Middle Township Gazette

New website launched for Middle Township

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:00 am

 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Middle Township has completed a redesign of its municipal website.

Officials say that users can find essential information more quickly, ask questions, post comments and visit more community links.

Read more: New website launched for Middle Township

 

New location for 9/11 memorial

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 07:48 pm

 STONE HARBOR — Community opposition promoted officials to change the location of a proposed Sept. 11 memorial in Stone Harbor.

“There were some concerns in the community about the size and scope of our project which would have also created a passive park and a beautiful point for tribute and reflection at our original location for the memorial,” said Stone Harbor Mayor Suzanne Walters. “We listened, and we responded appropriately. Our community can now enthusiastically support the true goal of this memorial…an everlasting tribute to Americans and their families who were personally impacted by the events of Sept. 11, 2001.”

Read more: New location for 9/11 memorial

   

Woodbine looking for funds

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 04:50 pm

 WOODBINE — The borough is looking for $300,000 from the state Department of Transportation to help pay for drainage-related reconstruction on various roads.

The borough recently received bids on the project with the low bid coming in at $1,461,731.  

Read more: Woodbine looking for funds

 

Drug distribution alleged at Del Haven home

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:51 am

DEL HAVEN — Middle Township Police say they took down a drug distribution business operating out of a home in Del Haven on Oct. 17.

“The house was a major neighborhood disturbance,” said police Capt. John Edwards.

Authorities seized heroin, narcotics and cash after the Middle Township Police Special Services Unit and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence on Lehigh Avenue in Del Haven.

Read more: Drug distribution alleged at Del Haven home

   

Middle Township Police blotter > Oct. 7-13

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 878 calls for service, averaging 125 per day Monday through Sunday, Oct. 7-13.

Some of the more serious calls included:

Read more: Middle Township Police blotter > Oct. 7-13

 

Fall Festival slideshow

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 23, 2013 04:37 pm

Photos by Jen Marra
   

Two charged with illegal oyster harvest

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 23, 2013 03:05 pm

The state Division of Fish and Wildlife recently charged two men with illegally growing and harvesting oysters in Middle Township.

DEP spokesman Lawrence Hajna said Marc Zitter, 43, of Holland, Pa., and Christopher Serra, 28, of Millville, were caught harvesting and growing oysters in Dias Creek, which is prohibited waters.

Read more: Two charged with illegal oyster harvest

 

Laffey tapped as Cape May County director

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 23, 2013 01:54 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Michael Laffey, who has been involved in municipal, county and state government for more than two decades, is the new director of operations for Cape May County.

He replaces Ed Grant, who was moved to help run the Social Services building in Rio Grande. Grant was pulled from retirement as the county’s treasurer to be the county administrator in 2012 after Stephen O’ Connor’s departure.

Read more: Laffey tapped as Cape May County director

   

Neighbors have concerns over project

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:55 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Some residents have lined up against plans to build homes here for families with special needs.

They told officials during a Middle Township Committee work session on Monday that the area where the single-family 10 ranch homes would be is prone to flooding and heavy traffic.

Flooding would put their lives in jeopardy, one resident said.

Read more: Neighbors have concerns over project

 

Club offers more than homework help in Whitesboro

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:33 am

Middle Township School District Superintendent Michael Kopakowski makes some comments during the Homework Club on Thursday, Oct. 17. Middle Township School District Superintendent Michael Kopakowski makes some comments during the Homework Club on Thursday, Oct. 17.

WHITESBORO — Iris Garcia is a single mother who finds it difficult helping her daughter with homework after a long day working as a landscaper.

This year, she has had some help.

Her daughter, Gilza, is involved with a homework club that meets during the week at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whitesboro.

Read more: Club offers more than homework help in Whitesboro

   

Personnel changes approved by school board

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, October 22, 2013 04:22 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Middle Township Board of Education made several personnel moves during a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17.

School board members named John King as an instructional supervisor at the high school. He will receive a $4,000 stipend. He replaces Van Cathcart, who became the assistant high school principal earlier this year. King is a science teacher at the high school.

Read more: Personnel changes approved by school board

 

Township plans to tear down unsafe buildings

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, October 22, 2013 02:20 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The township’s worst dilapidated buildings will be coming down.

On Monday, Middle Township Committee introduced an ordinance to designate $200,000 to demolish unsafe structures in the municipality. 

“Several homes within the township either been abandoned or destroyed by fire leaving them unsafe for habitation for multiple years,” said business administrator Connie Mahon. “This is unacceptable and will be corrected ASAP.”

Read more: Township plans to tear down unsafe buildings

   

Page 31 of 76