Cape May County Region

Sheriff, freeholders sworn to new terms

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Sheriff Gary Schaffer takes the oath of office — administered by Superior Court Judge John C. Porto — surrounded by the Schaffer family: Teagan, Danielle, Amanda, Matthew and Debbie. Sheriff Gary Schaffer takes the oath of office — administered by Superior Court Judge John C. Porto — surrounded by the Schaffer family: Teagan, Danielle, Amanda, Matthew and Debbie.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Surrounded by supporters and loved ones, three elected county officials took their oaths of office Monday, promising to serve and protect the citizens of Cape May County.

Sheriff Gary Schaffer was the first of the three to be sworn in at the county’s administrative building in Cape May Court House, and Superior Court Judge John C. Porto.

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Christmas tree collection schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:21 pm

Throughout Cape May County, natural, decoration-free Christmas trees are being collected for recycling.  All 16 Cape May County municipalities are providing this collection service, but schedules vary from town to town.

Residents and businesses can also deliver Christmas trees to the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority Landfill Complex in Woodbine or the Transfer Station in Burleigh until Feb. 14. Christmas trees are now being accepted without charge by the CMCMUA from county residents, businesses, and municipal collection crews.

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Lawmakers call for support of police in wake of slaying

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:33 pm

Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak on Tuesday, Dec. 24, called on elected officials from throughout New Jersey to voice their support for police officers following the deaths of two New York City police officers on Saturday.

The lawmakers said the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos showed the dangers officers face daily protecting public safety.

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New Jersey State Police offer tips for a safe holiday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 04:51 pm

At this busy time of year it is important to remember that the greatest gift that you can give this holiday season is safety, state police said in a recent statement; The holidays can be as wonderful as they are hectic. 

The higher volume of holiday traffic, combined with motorists from out of town that are unfamiliar with the roads, and drivers that may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol all increase chances of getting into an accident, according to the statement. Distracted and aggressive driving remain at the top of the list for causing motor vehicle crashes.

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County recognizes work of the late Frank Unkle

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 04:00 am

Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio, Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, Amanda Unkle, Connie Ross, Ross Unkle, Freeholder Kristine Gabor, Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton and Freeholder Will Morey.

Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio, Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, Amanda Unkle, Connie Ross, Ross Unkle, Freeholder Kristine Gabor, Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton and Freeholder Will Morey. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Unkle, a lifelong resident of Cape May County, was recognized for his efforts to secure mental health services for developmentally disabled residents.

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County municipalities receive $265,000 as share of recycling grants

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 22, 2014 09:36 am

CAPE MAY COUNTY – Sixteen boroughs and townships will share about $265,000 in state recycling grants to help implement and enhance recycling efforts, Bob Martin, commissioner Department of Environmental Protection, announced recently.

The funds, based on 2012 recycling data, will be awarded this week through the state’s recycling enhancement act.

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Register for winter term at ACCC

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 22, 2014 12:00 am

Atlantic Cape Community College offers students the opportunity to earn college credits in less than two weeks, Jan. 2-15.

Classes are offered online and at campuses in Cape May Court House, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road; Mays Landing, 5100 Black Horse Pike; and Atlantic City, 1535 Bacharach Boulevard.

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Forum focuses on anti-addiction accomplishments

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Written by Christopher South Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:00 am

Cape May County Freeholder Kristine Gabor is shown with Robin Heatherington of the Lighthouse CHurch and Tania Ahern from Parent2Parent at the lastest forum on addiction, held at the county Administration Building, Dec. 10.
Cape May County Freeholder Kristine Gabor is shown with Robin Heatherington of the Lighthouse CHurch and Tania Ahern from Parent2Parent at the lastest forum on addiction, held at the county Administration Building, Dec. 10. CAPE MAY COUNTY – Freeholder Kristine Gabor started the fourth county forum on addiction by highlighting the positive steps made after the previous three.

On Sept. 6, 2013, the county held its first Faces of Addiction Forum, in which it attempted to explain that addicts were found everywhere in society. Officials identified addicts as sons, daughters, spouses, even people who were dealing with chronic pain, who found heroin a cheap alternative to prescription pain killers.

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Stockton announces fall 2014 graduates

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 09:54 am

stockton Stockton announces fall 2014 graduates

EDITOR’S NOTE: This list of Cape May County graduates from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is based on the latest information available. According to the college, not every individual who is listed necessarily received a degree from Stockton, and there may be omissions.

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Residents can spay or neuter pets in January for $10

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 09:35 am

Spaces are still available for the state sterilization funding program for qualified residents. The program begins Thursday, Jan. 1 at participating veterinary offices to help qualified residents spay or neuter their pets for $10.

Shore Veterinarians encourages residents to sign up in December for the program before all the slots are taken. Shore Veterinarians participates in the state program at its locations in Seaville, Williamstown, Hammonton and Egg Harbor Township.

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Bill to improve living conditions in boarding homes awaits Christie’s signature

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 09:33 am

Legislation sponsored by District 1 Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi to improve living conditions at residential health care centers, boarding homes and homeless shelters earned approval recently from the state Assembly.

The bill, passed unanimously by the Senate in June, now awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s review.

Fiocchi’s legislation would require inspection reports from residential facilities to be published for public review on the Department of Community Affairs website.

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State receives $115,000 in multi-state settlement agreement with Sirius radio

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:54 pm

TRENTON - The state will receive $114,982 from Sirus XM Radio Inc. as its part in a multi-state agreement that resolves allegations the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices, said acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

Under the agreement, New Jersey receives its share from Sirius, which was alleged to have engaged in a variety of misleading, unfair and deceptive business practices in violation of consumer protection laws. Overall, Sirius has agreed to pay a total of $3.8 million to the participating states, and to provide restitution to eligible consumers.

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