Cape May County Region
Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 23, 2014 11:42 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Visitors to the Cape May County Park and Zoo will be able to quickly upload pictures of animals to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites when the zoo connects the county's largest Wi-Fi network on May 24, according to a press release from the zoo.
Visitors to the zoo will be able to browse the web on personal laptops and mobile smart phones.
Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:45 am
Pipeline opponents see attempt to reverse January vote
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie nominated two new members to the Pinelands Commission this week.
New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr, president of the Ocean City Democratic Club and the Ocean City Community Association, would replace D’Arcy Rohan Green of Bay Head and Robert Jackson of Middle Township on the commission. In January, Rohan Green and Jackson both voted against a planned natural gas pipeline that would run through the Pinelands to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point. The 7-7 vote defeated the controversial project.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:03 am
In an effort to fight opiate abuse in New Jersey, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has launched an awareness campaign that will target the state’s shore towns.
Officials have described the rise of heroin use and other opiates as an epidemic, and timed the launch for the start of summer, citing an increase of drug deaths at the shore.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 09:30 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo has called for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki amid revelations of mistreatment of veterans at VA hospitals and facilities, as detailed in national media reports.
On May 5, the American Legion called for Shinseki’s resignation.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 15, 2014 02:14 pm
The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House.
Blake Ryder Alexander was born to Desiree Sullivan and Steven Alexander, Jr. of Villas April 16.
Sae'vyon Nasir Lamant Johnson was born to Alexis Davis and Daron Johnson of Woodbine April 29.
Vivian Rose Fox-Marino was born to Marjorie Fox and Eric Marino of North Wildwood April 30.
Written by David Benson Thursday, May 15, 2014 02:12 pm
TRENTON - The state has signed an agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a $400,000 federally funded study to find sand resources offshore that can be tapped for future beach restoration and resiliency projects, a state official said in a statement on Monday, May 12.
The research effort will analyze the state's existing data to locate sand resources in federal waters in the Outer Continental Shelf that can be used for coastal restoration projects in New Jersey.
“Basically, the study will take a look at much of the coastline,” said Larry Ragonese, DEP spokesman.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 13, 2014 03:00 pm
TRENTON — Cape May County residents are among the 109 homeowners approved to receive grants up to $30,000 to assist them with costs incurred in elevating homes to protect against flooding and storms, the state Department of Environmental Protection said in a press release on Monday.
Abbie Tang-Smith, a DEP spokeswoman, said nine homeowners in the county will receive the grants: four in Ocean City, two in North Wildwood, one in Stone Harbor, one in Sea Isle City and one in Lower Township.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 09, 2014 09:57 am
The following birth announcements were provided by Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House:
Written by David Benson Thursday, May 08, 2014 08:59 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A federal plan to eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Coastal Crusader” summer flyover program of monitoring waters and beaches along the coast of New Jersey shouldn’t have an impact on monitoring water quality in Cape May County, an official said recently.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 07, 2014 04:03 pm
NEWARK – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sued the Christie administration over an open records requests from a Cape May County resident who sought records of requests others had made in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal.
For years, Harry Scheeler of Cape MayCounty has been auditing local, county and state agencies to see if they are compliant with the Open Public Records Act, the ACLU said. Scheeler conducts his audits by requesting – and receiving – records of all OPRA requests submitted to various government agencies. He posts his findings on his website.
Written by David Benson Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:48 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Twenty-one people from 16 different countries took an oath to support and defend the United States as new citizens at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, at the William E. Sturm Administration Building.
One of the new citizens, a 25-year-old private in the New Jersey National Guard and a resident of North Cape May, began her journey four years ago, when she left her family in Ivye, Belarus with nothing more than her luggage, a photo of a woman she’d never met, and a dream of working in America.
Written by David Benson Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:38 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A $400,000 project to connect the bike paths between Middle and Lower townships took a step closer to reality recently, when the Cape May County Open Space Board recommended approval of the project to the Board of Freeholders.
- Cape May County residents volunteer for CASA
- Officials seek dredging relief from state
- Experts hope dolphin disease has nearly run its course
- Jersey shore towns that offer free beach tags for veterans
- The difference between life and death
- Cape May County police chiefs vote in support of heroin antidote
- King for a day (VIDEO)
- Feds extend comment period on red knot status
- Heroin blamed for two deaths
- Cape Tech announces National Honor Society inductees
- Calendar - F.Y.I.
- UPDATE: Robert Greco accused of taking $149K from patient
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