Cape May Gazette

CM Stage presents 'The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights'

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:40 pm

CAPE MAY — Cape May Stage, in partnership with the Cape May Film Society, is proud to present a screening of the documentary “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.” Focusing on Whitney Young’s involvement in the civil rights movement, this screening ties in to Cape May Stage’s main stage production of “The Mountaintop” – focusing on another civil rights leader: Martin Luther King Jr.

Read more: CM Stage presents 'The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights'

 

MAC partners with Exit 0 Jazz Festival for events

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:28 pm

CAPE MAY — Two musical partners, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) and Exit 0 International Jazz Festival, bring to the stage two new events with six exciting jazz performers to propel a seriously up-tempo launch of the 2014 Cape May summer season.

Jazz at the Estate on Saturday, May 31, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., features live music all afternoon on an outdoor stage, food, beer, wine, spirits, crafts vendors and more. Jazz at the Estate brings the Gypsy Django violin of Daisy Castro; Grammy-winning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, the band from HBOs “Boardwalk Empire”; the bubbling Brazilian backbeats, Appalachian melodies, bluesy riffs of Matuto; and Jon Cleary, born in England, bred in New Orleans, and a triple threat combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. Bring your beach chair or blanket. General admission $20 Adults, $10 Children (ages 3-12).

Read more: MAC partners with Exit 0 Jazz Festival for events

   

Suspicious person investigation leads to drug arrest

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:16 pm

VILLAS – On Saturday, May 10, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Lower Township Police Officer Dallas Bohn conducted a suspicious person investigation. The person was later identified as Joseph P. McCarraher Jr., 25, residing in the first block of E. Florida Avenue, Villas.

During the investigation, McCarraher provided a fictitious name and when Bohn questioned McCrarraher further he fled on foot. McCarraher was quickly apprehended and after a brief struggle he was subdued, handcuffed, and searched. During the search, McCarraher was found to be in possession of several packets of heroin and a large sum of money.

Read more: Suspicious person investigation leads to drug arrest

 

Three robbery suspects arrested in Lower Township

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:08 pm

NORTH CAPE MAY - Lower Township Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday, May 11, at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the Townbank Manor Apartments located at 620 Town Bank Road in North Cape May.

Three suspects entered and unlocked residence through the front door wearing masks and hoods, once inside the suspects assaulted two of the occupants. Victims were a female, 26, and male, 29, who reside at that residence. Both suffered minor injuries during the assault. After the assault the suspects stole money and a cell phone from the victims. One assailant was in possession of a Taser type weapon, which was not used during the assault. The three suspects fled the area prior to the Lower Township Police being called.

Read more: Three robbery suspects arrested in Lower Township

   

What’s in a beach’s name?

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Tuesday, May 13, 2014 04:00 am

Shifting sands carry a history lesson in Cape May

CAPE MAY — The City of Cape May has designated all its beaches, naming most of them after the street ends where the beach is located. Every so often, however, there is one that carries the name of a person who has had a positive impact on the beaches here.

One was former Congressman William J. Hughes, who represented New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995. According to Cape May Mayor Ed Mahaney, Hughes was responsible for the city getting into a 50-year beach replenishment program that began in 1990.

Read more: What’s in a beach’s name?

 

LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 12, 2014 02:54 pm

April 28: Stephen Mitros III, 54. Miramar Ave., North Cape May, bad checks.Appril 29: Paul Iames, 50, Route 109, Cold Spring, assault.Charles Brown, 50, W. New Jersey Ave., Wildwood Crest, contempt by violating Domestic Rights Act. Gary M. Groves, 48, E. 18th Street, North Wildwood, operating motor vehicle during license suspension-fourth degree. Harry E. Angstadt Jr., 23, Willow Drive, Erma, contempt of court, certain persons not to possess weapons, unlawful possession of weapons.

Read more: LTPD Weekly Adult Arrest Summary

   

Wilma Korevaar and Bob Pearson are MAC Volunteers of the Month for May

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 12, 2014 02:07 pm

MAC Volunteers of the Month for May MAC Volunteers of the Month for May

Wilma Korevaar and Bob Pearson, of Villas, are the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities (MAC) Volunteers of the Month for May. They were nominated by MAC Registrar Heather Furlin, who catalogs and maintains MAC's museum collections. "Wilma and Bob recently became volunteers at MAC and stepped right in, volunteering to work on the Friends of the Physick Estate photo inventory project," Furlin said.

Read more: Wilma Korevaar and Bob Pearson are MAC Volunteers of the Month for May

 

Engineer updates projects as city prepares for summer

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Monday, May 12, 2014 11:54 am

CAPE MAY — City engineer Ray Roberts gave his regular engineering report to city council at its meeting on Tuesday, May 6, saying the Cape May Avenue reconstruction project was wrapping up.

Mayor Ed Mahaney said the city had just received a call from the governor’s office announcing the approval of a grant for $174,501, which would be applied to the project.

Read more: Engineer updates projects as city prepares for summer

   

Fence needs city, county approval

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Monday, May 12, 2014 11:53 am

CAPE MAY — A couple whose home encroaches on city property asked city council Tuesday for permission to replace a fence.

Robert and Susan Cawley, who live at 221 Grant Ave., appeared before Cape May City Council on Tuesday, May 6 to deal with a decades-old problem. Their home, which was constructed in 1981, was built partially on city property.

Read more: Fence needs city, county approval

 

UPDATE: Jewelry store thieves ‘pros’

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Christopher South Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Police released this image of two of the suspects. Three more allegedly distracted the clerk at a jewelry store while they took $100,000 in diamond rings, according to Cape May police. The crime was announced on the police department’s Facebook page. Police released this image of two of the suspects. Three more allegedly distracted the clerk at a jewelry store while they took $100,000 in diamond rings, according to Cape May police. The crime was announced on the police department’s Facebook page. CAPE MAY – Thieves who stole about $95,000 in jewelry from Artisan’s Alcove in Cape May, May 8, are alleged to be part of an interstate shoplifting ring.

Artisan’s Alcove owner William Scott said FBI agents were in Cape May Friday to interview him about the theft in which perhaps six people were involved. Scott said five people entered the store when only one employee was there. A sixth remained outside, apparently connected to the inside group by cell phone. He said one man remained outside with earphone in his ears and a cell phone in his hand. At one point on the security tape, a man inside the store appears to communicate with someone via a cellphone device.

Read more: UPDATE: Jewelry store thieves ‘pros’

   

Page 13 of 79