Middle Township Gazette

UPDATED: MTHS teacher faces sexual assault charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:10 pm

Joseph Towns Joseph Towns Board of Education releases statement

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

Joseph Towns, 34 of Bayshore Road in North Cape May, surrendered to law enforcement at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Bail was set at $175,000 cash.

According to Superintendent David Salvo, Towns has been a teacher with the district since 2005, and served as assistant to the Mock Trial coach.

Towns was taken into custody, and Judge John C. Porto set the all-cash bond. In the release, the prosecutor said Towns was processed and sent to county jail, where he posted bail.

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UPDATED: Woman attacked on beach in Middle Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 05:38 pm

Police urge witnesses to contact officials

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 20, the Middle Township Police Department was called to Hideaway Beach Condominium in Goshen for a report of an attempted sexual assault.

A 49-year-old woman was assaulted on the beach at the end of Cooks Beach Road. She was grabbed by an unknown man, who ripped her shirt and attempted to remove her shorts. The woman was able to get free and run to the safety of her vehicle.

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Middle Township Police administer Narcan for the first time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:07 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— Middle Township Police administered Narcan for the first time Friday, July 18 in the Burleigh section of the township, the department announced.

Around 4 p.m., police responded to a call that there was a 20-year-old woman unconscious as a result of a possible drug overdose on Pershing Avenue.

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Middle Township Police blotter, July 6-13

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:10 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, July 6-13.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, July 7

Burglary – Route 9 North, Swainton

Vehicle crash – Walsh Avenue, Rio Grande

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Joseph Gamble honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:10 am

Officer Joseph Gamble Officer Joseph Gamble CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

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Mighty Parrot Band to play ‘Thursdays on Dune’ concert series

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 10:03 am

AVALON - The borough’s “Thursdays on Dune” concert series continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 24, with the Mighty Parrot Band live in concert at Veterans Plaza at 21st Street and Dune Drive.

Bring a chair and listen to all of your favorite beach and traditional party songs.

The Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Recreation present Thursdays on Dune as free event to residents and visitors to Avalon concerts are scheduled each week from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children’s activities, including face painting, balloon artists and character visits are scheduled to coincide with the entertainment.

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Library hosts gardening lecture

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Written by David Benson Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:06 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to learn about “Container Gardening” presented by Joe Alvarez at 6 p.m. Monday, July 28 during a one-hour program Cape May County Library at 30 Mechanic St.

Container gardening is a way to address the challenges of a lack of space or ground to grow favorite flowers and vegetables.

Alvarez has a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science, is a board member of the Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, and is a founding member of the Cape May County Beach Plum Association.

For more information, call 609-463-6386 or see www.cmclibrary.org 

 

County Library hosts course on languages

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:04 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to an “Introduction to Foreign Languages from A-Z,” a four-week course presented by Ralph Carrozza beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Cape May Court House Library at 30 Mechanic St.

Attendees will learn basic phrases, words, and greetings in more than two dozen languages including Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, and Korean.

Students will receive all necessary course material including word lists and a full-color world map courtesy of Doctors Without Borders.

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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox and Roach opens Avalon office

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:01 am

Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. AVALON - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach, Realtors announced the opening of an office in Avalon, at 2289 Dune Drive, managed by Jack Vizzard.

Licensed since 2007, Vizzard is a recipient of the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award. The office is home to the Vizzard Group, which includes Jack Vizzard, his wife, Laurie Vizzard, and brother, Vince Vizzard.

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Luigi’s Pasta and Vino at Golden Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 08:56 am

Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. AVALON – Luigi’s Pasta and Vino celebrated its grand re-opening with a “pasta” ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 9.

Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters and Justin Mogavero, general manager Golden Inn, cut the special ribbon made of spinach and sun-dried tomato egg pasta created by Severino Pasta of Westmont.

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