Middle Township Gazette

Route 47 work planned

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 08:23 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Officials say that sections of Route 47 will be repaired from late May through late June.

According to the state Department of Transportation, the Route 47 pavement preservation project will extend to Middle Township, Dennis Township, Maurice River and Millville. The project limits are defined by the state from Woodcock Lane to Juniper Drive in Cumberland Cape May counties. Locally, Route 47 from milepost 10.24 to 17.4 will be part of this project. Route 47 is a popular route used to get to the barrier islands.

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More violence, fewer thefts shown in annual report for Middle Township

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, February 21, 2014 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Violent crimes have increased by 30 percent in Middle Township in 2013, while the number of thefts have decreased.

There were also more vehicle crashes, according to the annual report released by the Middle Township Police Department on Tuesday.

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Leusner to lead state FBI Academy Associates

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:37 am

 Middle Township Chief of Police Christopher Leusner speaks at the FBI National Academy Associates New Jersey Chapter meeting on Feb. 12. He was sworn in as the president of the organization. Middle Township Chief of Police Christopher Leusner speaks at the FBI National Academy Associates New Jersey Chapter meeting on Feb. 12. He was sworn in as the president of the organization.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Christopher Leusner has been everything from a Special Class II Police Officer to the police chief.

Now, he’s also the president of the FBI National Academy Associates New Jersey Chapter.

On Feb. 12, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Office, Aaron Ford, swore in Leusner in Point Pleasant in Ocean County.

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Middle looking for feedback

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:08 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Middle Township has launched a survey to gauge the economy of the municipality.

“I believe the best way to present greater economic activity in Middle Township is to receive essential information from our business community on some of the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis,” Mayor Donohue said in a prepared statement. “My philosophy is that a well-run town will attract and retain well-run businesses. I want to work with our employees to remove the bureaucratic hurdles and red tape that inhibit responsible business development in Middle Township.”

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Matthews is Middle’s first employee of the month

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 05:17 pm

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Robert Matthews’ work for Middle Township has not gone unnoticed.

Middle Township officials recently announced Matthews as the first winner of the Middle Township Employee of the Month recognition program. He is the director of the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whitesboro.

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Plans being work on for Stone Harbor library

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:52 pm

This story has been updated with some clarifications.

STONE HARBOR — Plans for an approximately $3 million new library in the borough are moving forward.

The new library will be on the first floor of the building that will be built on Second Avenue and the second floor would include a meeting room and cooking-class demonstration area. There would be plenty of seating at the library.

The county and architect Kevin Settembrino of Monmouth County have been working on the plans.

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Voters say no to new fire truck in Dennis Township

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:32 am

Low turnout in district voting

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — It looks like a fire truck that dates back to the 1970s won’t be replaced in Dennis Township anytime soon.

During Saturday’s fire district elections, voters struck down a plan for Dennis Township Fire District No. 1 to purchase equipment and a tanker truck at a cost of no more than $500,000. A tanker truck is mainly intended to hold a large amount of water for fighting fires.

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Trash, recycling collection changing in Woodbine

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:00 am

WOODBINE — Woodbine is changing its trash and recycling collection process starting in March.

Mayor William Pikolycky announced that both will be picked up on Thursdays. Monday collection of trash is being replaced by this combined collection schedule.

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Rotary Club to meet Feb. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Tom Piratzky of Cape Regional Medical Center will give a hospital update during the Rotary Club of Mid Jersey Cape on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The meeting will start at 12:15 p.m. at The Bellevue Tavern on Route 9 in Cape May Court House.

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Plenty to do at Cape May County library

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 13, 2014 04:50 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Library invites those 18 and older to come to Game Night for Adults starting at 6 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 13.

The program will take place at the main branch of the library at 30 West Mechanic St.   Meet people, enjoy snacks and play board games.  No registration is required.

For additional information, contact teen librarians Amanda and Laura at 609-463-6357 or see www.cmclibrary.org.

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