Cape May County Region

Attorney general: Make sure Sandy contractors are registered

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 22, 2013 11:42 am

TRENTON—Eight unregistered contractors have been criminally charged or issued citations after attempting to work on a Monmouth County home damaged by Sandy, the acting attorney general announced Monday.

The attorney general’s office said that the contractors submitted estimates to undercover investigators to perform repairs, and all have been charged with allegedly violating the State’s Home Improvement Contractor’s Registration Act.

Undercover investigators identified home improvement contractors through internet listings, and after checking each for annual registration with the Division of Consumer Affairs, scheduled individual appointments with suspected unregistered contractors, the attorney general said.

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NJ’s Sandy recovery continues

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 18, 2013 02:29 pm

DEP commissioner: New flood maps are coming, but no date set

While other coastal counties have already seen smaller-than-originally-proposed V-zones on FEMA’s working maps, Cape May County is still in the dark.

But, new maps for the county are being drawn up the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

During a press conference Thursday, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said the county can expect to see a new set of flood maps released in the upcoming months.

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Sheriff launches ‘Facecrook’ with fugitive information

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:52 am

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There’s a new way of catching fugitives in Cape May County.

Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer on Thursday announced the launch of a tool called “Facecrook” that allows people to search for active warrants held by the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office. 

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Rare Asian cat thriving in Cape May County Zoo

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 10, 2013 01:07 pm

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Zoo has the most successful snow leopard breeding program in the country.

Himani, 14, and Vijay, 20, are the parents of two snow leopard cubs, born April 20. The zoo held an event on Wednesday to unveil the cubs.

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Sandy or no, business looking good for the summer of ’13

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Written by SILKIA MORALES Tuesday, July 09, 2013 05:09 pm

There was plenty of anxiety going around this winter, as the region scrambled to recover from Hurricane Sandy in time for the busy summer. With huge crowds around over the holiday weekend, that does not seem to be as much of a worry. 

 There was plenty of anxiety going around this winter, as the region scrambled to recover from Hurricane Sandy in time for the busy summer. With huge crowds around over the holiday weekend, that does not seem to be as much of a worry.

The Jersey Shore is back in business.

Businesses and officials at every level have been working to get that message out since shortly after Hurricane Sandy slammed the shore in late October, causing billions of dollars’ worth of damage, much of it along the coastline.

It looks as though the message got through.

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Students inducted into Phil Theta Kappa

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 05, 2013 11:00 pm

 CAPE MAY COUNTY — Several Cape May County students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Atlantic Cape Community College earlier this year.

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Rabbit exam

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 04, 2013 08:09 pm

  4-H member Drew Ludman, left, watches as Penny and John Hamann, leaders of the Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club, examine Ludman’s rabbit Ginger to make sure he is in tip top shape for the upcoming Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18, 19 and 20. Drew plans to show his rabbit in Showmanship, Best of Breed and the Costume Class 4-H member Drew Ludman, left, watches as Penny and John Hamann, leaders of the Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club, examine Ludman’s rabbit Ginger to make sure he is in tip top shape for the upcoming Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18, 19 and 20. Drew plans to show his rabbit in Showmanship, Best of Breed and the Costume Class

4-H member Drew Ludman, left, watches as Penny and John Hamann, leaders of the Pitchforks & Buckets 4-H Club, examine Ludman’s rabbit Ginger to make sure he is in tip top shape for the upcoming Cape May County 4-H Fair July 18, 19 and 20. Drew plans to show his rabbit in Showmanship, Best of Breed and the Costume Class. The 4-H Fairgrounds are located at 355 Court House-S. Dennis Rd. in Cape May Court House. For more information about the 4-H Fair, call 609-465-5115 ext. 605, or see www.cmc4h.com .

 

Cops in Shops target underage drinkers

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 02, 2013 10:57 am

BELMAR –The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control joined with other state, county and local officials to announce the summer kickoff of its “Cops in Shops” enforcement initiative Thursday.

Under the program, local officers work undercover in participating retail locations. Those officers either pose as store employees or are positioned outside the establishment to apprehend adults who attempt to purchase alcohol for underage drinkers.

The summer initiative will be in Avalon, Egg Harbor Township, Lower, Township, North Wildwood, Sea Isle City, and Wildwood, as well as other towns throughout the state.

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State puts chiefs on notice about Overdose Protection Act

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 02, 2013 10:49 am

Police told victims, those seeking help immune from drug charges

TRENTON – Cape May County knows too well already that overdoses can be deadly.

Parents of overdose victims have successfully pushed for immunity from prosecution for those who call for help in such a situation. They believe that more people will seek emergency help when they need it if they do not have to worry they could end up in jail, or face a choice of risking arrest for their unconscious friend, or risking their life.

Now, the state wants local police departments on board.

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State: Tech must do better for disabled students

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 25, 2013 10:29 am

Settlement announced with district, civil rights division

TRENTON—Cape May County Technical School district has agreed to revise its admission practices to make it easier for students with disabilities to be admitted, the acting state attorney general announced Tuesday.

According to Division on Civil Rights Director Craig T. Sashihara, the division reviewed the school’s admissions practices in response to concerns raised by parents, educators and advocates.

That review determined that the school has had a significantly lower percentage of students with disabilities enrolled compared with other schools.

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'reNew Jersey Stronger' Housing Recovery Center open in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 17, 2013 11:22 am

Residents impacted by Sandy encouraged to apply for grants

Eligible homeowners, whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed by Hurricacne Sandy, were encouraged to apply for two grants to help them resettle in their homes, elevate or rebuild their residences when they met with New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III Monday, June 17 at the ‘reNew Jersey Stronger’ Housing Recovery Center in North Cape May.

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Local vineyards bring home medals in state wine competition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 08, 2013 08:00 am

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Alba Vineyard of Milford was named winery of the year, and wines by several local growers received awards in the New Jersey Wine Competition held recently. The competition is conducted annually by the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension under the supervision of Rutgers University wine expert Gary Pavlis. The 2013 competition featured 250 wines and awarded more than 140 medals.

The medals were awarded at the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Blues & Wine Festival May 19 at Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone in Somerset County.

Alba earned six gold medals for its 2010 port, which also won best dessert wine, as well as gold medals for the 2010 Chambourcin, 2010 pinot noir nonvintage raspberry, 2012 Riesling and 2011 Gewurtraminer. The Chambourcin was also named best hybrid wine.

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