• Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited Cape May Court House this week to urge area residents to shop locally. He was joined by town leaders on a tour of business on Main…</div>
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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

‘Gift of energy’ allows residents give power to neighbors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Area residents can help their neighbors heat or power their homes this year, through Atlantic City Electric’s “gift of energy program,” which allows others to make a payment toward a customer’s electric bill as a gift for the holiday season.

To help a neighbor, see www.atlanticcityelectric.com  and click “Community Commitment.” Payments can also be made at the Cape May Court House customer service center, 420 Route 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Hundreds line the streets for Middle Township’s Christmas parade

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Written by David Benson Monday, December 08, 2014 01:16 pm

Students and staff of Cape Christian Academy wave to the crowds lining the streets of Cape May Court House during the Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 5. Students and staff of Cape Christian Academy wave to the crowds lining the streets of Cape May Court House during the Christmas parade on Friday, Dec. 5. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Hundreds of people lined the streets of Cape May Court House last week, braving the night’s low temperatures, waiting for the township’s holiday festivities to start.

A chilling rain swept through the area for most of the day, and abated only minutes before the Christmas parade, scheduled at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, stepped off from Cape Bank and headed south on Route 9.

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Decked out for the holidays in Stone Harbor

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:46 am

Participants in the Paw Prints Pet Parade make their way up 96th Street in Stone Harbor during the towns annual An Island Holiday, Elves fill the Shelves of Stone Harbor, Friday, Nov. 28. Participants in the Paw Prints Pet Parade make their way up 96th Street in Stone Harbor during the towns annual An Island Holiday, Elves fill the Shelves of Stone Harbor, Friday, Nov. 28. Participants in the Paw Prints Pet Parade make their way up 96th Street in Stone Harbor during the towns annual An Island Holiday, Elves fill the Shelves of Stone Harbor, Friday, Nov. 28.

Photos by Jen Marra

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Participants sought for Woodbine holiday parade

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 07:00 am

WOODBINE – Borough officials are seeking participants for its annual holiday parade, slated to step off on Bryant Street, east of Washington Avenue, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20.

According to Mayor William Pikolycky, the route will take celebrants from Bryant Street, south on Washington Avenue to Clay Street, then east on Clay to Heilprin Avenue, and north on Heilprin to DeHirsch Avenue to the firehouse.

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Malmgren receives 18 years for accident that killed two teenage girls

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Written by David Benson Friday, December 05, 2014 03:21 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Joshua Malmgren, who killed two teenage girls in Middle Township while he was driving drunk and texting, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday.

Robert Johnson, first assistant prosecutor, said Malmgren will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

Johnson said that other, similar trials have resulted similar sentences. Johnson said that Malmgren also pleaded guilty to DWI.

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Bakley-Marino resigns as county counsel

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 02:17 pm

Lare to be appointed county purchasing agent

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Barbara Bakley-Marino has resigned her position as county counsel, and the county Board of Freeholders are expected to pass a resolution accepting the resignation during their meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Bakley-Marino’s resignation is effective, Monday, Dec. 1.

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Zoo camp planned during holiday break

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 07:40 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children are invited to the Cape May Zoo from Dec. 29 to Jan. 2, to learn more about arctic animals, their migration, hibernation and how they stay warm.

Two sessions are planned during the break: four to six years old, 9-11 a.m.; seven to nine years old, 1-3 p.m.

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Atlantic City Electric donates smoke alarms to Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 07:37 am

Shown are Leonard Desiderio, freeholder; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Ronnie Town, public affairs manager, Atlantic City Electric; Connie Johnson, Cape May County fire marshal; Gerald Thornton, freeholder director; and Kris Gabor, freeholder. Shown are Leonard Desiderio, freeholder; E. Marie Hayes, freeholder; Ronnie Town, public affairs manager, Atlantic City Electric; Connie Johnson, Cape May County fire marshal; Gerald Thornton, freeholder director; and Kris Gabor, freeholder. Atlantic City Electric donated 250 smoke alarms to Cape May County Fire Marshal Connie Johnson during a county freeholder meeting Nov. 25 as part of the company’s emergency services partnership program.

Through the program, 2,000 10-year fire safety alarms will be given to eight counties within the electric company’s service area. County fire marshals then distribute give the alarms to residents.  

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Atlantic Cape board elects new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 07:32 am

MAYS LANDING – Dave Coskey, Avalon, has been named vice chairman of Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees in the board’s annual reorganization, held Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Also named to the board were Maria Torres, Mays Landing, chairwoman; and Maria Mento, Ventnor, treasurer.

Coskey is president of Longport Media. Torres is a retired guidance counselor who serves on the board of New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. Mento is executive vice president and chief finance officer for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.

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Tips for creating less pollution when burning wood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 05, 2014 07:31 am

The state Department of Environmental Protection is asking residents to take steps to reduce impact on air quality when burning wood for heat as weather turns colder, whether in fireplaces, wood stoves, or outdoor wood boilers.

“While burning wood is very comforting and cozy, it’s important to remember that wood smoke contains fine particles that contribute to air pollution,” said Jane Herndon, assistant commissioner for environmental management.

“You can take a few simple steps, including having a properly maintained woodstove or fireplace, to minimize your impact on the environment and your neighbors, while protecting your home and safety,” she said

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