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    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Charges against N. Wildwood woman raised after victim dies

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Written by David Benson Friday, September 05, 2014 02:25 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Police have filed more serious charges against a North Wildwood woman, after one of the two men police say she struck on Route 47 Sunday, Aug. 24 died this week.

Kristen Schwakoff, 25, was charged Friday, Sept. 4 with leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, a second degree crime, after Samuel Caraballo, 21, died Sunday, Aug. 30, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards.

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Township ratifies agreement, allowing dredging project to move forward

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:32 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Township Committee ratified a shared service agreement at its meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3 that will allow a $1.2 million dredging project in Sterbeck Harbor to move forward.

In April, the committee approved a bond ordinance as part of a shared services agreement between Avalon and the township on a larger dredging project in the borough, in which the Sterbeck Harbor portion is piggybacked onto Avalon’s planned dredging of its own waterways. The project will ease passage for boats in the silted waterways.

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Police say driver in April fatal crash was drunk

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:54 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The driver police suspect caused an accident that killed himself and another in April had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal state limit, police said. 

Millville resident Stephen Carsten, 29, had a blood alcohol level of .233 when his Chevy Malibu slammed head-on into Jeffrey Natale’s Infiniti on Thursday, April 24, police said. The state’s legal limit is .08.

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Camp Unity’s season ends with water slide, barbecue and magic

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:22 pm

Counselors Shaiye McNeal, Fantasia DelValle, Briana Fitzpatrick and Nashay Freeman turn chicken on the grill at the Martin Luther King Center for the last day of Camp Unity. Counselors Shaiye McNeal, Fantasia DelValle, Briana Fitzpatrick and Nashay Freeman turn chicken on the grill at the Martin Luther King Center for the last day of Camp Unity. WHITESBORO – Camp Unity celebrated the end of the nine-week summer camp last week with a water slide, barbecue and a rabbit popping out of a hat.

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Police charge adult, 8 juveniles in vandalism of Memorial Field

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:26 pm

Vandalism at Memorial Field was painted over last week. Vandalism at Memorial Field was painted over last week. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – One adult and eight juveniles have been charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass in connection with the Wednesday, Aug. 27 vandalism of Memorial Field in Cape May Court House.

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Malmgren pleads guilty in death of two teen girls

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 09:27 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Joshua Malmgren pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated manslaughter on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in connection with the vehicle accident that killed two teenage girls in 2012, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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Public decides young giraffe’s name with donations to zoo

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:20 pm

The newly named Mae was born at the zoo Friday, April 4 The newly named Mae was born at the zoo Friday, April 4 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Zoo recently raised more than $10,000 to support its animals, but more importantly, a female giraffe born April 4 now has a name.

World, meet Mae.

Mae, meet the world.

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Family reports death of Route 47 accident victim

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 01, 2014 06:09 pm

GREEN CREEK - The family of Sammy Caraballo III, Woodbine, has reported online the death of the 21-year-old man who was hurt in a hit and run accident on Route 47 at about 1:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.

According to the website: “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Sammy Caraballo III. Sammy could light up a room and melt your heart with his smile. Let's celebrate the fact that he graced us with his presence for 21 years. Rest in peace SC3.”

[See related story: Charges against N. Wildwood woman raised after victim dies]

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 18-24

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Written by Police Blotter Monday, September 01, 2014 01:26 pm

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 18-24. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

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Whitesboro Reunion brings families and community together

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 01, 2014 12:46 pm

The 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion, held Aug. 29-31, brings together family and friends, and aims to strengthen the community. The 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion, held Aug. 29-31, brings together family and friends, and aims to strengthen the community. 3-day event draws hundreds for music, fun and memories

WHITESBORO – Contemporary gospel music rang out over the neighborhood early Saturday, Aug. 30, as families and friends filtered onto the grounds of the Martin Luther King Center for a three-day celebration – the 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion.

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