Middle Township Gazette

Expansion of juvenile diversion program gives kids a second chance

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Written by David Benson Friday, August 22, 2014 07:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A second chance is all that some kids need to find the right path, officials say, and this year, municipal law enforcement officials throughout the county are working to expand an existing program to help those under 14 stay out of the legal system.

Cape Assist’s Impact6 program has already been running for about 10 years, though it primarily targets underage drinking in youths 14 to 17 years old, said Temerity Berry, coordinator of the program.

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Development council plans restaurant week

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:14 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Middle Township Economic Development Council is planning “restaurant week” from Sept. 22-27, and plans to contact restaurants throughout the area to participate in the event, according to a press release.

“There have been new restaurants that have opened in Middle Township within the past year, and of course we have many established restaurants,” said Carol Struett, chairwoman of the council.

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Middle Township Police blotter, Aug. 4-10

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Written by Police Blotter Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:45 am

Middle Township police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 4-10. 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.

Monday, Aug. 4

Joseph D. Bassett, 29, Millville – Possession of drugs

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Jersey Shore Pops to present “Great Balls of Fire” legends of piano

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:32 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - “Great Balls of Fire,” a concert focused on piano, is planned for 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Performing Arts Center, starring Linda Gentille and The Jersey Shore Pops.

According to a press release, the show will feature music from piano legends of the last 50 years including: Jerry Lee Lewis, Liberace, Roger Williams, Billy Joel, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller, Floyd Cramer and Victor Borge.

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Annual Sandy Paws 5k race planned Sunday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:28 am

STONE HARBOR – Pooches and their owners are invited to the seventh annual Sandy Paws 5k Run and 1 Mile Pooch Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Stone Harbor Fire Department.

Proceeds from the run and walk benefit the Animal Alliance of Cape May County and Stone Harbor Fire Department.

Only humans can compete in the run, however the Pooch Walk is for dogs and their owners.

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County Zoo ranked 15th in U.S. by TripAdvisor.com

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 09:19 am

A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.

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Center barbecue celebrates seniors, volunteers and supporters

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 04:09 pm

Dennis Township Committeeman Frank Germanio flips burgers at the annual barbecue with the help of his son, Thomas. Dennis Township Committeeman Frank Germanio flips burgers at the annual barbecue with the help of his son, Thomas.

Backbone of event are volunteers and center director, Rose Essig

DENNISVILLE – Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak stopped by the Dennis Township Senior Center, Wednesday, Aug 20, to visit with seniors attending the annual barbecue.

“I came out to support the seniors, and I’m hoping everyone’s have a good summer,” Andrzejczak. “This is my day to go around and say ‘hi’ to everyone.”

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UPDATED: Grand jury indicts Greco in alleged bilking of elderly patient

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 01:59 pm

Greco's attorney says parallel civil suit will proceed

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization, officials announced.

The indictment stems from charges that Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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$8 million dredging project first of its kind in New Jersey

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:09 am

A slurry of about 10 percent fine grain sand and 90 percent water is sprayed out onto Ring Island to make a nesting habitat for black skimmers, endangered in New Jersey. The Wetlands Institute is in the background. A slurry of about 10 percent fine grain sand and 90 percent water is sprayed out onto Ring Island to make a nesting habitat for black skimmers, endangered in New Jersey. The Wetlands Institute is in the background. Project reuses dredging material to restore coastal wetlands

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – An $8 million two-year project to use dredge materials to restore coastal wetlands and build habitat for shorebirds got underway early this week when a barge sitting in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway near Hereford Inlet blasted a slurry of sand and water through 8,000 feet of pipe onto Ring Island, between the Wetlands Institute and Stone Harbor.

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Neighbors want answers on dredge project

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:00 am

Robert Taylor seeks answers about dredging project as Laurie Pettigrew, a DEP spokeswoman, looks on. Robert Taylor seeks answers about dredging project as Laurie Pettigrew, a DEP spokeswoman, looks on. Material added to wetlands worries some on Stone Harbor Boulevard

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – State and federal workers were in the hot seat during Monday’s Township Committee meeting, as Stone Harbor Boulevard residents demanded answers from officials about the reuse of dredging materials on a nearby island that were pumped from the Intracoastal Waterway near Hereford Inlet.

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