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Two arrested after robbery attempt in North Cape May

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 02:36 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they arrested two men on Dec. 28, one who attempted to rob a 20-year-old woman and her boyfriend who fought the robber.

Alisha Stevenson of North Cape May was assaulted in the area of Townbank Road and Teal Avenue at 2:05 a.m. on Dec. 28, according to police. Stevenson said she was struck and thrown to the ground. Her attacker then tried to steal her purse, police said.

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What’s the one thing you would like to do more often in 2014? | Cape May Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 07:00 am

Barbara Alburger,Hilton Alburger, Matt Slobodjian , Dave Smith with his golden retrievers, Cosmo and Toby Barbara Alburger,Hilton Alburger, Matt Slobodjian , Dave Smith with his golden retrievers, Cosmo and Toby

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Dependable returns to port

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 26, 2013 03:50 pm

CAPE MAY – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to homeport in Cape May Monday, Dec. 23, at 11:30 a.m.

During the 29-day patrol, Dependable was tasked with enforcing marine wildlife protection laws, as well as fisheries and safety regulations, completing more than 20 boardings of commercial fishing vessels.

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Summer of 1869 started Cape May’s tourism rebound

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, December 26, 2013 05:00 am

 After the Civil War ended with the surrender by General Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865 at Virginia’s Appomattox Court House, the county governed at New Jersey’s Cape May Court House began to make its tourism comeback, especially in what was then still known as Cape Island.

It was not until the summer of 1869, however, its war wounds beginning to heal, that Cape Island returned to some of its glory tourism days. Shattered by the war and still antagonistic toward the North, many southerners avoided the seashore resort to which they had brought their dollars before the Civil War broke out.

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Beck named president of Cape May County mayors conference

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Written by Mary Linehan Tuesday, December 24, 2013 01:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Mayor Michael Beck was named president of the Cape May County Conference of Mayors at the group’s mid-December meeting.

“When you are mayor, you get pulled into a little bit of everything,” Beck said. “You might return a call to a resident who is angry about recycling pickup, and then have to pick up the phone and be able to answer questions for some official in Trenton.”

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Cleanup complete after sailboat ran aground

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, December 23, 2013 04:20 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP— A 47-foot sailboat that ran aground Friday has since been cleaned up, a Coast Guard Public Affairs officer said Monday.

The vessel, named Tiffany, hit the jetty near Cold Spring Inlet sometime Friday night. The three passengers aboard were able to make it out of the wreck safely, the officer said.

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Bill would let towns reduce price or offer free beach tags to veterans

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Written by Mary Linehan Monday, December 23, 2013 07:35 am

CAPE MAY – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, which would let beach towns give military veterans beach tags for free or at a reduced cost, is headed to a vote in the state Senate.

Mayor Ed Mahaney said that the city currently has an agreement with the Coast Guard at Training Center Cape May for guardsmen to have beach access in the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township.

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Lower approves contract for Delaware Bay shoreline review

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Written by Mary Linehan Sunday, December 22, 2013 06:24 am

Homes in V-zones will face much higher premiums

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Council last week unanimously approved a contract for Stockton College’s Coastal Research Center to gather and analyze data to challenge new maps prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Bizarre History of Cape May: Music offered comfort and joy in wartime Cape May

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 20, 2013 09:52 pm

 Music has always been a vital part of Cape May history, whether it was played for joy, for comfort, inspiration or for cultural entertainment. That is especially true in today’s troubled times, some solace coming from the annual music festival of Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, from the outdoor summer concerts and from other local sources.

Churches, of course, have long been the centerpiece of music in the community although everyone has not always been in accord. The different music styles of the past and the present often collide and the conflict does not enhance church attendance unless separate services or masses are held to suit each group’s tastes.

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Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 05:48 am

Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’  Local unit featured in Coast Guard’s ‘Top 10 Videos’

CAPE MAY – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will be featured for the first time in the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of 2013 and will compete in the service’s 2013 Video of the Year Contest.

The Coast Guard premiered its Top 10 videos of 2013 highlighting some of the service's most compelling cases and training to its newest recruits at Training Center Cape May Wednesday.

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