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Cape May County residents volunteer for CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 07:30 am

SOMERS POINT - Six Cape May County residents were recently sworn as Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

As CASA volunteers, the volunteers will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Officials seek dredging relief from state

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 02:14 pm

Robert Martin, DEP commissioner, sits at the end of the table and discusses dredging concerns with county and local officials. Robert Martin, DEP commissioner, sits at the end of the table and discusses dredging concerns with county and local officials. TRENTON – County and local officials met with the state recently to review restrictions and regulations on dredging projects, including recommendations on state challenges to back bay projects.

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Experts hope dolphin disease has nearly run its course

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:53 am

A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow) A dolphin takes a breath while swimming off Ocean City Saturday with several others. Federal officials fear a deadly illness could be coming back north with the returning animals, although the hope is that the disease will peter out this spring. (photo by Bill Barlow) With warming temperatures, the snowbirds are returning from Florida.

That goes for wildlife as well as human cold-averse residents. On platforms along the marshes and back bays, ospreys are choosing their nesting sites, and over the weekend, just past the wetsuited surfers in the 40-something degree water in Ocean City’s north end, a pod of dolphins made its way through the waves.

Now that the water is warming up some, the marine mammals are making their way back into local waters after migrating south for the winter.

Bob Schoelkopf, the founder and director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, said he expects to see fewer dolphins along the New Jersey coast after last year’s devastating die-off, but at the same time, the local population will likely be healthier.

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Jersey shore towns that offer free beach tags for veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 03:08 pm

 
Beach tags required


Free for veterans

Brigantine 


Yes


 
Atlantic City


Free


Yes


Ventnor


Yes


 
Margate


Yes


 
Longport


Yes


Yes


Ocean City


Yes


Vote Pending


Strathmere


Free


Yes


Sea Isle City


Yes


Yes


Avalon


Yes


Yes


Stone Harbor


Yes


Yes


Anglesea


Free


Yes


North Wildwood


Free


Yes


Wildwood


Free


Yes


Wildwood Crest


Free


Yes


Diamond Beach


Yes


 
Cape May


Yes


Yes


      
   

The difference between life and death

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, April 18, 2014 08:56 am

David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

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Cape May County police chiefs vote in support of heroin antidote

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 11, 2014 01:27 pm

Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

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King for a day (VIDEO)

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Written by Joan Kostiuk Friday, April 11, 2014 11:03 am

Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad New Jersey Press Association honors Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, for 75 years in journalism

TRENTON – With a lifetime of experience in journalism, Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, of Del Haven in Cape May County has turned the spotlight on many people – be they criminals, politicians, celebrities or everyday heroes.

He started as a copy boy at the Paterson Evening News in 1939 and moved up to writing, staying at the Evening News for 30 years. As a reporter on the courts beat in the ’50s and ’60s, Schaad was in the thick of some high-profile cases and interviewed a number of celebrity plaintiffs and defendants.

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Feds extend comment period on red knot status

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:58 am

photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS Red knots fly thousands of miles each year, including an annual stop at the Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The annual migration of the red knot is about a month away, and this year the birds' trek to shores of the Delaware Bay will coincide with a federal agency's consideration to add the shorebird to the threatened species list.

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Heroin blamed for two deaths

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:34 am

Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

One was 29, the other 30.

In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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Cape Tech announces National Honor Society inductees

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 08:24 pm

CREST HAVEN – On March 7, 33 students from Cape May County Technical High School were inducted into the school’s James S. Kilpatrick National Honor Society.

Membership requirements include a grade point average of 3.6, demonstrated leadership, service and character qualities, according to an announcement from the school.  

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Calendar - F.Y.I.

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:00 pm

ADVISORY COMMISSION — The Cape May County Freeholders Advisory Commission on the Status of Women can direct you with appropriate legal referrals. If you have questions concerning legal matters and need answers call the Women's Commission office at 609-463-6695. Leave your name, phone number and indicate that you have a legal question. This is a free service and available to all Cape May County residents.

CAR DONATIONS — The Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey are running a car campaign to support their programs. The clubs are asking people with unwanted cars to remember them. Cars will be sold at auction, and the proceeds will be used to help the local clubs. Call 1-800-246-0493.

REASSURANCE PROGRAM — CONTACT Cape-Atlantic makes daily telephone Reassurance calls to senior citizens and others who live alone. Reassurance program volunteers provide a freindly hello and check to make sure there are no emergencies. The program is offered on a permanent basis or a short term period. If you are interested in receiving a Reassurance call or you know someone who is, call Kathleen David at 609-823-0762 or 609-823-1850.

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UPDATE: Robert Greco accused of taking $149K from patient

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Last Updated on Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:50 pm Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 31, 2014 04:11 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization has been arrested on charges that he bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000, according to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Monday, March 31, County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the arrest of Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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