• Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

  • Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

  • Local and county officials attended the ribbon cutting of the Volunteers in Medicine Thrift Store in Cape May Court House, at 10 a.m., Saturday. Oct. 18.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Shoppers waited patiently outside the doors of the township’s newest store, Saturday, Oct. 18, as local and officials cut the ribbon to open the Volunteers in Medicine thrift store at 20 S. Main St.

  • CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Demands by state, county and municipal officials for a second look at controversial affordable housing project at Patsy’s Way have halted the project – at least temporarily – while the governor’s office examines the proposal, a local official said recently.

    According to Middle Township Mayor Tim Donohue, the state Department of Community Affairs was set to petition HUD for the release of nearly $2 million on Friday, Oct. 10 to begin the project.

  • DENNIS TOWNSHIP – The board of education has two vacancies that came too late to place on the November ballot, and those positions will be filled after the general election on Nov. 4.

    “We had two board members resign – one in September and one last night (Oct. 15),” said Mia DelCorio, secretary to the business administrator. “Since it was so late, we couldn’t get the positions on the ballot.”

Middle Township Gazette

County workers take part in heart walk

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 05:31 pm

Heart Walk Heart Walk Members of Cape May County government raised $200 when they took to the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, May 17 to support the American Heart Association in the South Jersey Heart Walk. Employees participating in the walk included: Bill Gannon, Diane Hermann, Anmarie Abbatiello, Helene Mason, Luz Magee, Linda Miller, Lori Cosimi, Kathy Miley, Mike Laffey, Bill Crowther and Marge Rothenbiller.

 

 

Dog obedience club donates to sheriff’s K-9 unit

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 05:18 pm

Sheriff’s K-9 Jax wears a protective vests donated by Cape May County Dog Obedience and Training Club Sheriff’s K-9 Jax wears a protective vests donated by Cape May County Dog Obedience and Training Club CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dogs with the Cape May County Sherriff’s office K-9 unit are safer, thanks to a donation of $2,439 from the Cape May County Dog Obedience Training Club for the purchase of a K-9 vest.

The club raised the funds through the 2013 Mutt Strut held on the Cape May Promenade last September.

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Students ponder paths into the future on Career Day

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Written by David Benson Friday, May 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Students and faculty Students and faculty worked together to make Career Day a success at Middle Township High School on Thursday, May 29. Shown are faculty members Kim Moore, Dave Joslin, John King and Laura Lambert. Students are Steve Hand, Joe Duma, Chris DeVico, Taylor Brown, Julianna Riggitano, Zach Buchanan, Adam Vaul, Noah Granigan, Jen Ney and Sammy Geisinger. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – By the time Ted Bryan finished talking to students in Kim Moore’s world history class about his career in teaching at Middle Township High School, Kelsey Dunlevy, 15, had made up her mind.

She wants to teach.

“I want to be a history teacher,” Dunlevy said. “I love everything about history.”

She hopes to attend Rowan University to earn a teaching degree and work at her school.

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Matthews breaks ground at community garden at Whitesboro School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 09:53 am

Robert Matthews breaks ground for the community garden in Whitesboro. Robert Matthews breaks ground for the community garden in Whitesboro. WHITESBORO – With the support of Middle Township Committee, Robert Matthews, recreation director at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, used a rototiller to break ground for a community garden next to the historic Whitesboro School on Wednesday, May 21.

“I want to commend Robert Matthews for presenting this concept as an innovative use for the grounds surrounding our historic school,” said Mayor Tim Donohue.

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MTHS art students create memories for Nicaraguan children

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Written by David Benson Friday, May 30, 2014 09:31 am

Art students at Middle Township High School painted portraits of children in Nicaragua earlier this year. They plan a fundraiser to raise about $200 to send the paintings to the children. Art students at Middle Township High School painted portraits of children in Nicaragua earlier this year. They plan a fundraiser to raise about $200 to send the paintings to the children. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Art students at Middle Township High School plan to give children in Nicaragua a hand-painted portrait of themselves.

“A lot of kids in Nicaragua don’t even have a picture of themselves,” said Karen Biederman, art teacher at Middle Township High School. “They live in such extreme poverty, they don’t have anything.”

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Co-ed softball registration underway

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 03:55 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Middle Township Department of Recreation has announced that registration is underway for co-ed adult softball teams for the upcoming season.

According to a press release, the co-ed season begins Tuesday, June 24, with all games scheduled at the Clarence Davies Sports Complex in Goshen.

The cost to register a team is $400, and 25 members are required for each team.

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Neighborhood Watch enters the digital age

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 29, 2014 01:41 pm

Sgt. James Loftus is one of two officers who monitors Facebook posts for local Neighborhood Watch groups. Sgt. James Loftus is one of two officers who monitors Facebook posts for local Neighborhood Watch groups. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Sashes and flashlights are a thing of the past for Neighborhood Watch in Middle Township, a police officer said recently.

The digital age has brought changes over the years, and now the police department – as well as the neighborhoods – count on the nearly instantaneous updates of social media to keep an eye on local streets.

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Fiocchi joins call for rumble strip on Route 47

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:07 pm

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi has added his voice to the call for a rumble strip down the center of Route 47 in Middle Township, joining the Township Committee and Fire District No. 1 in asking the state Department of Transportation to make improvements to the road.

Three fatalities this year on Route 47 have brought together lawmakers, firefighters and others to renew a district call to the state to make the road safer for motorists.

Last week, Township Committeeman Michael Clark, also a volunteer firefighter and president of county Firemen’s Association, sent a letter to state Sen. Jeff Van Drew asking the senator to intercede with the state Department of Transportation to add a rumble strip down the center of the highway.

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Greco files civil complaint in response to criminal charges

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Written by David Benson Thursday, May 29, 2014 08:53 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – In response to criminal charges that he bilked an elderly patient out of more than $149,000, an attorney for a Republican powerbroker in Vineland has filed a civil suit, saying that his client is the victim of a business deal gone sour.

Two months ago, County Prosecutor Robert Taylor arrested of Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

At that time, officials accused Greco of convincing Williams Rhoads, 79, to sign over power of attorney giving him control of the patient’s finances.

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Brutu, Cape May County zoo’s lion, dies

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 27, 2014 05:57 pm

Brutu in a file photo from last fall. The lion was euthanized on Friday. Brutu in a file photo from last fall. The lion was euthanized on Friday. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE —  Brutu, the well-known male lion at the Cape May County zoo, has died, county officials announced on Tuesday.

One of several big cats at the zoo, the lion was 16 years old.

“It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our male lion, Brutu, on Friday, May 23, ‘Bru, suffered from complications of age related arthritis and spinal cord issues,” said Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Park and Zoo, in a prepared statement. “We are extremely grateful for the excellent care and expertise given to all our animals at the zoo and especially the attention extended to ensure ‘Bru’ was comfortable during the past few months.”

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