• A clothing bin in Middle Township.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

    While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

  • photos by Jen MarraSTRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

    “He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

  • The Atlantic City Downbeach area is one of the communities highlighted in a new report that claims rapidly rising ocean waters could chase home owners from their residences even before they pay off their current mortgage./Encroaching Tides, published Oct. 7 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Atlantic City Downbeach area…

  • Ventnor man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge for operating male prostitution ringClient also pleads guilty in investigation by Attorney General’s Office and FBI task force

    TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Ventnor man has pleaded guilty to a human trafficking charge. A joint state and federal investigation revealed that he was operating a prostitution ring from his apartment in Ventnor in which he prostituted young men, including at least one minor, to male clients. A client of the…

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

Middle Township Gazette

Trial date delayed in Khalil Wallace killing

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The trial of two men charged in the 2011 slaying of Khalil Wallace has been postponed from its scheduled trial date while Judge Patricia Wild waits to hear two motions, one from the defense and one from the prosecution.

Trial was initially set Aug. 4 for two Millville men – Andre Gross and Norman Gray – charged in connection with the murder of Wallace, whose body was found Oct. 6, 2011 in a small lake in Cumberland County.

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CCW’s ‘Mac and Cheese Contest’ benefits programs for kids

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:40 am

WHITESBORO – The Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro organization is hosting a “Mac and Cheese” competition at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Martin Luther King Community Center at 207 W. Main Street to raise funds for children’s programs.

Individuals, businesses or non-profits are encouraged to submit macaroni and cheese dishes, which will be tasted and judged by attendees of the 26th annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival.

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Dennis Township seeks public comment on planned recreational park upgrade

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:15 am

Dennis Conceptual design Dennis Conceptual design DENNIS TOWNSHIP – With a deadline for requesting a grant from the county just weeks away, Township Committee is asking members of the public to attend a committee meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 in the municipal building at 571 Petersburg Road to provide input on a planned upgrade to the township’s recreation complex.

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Woodbine applies for $800,000 grants aimed at municipal airport

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:05 am

WOODBINE – The borough has applied for more than $800,000 in state and federal grants for capital improvement projects at the Woodbine Municipal Airport, an official said recently.

Mayor William Pikolycky said Tuesday that is seeking about $427,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for three projects: $79,000 for the design and engineering of Taxiway A repair; $273,000 for the removal of obstructions, such as brush and stumps; and $74,000 for the design and permitting of a helicopter parking area.

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Two injured in 3-car accident on Route 47

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:22 pm

DENNISVILLE – A woman was airlifted to the Atlantic City Medical Center, and a man taken to Cape May Regional Medical Center, at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 after a three-vehicle accident on Route 47, a state official said.

Alice Gregal, 75, Clarksboro, apparently crossed the center line at the 1100 block of Route 47 in a Buick Lucerne, and then sideswiped the first of two Dodge vans traveling in the opposite direction, said State Police spokeswoman Trooper Alina Spies.

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Charges filed for alcohol underage

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 pm

STONE HARBOR — Borough police charged 27 juveniles and nine adults with underage possession of alcohol in two separate incidents last weekend, according to a press release.

Another adult was charged with obstruction.

According to the release, police charged eight juveniles and one adult with underage possession of alcohol at about 10 p.m., Friday, July 25, after officers were dispatched to 123rd Street park lot to investigate a suspicious group of men.

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Elliot Gross responds to recent story

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:54 am

To the editor:

I find that July 23rd Middle Township Gazette statements regarding the Susan Negersmith case and my 2003 retirement require amplification.

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Alleged shoe thief makes off with $400 in footwear

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:33 am

Stone Harbor police are seeking a white man in his 60s for allegedly shoplifting more than $400 worth of shoes. Stone Harbor police are seeking a white man in his 60s for allegedly shoplifting more than $400 worth of shoes. STONE HARBOR – An alleged thief made off with more than $400 worth of shoes at a borough store, and Stone Harbor police have asked the public for their help in finding the culprit.

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Rio Grande man helps pull man from burning car

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:37 am

The car was later fully engulfed in flames. The car was later fully engulfed in flames. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

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Middle Township’s Night Out kicks off with the band

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Marching band will lead residents into Middle Township’s National Night Out Tuesday, according to the man who brings the event together each year, and this time around could be one for the record books.

“We had about 1,000 people come out for last year’s event, and that night we had a little rain,” said Burgess “Butch” Hamer. “With a good night, we could have 2,000 people this year.”

He describes it as the best  Night Out event in the area.

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