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NJ Supreme Court to hear gay marriage appeal

The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration on a recent ruling allowing gay marriage in New Jersey.

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Judge denies Christie’s request to stall gay marriage in New Jersey

Appeal moves forward

A state judge Thursday, Oct. 10 said she will not delay the start of gay marriages in New Jersey on Oct. 21. This action denies the effort by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to delay the start until a ruling is made on his appeal of the recent decision by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.

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County celebrates 39th anniversary of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Board of Freeholders and the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services honored the county’s senior volunteers and celebrated the 39th anniversary of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the annual volunteers luncheon Sept. 19 at Wildwood Golf Club in Middle Township.

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LoBiondo safe after Capitol Hill lockdown

WASHINGTON D.C.— U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo was on Capitol Hill during Thursday's lockdown, but he and his staff are safe, according to Jason Galanes, LoBiondo’s communications director.

“There is security situation on Capitol Hill. My staff and I are safe. Appreciate patience of South Jersey residents trying to contact offices,” LoBiondo tweeted around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

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New Jersey homeowners should hear about grants in October

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.

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Regatta raises $40K for United Way

 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.
 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.

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey issues a tall order

Built in 1859, the Cape may Lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps. It is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities./Bill Barlow Built in 1859, the Cape may Lighthouse is 157 feet tall and has 199 steps. It is operated by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities./Bill Barlow

The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey has a mission for New Jersey residents and tourists, should they choose to accept it: Visit – and climb if you can – as many lighthouses as possible in a two-day period Saturday to Sunday, Oct. 19-20.

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Heroin 'epidemic’ continues with 4 fatal overdoses since Sept. 1

Four Cape May County men have suffered fatal heroin overdoses since Sept. 1, the county prosecutor announced Thursday.

A 24-year-old from the Rio Grande section of Middle Township, a 60-year-old from North Wildwood, a 30-year-old from Dennis Township and a 46-year-old from Lower Township have died from overdoses since the start of September.

Prosecutor Robert Taylor said drug-related overdoses are spreading throughout the county, and called heroin use a “growing epidemic.” Since Jan. 1, there have been 95 documented drug overdoses, 23 of which have been fatal, he said.

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Nominations sought for outstanding service award

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services is accepting nominations for the 2013 outstanding service recognition award.  

The award acknowledges people, organizations or businesses for their contributions to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities living in Cape May County.  

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11-year-old brings in $3,346 for county zoo

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Juliette Loftus, 11, of Margate has raised $3,346 for the Cape May County Zoo.

Her efforts are part of “Our Children Making Change,” a way for children to contribute to charities in their communities through raising money, by performing chores.

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New Jersey Judge rules in favor of gay marriage

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.

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Committee votes to investigate Albano’s actions

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.

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