Middle Township Gazette

Gov. Christie visits Stone Harbor Elementary

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, March 20, 2013 05:28 pm

Gov. Chris Christie visits the Stone Harbor Elementary School Wednesday, March 20. The school had been closed since being flooded during Hurricane Sandy in October and, after extensive renovations, reopened Monday, March 11. The third- and fourth-grade students patiently sat on the stage in the gymnasium while Christie holds a press conference. The kindergarten, first- and second-grade students also got a visit from the governor and answered any question the students had.

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No budget at Wildwood meeting

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 20, 2013 02:47 pm

WILDWOOD- City commissioners did not introduce their 2013 municipal budget last Wednesday, but said they were expecting to introduce in the next few weeks.

In February, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. had said that the city would introduce a budget by March 13.

The state’s deadline for municipal budget introductions was March 15.

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Middle Township to crack down on motels

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:47 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- An ordinance adopted this week by Township Committee takes aim at some motels in Middle Township.

Rental property owners would have to post a bond or security if at least two reports of “disorderly, indecent, tumultuous, or riotous conduct” happen in a year that would go toward paying for future damage or expense.

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Big Lots coming to Middle

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, March 15, 2013 05:37 pm

People filled out job applications at the Big Lots planned to open in Cape May Court House. People filled out job applications at the Big Lots planned to open in Cape May Court House.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- People filled out applications in the former Super Fresh store in Cape May Court House Friday for the Big Lots store coming in.

The large building has sat empty since Super Fresh shut its doors in 2011, causing about 80 people to lose their jobs.

On March 15, the building was lined with empty shelves and workers were getting the store ready for opening.

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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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