Upper Township Gazette

Turnpike Authority warns drivers of E-ZPass scam

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:01 am

WOODBRIDGE - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is warning drivers of a phishing e-mail that appears to be from E-ZPass.

The e-mail is not personalized, and is addressed to “Dear customer.”

The bogus email includes this message: “You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly, please service your debt in the shortest possible time.”

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Fun on the Fourth of July

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Written by Deborah Patterson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:12 am

photos by Deborah Patterson


Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.
  Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.   Fourth of July festivities at Amanda's Field in Petersburg had something for everyone. The Nixon Family of Corbin City arrived early for a good viewing spot and tailgated until sundown.  

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On the cover: All American

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:08 am

 Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning. Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning.
Jack Geib, 12, of Strathmere, shows off his American pride in Strathmere's Fourth of July Parade Friday, July 4. The parade continued despite Hurricane Arthur passing through that morning.  

 

SUV crashes into trees in Tuckahoe wildlife area

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:03 am

Submitted A Ford Escape left the dirt rode in the Lester G. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area and crashed into trees on Thursday, July 3. It is shown here leaning against a tree with its front end on the ground. Submitted A Ford Escape left the dirt rode in the Lester G. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area and crashed into trees on Thursday, July 3. It is shown here leaning against a tree with its front end on the ground. TUCKAHOE – Firefighters and the rescue squad responded to an emergency call last week to find a vehicle standing on its nose against a tree.

A Ford Escape was driving through the Lester G. MacNamara Wildlife Management Area off Tuckahoe Road around 9:38 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, Tuckahoe Fire Chief Ed Carter said. The vehicle hit a berm on the side of the dirt road as it curves back toward Route 50 and apparently went airborne, he said.

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Junior crew boats congratulated on winning seasons

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month.
photos by Ann Richardson / Coaches and members of the boys junior eight boat that won a national championship were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education last month. OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City High School boys and girls crew teams were recognized last month for securing county, state and national championships this year.

The Ocean City Board of Education recognized the teams and their coaches at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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Local high school students hit the right note

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:51 am

Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.
photo by Ann Richardson / Isabel Benvenuti at a June 25 school board meeting where she was honored. Connie Meyer (not pictured) was also honored for musical achievements.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School students Isabel Benvenuti and Connie Meyer were recognized at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education for their musical accomplishments.

Benvenuti, of Upper Township, graduated last week with the Class of 2014. She was a member of both the Cape Atlantic Honors Band and the All South Jersey Symphonic Band for the past three years.

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Canoe and kayak race Aug. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:35 am

TUCKAHOE – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants’ Association will hold its 33rd annual Canoe and Kayak Race on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the beach at Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe.

The race benefits the association’s scholarship fund.

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Country and bluegrass gospel music

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

PETERSBURG - Enjoy some old-time country and bluegrass gospel music at 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at Petersburg United Methodist Church, Route 610 in Petersburg.

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Better storage for crew team?

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Moments after the board honored members of the national, state and county championship Ocean City High School boys’ and girls’ crew teams, Oves said the board would look into providing a better means of storage for the team’s equipment.

Crew coaches eluded to the fact that the team suffered to some capacity from a lack of storage.

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Ocean City High School’s ‘golden dome’ is fading

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

The landmark “golden dome” atop Ocean City High School is fading and in need of a facelift, according to Ocean City Board of Education vice president Tom Oves. The dome is the highest point of the 242,000 square foot high school, which was completed in 2004.

“I will have more information at the next meeting,” Oves said.

   

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