Middle Township Gazette

Fiocchi joins call for rumble strip on Route 47

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:07 pm

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi has added his voice to the call for a rumble strip down the center of Route 47 in Middle Township, joining the Township Committee and Fire District No. 1 in asking the state Department of Transportation to make improvements to the road.

Three fatalities this year on Route 47 have brought together lawmakers, firefighters and others to renew a district call to the state to make the road safer for motorists.

Last week, Township Committeeman Michael Clark, also a volunteer firefighter and president of county Firemen’s Association, sent a letter to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew asking the senator to intercede with the state Department of Transportation to add a rumble strip down the center of the highway.

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Greco files civil complaint in response to criminal charges

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 29, 2014 08:53 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In response to criminal charges that he bilked an elderly patient out of more than $149,000, an attorney for a Republican powerbroker in Vineland has filed a civil suit, saying that his client is the victim of a business deal gone sour.

Two months ago, County Prosecutor Robert Taylor arrested of Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

At that time, officials accused Greco of convincing Williams Rhoads, 79, to sign over power of attorney giving him control of the patient’s finances.

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Brutu, Cape May County zoo’s lion, dies

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 27, 2014 05:57 pm

Brutu in a file photo from last fall. The lion was euthanized on Friday. Brutu in a file photo from last fall. The lion was euthanized on Friday. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE —  Brutu, the well-known male lion at the Cape May County zoo, has died, county officials announced on Tuesday.

One of several big cats at the zoo, the lion was 16 years old.

“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our male lion, Brutu, on Friday, May 23, ‘Bru, suffered from complications of age related arthritis and spinal cord issues,” said Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Park and Zoo, in a prepared statement. “We are extremely grateful for the excellent care and expertise given to all our animals at the zoo and especially the attention extended to ensure ‘Bru’ was comfortable during the past few months.”

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Lawmakers intercede to push activation of traffic signal

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 27, 2014 04:41 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A traffic signal at Route 47 and Fulling Milling Road that has hung lightless since late last year may be turned on by mid-July, thanks to the intervention of two state lawmakers.

“I am happy to announce a completion timeframe for the Fulling Mill Road [and] Route 47 traffic signal,” said state Sen. Jeff Van Drew in a press release on Tuesday, May 27.

“I would like to thank the Department of Transportation for taking care of the remaining issues and working with our office to get this light turned on in mid-July. I look forward to working with them on more improvements to Route 47,” Van Drew said.

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County Chamber of Commerce awards $4,000 in scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 27, 2014 08:53 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Seven students in Cape May County who plan to attend college this fall have been selected to receive $500 scholarships, one student will receive $1000, the county Chamber of Commerce has announced. 

This year’s scholarship recipients receiving $500 are:  Keri Paige Broadley, Ocean City High School; Nicole Kelly and Adam Vaul, Middle Township High School; Aleksander Soriano, Lower Cape May Regional High School; and Sarah McBride and Mackenzie Scully, Wildwood Catholic High School.

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Middle Township honors the fallen

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Written by David Benson Monday, May 26, 2014 04:07 pm

Memorial Day in Middle Township Memorial Day in Middle Township Families bring pictures of members serving overseas

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Several hundred people lined the streets in Cape May Court House for the township’s annual Memorial Day parade, which left Memorial Field at about 10 a.m. on Monday and wound down Boyd Street toward American Legion Post No. 198 on Dias Creek Road.

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UPDATED: Memorial Day Parade in Middle Township

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Written by David Benson Monday, May 26, 2014 01:00 pm

Captain America and Uncle Sam Captain America and Uncle Sam CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township's Memorial Day Parade stepped off from Memorial Field in Cape May Court House at about 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26. Two of the folks near the head of the parade were Captain America and Uncle Sam.

Click here for the story and more photos.

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Serious charges after DWI crash on Avalon Boulevard

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 10:58 am

AVALON — Two people, including the driver and a 7-year-old, are in stable condition after a serious single-car accident on Avalon Boulevard Saturday, which closed Avalon Boulevard for several hours over Memorial Day weekend.

The Avalon Police Department charged the driver, a Lower Township man, with various offenses following the accident. Police say he was intoxicated.

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Avalon 5 Miler supports Contact daily call program

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 26, 2014 08:38 am

AVALON – Contact Cape-Atlantic will hold the 34th annual Avalon 5 Miler at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 9, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. The five-mile run and two-mile walk begins at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, Avalon. Pre-registration is $18, and same-day registration is $30.

Online registration is available at www.contactcapeatlantic.org. Proceeds help support Contact’s telephone reassurance program, which provides daily calls to the elderly and disabled.

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Cape Tech Students Compete at NJ SkillsUSA Competition

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Written by David Benson Monday, May 26, 2014 08:26 am

Nancy Hudanich, superintendent of the Cape May County Technical School district, SkillsUSA students and Nancy Fissell, advisor, celebrate the success. Nancy Hudanich, superintendent of the Cape May County Technical School district, SkillsUSA students and Nancy Fissell, advisor, celebrate the success. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students of Cape May County Technical High School brought home several awards recently when they competed in the 2014 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championship at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset County and the Somerset County Technical School in Bridgewater.

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