Cape May County Region

Menendez urges HUD and NJ to address delays in distribution of Sandy aid

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, January 29, 2014 01:31 pm

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NEWARK – A week after New Jersey terminated a multimillion-dollar contract with the firm hired last year to oversee a grant program aimed at helping homeowners after Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey is insisting HUD and state officials attend to growing complaints from New Jersey families, who were devastated by Sandy and are still waiting for federal aid. 

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Taxes going up in Cape May County

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 28, 2014 07:55 pm

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Cape May County Board of Freeholders introduced a $1.38.9 million budget, which would raise the tax rate by less than half-a-cent. Last year's tax rate was 20 cents.

Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton attributes part of the tax increase to the continued loss in ratables. In five years, the county lost more than $8.1 billion in ratables – about a 15 percent reduction.

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State fires grant contractor

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, January 28, 2014 04:18 pm

Assurances are that applications for elevation funding will continue to move forward

With little explanation or notice, New Jersey ended a multimillion-dollar contract with the firm hired last year to oversee a grant program aimed at helping homeowners after Hurricane Sandy.

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Vets van in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Wilmington VA Mobile Outreach Van will be coming to Cape May County each month to assist the county’s veterans.  

The van will be at the Wildwood American Legion Post 184, 4200 Atlantic and Roberts avenues, Wildwood, on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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Storm causes thousands to lose power

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 21, 2014 02:32 pm

Atlantic City Electric is reporting that there are several municipalities in Atlantic and Cape May counties already experiencing power outages because of the winter storm. 

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Cape May County has 3,000 tons of salt ready for snow

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, January 21, 2014 09:35 am

Cape May County road crews are preparing for a major winter storm expected early Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

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More room, more facilities in new jail plan

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, January 20, 2014 06:59 pm

$30M project to include offices, courtroom and more

A new approximately $30 million jail in Cape May County won’t just eliminate the long-standing problem of overcrowding at the current 33-year-old facility in Middle Township, officials say.

Thousands of dollars will be saved by having a courtroom at the jail, as well, according to officials. Inmates will also do laundry for county departments. Plans call for a hospital-type of suite at the jail as well.

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Cape May County project seeks to capture energy from waste

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Written by Alex Davis Monday, January 20, 2014 05:52 pm

Garbage hauled to the Cape May County landfill doesn’t completely go to waste.

In the late 1990s, officials wanted to capture the energy coming from the decaying organic matter at the landfill at 2050 Route 610, Woodbine. So, the county’s MUA decided to use the gases generated, like methane, to supply natural gas to the Woodbine Developmental Center.

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Christie denies knowledge of bridge lane closures, takes responsibility

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 09, 2014 01:16 pm

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TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie asserted that he had no knowledge one of his top aides had ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in the fall during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 9. However, he did say he was responsible for the conduct of his staff.

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War of words at historical society in Cape May County

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Written by Alex Davis Tuesday, January 07, 2014 05:00 pm

Former members blast board, but leaders dismiss it as politics

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A bare-knuckle brawl seems to be brewing in the quiet world of Cape May County history.

Former board members of the Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society have accused the organization of poor leadership and said it is financially unstable. The letter was signed by five people who had been involved with the museum.

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Local families impacted by Sandy get special gifts

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Four Cape May County families who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy received a special gift for Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other partners.

New roofs, electrical work, windows and minor repairs were provided by the group for the four families who live in West Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Cape May Court House.

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Group helps Sandy victims rebuild

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

Four Cape May County families received a special gift this Christmas, thanks to the Cape May County Long Term Recovery Group and other groups.

The Cape May County Long Term Recovery group (LTRG) was organized after Hurricane Sandy to help Cape May County residents who need additional assistance to make their primary homes safe and habitable.  The LTRG received funds from various sources to assist eligible individuals and families who have found that their FEMA, insurance and personal resources are not enough to fully restore their homes.  Applicants must first register with NJ 211 to start the process by registering with Disaster Case Management (dial 2-1-1 and select option 26).

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