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State fires grant contractor

Assurances are that applications for elevation funding will continue to move forward

With little explanation or notice, New Jersey ended a multimillion-dollar contract with the firm hired last year to oversee a grant program aimed at helping homeowners after Hurricane Sandy.

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Storm causes thousands to lose power

Atlantic City Electric is reporting that there are several municipalities in Atlantic and Cape May counties already experiencing power outages because of the winter storm. 

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More room, more facilities in new jail plan

$30M project to include offices, courtroom and more

A new approximately $30 million jail in Cape May County won’t just eliminate the long-standing problem of overcrowding at the current 33-year-old facility in Middle Township, officials say.

Thousands of dollars will be saved by having a courtroom at the jail, as well, according to officials. Inmates will also do laundry for county departments. Plans call for a hospital-type of suite at the jail as well.

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Christie denies knowledge of bridge lane closures, takes responsibility

Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie asserted that he had no knowledge one of his top aides had ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in the fall during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 9. However, he did say he was responsible for the conduct of his staff.

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Local families impacted by Sandy get special gifts

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Four Cape May County families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy received a special gift for Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other partners.

New roofs, electrical work, windows and minor repairs were provided by the group for the four families who live in West Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May Court House.

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Officers to graduate from Cape May County Police Academy

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The 36th Basic Course for Police Officers will graduate from the Police Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Lane, Cape May Court House.

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Vets van in Wildwood

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Wilmington VA Mobile Outreach Van will be coming to Cape May County each month to assist the county’s veterans.  

The van will be at the Wildwood American Legion Post 184, 4200 Atlantic and Roberts avenues, Wildwood, on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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Cape May County has 3,000 tons of salt ready for snow

Cape May County road crews are preparing for a major winter storm expected early Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

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Cape May County project seeks to capture energy from waste

Garbage hauled to the Cape May County landfill doesn’t completely go to waste.

In the late 1990s, officials wanted to capture the energy coming from the decaying organic matter at the landfill at 2050 Route 610, Woodbine. So, the county’s MUA decided to use the gases generated, like methane, to supply natural gas to the Woodbine Developmental Center.

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War of words at historical society in Cape May County

Former members blast board, but leaders dismiss it as politics

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A bare-knuckle brawl seems to be brewing in the quiet world of Cape May County history.

Former board members of the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society have accused the organization of poor leadership and said it is financially unstable. The letter was signed by five people who had been involved with the museum.

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Group helps Sandy victims rebuild

Four Cape May County families received a special gift this Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other groups.

The Cape May County Long Term Recovery group (LTRG) was organized after Hurricane Sandy to help Cape May County residents who need additional assistance to make their primary homes safe and habitable.  The LTRG received funds from various sources to assist eligible individuals and families who have found that their FEMA, insurance and personal resources are not enough to fully restore their homes.  Applicants must first register with NJ 211 to start the process by registering with Disaster Case Management (dial 2-1-1 and select option 26).

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New law gives New Jersey school board candidates until July to file

Potential school board candidates in New Jersey now have more time to file a petition with their county clerk; a move many hope will generate more interest in local boards of education.

A new law, signed by Gov. Chris Christie Friday, Dec. 27, changes filing deadline from the date of the June primary election to the last Monday in July and revises the procedure for filing for a school board vacancy.

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