Cape May County Region

Adelizzi-Schmidt calls for help for addicts

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 08:58 am

OCEAN CITY—GOP state Senate challenger Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt announced Thursday that she supports mandatory treatment, rather than jail time, for drug-users.

Her announcement comes in the midst of a summer where Cape May County has seen a rise in heroin arrests, overdoses, and deaths.

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Feds are seeking cause in dolphin deaths

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, August 13, 2013 01:33 pm

A pod of bottlenose dolphins surface off Avalon. Federal authorities are worried that the same disease that killed hundreds of the animals 25 years ago could be leading to this summer’s unusually high number of deaths. A pod of bottlenose dolphins surface off Avalon. Federal authorities are worried that the same disease that killed hundreds of the animals 25 years ago could be leading to this summer’s unusually high number of deaths. It has been 25 years since a virus killed hundreds of dolphins on the Mid-Atlantic coast, and federal officials want to find out if something similar is happening this year.

For July and the beginning of August, far more bottlenose dolphins than usual have been found either dead or stranded on the beaches of the northern East Coast, including several instances in Cape May and Atlantic County.

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Clean audit for Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 05, 2013 11:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The county has been given a clean audit for 2012, officials recently announced.

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GOP calls for Albano’s resignation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 29, 2013 03:12 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Kristine Gabor, Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, and Sam Fiocchi watch the dashboard cam video of Democratic Assemblyman Nelson Albano’s traffic stop last year. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Kristine Gabor, Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, and Sam Fiocchi watch the dashboard cam video of Democratic Assemblyman Nelson Albano’s traffic stop last year.

Dems dismiss issue as old news 

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Republican candidates are calling on the resignation of Assemblyman Nelson Albano because of the controversy he stirred over a speeding ticket more than a year ago.

At a press conference at the Bellevue Tavern in Cape May Court House on Monday, Republican state Senate candidate Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, along with Republican Assembly candidates Kristine Gabor and Sam Fiocchi, released to the public a letter Albano wrote regarding a speeding ticket he was issued. The team said that this was the first time the letter from Albano was made available to the public.

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County mourns loss of Sheriff’s K-9 Flash

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Friday, July 26, 2013 10:33 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced that Sheriff’s K-9 Flash died on July 20. Flash was partnered with Corrections Officer Russ Norcross and together they responded to calls to search and clear areas for explosives. Flash’s death appears to be heat related.

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State unveils new home elevation grant program

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 22, 2013 06:23 pm

BRICK—The state unveiled a $100 million home elevation program to assist home-owners in the nine counties hardest hit by Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday. 

Under the new program, called the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program, eligible applicants can receive up to $30,000 for elevations on existing primary single-family homes.

The grants are open to primary single-family homes in Atlantic and Cape May counties, as well as Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties. Christie’s office estimated about 2,700 homes would receive grants through the program.

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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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