• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

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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Six years as a Little Sister readies Nikki Carty for the Bigs

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 17, 2014 08:58 am

Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. Nikki Carty’s role as Big Sister for Destiny Adams didn’t end with graduation. Shown here, Carty treats Adams to a night out at Middle Township’s July 4 celebration at the Goshen Complex on the July 6 rain date. DEL HAVEN – At 6 years old, Nikki Carty wasn’t sure whether she wanted a big sister in her life.

At the time, Carty figured she was doing just fine. Though her parents were recently divorced, Carty had her twin brother, Chris, her mom, and her grandparents.

“I was a tough little kid,” Carty said. “Not bad. Just tough.”

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Santa, Mrs. Claus plan vacation in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 01:29 pm

Santa and Mrs. Claus Santa and Mrs. Claus STONE HARBOR - Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to Stone Harbor at noon, Sunday, July 20 to spend six days roaming the borough to visit with children and area residents.

All week, the couple will make scheduled stops and surprise visits on the beach and around town. Santa has a little something for everyone.

Santa’s Schedule

Sunday, July 20

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New principal at Bishop McHugh hopes to increase school’s visibility, enrollment

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:52 am

Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. Tom McGuire has a three-year plan for Bishop McHugh to raise enrollment and increase the school’s visibility in the community. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The new principal at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School has a three-year vision for increasing enrollment at the private school, and he said last week that he’s got the backing of both the Diocese of Camden and the local Board of Pastors.

Tom McGuire replaced outgoing principal Laura Tomlin in July.

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Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

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Written by Police Blotter Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:06 am

Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 1073 calls for service, averaging 153 per day Monday through Sunday, June 30-July 6.

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

Monday, June 30

Assault - Route 9 South, Rio Grande

Threats - Village Drive, Cape May Court House

Read more: Middle Township Police blotter, June 30-July 6

   

UPDATED: Medical examiner resigns

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:41 am

Attorney General’s office recommends three autopsies be reexamined

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three autopsies in Cape May County need to be re-examined, a state official said, after law enforcement tipped off the state Attorney General’s office in January that the county’s medical examiner had voluntarily surrendered his license in New Mexico about three years ago.

Hisham Hashish, 52, resigned his position with the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s office in Woodbine in February, said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office.

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Township meets with project contractors to ease gridlock in Cape May Court House

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 03:47 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Public safety and city gridlock were the reasons behind a recent meeting called by Mayor Tim Donohue, and representatives of the county, the state and the Garden State Parkway overpass project contractor.

According to a press release from the mayor, the meeting, held Friday, July 11, explored solutions to traffic headaches caused by the construction to replace three traffic lights on the parkway with overpasses.

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