• 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

Middle Township Police administer Narcan for the first time

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 04:07 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— Middle Township Police administered Narcan for the first time Friday, July 18 in the Burleigh section of the township, the department announced.

Around 4 p.m., police responded to a call that there was a 20-year-old woman unconscious as a result of a possible drug overdose on Pershing Avenue.

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Middle Township Police blotter, July 6-13

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:10 pm

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 821 calls for service, averaging 117 per day Monday through Sunday, July 6-13.

The following is a list of some of the more serious calls for service which occurred during the week:

Monday, July 7

Burglary – Route 9 North, Swainton

Vehicle crash – Walsh Avenue, Rio Grande

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Joseph Gamble honored as township’s Employee of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 11:10 am

Officer Joseph Gamble Officer Joseph Gamble CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will recognize Officer Joseph Gamble as the June 2014 Employee of the Month at its Monday, July 21 meeting.

According to a press release from the committee, Gamble will be honored for saving a life through his quick-thinking response during an emergency.

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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox and Roach opens Avalon office

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 08:01 am

Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. Shown from left: Vincent Vizzard, Steve Booth, BHHS Fox & Roach senior vice president, Jack Vizzard, and Laurie Vizzard. AVALON - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach, Realtors announced the opening of an office in Avalon, at 2289 Dune Drive, managed by Jack Vizzard.

Licensed since 2007, Vizzard is a recipient of the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award. The office is home to the Vizzard Group, which includes Jack Vizzard, his wife, Laurie Vizzard, and brother, Vince Vizzard.

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Luigi’s Pasta and Vino at Golden Inn Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 19, 2014 08:56 am

Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. Shown from left, front row: Jesse Goffredo, Golden Inn executive chef; Charlotte Haman; Jackie Battaglia; Jen Quig; Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters; Justin Mogavero; Avalon Councilwoman Nancy Hudanich; Carrie Weeks; and Nancy Wolgemuth. From left, back row: John O'Dea, president Avalon Chamber of Commerce; and Gary Montalbano, Luigi's. AVALON – Luigi’s Pasta and Vino celebrated its grand re-opening with a “pasta” ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 9.

Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters and Justin Mogavero, general manager Golden Inn, cut the special ribbon made of spinach and sun-dried tomato egg pasta created by Severino Pasta of Westmont.

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Fishing pier dedicated at 83rd Street in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 01:41 pm

Mayor Suzanne Walters, along with her grandchildren, Joan Kramar, Karen Lane, Al Carusi, Jill Gougher, Craig Reeves and Public Works employees. Mayor Suzanne Walters, along with her grandchildren, Joan Kramar, Karen Lane, Al Carusi, Jill Gougher, Craig Reeves and Public Works employees. STONE HARBOR - The borough officially opened the 83rd Street fishing pier recently, and Mayor Suzanne Walters took the opportunity to cast a line into the waters to test her luck.

According to a release from the borough, the pier has lots of room for fishing and crabbing, as well as benches and a fish cleaning station.

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Baby Parade in Stone Harbor - Evening stroll on 96th street

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, July 18, 2014 10:30 am

Grace Bridgeman, 2, of Woodbridge and her sister Ava are “A Shore Thing 1 and 2” for the 52nd annual Al Cunard Baby Parade Monday, July 14, in Stone Harbor. Grace Bridgeman, 2, of Woodbridge and her sister Ava are “A Shore Thing 1 and 2” for the 52nd annual Al Cunard Baby Parade Monday, July 14, in Stone Harbor. Grace Bridgeman, 2, of Woodbridge and her sister Ava are “A Shore Thing 1 and 2” for the 52nd annual Al Cunard Baby Parade Monday, July 14, in Stone Harbor.

photos by Jen Marra

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile at Acme in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 08:49 am

The staff of the Avalon Acme turned out for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile last Friday, July 11, when the vehicle stopped at the store at 15 Avalon Boulevard for a visit. The staff of the Avalon Acme turned out for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile last Friday, July 11, when the vehicle stopped at the store at 15 Avalon Boulevard for a visit. The staff of the Avalon Acme turned out for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile last Friday, July 11, when the vehicle stopped at the store at 15 Avalon Boulevard for a visit.

   

New Jersey Audubon and partners to restore Stone Harbor Point

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 17, 2014 04:39 pm

A planned beach replenishment project will restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, aimed at building habitat for beach nesting birds. A planned beach replenishment project will restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, aimed at building habitat for beach nesting birds. STONE HARBOR – New Jersey Audubon has received $1.28 million from the federal Department of Interior for a two-year project to restore beaches at Stone Harbor Point, however, it could be about 16 months before work can begin.

“The start date will depend upon acquiring the necessary permits,” said David Mizrahi, vice president research and monitoring at NJ Audubon. “We haven’t yet had a start date conversation with our partners.”

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Maverick Art Studio has summer art camp for children

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 09:07 am

Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. Capt. Sam Martin, Atlantic Cape Fisheries, talks about life in the Delaware Bay with children at Maverick Art Studio’s summer art program. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children at the Maverick Art Studio crowded around Sam Martin, a boat captain with Atlantic Cape Fisheries, as he held up an oyster shell and explained the difference between wild shellfish and those grown in aquaculture.

“Yes, I once found a pearl,” he said, answering a child’s excited question. “It was small one, irregular in shape.”

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