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    Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts.WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered…

  • Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

  • Madison Kelly, 12, has donated twice to the Middle Township Police Department’s holiday drive for toys.Despite cerebral palsy, 12-year-old keeps on giving

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Christmas is a time of giving, and few people take the concept more seriously than township residents Madison Kelly, 12, and her mother, Samantha.

    Not long ago, the young girl surprised Middle Township police by dropping off a large cache of toys – gifts for area children in the police department’s annual toy…

Middle Township Gazette

Woodbine seeks $400,000 from state for firehouse improvements

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Written by David Benson Thursday, September 11, 2014 08:19 am

WOODBINE - Mayor William Pikolycky has announced that Woodbine has applied to the state Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Public Facilities program for a $400,000 grant to renovate the Woodbine Fire Station complex.

“Every year, we’re given the opportunity to put in a small cities application to the state,” the mayor said. “We’ve been successful in the past with receiving grants for these projects.”

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Mayor seeks funds for renovations of American Legion property

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 06:17 am

Mayor Tim Donohue Mayor Tim Donohue CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A township official hopes that public awareness will rally residents around American Legion Post 198 in Cape May Court House, and he has held a meeting with local veterans to discuss finding ways to renovate the meeting hall.

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Bishop McHugh welcomes students back to school

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 02:02 pm

Students reconnect after a summer apart. Shown are: Jeffrey MacFarland, Upper Township, Avierre Crawley, Woodbine, Stella Murphy, Upper Township, and Cleythe Panesso, Middle Township. Students reconnect after a summer apart. Shown are: Jeffrey MacFarland, Upper Township, Avierre Crawley, Woodbine, Stella Murphy, Upper Township, and Cleythe Panesso, Middle Township. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students and staff at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School started a new school year on Wednesday, Sept. 3, by meeting in the school’s gymnasium for opening day.

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Fiocchi: We shouldn’t play politics with people’s livelihoods

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:44 pm

To the editor;

As most readers know by now, Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak trumpeted the formation of a “bipartisan economic development task force” last week.  Despite their rhetoric, the reality of bipartisanship didn’t extend to me. 

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Police, electric company warn of telephone scam

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:39 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township police are warning area businesses and residents of telephone scam.

According to police, local business owners have received calls claiming to be from Atlantic City Electric saying that the business is behind in its electric bill, and that a technician is on the way to turn off the power.

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Van Drew asks state to stop Patsy’s Way

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 02:07 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— State Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak are calling on the Department of Community Affairs to halt Patsy’s Way, a controversial affordable housing project slated to be developed in Middle Township.

In a letter to DCA Commissioner Richard Constable released Tuesday, Democrat Van Drew called the proposed project “unacceptable” for the township, and argued that it should not be eligible to receive Sandy relief funding. The project is planned to provide group homes for newly-released psychiatric patients in three shared, subsidized units along Fishing Creek Road.

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UPDATED: Middle Township police charge two in weekend armed robbery

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 01:11 pm

Oscar DeJesus, 31, and Christopher Tracy, 58, both of North Cape May, were each charged with armed robbery, 1st degree, and conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd degree, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards. Oscar DeJesus, 31, and Christopher Tracy, 58, both of North Cape May, were each charged with armed robbery, 1st degree, and conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd degree, said Middle Township Police Capt. John Edwards. RIO GRANDE – Two men have been charged in the Friday, Sept. 5 armed robbery of the Family Dollar in the Village Shoppes, and both have been lodged in the county jail on bails of $250,000 each, officials said Monday.

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Brett Fitzpatrick’s death ruled accidental drowning

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:05 am

AVALON – Authorities have determined that accidental drowning was the cause of death of Brett Fitzpatrick, whose body was found at the 23rd Street beach in Avalon on New Year’s Day.

The cause of the drowning is undetermined, said Ken Super, chief of county investigators at the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. However, a toxicology report “revealed a high level of alcohol in his system, which may have led to an accidental drowning,” he said.

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South Seaville Methodist church rises from the ashes

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Written by David Benson Monday, September 08, 2014 02:33 pm

Rev. Tom Perry selected Joshua 3:5 as his message to the congregation at South Seaville United Methodist Church’s first service at the new church: “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Rev. Tom Perry selected Joshua 3:5 as his message to the congregation at South Seaville United Methodist Church’s first service at the new church: “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” First service is standing-room only for more than 200

SOUTH SEAVILLE – South Seaville United Methodist Church has risen from ashes, and this week, its pastor welcomed more than 200 people for the church’s first service within its new walls in more than three years.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 25-31

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 11:40 am

Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township Police Department, Cape May County, NJ Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 25-31. 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.

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