Middle Township Gazette

Assistance Expo seeks to connect residents with resources

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 04, 2013 06:21 am

WHITESBORO – An Economic and Energy Assistance Resource Expo is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the Christ Gospel Community Life Center, 2209 Route 9 South in Whitesboro. This event is free and open to the public.  

“The goal of the Expo is to connect residents with resources that are available in our community,” said John Emge, executive director of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  “As we work to drive lasting impact in Cape May County, part of our work is focused on strengthening the social safety net ? so that in times of crisis, our residents have access to help when they need it. Events like the Expo, along with United Way’s free and confidential 24/7 helpline 2-1-1, help us make those important connections for residents.”

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Donation to help Diller Home in Avalon

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:00 am

AVALON – A one-week vacation to the Helen L. Diller Vacation Home For Blind Children costs about $1,500 per child, and allows visually impaired children, many for the first time, to visit the beach. For these children, a visit like this is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is not financially feasible, however due to donations and grants to the home, the campers are invited to stay for free.

Recently, the Diller Home was named a beneficiary of such a donation, by the Barbara Brodsky Foundation in the amount of $25,000.

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Survey results last piece needed for plan

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, September 03, 2013 01:27 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — This time, the school district will likely focus on its image, technology and preschool.

Earlier this year, officials hosted several sessions to form a strategic plan to be used to chart the district’s future. The last one was for 2007-12.

The new plan is almost ready to be put together. Officials are still waiting on results from an online survey, Superintendent Michael Kopakowski said.

He is hoping to have the strategic plan presented to the Board of Education by November.

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Oprah Winfrey, Booker speak at Whitesboro Reunion

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, August 31, 2013 09:09 pm

Stedman Graham, Oprah Winfrey and Newark Mayor and US Senate candidate Cory Booker at the Whitesboro Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31 (mobile photo by Alex Davis) Stedman Graham, Oprah Winfrey and Newark Mayor and US Senate candidate Cory Booker at the Whitesboro Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 31 (mobile photo by Alex Davis)

Oprah Winfrey says that Whitesboro has been revitalized.

On Saturday, she said she remembered when the Middle Township community had no sidewalks, no streetlights and a need existed for a new community center.

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Coke arrest at motel in Rio Grande

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:06 am

RIO GRANDE — Police arrested a 44-year-old Rio Grande man after seizing cocaine, plastic baggies and a digital scale from his motel room Aug. 21.

The Middle Township Street Crimes Unit with the assistance of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office and the Cape May County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics executed a search warrant at Shelton’s Motel in Rio Grande.

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Dennis sixth-graders to remain in one classroom through school day

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am

DENNIS TOWNSHIP --  Dennis Township sixth-graders will have the same teacher for the entire day this school year.

The Board of Education recently decided to have students be taught by one teacher instead of several. School begins Sept. 4.

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Tech support offered at Cape May County library

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Louann Louis of Cape May Court House gets help with writing her resume from Technology Learning Center work Jeff Trout at the Cape May Court House library on Tuesday. Louann Louis of Cape May Court House gets help with writing her resume from Technology Learning Center work Jeff Trout at the Cape May Court House library on Tuesday.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Library is not just about books anymore.

Part of the main library in Cape May Court House has been transformed into a technology center.

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Shoppers agree begging ordinance is needed

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 01:48 pm

RIO GRANDE — As cousins Joseph and Dottie Begley stood outside of Bed Bath and Beyond in Rio Grande on Tuesday morning, a man was weaving in and out of parked cars on a bike.

The man was asking people for money in the plaza along Route 9, Joseph said.

Aggressive beggars deter people from shopping, he said.

“It’s scary, especially for older people,” Joseph Begley said.

Even at 45 years old, he is afraid, he said.

Middle Township Police are looking to crack down on aggressive begging in the municipality. Most of the incidents happen in Rio Grande, where there are more big-box stores, as opposed to Cape May Court House, Police Chief Chris Leusner said in a recent interview.

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Improvements seen at Martin Luther King Center in Whitesboro

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 01:12 pm

Recreation leader Robert Mathews looks at the camera at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whiteboro. Recreation leader Robert Mathews looks at the camera at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Whiteboro.

WHITESBORO — Recreation leader Robert Matthews used to pick up beer bottles and heroin and marijuana bags around the Martin Luther King Community Center.

There was also a time when the dugouts were littered with graffiti, along with the gymnasium. Gang symbols were plastered at the King Center, too.

The building was considered a community center, just not the kind that officials wanted.

That’s when Matthews began cracking down. He said he went to the older teens and young adults who were causing trouble and told them to move down the street.

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Township could promote instead of hiring new rec director

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:09 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Two familiar faces are continuing to lead the recreation department in Middle Township.

Township officials have decided to not hire a new rec director, according to township business administrator Connie Mahon.

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Funds raised for Family Promise

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 27, 2013 07:33 pm

 Laurie Johnson, executive director of Family Promise of Cape May County, receives a check for $43,000 from Bob Baxter, who headed a golf fundraiser. 
 Laurie Johnson, executive director of Family Promise of Cape May County, receives a check for $43,000 from Bob Baxter, who headed a golf fundraiser.

CAPE MAY COUNTY - Members of the St. Brendan the Navigator Parish say the second annual charity golf invitational was a huge success.

Laurie Johnson, executive director of Family Promise of Cape May County, accepted a check for $43,000 from Bob Baxter, the chairman of this year’s golf event.

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Man sought in Rio Grande stabbing in custody

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:51 pm

Man sought in Rio Grande stabbing in custody

Middle Township Police arrested a man on Sunday whom they say was involved in a stabbing on Friday morning.

Police say that Bobby Wilson ran after he allegedly stabbed a 42-year-old man twice. That took place early Friday in the Linden Lane section of Rio Grande.

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