• Cape May Gazette

    CAPE MAY – A local business owner who is trying to save the access to her off-street parking described her conflict with a local bank as a “David and Goliath story.”

    Deanna Brown, owner of Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites, 717 Washington St., Cape May, shares a property line with Sturdy Savings Bank at the corner of Washington and Franklin streets. In February 1994, Brown had owned Antoinette’s about five months when Bob McManus sold his gas station to Sturdy Savings. As Sturdy Savings was in the process of getting approvals for construction of the new bank building, Brown sought to maintain…

  • Cape May Gazette

    CAPE MAY – Two of thee Cape May City Council members up for reelection on Nov. 4 have already announced their intention not to run again for their seats.

    Municipal elections were moved from May to November to coincide with the General Election. Deputy Mayor Jack Wichterman said this week that he would not seek reelection, and Councilman Bill Murray said he probably would not seek another term.

  • Cape May Gazette

     Residents’ outcry prompts delay of Beach Drive project  LOWER TOWNSHIP – The day after a three-hour council work session that saw dozens of residents question the Beach Drive pedestrian access project, council members have announced their intention to put the application for project funds on hold.

    “I support this project, and I represent the people of Ward 2 -- and they need more information and more opportunity to provide input,” Councilman Jim Neville said Tuesday. “We went to the property owners meeting in March, and this…

  • Regional

    Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

    One was 29, the other 30.

    In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

  • Cape May Gazette

     World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

    CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

  • Regional

    THE WILDWOODS – The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 1960s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music.

    The event begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a dance party featuring the David Christopher Band with songs from the ’60s, ’70s and early ’80s from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.

  • Regional

    WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business @ the Beach Expo is scheduled for April 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

    This year’s Business @ the Beach Expo features concurrent keynote sessions on networking and e-commerce.

Cape May Gazette

Township applying for $900K improvements on Beach Drive

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Written by Mary Linehan Thursday, March 06, 2014 01:00 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The township’s Recreation Advisory Board wants officials to move forward with improvements to roads along the Delaware Bay, hoping to bolster pedestrian and cyclist safety on the popular thoroughfares.

“The project given the highest priority is the Beach Drive/Shore Drive public access improvements project,” said board member Luke Gegan at Monday night’s council work session. “This project recently received its CAFRA permit and construction of the proposed improvements will greatly enhance the experience of township residents and visitors on the Delaware Bay waterfront.”

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Cape May could lose $28,000 through free beach tags for vets

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 05, 2014 07:51 pm

CAPE MAY — Cape May government may lose as much as $28,000 by giving free beach tags to veterans and military servicemen and women this year, officials said this week.

Mayor Edward J. Mahaney Jr. said he believes the number of beach tags will be higher in Cape May than in other towns. The city has an active military installation and a large number of military veterans, mostly Coast Guard families. Cape May also offers many amenities, including numerous restrooms, showers and adequate parking, he said.

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Too much jurisprudence in government

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:27 pm

To the editor:

There’s a place for everyone provided that everyone qualifies. Wasn’t it Shakespeare in “Henry VI,” Part II who said, “Kill all the lawyers”? The polls show that this particular group ranks next to used car salesmen. Not too popular.

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Head back to school, not to courts

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:00 pm

To the editor:

Cape May’s decision to dissolve or leave our Lower Cape May Regional High School District may be good for some lawyers, but it’s bad for our school and worse for our students.

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New police chief takes over in Cape May

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 05, 2014 04:46 pm

New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan is sworn in on Tuesday at City Hall. New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan is sworn in on Tuesday at City Hall.

CAPE MAY — New Cape May Police Chief Robert Sheehan says he’s taking the police department back to basics.

“It’s really Police 101,” Sheehan said after he was sworn in Tuesday, March 4, as Cape May’s newest police chief.

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Enrollment cap freezes number of School Choice students in Cape May

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 03, 2014 06:18 pm

CAPE MAY — The state will not allow any additional students who live outside Cape May to attend the elementary school next academic year.

“We’re very devastated by that,” said Cape May City Elementary School Superintendent Victoria Zelenak.

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World Day of Prayer events

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY - Local churches will join together for World Day of Prayer services on Friday, March 7. The Episcopal Church of the Advent on Washington Street in Cape May will hold services at 11 a.m.

The theme of this year’s service, “Streams in the Desert,” was prepared by the women of Egypt and is celebrated in 170 countries around the world.

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Greater Cape May Historical Society hosting essay contest

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 01, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY - The Greater Cape May Historical Society is hosting its third annual essay contest in March for the elementary schools in Cape May and West Cape May. The theme of this year’s contest is Betsy Ross. The organization chose Betsy Ross because of her historical role and great importance in the colonial era. The winner of the contest will receive four free passes to Raging Waters at Morey’s Piers.

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