Those who applied for grant money to help raise their homes should have an answer by next month, according to officials.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs had an increase in the number of Cape May County homeowners seeking a federal grant to help raise their home to the required elevations after a series of public outreach meetings, according to Lisa Ryan, a spokeswoman for the DCA.
Cape Bank representatives, from left, Melissa Bakley, Carol Thompson, Kim Robinson, Cheryl Wachter, Kim Lesko and Raj Patel, pose with United Way’s resource development director in Cape May County, Ilise James, and local operating board president Joe Murray.
WILDWOOD – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Cape May County raised $40,000 from the 20th Annual United Way Rubber Ducky Regatta at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood last month.
Last Updated on Monday, September 23, 2013 11:07 am
This dog was rescued last year during Hurricane Sandy in the Wildwoods. submitted/file photo
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A group of volunteers wants to make sure pets are safe in future emergencies.
The Cape May County Animal Response Team, also called CART, will help people shelter and care for their pets in a disaster or storm. The team organized Sept. 18 under the county Office of Emergency Management and is based on the principles developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Whatever it takes to keep the animals safe,” said Don Horvath, CART program manager. He is an animal lover, and he has a 7-year-old corgi name Roper.
Last Updated on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 05:22 pm
Low counts worry many after a sparse summer
A child releases a monarch at a banding demonstration at Cape May Point State Park. Naturalists clear a section of the insect’s wing to attach an identification number, which will allow the butterfly to be tracked during its migration south. (photo by Bill Barlow)
Where are the monarchs?
Through the spring and summer, it’s a question that has worried naturalists and those who just like to see the insects drifting on the breeze. People around Cape May County say they have seen far fewer of the bright green, orange and black caterpillars this year, and the same goes for the distinctive orange and black adult butterflies.
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — An animal emergency response team is forming in Cape May County.
Animal control officers, veterinarians, animal health technicians, veterinary techs, animal shelter staff, private rescue groups and volunteer workers are asked to come to a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 18, starting at 10 a.m. at the Cape May County Office Emergency Management at 30 West Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House.
The Department of Community Affairs is encouraging the public to apply for Hazard Mitigation grants, which can provide up to $30,000 of reimbursement for primary, single-family homeowners to elevate, by offering assistance with applications.
Last Updated on Monday, September 30, 2013 02:43 pm
Gay couples may be able to legally get married in New Jersey. In a court decision released Friday, Sept. 27, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson ruled that effective Oct. 21, the state of New Jersey will permit any and all same-sex couples, who otherwise satisfy the requirements to enter into a civil marriage, to marry in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie Friday vowed to appeal the ruling, stating that he will let Supreme Court to make the decision since the legislature has not brought the issue before the voters.
TRENTON — The state legislative ethics committee voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 17 to investigate Assemblyman Nelson Albano’s conduct after he was pulled over by a state trooper last year.
Diane Pannelli and Brittany Vitullo.
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Brittany Vitullo’s heroin addiction got pretty bad.
Last Updated on Friday, September 13, 2013 09:49 am
Area EMTs gather at the Atlantic City Service area on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway for a trip to the fire scene. From left are Keith Purdy, Galloway; Rich Hudson, Absecon Ambulance Squad chief; Chuck Uhl, Galloway Ambulance Squad chief; Joseph Monzo III and Rich Jacobsen, both from Atlantic City, and Ron Bailey of Absecon. Steve Prisament
Cape May and Atlantic county fire departments were part of the statewide response to the massive fire consuming the Seaside boardwalk Thursday, Sept. 12.
The blaze is said to have started around 2 p.m. at Kohr's Frozen Custard at the southern end of the boardwalk in Seaside Park. It quickly escalated, and eventually became a 10- alarm fire. About 50 businesses were destroyed along six blocks of the the boardwalk. Firefighters were reported to be ripping out the newly reconstructed portion of the boardwalk to keep the blaze from spreading. Many responders and people at the scene were being treated for smoke inhalation.
The NJ Tree Foundation, in partnership with the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the US Forest Service, is giving away 200 trees to residents of Cape May County on a first come-first served basis.
Last Updated on Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:56 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Zoo has its first baby bison.
The female calf arrived Aug. 29 and can be seen in the North American prairie exhibit.