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Deli in Lower Township burglarized

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:52 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police responded to a reported burglary at the American Deli in Villas around 2:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, after it was burglarized sometime during the night.

Police were able to view video surveillance footage which showed a subject wearing dark clothing entering the establishment through a rear window shortly before midnight. The suspect stole two PNC Bank bags containing approximately $500 in cash, police said.

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Red Store’s outdoor service was okayed in 2009

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Written by Christopher South Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:29 am

CAPE MAY POINT – The Cape May Point Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously agreed the board had approved outdoor seating with wait service for the Red Store in 2009.

Deanna Ebner, owner of the Red Store, returned to the Zoning Board, Sept. 24, this time with attorney Louis Dwyer. Dwyer had brought the original application for the Red Store in 2009 and returned last week to ask the board to rule on one discreet issue.
“Did the 2009 resolution prohibit wait service on the patio?” Board Solicitor Dean Marcolongo told the board members. “The Zoning Board has interpretation power. You can determine what the board decided in the prior resolution.”

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Judge will decide on special election soon

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 26, 2014 10:28 am

ATLANTIC CITY – Frank Campbell, special counsel for the Lower Cape May Regional School District, said Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez would issue a ruling in a week on how the cost of the Dec. 9 special election would be borne. 

A special election asking voters in Cape May, West Cape May, and Lower Township if they would like to dissolve the Lower Cape May Regional School District has been scheduled for Dec. 9. County Clerk Rita Fulginiti originally said Cape May would bear the cost of the special election, but Cape May objected. Cape May’s special counsel in the dissolution effort, Vito Gagliardi, said historically the regional school districts have borne the cost. Cape May has indicated it would be willing to pay 35 percent of the cost, which is their share of the district’s budget. But during a phone conference with County Counsel Jim Arsenault, neither West Cape May or Lower Township indicated they were willing to share the cost, or had the authority to enter into such an agreement.

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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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