 degrees, changes are coming. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Delaware./NWS As most of South Jersey awakes to temperatures approaching 40 degrees, changes are coming. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Delaware./NWS As most of South Jersey wakes up to temperatures approaching a snow-melting 40 degrees, changes are coming. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Delaware. An approaching cold front will match up with abundant moisture to deliver the heaviest snowfall of the season.

Here is the latest on the storm’s timing, snowfall amounts and when South Jersey climbs above the freezing mark again:

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Ocean City man missing since 2009

Police still searching for John Weisbecker on sixth anniversary of his disappearance

John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009. John Weisbecker of Ocean City went missing from his home six years ago on March 11, 2009.

OCEAN CITY — March 11 will be the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of John Weisbecker from his home in the 200 block of Asbury Avenue.

Weisbecker, who was 21 at the time, was discovered missing around 8 p.m. by family members when they returned home that night in 2009. He was last seen around 10:30 that morning by a local postal worker.

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‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ episodes to feature Jersey shore eateries

‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ host Guy Fieri, left, and Carlo Citera, owner of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza in Northfield, dig into slices of Grandma’s Pizza during the filming of the ‘Global Tasting’ episode in November. ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ host Guy Fieri, left, and Carlo Citera, owner of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza in Northfield, dig into slices of Grandma’s Pizza during the filming of the ‘Global Tasting’ episode in November.

Host Guy Fieri noshes at Somers Point's Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in March 6 segment and Carluccio's in Northfield March 13

NORTHFIELD – TV viewers will get to see Guy Fieri cruising familiar streets in his red Camaro when two episodes of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” filmed locally air Friday, March 6 and March 13. 

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Emaciated dog making good recovery at Seaville veterinarians office

At left, Kim Becica and Dr. Nick Holland examine Shadow upon arrival in January. At left, Kim Becica and Dr. Nick Holland examine Shadow upon arrival in January. SEAVILLE – An emaciated dog taken from a home in Lower Township is making a good recovery at Shore Veterinarians in Seaville.

Shadow, a yellow lab, was brought to the animal hospital after being taken from a home in the Erma section of Lower Township on Jan. 15, according to a release from Shore Veterinarians. When he arrived, the staff there was not sure whether he would survive.

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Fire at Harbour Cove Marina in Somers Point

Don Kravitz/The Somers Point Fire Company was called to the Harbour Cove Marina on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in response for a call into the station of a boat fire. Upon arriving on scene, the fire company found the boat known as the Land Ho engulfed in flames and billowing out thick grey smoke. Don Kravitz/The Somers Point Fire Company was called to the Harbour Cove Marina on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in response for a call into the station of a boat fire. Upon arriving on scene, the fire company found the boat known as the Land Ho engulfed in flames and billowing out thick grey smoke.

SOMERS POINT—Firefighters here put in a long day Friday, Feb. 27 as a second fire of the day had them on the waterfront battling a smoky boat fire at the Harbour Cove Marina.
Fire Marshall Lee Crossman said the call came in just before 2:30 p.m. that a boat in the water was billowing thick smoke and there were flames.

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Air Canada to begin service from Atlantic City to Toronto

Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

 

 Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept. 7 using a 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The flights will be offered on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Cape May City Council rescinds police chief’s contract, prompting councilman’s resignation

Cape May City Council in a divided vote rescinded the contract of Police Chief Robert Sheehan. He will remain Cape May’s highest ranking officer, but will no longer be the chief, a position he’s held for just shy of one year. Cape May City Council in a divided vote rescinded the contract of Police Chief Robert Sheehan. He will remain Cape May’s highest ranking officer, but will no longer be the chief, a position he’s held for just shy of one year. CAPE MAY – Cape May City Council voted 3-2 to rescind the contract of Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan in a contentious meeting Tuesday, prompting the resignation of Councilman Jerry Inderwies Jr., who was sworn into office in January.

Inderwies decried the resolution by City Council, which was supported by Mayor Ed Mahaney and councilwomen Beatrice Gauvry-Pessagno and Terri Swain. Councilman Shaine Meier joined Inderwies in voting against the resolution.

The resolution was approved after a long closed session meeting to discuss an ongoing investigation of Sheehan, council members said. Sheehan said there is an administrative investigation underway at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, and not a criminal investigation. He said he is not the focus of the investigation.

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State DEP closes diamondback terrapin hunting season

A female diamondback on a warm late spring day searches for a place to lay eggs. Local conservationists work to rescue the animals when they are run over during nesting season, but they are also hunted during the winter. – File photo by Bill Barlow A female diamondback on a warm late spring day searches for a place to lay eggs. Local conservationists work to rescue the animals when they are run over during nesting season, but they are also hunted during the winter. – File photo by Bill Barlow TRENTON - Diamondback terrapins in southern New Jersey may sleep more soundly this winter after the state ordered an early close to the reptiles’ hunting season this week.

Bob Martin, commissioner state Department of Environmental Protection, said in a March 2 press release that pressure from increased harvesting of northern diamondback terrapins in coastal areas of the state led him to close the remainder of the commercial harvest season for this turtle species.

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EHT police searching for suspect who used fraudulent credit cards at area grocery stores

Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard. Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a fraud investigation in which the suspect allegedly used someone else’s credit cards to purchase gift cards at area grocery stores.

According to police, on Thursday, Feb. 5, an unknown male used a fraudulent credit card to purchase gift cards at the ShopRite at English Creek and the ShopRite in Somers Point. He also made a purchase Dunkin Donuts in Mays Landing and attempted to purchase gift cards at the Acme in Mays Landing.

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One injured in early morning crash in Egg Harbor Township

Dennis C. Sharpe photos Dennis C. Sharpe photos EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  One person was sent to the hospital from injuries sustained when a car collided with a tree along English Creek Avenue near the intersection with Marshall Drive around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, according to the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department.

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Philadelphia Flower Show is a family event this year (SLIDE SHOW)

Welcome to the Philadelphia Flower Show Welcome to the Philadelphia Flower Show The Philadelphia Flower Show promises to be a pleasant alternative to wintery South Jersey and a day out for the entire family, including children. The theme for this year's event is inspired by the movies of Disney and Pixar. Waldor Orchids of Linwood has one of the largest displays, featuring the Disney movie, “Peter Pan,” complete with Capt. Hook, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.

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