• 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

Strathmere parade names winners

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Monday, July 08, 2013 02:10 pm

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STRATHMERE – The annual Fourth of July parade in Strathmere stepped off last week celebrating the nation’s independence in style.

The parade is sponsored each year by the Strathmere Improvement Association and the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company. It traveled down Commonwealth Avenue and Bayview Drive and features fire and rescue vehicles, motorized floats, classic and antique cars, bicycles, wagons and walkers.

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Pinelands pipeline is a dangerous step

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Written by Opinion Monday, July 08, 2013 01:08 pm

 To the editor:

South Jersey Gas is planning to put a 24 inch steel gas pipe through our country’s first National Reserve – the Pinelands – in order to fulfill the profit needs of its shareholders. This is a very dangerous step towards the destruction of the very core of New Jersey. There is no turning back if this pipeline is approved.

The South Jersey gas plant would replace the B.L. England coal-fired plant in Beesleys Point which is a peak demand generator of electricity, meaning it operates approximately 40 days a year when electricity demands are at the highest. The gas plant would run 24-hours, seven days a week. This will result in noise, pollution and danger. It makes one wonder whether the eventual goal is to export gas.

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Little, Junior Miss Sea Isle City to be crowned

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 08, 2013 01:03 pm

Contestants will vie for the titles of Little Miss and Jr. Miss Sea Isle City on July 10 during an annual pageant hosted by the city’s Division of Tourism. The competition will feature on-stage interviews, dance routines and other entertainment. Contestants will vie for the titles of Little Miss and Jr. Miss Sea Isle City on July 10 during an annual pageant hosted by the city’s Division of Tourism. The competition will feature on-stage interviews, dance routines and other entertainment.

SEA ISLE CITY – The 2013 Little Miss and Junior Miss Sea Isle City pageants will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Saint Joseph Church auditorium, 44th Street and Central Avenue.

The Little Miss competition is for girls ages 5 through 8. The Junior Miss portion of the event is for girls ages 9 to 12.

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Two receive Donald Dowling scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 05, 2013 12:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The Donald Dowling Scholarship Committee announced two scholarship recipients for 2012-13.

Kevin Dougherty, a graduate from Cape May Technical School, received a scholarship to pursue auto mechanic and welding studies at the Hobart School of Welding Technology.  He was listed on the honor roll at Cape May Technical School.

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American Legion honors two new Eagle Scouts

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Written by Ted Klepac Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:00 am

American Legion financial secretary Robert Smith with Eagle Scouts Andrew Giordano, Shawn O’Connor, and Troop 79 scout master Andy O’Connor.
 photo by Ted Klepac/ American Legion financial secretary Robert Smith with Eagle Scouts Andrew Giordano, Shawn O’Connor, and Troop 79 scout master Andy O’Connor.

SEAVILLE – Two local boys recently soared to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Andrew Giordano and Shawn O’Connor received certificates honoring their accomplishment from the American Legion Colwell Wittkamp Post 239 in Tuckahoe. Financial secretary Robert Smith presented the certificates to the Eagle Scouts.

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No parking on Route 50 for Amanda’s Field fireworks

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, July 03, 2013 09:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The fireworks at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg always draw a crowd, but the township is telling residents to resist the temptation to park on Route 50 in order to make a quick getaway.

There will be a parking ban on Route 50 from Sunset Drive to Route 610 on Thursday, July 4. Violators will be towed.

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Announcements, edition of July 3, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:00 am

Lawlor graduates Naval Academy

Navy Ensign Tyler M. Lawlor recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank.

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Upper Township makes one last attempt to consolidate Zip Codes

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, July 02, 2013 03:55 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township committee will try one more time to get the United States Postal Service to consolidate local Zip Codes.

The township’s first attempt was denied by the USPS district manager in July 2012. In a letter to township committee, the USPS said a new Zip Code including all of Upper Township would require additional staff and equipment at area post offices.

A township appeal of that decision was denied last year, but officials are hoping that U.S. Congressmen can help.

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Favorite Fourth of July memories

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Written by Deborah Patterson Tuesday, July 02, 2013 07:17 am

 Favorite Fourth of July memories Favorite Fourth of July memories

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 declaring the 13 colonies’ freedom from British rule. People celebrate the day in many ways, including family reunions, baseball games, picnics and barbecues.

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Phillies Homerun Derby lets kids swing away

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 01, 2013 12:07 pm

Boys and girls, ages 7-12, can compete in the Philadelphia Phillies Home Run Derby on July 7 at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City.
  Boys and girls, ages 7-12, can compete in the Philadelphia Phillies Home Run Derby on July 7 at Dealy Field in Sea Isle City.

 SEA ISLE CITY – The city’s Division of Recreation will host the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies Homerun Derby on July 7 at Dealy Field, 59th to 63rd Street on Central Avenue.

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Boat fire in Marmora

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Written by Bill Barlow Sunday, June 30, 2013 01:14 pm

(photo by John Ryan) A blazing 21-foot boat is towed closer to dock so firefighters can reach the fire at All Seasons Marina in Marmora on Sunday. (photo by John Ryan) A blazing 21-foot boat is towed closer to dock so firefighters can reach the fire at All Seasons Marina in Marmora on Sunday. MARMORA – Three people were sent to the hospital after a dockside boat fire at the All Seasons Marina near the 34th Street Bridge heading into Ocean City early Sunday afternoon.

Aaron Arking, who works for Tow Boat US, was nearby when the fire started. He said he could see a huge ball of flame rising. When he got nearer, he said, he could see the boat drifting away from the fuel dock. The lines had apparently burned away.

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Traffic signal down at Roosevelt Blvd. and Route 9

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, June 26, 2013 01:12 pm

A traffic signal was down on Roosevelt Blvd. after a truck crashed into it Wednesday. A traffic signal was down on Roosevelt Blvd. after a truck crashed into it Wednesday. MARMORA – The Upper Township Rescue Squad said the traffic signal at the intersection of Roosevelt Blvd. and Route 9 is down after a motor vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon.

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