Cape May County Region

Cape May County Zoo ranked 15th in U.S. by TripAdvisor.com

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 08:19 am

A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.

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County health officer warns residents about mosquito-borne diseases

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 01:18 pm

x x CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Late summer brings sun, fun and rise in mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, according to a statement from the county health department.

This summer, the Department of Mosquito Control found eastern equine encephalitis in a mosquito collection in Dennis Township.

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Mechanic Street exit from parkway to close Aug. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 08:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The southbound Garden State Parkway exit to Mechanic Street will be closed permanently Monday, Aug. 11, a township official confirmed Monday, but southbound entry to the parkway from Mechanic Street will remain open.

“The parkway contractor needs to remove a parkway slab right off Mechanic Street,” said Connie Mahon, business administrator. “They said they need to make this change now.”

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Azeez Museum exhibition focuses on farming in ‘Little Jerusalem’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:15 pm

WOODBINE – The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage announces a new exhibit on display through mid-September that depicts the story of Gross-Breesen, an agricultural training farm for Jewish youth that was established in 1936 on the German-Poland border. 

The development of Gross-Breesen ultimately became the key to the survival of almost 150 German-Jewish students from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Learning agriculture as a trade provided the students with the means to be employable when applying for immigration to countries whose borders were not closed to Jews in the years between 1936 and 1942. 

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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:40 pm

Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Aerial survey shows less than half the tree damage observed last year

TRENTON – Tree damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was last year, and the losses were mostly concentrated in the northern counties, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

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10 things to do this summer in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:18 pm

From Cape May Point to Ocean City, the county’s shores have plenty of free and low-cost activities and attractions to fill an hour, a few hours or a whole day.

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Cape May County preserves turn-of-the-century deed books

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:14 pm

 County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti in the archives room with Deed Book 171. Submitted / County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti in the archives room with Deed Book 171. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti recently accepted delivery of five late 19th century and turn of the 20th century deed books which received conservation treatments from Kofile Preservation Services of Essex VT.

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Cape Tech students can earn college credit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 01:18 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Technical School will take part Burlington County College’s “Green Pathways Dual Credit Agreements,” allowing students to earn college credit for approved high school courses, the college announced recently.

Under the agreement, Cape Tech students who take approved dual-credit Green Pathways courses can earn three college credits in the alternative energy technologies, energy management and sustainability associate degree programs.

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Organizations recognized for support of We Check For 21

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:00 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Two organizations were recognized by the county Board of Freeholders recently for their support and participation in the We Check For 21 program.

Freeholder E. Marie Hayes announced recognition awards for Cape Assist and Harrison Beverage Company, Pleasantville, at the kick-off of the program Tuesday, June 17, the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Will big arrest increase demand for treatment?

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:19 pm

Waits are common for those seeking help getting clean

Last week, the equivalent of 182,000 bags of heroin was taken off Cape May County streets in what is being called the largest drug bust in county history.

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Ocean County: Cape May County sheriff investigation taken over by state police

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Written by Christie Rotondo and Bill Barlow Wednesday, July 02, 2014 01:14 pm

There are indications that an investigation is ongoing into Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer.

Few details could be confirmed, but John Paff, an advocate for open government with New Jersey’s Libertarian party, said he is looking to either confirm or dispel rumors of an investigation.

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Five county beaches among the cleanest in the country, environmental group says

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Written by David Benson Thursday, June 26, 2014 01:47 pm

Beach at 96th Street in Stone Harbor Beach at 96th Street in Stone Harbor Five beaches in Cape May County are among seven state beaches ranked as the cleanest in the country, according to a national environmental watchdog group.

Beaches in Avalon, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Strathmere, and Wildwood Crest were all named “superstar” beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council, for consistently meeting national water quality benchmarks set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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