Cape May Gazette

Runners race in remembrance of local heroes

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 03:49 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting the annual Robert Coombs/ David Douglass Memorial Bay Run on Aug. 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This is the 13th year of the consolidation of the Robert Coombs Memorial Bay Run and the David C. Douglass Sr. Memorial Race. This year’s event features the five-mile race as well as a two-mile health run or walk.
The event is held in memory of two men who were committed to protecting and supporting their community. Robert Coombs was a Town Bank volunteer firefighter who was killed in an auto accident. David C. Douglass Sr. made the ultimate sacrifice and was killed in the line of duty. Douglass also served as a Town Bank volunteer firefighter.

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Better late than never for two businesses

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, July 26, 2014 01:12 pm

Walid Abdelgawad recently opened Jo Jo Pizzeria Walid Abdelgawad recently opened Jo Jo Pizzeria CAPE MAY – Some people think Memorial Day is the start of the summer season. Others say it starts after schools are out. Many believe the season doesn’t really get going until the Fourth of July.

Starting a business after the Fourth of July, then, could either be a good move or a risky business decision depending on who you are.

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Lower Township honors retiring police officer as new patrolman joins the force

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 25, 2014 01:45 pm

Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson Retiring LTPD officer William McPherson LOWER TOWNSHIP - Lower Township Council and members of the Lower Township Police Department wished one officer a happy retirement and welcomed another to their ranks during a July 21 council meeting.

Mayor Michael Beck thanked Officer William McPherson for his 25 years as a Lower Township Police officer and noted that his presence in the department was going to be missed.

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Merchants say summer season going well, so far

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Written by Christopher South Friday, July 25, 2014 01:11 pm

CAPE MAY – Judging by the calendar, the summer season is flying by at a very rapid rate. In just about a week’s time it will be August, and Labor Day – the unofficial end of summer – comes right after that.
The general feeling is that the summer of 2014 is going well for local businesses.

Doreen Talley of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May said business seems to be good, especially in the evenings after the beaches close.

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Knights of Columbus thanks township for support with charity music festival

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:39 pm

KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council KofC's Louis Ginsburg thanking council LOWER TOWNSHIP - Louis Ginsburg, of the Knights of Columbus, local council 3546, presented certificates of appreciation to the Lower Township Council and Township Manager Mike Voll during the July 23 council meeting.

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City holds hearing on Green Acres application

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:05 pm

CAPE MAY – Cape May held a public hearing last week on an application for Green Acres funding for the proposed Lafayette Street Park.

Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates, a grants consultant hired by the city, said the public hearing was one of the requirements of the grant application. No one from the public commented on the application, which was previously authorized by city council.

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‘Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:55 pm

'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate 'Death of the Party' at the Physick Estate

CAPE MAY - Feel the suspense as it unfolds around you during “Clueless at the Physick Estate: The Death of the Party.” 

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Lower Township and Egg Harbor Township men arrested in child pornography sweep

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Written by David Benson Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:24 pm

Child Porn Sweep Child Porn Sweep A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.

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Lower Township man among 14 arrested in child pornography sweep

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:03 am

A Lower Township man was one of 14 people arrested in a child pornography sweep who will be named at a press conference today in Trenton, according to Acting Attorney General John Hoffman.

The arrests are part of a joint state and federal sweep, and the arrests include two school bus drivers; as well as another defendant charged with manufacturing child pornography for allegedly hacking into an underage girl’s email account and blackmailing her to force her to strip naked on a webcam while he recorded her.

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Jeff Coon bringing nightclub to Convention Hall

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 23, 2014 01:19 pm

Jeff Coon of Cape May Summer Camp Jeff Coon of Cape May Summer Camp CAPE MAY – Jeff Coon is trying to bring the classic nightclub entertainment scene to Cape May’s Conventional Hall when he hosts “Cape May Summer Club” on three nights in July and August.

Coon is a local by birth, a 1988 graduate of Lower Cape May Regional High School, who now makes his home in Delaware County, Pa.

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