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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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Cape May County sends it workers back to school

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, March 31, 2014 02:59 pm

Program with college aimed at training tomorrow’s managers

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County government has joined with the community college on a program aimed at preparing county employees for advancement.

The goal of the Management Leadership Program is for county employees to replace retirees who have held middle to upper management positions, said Michael Laffey, the county director of operations. The program is led by county employees, and an instructor through an agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College’s continuing education division.

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Amphibian assistance

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, March 29, 2014 07:46 am

Dave Golden Dave Golden, an endangered species biologist with the state Department of Environmental Protection, takes a swab from an eastern tiger salamander to test for a destructive fungus during a research visit to Cape May County last year. The state has asked Atlantic City Electric for help expanding the breeding areas for the amphibians. photos courtesy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Atlantic Electric project to offer new areas for eastern tiger salamanders

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Chances are you’ve never seen one, but a rare amphibian is set to get an assist from the local power company.

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Walk on the wild side for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 09:44 pm

photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City. photo by Cass Imaging / “Littles” on the beach in Ocean City.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May counties will hold its first Wild Walk for Kids 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

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UPDATE: Cape May County connection to slaying of Johnny Cash's niece

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 02:35 pm

A man charged in the slaying of Courtney Cash, Johnny Cash’s niece, is from Cape May County, officials said Friday. Officials said they suspect the murder is drug-related.

Wayne Masciarella, 27, who was charged with first degree murder, is being held in Tennessee's Putnam County Jail without bond after facing a judge this morning, Putnam County Sherrif David K. Andrews said Friday afternoon.

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Cape May County a leader in state tourism revenue for 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, March 21, 2014 01:46 pm

Tourism revenue up statewide, down in Atlantic County

The beach in Ocean City August 2013. The beach in Ocean City August 2013.

TRENTON – Cape May County was one of the counties leading the surge as New Jersey’s tourism industry set a new record in 2013, generating more than $40 billion.

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County denies wrongdoing, but OKs payment

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, March 19, 2014 03:00 pm

After big settlement, former county employee remains angry 

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Last month, the county and its insurance company agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a million dollars to former employee Arthur Montana to, as he put it, “make him go away.” 

If that were the case, it didn’t seem to work.

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Pre-trial witnesses delayed in Malmgren case

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Written by Alex Davis Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:43 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The man who allegedly hit and killed two teenagers with his vehicle in 2012 in Middle Township will be in court again April 10 at the county courthouse in Middle Township.

The plan was for the prosecution to call witnesses on Tuesday, March 18, to show that Joshua Malmgren had a habit of texting and driving, but defense attorney Ed Weinstock argued that he needed more time to review the evidence.

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Congress approves flood insurance reform bill

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, March 13, 2014 06:28 pm

Bill heads to president’s desk

WASHINGTON, DC – The US Senate Thursday, March 13 passed the flood insurance reform bill, already approved in the House, which substantially amends the flood insurance rate hikes under the Biggert-Waters Act. The bill is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

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State change to Sandy grant program may allow some to see money up front

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:31 am

Work continues on a house in Avalon. A change in a federally funded grant program could mean more homeowners will be able to start Sandy recovery projects earlier. Work continues on a house in Avalon. A change in a federally funded grant program could mean more homeowners will be able to start Sandy recovery projects earlier. TRENTON – Homeowners may be able to see some grant money up front, under a big change to the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) program announced this week by the Christie Administration.

Grant applicants had been told they would have to fund the work up front and then were eligible for reimbursements.

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Residents plan to take action against addiction in Cape May County

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Written by Alex Davis Friday, March 07, 2014 02:14 pm

Area residents took part in a drug addiction forum Thursday night. Area residents took part in a drug addiction forum Thursday night.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — The battle against drug addiction in Cape May County is now in the hands of the people.

Heroin is the main target.

Several area residents signed up to be part of subcommittees following the Community Action Against Addiction forum Thursday, March 6, at the Cape May County administration building in Middle Township. The four groups are focused on research and advocacy; prevention and education; treatment; and recovery support.

Cape May County Freeholder Kristine Gabor said it’s now up to the people to take the fight to the next level.

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