• 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

Friday nights open to Woodbine youth for basketball

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:40 pm

WOODBINE – Young people are invited to an open gym night, from 6-9:30 p.m. every Friday at the Woodbine community gym behind the library to play basketball with a former coach.

“I’ll play ball till you fall,” said Morris Harris Jr., who’s also a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Woodbine. “We have multiple courts at the Woodbine gym, and we open up on Friday nights to give kids something to do.”

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In flight

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, October 03, 2014 12:27 pm

Photo by Bill Barlow Photo by Bill Barlow A snowy egret flies over the marsh at The Wetlands Institute near Stone Harbor this week. In addition to the local shore birds and marsh waders, numerous migrating species can be seen in Cape May County this time of year, including hawks and other birds of prey heading south. 

--photo by Bill Barlow

   

Borough memorializes LeFevre with planting of a tree

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:05 pm

Borough officials plant a crepe myrtle tree in memory of Charles LeFevre. Borough officials plant a crepe myrtle tree in memory of Charles LeFevre. AVALON – Borough officials and area residents attended a ceremony to memorialize longtime recreation employee Charles LeFevre, who died earlier this year, by planting a crepe myrtle tree in his memory on the south side of Community Hall on Friday, Sept. 26.

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Kids learn about justice at Superior Court

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 11:47 am

Nicole DelCorio's third grade students from the elementary school visit Superior Court. Nicole DelCorio's third grade students from the elementary school visit Superior Court. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Nicole DelCorio’s third grade class at Middle Township Elementary No. 1 got a close look at justice recently when they took a field trip to visit Judge John R. Rauh at Superior Court in Cape May County.

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Bishop McHugh hosts family fun night

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 11:40 am

Face painting was a highlight of the evening, thanks to volunteer face painter and Bishop McHugh parent, Mrs. Arena. Pictured getting her face painted is Gianna Zapata, while Camryn Schultheis and Olivia Boehmler watch. Face painting was a highlight of the evening, thanks to volunteer face painter and Bishop McHugh parent, Mrs. Arena. Pictured getting her face painted is Gianna Zapata, while Camryn Schultheis and Olivia Boehmler watch. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Students and their families gathered at Bishop McHugh Regional School on Friday, Sept. 12 for Family Fun Night. The evening featured carnival-style games, face painting, a dunk tank, pie eating contest, bouncy houses and sports.  The annual event, sponsored by the PTA, is a chance to welcome students and their families back to school.

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Investigation continues in discovery of woman’s body

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Written by David Benson Thursday, October 02, 2014 04:39 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Area residents have voiced concern over the discovery of the decomposed remains of a woman found in a wooded area behind a residence on Indian Trail Road in Middle Township earlier this week.

“That’s scary,” one resident wrote on the Gazette’s social media page. “Damn, right down the street from where I used to stay with my ex,” wrote another resident. “That’s crazy.”

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Middle Township police release age-progressed photo of Himebaugh

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 01:52 pm

age-progressed photo of Mark Himebaugh age-progressed photo of Mark Himebaugh CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township police have released an age-progressed photo of Mark Himebaugh that suggests how the missing man would appear today at 34 years old.

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County Bloods leader pleads guilty, faces at least 6 years in prison

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 09:58 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Middle Township man, identified as the leader of the Cape May County Bloods, has pleaded guilty to second degree gang criminality, and will serve at least six years in state prison, according to a statement from County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

Charles “Hot Blood” Daniels, 30, also pleaded guilty to third degree distribution of drugs, the prosecutor said.

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‘Blessing of the Animals’ planned in Stone Harbor

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 07:39 am

STONE HARBOR – The public is invited to the annual “Blessing of the Animals,” a celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor.

Attendees are invited to bring their pets. For more information, call 609-368-5922.

 

Symposium planned to discuss domestic violence

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 07:36 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to a symposium “From victim to survivor: reclaiming your life after violence,” from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at the Historic Courthouse,  N. Main St., Cape May Court House.

The discussion brings together law enforcement, domestic violence advocacy and a violence survivor, and is hosted by the Cape May County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women.

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