Cape May Gazette

LCMR students and staff cut hair, raise money for cancer research

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Written by Alex Davis Saturday, March 29, 2014 06:56 pm

photo by Jen Marra photo by Jen Marra

LOWER TOWNSHIP - A group of teenaged boys dressed in green T-shirts stared at themselves in a large mirror after getting their heads shaved Friday in front of hundreds of people in the high school auditorium.

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Veterans resource and opportunity fair

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The American Legion partnering with the State Parole Board, LWD (Labor and Workforce Development), and regional partners the Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee (CVAC) of Cape May County, and the American Red Cross will hold an event providing employment, homelessness, criminal justice initiatives and mental health (PTSD) resources from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Naval Air Station Wildwood.

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Lower Police take part in distracted driving crackdown

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

police crack down on texting while driving  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department is taking part in a new program being initiated by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to crack down on distracted driving.

Beginning on April 1 through April 21, the Lower Township Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort with the slogan, “UDrive. UText. UPay.”

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Cape May public works preparing for summer

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Written by Alex Davis Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:49 am

CAPE MAY – The weather is getting warmer so the Cape May Public Works Department is preparing for summer, says superintendent Robert Smith.

“We’ve got a laundry list,” he said in an interview Monday, March 25.

Cape May has 3,800 year-round residents, but it draws 45,000 visitors during the summer. The public works department uses events that lead up to the summer to get ready for tourism season, Smith said.

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Cape May to announce Convention Hall concert scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:12 am

CAPE MAY – The city is planning a news conference Monday, March 31 to announce the schedule of events at Cape May Convention Hall.

The city is scheduling national and international entertainers for shows from Memorial Day Weekend through December, according to a press release.

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Police rescue residents from smoke-filled apartment

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police responding with the Villas Volunteer Fire Department rescue two Villas residents during an early morning fire on Friday, March 14.

The Villas fire department received a report of a structure fire and entrapment at 12:13 a.m. on March 14 at 77 Wildwood Ave. in Villas. Police arrived on scene moments prior to the fire company and learned that there were still two residents in the downstairs apartment.

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Cape May arts program captures thoughts of peace in photographs

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, March 25, 2014 03:58 pm

Cecilia Grillo of Cape May and professional photographer Tina Giaimo take part in last weekend’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church. Cecilia Grillo of Cape May and professional photographer Tina Giaimo take part in last weekend’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church.

CAPE MAY — Cecilia Grillo,11, of Cape May, sets shards of green and blue glass, brown seashells and other objects on a table in front of a big sunset picture. She makes some adjustments until the scene is just right.

She is preparing to photograph what she finds peaceful  — the tranquility of the beach —  during Saturday night’s Center for Community Arts Youth Art Program at the Cape May United Methodist Church.

Grillo and professional photographer Tina Giaimo kneel behind a Canon digital camera and look through the viewfinder. They take a picture.

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Church youth group leader charged with aggravated sexual assault in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 24, 2014 04:26 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Lower Township police have charged a church youth group leader with aggravated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

Jonatan Nunez, 24, of Vineland, was charged in connection with the March 19 assault, police said.

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Former Shelton College building to be demolished after roof collapse

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 24, 2014 03:32 pm

CAPE MAY — The former Shelton College building will be demolished after the roof collapsed about four weeks ago, according to Cape May City Manager Bruce MacLeod.

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October test found bacteria in Cape May drinking water, says annual report

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 24, 2014 03:18 pm

CAPE MAY — In October, the Cape May City Water Department found total coliform bacteria in a sampling of drinking water.

Staff did more testing and those results came back negative, according to a recently released 2013 annual drinking water quality report.

Carl Behrens, superintendent of Cape May’s water and sewer utility, said there’s no cause for alarm. The water is safe to drink, he said.

More than 4,500 customers in Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point are serviced by the water utility.

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