Middle Township Gazette

Tax hike, layoffs in school budget proposal

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, March 15, 2013 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Property owners will pay more in school taxes and some people will be out of work under Middle Township Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget.

Officials are still working on whittling $1.3 million from the budget, even with a 4 percent increase for the taxpayers, said Superintendent Michael Kopakowski.

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Students feel at home, away from home

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, March 15, 2013 01:00 am

From left, Reham Ibrahim, Tristan Moseler and school counselor Bill Orr. From left, Reham Ibrahim, Tristan Moseler and school counselor Bill Orr.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – In her first days at Middle Township High School in September, Reham Ibrahim was pretty nervous.

Ibrahim had to get used to having boys in her classes, because back home in Egypt she went to a private all-girls school. There are also no school-sponsored clubs and sports at her Egyptian school.

Even as the 17-year-old settled in, she had more reason to be anxious.

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Beaches take a hit from March storm

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:18 am

AVALON – Beaches in Stone Harbor suffered significant erosion in last week’s late-winter storm, but Avalon fared well, according to officials.

The nor’easter on March 6 brought heavy winds, flooding and power outages.

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The stats: Crime down in Middle for the most part

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:00 am

More narcotics, jaywalking details planned

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – While non-violent crime rose by 11 percent in Middle Township last year, violent crime fell by about 35 percent, according to the township police department’s annual report.

Police Chief Chris Leusner attributes the reduction partly to strengthening the department’s presence in Rio Grande.

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Man wounded in attack with box cutter

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Monday, March 11, 2013 05:07 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – A Cape May Court House man allegedly attacked another man with a box cutter several times during an argument March 9, according to police.

Police say Leo Collins, 51, allegedly cut Duane Mathis, 50, on his back, leg, and hand after an argument and fight.

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Work causes long delays on Parkway

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 11, 2013 02:19 pm

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Vehicles were bumper to bumper going north on the Garden State Parkway Monday morning as work continued on a multimillion-dollar project.

That was not to be the case Tuesday, however, according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney.

“Because of the heavy traffic, the contractor will only be allowed to close one lane tomorrow morning,” he said.

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Committee seeks better electric rates

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, March 08, 2013 04:34 am

STONE HARBOR – Some residents could save as much as two month’s worth of electricity by being involved in a plan to combine accounts in this town and others.

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New rec. director chosen

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Thursday, March 07, 2013 10:12 pm

Officials have announced that Keith Fonseca is Middle Township's new recreation director.

He replaces Chuck McDonnell, who left for another job in November.

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In the the wake of the nor'easter

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 07, 2013 06:01 pm

Outside of the Stone Harbor Elementary School Thursday morning. See more nor'easter aftermath photos here
 

DeLanzo bows out

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 07, 2013 05:18 pm

A race is on for Democratic nomination

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – After 12 years, Susan DeLanzo announced she won’t run again for Township Committee.

Instead, Michael Clark of Swainton and Salvatore “Sal” DeSimone of Rio Grande are seeking the Democratic nomination. Whichever candidate is chosen will face Republican Melanie Collins of Rio Grande in the November General Election.

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21-year-old accused in stabbing

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Thursday, March 07, 2013 02:23 pm

A 21-year-old woman from Middle Township faces charges of attempted homicide after allegedly stabbing a man in the back several times in the early hours Wednesday.

As of midday Thursday, March 7, the victim was listed in stable condition, according to authorities.

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Outside showers targeted by copper thieves

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 07, 2013 02:10 pm

STONE HARBOR – Thieves are stealing copper piping from enclosed outside showers in the 35th Street area in Stone Harbor, according to police.

Police have received several reports of copper being stolen at permanent and summer homes.

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