• 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

Suspect tries to flush drugs and cash, police say

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:46 pm

RIO GRANDE – A Rio Grande resident has been charged with the intent to distribute narcotics and destruction of evidence, after law enforcement allegedly caught him trying to flush drugs and cash down a toilet, police said Tuesday.

James Allan, 26, was living at the Economy Motel when Middle Township Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team executed a search warrant at his room, Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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County employee charged with theft from historical society

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:42 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Lindenwold woman has been charged theft in excess of $500 from the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

Judith Davis, 52, a Cape May County employee was arrested and charged with third degree theft and second degree official misconduct criminal charges, the prosecutor said.

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‘More of the same’ versus ‘need to change’

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:56 am

Frank LoBiondo and Bill Hughes Frank LoBiondo and Bill Hughes Candidates spar in county forum

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Republican federal lawmaker and his Democratic challenger squared off during a candidates’ forum at the Stone Harbor Country Club last weekend, in a “meet and greet” sponsored by the county League of Women Voters and 98.7 FM The Coast.

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UPDATED: State lawmakers split over Conifer project on Railroad Avenue

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Written by David Benson Monday, October 13, 2014 11:45 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two state lawmakers have called on Trenton to stop the Conifer project to build affordable housing on Railroad Avenue at the end of Mechanic Street in Middle Township.

But two township officials have said that a state senator doesn’t fully understand the project, and another state lawmaker apparently agreed.

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State Police arrest suspect in Woodbine murder

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 10:08 am

Xavier Geisinger Xavier Geisinger WOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

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Bid awarded for upgrades to public safety building

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 07:18 am

WOOBINE – Upgrades to the borough’s public safety building on DeHirsch Avenue are slated to begin later this month, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the federal Department of Agriculture, an official said recently.

In a statement, Mayor William Pikolycky said that Turtle Construction, Swedesboro, had the winning bid for the construction at $13,600.

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Public invited to 100th anniversary celebration of Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 12, 2014 07:17 am

STONE HARBOR – The public is invited to attend the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Saviour of Stone Harbor at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 in the sanctuary at 93rd Street and Third Avenue.

Bishop Tracie L. Bartholomew, of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will deliver the morning’s message and preside at Holy Communion. Rev. Dr. Glenn F. Schoenberger, the church’s pastor for the past 31 years, will assist.

 

Snip of the ribbon officially opens new playground

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:10 am

Snip of the ribbon officially opens new playground Snip of the ribbon officially opens new playground GOSHEN - Mayor Tim Donohue and Committeeman Michael Clark were joined by employees of the township's Public Works Department and community members for a ribbon cutting Friday, Oct. 3, to officially open the township's news playground at the Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Road.

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Arraignment postponed for high school teacher

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Written by David Benson Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:07 am

Joseph Towns, right, appears in court with his attorney, Joe Rodgers, Thursday, Oct. 2. Joseph Towns, right, appears in court with his attorney, Joe Rodgers, Thursday, Oct. 2. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The arraignment of a Middle Township High School teacher facing multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, was delayed this week, after the defense attorney said he was still waiting for discovery, or evidence in the trial.

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Avalon, Sea Isle City to share $1 million grant for bridges

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:05 am

AVALON – The borough will share a $1 million state grant aimed at rehabilitating the bascule and tollhouse portions of the bridge on Ocean Drive over Townsends Inlet, according to a statement from state officials.

The grant is part of a larger $2.7 million award to the county.

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