Cape May County Region

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

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 17, 2013 12:22 pm

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 09:00 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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Christie taps attorney general for Senate seat

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 06, 2013 02:33 pm

Gov. Chris Christie has tapped N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a Republican, to hold the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat until the October special election. Gov. Chris Christie has tapped N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a Republican, to hold the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat until the October special election.

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has tapped N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, a Republican, to hold the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat until the October special election.

Christie announced his decision at a press conference in Trenton today.

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Proposed budget cuts to FEMA’s flood map program won’t hit NJ

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, June 06, 2013 12:28 pm

The president’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014, which starts Oct. 1, cuts funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by 12.5 percent and to the agency’s flood mapping program by 16 percent, but those proposed reductions in spending will not affect FEMA’s work in southern New Jersey, officials say.

“I can confirm that this doesn’t impact the current process in New Jersey, since funding in this case comes from a different source, the Disaster Relief Fund,” said Dan Watson, FEMA press secretary.

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Parents search for ways to help fight addiction

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, June 05, 2013 11:45 am

A mother believes Good Samaritan law will save lives

CAPE MAY COUNTY — For too many years, Tonya Ahern of Upper Township and her family lived a nightmare.

Her 21-year-old son used to be a heroin addict. She said he probably started experimenting marijuana, around 16 or 17 and moved on to heroin.

“It was very difficult for the family,” Ahern said.

Today, her son is in recovery and doing well.

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Could artificial bait end the horseshoe crab vs. shorebird war?

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:53 pm

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After years of animosity, the line between horseshoe crab fishermen and shorebird defenders, drawn in the sand along the Delaware Bay, could be erased by an artificial bait.

Scientists say horseshoe crabs have been around for at least 300 million years – longer than the dinosaurs – and are among the oldest extant animals.

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October election to fill Lautenberg seat

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:27 pm

Chris Christie TRENTON- Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that the people of New Jersey will choose who will fill the late Frank Lautenberg’s U.S. Senate seat.

Christie announced that there will be a special election Oct. 16, with a primary Aug. 13, for the open position.

“I favor the people of New Jersey selecting who will represent them,” Christie said during a press conference Tuesday.

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Frank Lautenberg dead at 89

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 03, 2013 10:20 am

Frank Lautenberg, the last surviving World War II veteran serving in the US Senate, died this morning. He was 89. Frank Lautenberg, the last surviving World War II veteran serving in the US Senate, died this morning. He was 89. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg died due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. Monday, June 3 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, his office announced.  He was 89 years old.

He was the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate.

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Prosecutor’s office wants to map county’s cameras

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:19 am

The prosecutor’s office is looking to map all the properties with surveillance cameras in the county, in an effort to assist in identifying suspects of future crimes.

Local officials, as well as members of the prosecutor’s office, will be visiting local businesses and establishments throughout the county to identify where surveillance cameras are in the area.

Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor said this week that the initiative would help law enforcement quickly identify those who commit crimes.

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Cape May County resorts top in vacation stays, vacation homes

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:36 pm

Ocean City file photo by Bill Barlow / Ocean City recently topped a national list of spots for vacation homes, with North Wildwood coming in as number two.

In a number of recently released lists ranking the nation’s vacation destinations and vacation home markets, Cape May County seashore towns have won the top spots.

OceanCity and North Wildwood have been named the No. 1 and 2, respectively, most searched locations for vacation home sales by the real estate website Trulia for the period between April 2012 and March 2013. Parents Magazine, in its June issue, ranks Cape May No. 5 on its list of family-friendly beach towns, the best showing by a New Jersey resort. And FlipKey, the vacation rental sector of the website Trip Advisor with properties in more than 7,000 locations worldwide, last week named Cape May to its list of top East Coast beaches.

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Area students graduate from Atlantic Cape

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

Several local students graduated from Atlantic Cape Community College at the school’s 46th commencement May 23. 

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Congress introduces Hurricane Sandy tax relief bill

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Written by Cindy Nevitt Friday, May 24, 2013 12:40 pm

Seven months after a historic storm struck the Northeast, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. representatives has introduced the Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Act of 2013, designed to provide additional assistance to those rebuilding in the wake of the Oct. 29 superstorm.

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a Republican representing New Jersey’s 2nd District, is among those sponsoring the legislation in the House of Representatives that is modeled after a bill that was passed into law following Hurricane Katrina’s destruction in New Orleans in 2005. Katrina, at $108 billion in damages, remains the costliest storm in U.S. history. Sandy is second with $75 billion in damages. The purpose of the legislation is to complement federal aid by providing additional tax relief to those affected by Sandy.

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