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    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. CliffordNORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

  • Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey.From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

    CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto…

  • Middle Township Police DepartmentMiddle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Nov. 3-9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

  • GREEN CREEK – Six people were injured in an accident on Route 47 at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, and five of them were airlifted from the scene to area hospitals, according to a statement from Middle Township Police Department.

    Police responding to the scene said that a red Ford minivan driven by Nora Torrado, 38, Wildwood, was traveling north on Route 47 near Lomurno Lane when it was struck by a Silver Chevy driven by Vincent McBride, 78, Green Creek.

  • Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

    GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

    Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

  • LEWES, Del. – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced an agreement to place two electric vehicle charging stations at the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry.

    The charging stations will be provided free of charge to the DRBA through a collaborative research agreement between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, according to a press release from the DRBA. The program, called Charging Up Delaware, is designed to promote a network of charging stations to facilitate long-distance trips with electric vehicles within the state.

  • Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran's Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11

    Civilians and veterans salute or place their hand over their heart, and some sing along, as the national anthem is sung during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cape May County Veteran’s Ceremony in Cape…

Middle Township Gazette

Committee cuts potential red tape to allow street opening waiver

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 22, 2014 08:32 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – When an area resident found herself the victim of timing in attempting to get a sewer hook-up, Township Committee moved quickly during Monday’s work session to get a resolution on the agenda for that night’s regular meeting that would Ischa Campbell to cut through potential red tape.

Campbell’s house on Robert M Greene Way in Cape May Court House was under construction and awaiting state Department of Environmental Protection permits for completion when the road was paved.

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Committee to weigh $1M in capital requests

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 22, 2014 08:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Committee will spend the next few weeks considering about $1.1 million in capital requests made by five departments, including one request to protect documents more than 100 years old.

The Public Works department is asking the committee for about $844,000 over the next 12 months to replace and repair equipment.

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Expansion of juvenile diversion program gives kids a second chance

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 22, 2014 06:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A second chance is all that some kids need to find the right path, officials say, and this year, municipal law enforcement officials throughout the county are working to expand an existing program to help those under 14 stay out of the legal system.

Cape Assist’s Impact6 program has already been running for about 10 years, though it primarily targets underage drinking in youths 14 to 17 years old, said Temerity Berry, coordinator of the program.

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Development council plans restaurant week

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Economic Development Council is planning “restaurant week” from Sept. 22-27, and plans to contact restaurants throughout the area to participate in the event, according to a press release.

“There have been new restaurants that have opened in Middle Township within the past year, and of course we have many established restaurants,” said Carol Struett, chairwoman of the council.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 4-10

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Written by Police Blotter Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:45 am

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 4-10. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven. This report only contains individuals that were arrested based on complaints signed by law enforcement personnel, not complaints signed by private citizens.

Monday, Aug. 4

Joseph D. Bassett, 29, Millville – Possession of drugs

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Jersey Shore Pops to present “Great Balls of Fire” legends of piano

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 08:32 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - “Great Balls of Fire,” a concert focused on piano, is planned for 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Performing Arts Center, starring Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops.

According to a press release, the show will feature music from piano legends of the last 50 years including: Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Roger Williams, Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, Floyd Cramer and Victor Borge.

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Center barbecue celebrates seniors, volunteers and supporters

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 03:09 pm

Dennis Township Committeeman Frank Germanio flips burgers at the annual barbecue with the help of his son, Thomas. Dennis Township Committeeman Frank Germanio flips burgers at the annual barbecue with the help of his son, Thomas.

Backbone of event are volunteers and center director, Rose Essig

DENNISVILLE – Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak stopped by the Dennis Township Senior Center, Wednesday, Aug 20, to visit with seniors attending the annual barbecue.

“I came out to support the seniors, and I’m hoping everyone’s have a good summer,” Andrzejczak. “This is my day to go around and say ‘hi’ to everyone.”

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UPDATED: Grand jury indicts Greco in alleged bilking of elderly patient

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:59 pm

Greco's attorney says parallel civil suit will proceed

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization, officials announced.

The indictment stems from charges that Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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$8 million dredging project first of its kind in New Jersey

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:09 am

A slurry of about 10 percent fine grain sand and 90 percent water is sprayed out onto Ring Island to make a nesting habitat for black skimmers, endangered in New Jersey. The Wetlands Institute is in the background. A slurry of about 10 percent fine grain sand and 90 percent water is sprayed out onto Ring Island to make a nesting habitat for black skimmers, endangered in New Jersey. The Wetlands Institute is in the background. Project reuses dredging material to restore coastal wetlands

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – An $8 million two-year project to use dredge materials to restore coastal wetlands and build habitat for shorebirds got underway early this week when a barge sitting in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway near Hereford Inlet blasted a slurry of sand and water through 8,000 feet of pipe onto Ring Island, between the Wetlands Institute and Stone Harbor.

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Neighbors want answers on dredge project

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:00 am

Robert Taylor seeks answers about dredging project as Laurie Pettigrew, a DEP spokeswoman, looks on. Robert Taylor seeks answers about dredging project as Laurie Pettigrew, a DEP spokeswoman, looks on. Material added to wetlands worries some on Stone Harbor Boulevard

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – State and federal workers were in the hot seat during Monday’s Township Committee meeting, as Stone Harbor Boulevard residents demanded answers from officials about the reuse of dredging materials on a nearby island that were pumped from the Intracoastal Waterway near Hereford Inlet.

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