• A clothing bin in Middle Township.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Clothing bins are popping up around the township, and the committee is considering introducing an ordinance to govern both placement and care of the huge receptacles.

    While some bins are clean and well maintained, others are stuffed to overflowing or in poor repair, the committee noted during a recent work session.

  • photos by Jen MarraSTRATHMERE – A Toyota pickup truck crashed into three cars in the parking lot of the Deauville Inn, before backing into the restaurant on Willard Avenue in Strathmere shortly after 3 p.m., an employee said Wednesday afternoon.

    “He came in reverse across the street and hit all of the cars in the parking lot, and then tore the door off our kitchen,” said the employee, who asked not to be identified. “And then he took off in forward and he hit his own house, too.”

  • The Atlantic City Downbeach area is one of the communities highlighted in a new report that claims rapidly rising ocean waters could chase home owners from their residences even before they pay off their current mortgage./Encroaching Tides, published Oct. 7 by the Union of Concerned ScientistsThe Atlantic City Downbeach area…

  • Ventnor man pleads guilty to human trafficking charge for operating male prostitution ringClient also pleads guilty in investigation by Attorney General’s Office and FBI task force

    TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Ventnor man has pleaded guilty to a human trafficking charge. A joint state and federal investigation revealed that he was operating a prostitution ring from his apartment in Ventnor in which he prostituted young men, including at least one minor, to male clients. A client of the…

  • Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

Middle Township Gazette

Dollar General opens on Indian Trail Road

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:46 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new store at 6 Indian Trail Road at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 with prizes and deals, the company said in a statement. 

Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 store gift card. The first 200 shoppers will receive a tote bag.

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Contract for Avalon back bay clearing could be approved this month

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:44 am

AVALON – For more than a year, a contractor hired by the borough has worked to make room in a dredge spoils site to begin a major dredging project in Avalon’s back bay.

Now a contract for the project is less than a month away from being awarded, officials said recently.

According to Scott Wahl, business administrator, a pre-bid meeting was set for Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Former county treasurer will be appointed by committee to study finance office

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:53 pm

Ed Grant Ed Grant CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In the wake of phone billing issues that cost the township at least $400,000 over the last decade, the committee has announced plans to appoint a former county treasurer to study the township’s financial office.

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Insurance to cover cost to refurbish vandalized field

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:23 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Board of Education has announced that insurance will cover the $94,000 cost of refurbishing the track at Memorial Field Athletic Complex, to erase any remnants of the spray painted racial slurs and profanity left there by nine vandals in August.

On Wednesday, Diane Fox, business administrator, said the athletic field on Pacific Avenue will be closed from Oct. 12-22 while the track is resurfaced.

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Township wants to ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities’

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:18 pm

Residents urge opposition of Railroad Avenue Conifer project

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Motorists in Middle Township and throughout the nation are being asked to join a daylong effort this week to go 24 hours without a fatality on the roadways.

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Residents don’t want FEMA money for bulkhead repairs

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:11 pm

Proposed fence would ruin community aesthetics, they say

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – An $800,000 plan to repair a bulkhead and build a fence at Bennys Landing was challenged at Monday night’s committee meeting by a group of residents of the small community at the end of a stretch of road leading from Cape May Court House.

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Joseph Gamble is township’s newest police officer

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Written by David Benson Tuesday, October 07, 2014 06:35 pm

Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible. Mayor Tim Donohue administers the oath of office to the township’s newest officer, Joseph Gamble, as Gamble’s wife, Marie, holds the Bible. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township’s newest police officer was sworn in shortly after 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 during the regular meeting of Township Committee.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Sept. 22-28

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Written by Police Blotter Tuesday, October 07, 2014 04:55 pm

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 22-28. 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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Atlantic Cape offers ‘Club 50 Plus’ workshops

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 07:23 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Area residents over 50 are invited to attend workshops with the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Club 50 Plus group.

* Manage, edit and email your photographs prepares participants to move images from a digital camera to a computer, then edit and resize pictures for use on the web or email. Students will need a digital camera and a USB cable to connect to the computer. Two sessions are planned, beginning Nov. 7 at the Cape May County Campus and Dec. 19 at the Mays Landing campus.

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County Library hosts Star Wars reads day

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 07:20 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Children, 4-12, are invited to a “Star Wars Reads Day” celebration at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Cape May County Library, 30 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House.

Join “the force” in a celebration of reading and Star Wars with games, stories, crafts and activities inspired by Star Wars characters. Children are invited to attend in costume.

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