Cape May County Region

Parents search for ways to help fight addiction

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Parents search for ways to help fight addiction

 

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

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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

horseshoe

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.

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

   

October election to fill Lautenberg seat

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: October election to fill Lautenberg seat

 

Frank Lautenberg dead at 89

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Frank Lautenberg dead at 89

   

Prosecutor’s office wants to map county’s cameras

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Prosecutor’s office wants to map county’s cameras

 

Cape May County resorts top in vacation stays, vacation homes

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Cape May County resorts top in vacation stays, vacation homes

   

Area students graduate from Atlantic Cape

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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. 

Read more: Area students graduate from Atlantic Cape

 

Congress introduces Hurricane Sandy tax relief bill

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.

Read more: Congress introduces Hurricane Sandy tax relief bill

   

Legislation seeks to return NJ Coastal Heritage Trail to National Park Service management

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Cindy Nevitt Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:03 am

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is among the attractions along the Coastal Heritage Trail. Senators want the trail back under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.
  The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is among the attractions along the Coastal Heritage Trail. Senators want the trail back under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.

 A year and a half after the National Park Service lost management control of New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage Trail, New Jersey’s two senators have introduced legislation to reauthorize the trail as national parkland.

The legislation introduced by Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez during National Park Week, which was marked late last month, would return the trail to NPS jurisdiction through 2018. That would allow the NPS to provide support to the trail and to help visitors access its many attractions, which include Corson’s Inlet State Park, Cape May Point State Park and the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse in Cape May County.

Read more: Legislation seeks to return NJ Coastal Heritage Trail to National Park Service management

 

Cape May County conference focuses on lessons learned from Sandy

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 pm

Emergency Preparedness Conference  Emergency Preparedness Conference

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county hosted its annual Emergency Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, May 21 at the Cape May County Technical High School. 

The conference was moved up from September this year to focus on hurricane preparedness in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Read more: Cape May County conference focuses on lessons learned from Sandy

   

Cheap, pure, and deadly

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, May 21, 2013 03:04 pm

Heroin a growing concern in county

CAPE MAY COUNTY – A generation ago, heroin was all but unheard of in Cape May County.

Veteran officers say there were other illicit drugs sold throughout the Jersey Cape, but heroin, considered a scourge of urban areas, was rarely seen. During the 1970s, according to several sources, the heroin bought at the street level was usually less than 5 percent pure, the rest made up of anything the dealer had handy, from powder to brick dust. Starting in the 1990s, the highly addictive narcotic began to show up in Cape May County, both in arrest reports and in overdoses.

Read more: Cheap, pure, and deadly

 

New CASA volunteers sworn in

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 20, 2013 04:00 pm

 New CASA volunteers sworn in New CASA volunteers sworn in

CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties held its spring swearing in ceremony for its newest class of 18 CASA volunteers. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are trained volunteers who speak on behalf of foster children who have been neglected and abused, and they are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

photo by Stefanie Campolo

   

Page 12 of 14