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Cape Tech announces National Honor Society inductees

CREST HAVEN – On March 7, 33 students from Cape May County Technical High School were inducted into the school’s James S. Kilpatrick National Honor Society.

Membership requirements include a grade point average of 3.6, demonstrated leadership, service and character qualities, according to an announcement from the school.  

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UPDATE: Robert Greco accused of taking $149K from patient

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization has been arrested on charges that he bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Monday, March 31, County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the arrest of Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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Amphibian assistance

Dave Golden Dave Golden, an endangered species biologist with the state Department of Environmental Protection, takes a swab from an eastern tiger salamander to test for a destructive fungus during a research visit to Cape May County last year. The state has asked Atlantic City Electric for help expanding the breeding areas for the amphibians. photos courtesy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Atlantic Electric project to offer new areas for eastern tiger salamanders

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Chances are you’ve never seen one, but a rare amphibian is set to get an assist from the local power company.

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UPDATE: Cape May County connection to slaying of Johnny Cash's niece

A man charged in the slaying of Courtney Cash, Johnny Cash’s niece, is from Cape May County, officials said Friday. Officials said they suspect the murder is drug-related.

Wayne Masciarella, 27, who was charged with first degree murder, is being held in Tennessee's Putnam County Jail without bond after facing a judge this morning, Putnam County Sherrif David K. Andrews said Friday afternoon.

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County denies wrongdoing, but OKs payment

After big settlement, former county employee remains angry 

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Last month, the county and its insurance company agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars to former employee Arthur Montana to, as he put it, “make him go away.” 

If that were the case, it didn’t seem to work.

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Atlantic City Electric seeks 5.6 percent rate hike

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric customers could see their bills increase this year, officials announced last week.

The company asked the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Friday to authorize a base rate adjustment of approximately $61.7 million to help pay for "infrastructure improvements and reliability investments already made on behalf of our customers," according to a news release. 

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Calendar - F.Y.I.

ADVISORY COMMISSION — The Cape May County Freeholders Advisory Commission on the Status of Women can direct you with appropriate legal referrals. If you have questions concerning legal matters and need answers call the Women's Commission office at 609-463-6695. Leave your name, phone number and indicate that you have a legal question. This is a free service and available to all Cape May County residents.

CAR DONATIONS — The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey are running a car campaign to support their programs. The clubs are asking people with unwanted cars to remember them. Cars will be sold at auction, and the proceeds will be used to help the local clubs. Call 1-800-246-0493.

REASSURANCE PROGRAM — CONTACT Cape-Atlantic makes daily telephone Reassurance calls to senior citizens and others who live alone. Reassurance program volunteers provide a freindly hello and check to make sure there are no emergencies. The program is offered on a permanent basis or a short term period. If you are interested in receiving a Reassurance call or you know someone who is, call Kathleen David at 609-823-0762 or 609-823-1850.

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Cape May County sends it workers back to school

Program with college aimed at training tomorrow’s managers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County government has joined with the community college on a program aimed at preparing county employees for advancement.

The goal of the Management Leadership Program is for county employees to replace retirees who have held middle to upper management positions, said Michael Laffey, the county director of operations. The program is led by county employees, and an instructor through an agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College’s continuing education division.

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Walk on the wild side for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City. photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May counties will hold its first Wild Walk for Kids 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

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Cape May County a leader in state tourism revenue for 2013

Tourism revenue up statewide, down in Atlantic County

The beach in Ocean City August 2013. The beach in Ocean City August 2013.

TRENTON – Cape May County was one of the counties leading the surge as New Jersey’s tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40 billion.

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Pre-trial witnesses delayed in Malmgren case

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The man who allegedly hit and killed two teenagers with his vehicle in 2012 in Middle Township will be in court again April 10 at the county courthouse in Middle Township.

The plan was for the prosecution to call witnesses on Tuesday, March 18, to show that Joshua Malmgren had a habit of texting and driving, but defense attorney Ed Weinstock argued that he needed more time to review the evidence.

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Congress approves flood insurance reform bill

Bill heads to president’s desk

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Senate Thursday, March 13 passed the flood insurance reform bill, already approved in the House, which substantially amends the flood insurance rate hikes under the Biggert-Waters Act. The bill is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

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