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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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County planning upgrade or removal of outfall pipes

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, July 23, 2014 01:03 pm

CAPE MAY – Mayor Ed Mahaney announced last week that Cape May County would be repairing, upgrading, replacing or disconnecting outfall pipes along Beach Avenue in Cape May.
Mahaney said the county would be going out to bid on the project in August, and county engineer Dale Foster confirmed the work would begin in the fall and continue through the winter.
“It’s going to take the whole off-season,” Foster said.
Foster said the county owns seven outfall pipes, which carry storm water from the storm drainage system out to the ocean.
The county owns the outfall pipes at Wilmington, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Trenton, Reading, and Madison avenues, which is all the pipes from Wilmington to Convention Hall, with the exception of Queen Street, where the pipe is owned by the city.

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Visit with Santa Claus 25 during Christmas in July

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:46 pm

CAPE MAY – Join the Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse on Friday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and celebrate Christmas in July at the Cape May Lighthouse.

There will be games, crafts, gifts, sand art and a face painter, and children can visit with Santa Claus in his sleigh. Boats will be on display on the grounds of the lighthouse; one courtesy of the Cape May Maritime Museum and another courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. Forget the snow, forget the cold weather, bask in the sun and celebrate Christmas this summer — all for a great cause — to raise funds in support of educational interpretation and preservation of the Cape May Lighthouse. 

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Cops in Shops grant awarded to Lower Township Police Department

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:21 pm

ltpd LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department received federal money obtained through the Division of Highway and Traffic Safety and dispersed through the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, from the Cops in Shops, 2014 Summer Shore Initiative Grant.

The Lower Township Police Department has participated in the Cops and Shops Program for over 10 years, which places undercover police officers in area liquor store establishments to deter and/or apprehend under age minors from purchasing alcoholic beverages. The program also targets adults who purchase alcoholic beverages for minors. This program started in June and will run through September.

 

Women’s Community Club Peach Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:11 pm

CAPE MAY – The Women’s Community Club of Cape May will hold their annual Peach Festival on Friday, Aug. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall at Lafayette Street and Ocean Avenue in Cape May. Come early and have coffee and sweets. There will be a culinary-style lunch and beverages available with cobblers, cakes, pies, ice cream, and of course, peaches for dessert. 

Tables include crafts, books, plants, jewelry and white elephant items. Buy some cakes or other goodies to take home. This event is held to raise funds for the various local charities this club supports each year. For more information call (609) 884-1866.

   

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