• Upper Township Gazette

    (Jen Marra) Beaches in Strathmere have signs posted warning visitors of nearby nesting birds. The birds nest here each spring.

    STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said last week that the planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, Sea Isle City and the southern end of Ocean City will start sometime next fall and take more than a year to complete.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – Kameron Ghanavati of Upper Township will compete with the University of Delaware’s Vocal Point a capella group in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition next month.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – A spokesperson with the state Department of Community Affairs said this week that the closure of the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point would not affect $6.2 million in energy tax receipts to Upper Township.

    The money funds half of the township’s budget each year. Officials have said a loss of that revenue would lead to large tax increases or substantial cuts in services.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – The township is seeking a conditional approval of its official tax map in order to proceed with a planned property revaluation this year.

    The state Division of Taxation gave officials a 64-page itemized list of changes that must be made to the tax map in March, engineer Paul Dietrich said last week. Upper Township had hoped to start its revaluation in April.

  • Upper Township Gazette

    Last weekend, 34 scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 95 spent the weekend in New York City. Scouts were picked up from school Friday, and quickly loaded into waiting cars, their gear having already been packed the night before.

Upper Township Gazette

Seaville resident crowned Miss Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 05:36 pm

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SEAVILLE – Rachel Reese of Seaville, a 2011 graduate of Ocean City High School and a former Miss Ocean City, was crowned Miss Southeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 22.

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Marmora team receives $1K grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:57 pm

Sand Sharks  MARMORA – The South Jersey Sand Sharks of Marmora recently received a $1,000 grant from South Jersey Gas.

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Sparks fly again over lights for baseball fields in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:56 pm

PETERSBURG – Committee members and representatives from the Upper Township Baseball Association Monday sparred again over the cost of lighting three new baseball fields at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Committeemen Tony Inserra and John Coggins questioned the cost of the project at a meeting Monday. The total cost of lighting three fields is $182,000. The fields are being built with $220,000 in county Open Space funds.

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Township seeking $1M in funding for bleachers, artificial turf at Caldwell Park

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 am

PALERMO – The township plans to apply for almost $1 million in county Open Space funding to improve the football field at Caldwell Park in Palermo.

Officials have plans to install new football bleachers on either side of the field and repair the dilapidated press box. Better ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access will be provided as well, said engineer Paul Dietrich.

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Letter: Corporations hold bottom line before public interest

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:43 am

To the editor:

Many people, many through no fault of their own, are simply misinformed, as was Ed Shultz for weeks on his early evening MSNBC TV show, until he began visiting people on the ground who are and have been directly affected by a fracked gas pipeline.

Not only has Ed Shultz changed his mind, and he was very much for the Keystone XL pipeline, he's been able to cut through the private-for-profit corporate propaganda to uncover the actual cost of the pipeline on our air and water quality and people's health, its affect on the land, our homes and pocket books. He's now become one of the most vocal in its opposition; so outraged, in fact, he's hardly missed a show since uncovering the facts regarding the wholesale devastation of what occurs when fracked gas is pushed through for the profit of the few.

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Nine years after daughter’s death, Ward family continues mission to place AEDs

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 24, 2014 02:39 pm

From left, Jane Guyon, Gerry Ward, Pastor Walter Nistorenko, Shannon Fuller and Barbara Foster of the ALC Learning Center in Seaville. From left, Jane Guyon, Gerry Ward, Pastor Walter Nistorenko, Shannon Fuller and Barbara Foster of the ALC Learning Center in Seaville.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Ward family will mark the 39th birthday this week of their daughter Jennifer Ann, who died suddenly in 2005 from a sudden cardiac arrest.

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Demolition continues, ground breaking set for new Sea Isle City Hall

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 24, 2014 12:37 pm

SEA ISLE CITY – Demolition of the old Public Safety Building on JFK Boulevard continues this week.

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Growing group of legislators voice support for BL England pipeline

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 21, 2014 12:05 pm

PETERSBURG – State and local officials continue their push to resurrect a proposed 22-mile natural gas pipeline from Millville to the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point that was rejected by the state Pinelands Commission in January.

Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi held a press conference Friday at the Upper Township Municipal Building supporting the South Jersey Gas project. He said the pipeline is necessary for electrical and gas service reliability in Cape May County.

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Upper Township Community News, March 19 edition

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 21, 2014 11:00 am

Bingo fundraisers for crew

The Ocean City Crew Boosters will hold Bingo Bonanza Nights at 7 p.m. on March 22 at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50 in Tuckahoe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 and includes one four card sheet for the first regular game. For $10, players can purchase a packet with one sheet for each of the 10 50/50 games. $1 per sheet will be charged for each additional regular game. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.ochscrew.com.

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AARP group holds ‘Wearing of the Green’ competition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 09:00 am

Terry Cefeli (left), Mary Kosak (center) and Denise Lindsey wore green attire to AARP Chapter 710’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City on March 13. Terry Cefeli (left), Mary Kosak (center) and Denise Lindsey wore green attire to AARP Chapter 710’s 2014 Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City on March 13.

SEA ISLE CITY – Irish eyes were smiling Thursday, March 13 when AARP Chapter 710 hosted its annual Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon at The Lobster Loft Restaurant in Sea Isle City.

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Troop 55 in Tuckahoe welcomes new scout

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 03:04 pm

Boy Scout Troop 55 in Tuckahoe recently welcomed its newest scout during a cross over ceremony at the Blue and Gold dinner.

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Assemblyman plans press conference on BL England pipeline tomorrow

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Written by Columb Higgins Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:17 am

PETERSBURG – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi said he will hold a press conference to discuss a proposed natural gas pipeline to BL England at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 21 at the Upper Township Municipal Building.

Fiocchi said he supports construction of the proposed 22-mile pipeline by South Jersey Gas to the power plant in Beesleys Point. The pipeline is necessary for the plant to convert from coal and oil to natural gas.

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