Upper Township Gazette

Troop 95 boy scouts visit New York City

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 29, 2014 09:00 am

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.

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Seaville resident crowned Miss Southeastern Pennsylvania

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 04:36 pm

Rachel Reese Rachel Reese

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 02:57 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 11:56 am

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 10:43 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 10:43 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 01:39 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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Growing group of legislators voice support for BL England pipeline

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 21, 2014 11:05 am

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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AARP group holds ‘Wearing of the Green’ competition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 08:00 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 02:04 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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Focus on History: For my grandchildren, your great, great, great grandmother was an indentured servant

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Written by Marjorie Bailey Bixby Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:37 pm

I understand that in school you have been learning about indentured servants. Well, one of your ancestors was one. This is what I know and how I know it.

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Van Drew: BL England pipeline has viable path forward

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:55 am

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BEESLEYS POINT – State Sen. Jeff Van Drew said Tuesday that he has received the support of Gov. Chris Christie and state Senate president Steve Sweeney to advance plans for a natural gas pipeline to BL England.

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Oceanview resident celebrates 100th birthday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 18, 2014 09:04 am

Ralph Passarelli celebrates his 100th birthday at The Residence at Oceanview. Ralph Passarelli celebrates his 100th birthday at The Residence at Oceanview.

OCEAN VIEW – Ralph Passarelli celebrated his 100th birthday with friends at The Residence at Oceanview on Friday, March 7.

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Another snow day in Upper Township

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, March 17, 2014 08:02 am

Another snow day in Upper Township

Schools were closed and township offices planned a delayed opening because of a mid-March snow storm.

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Upper Township Republicans back challenger over incumbent for June primary

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Written by Columb Higgins Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:00 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The local Republican County Committee has selected a challenger to incumbent Republican Committeeman Tony Inserra for a spot in the party’s column for the June primary.

The Upper Township Republican County Committee met Wednesday, March 5 to nominate a candidate for inclusion in the regular Republican column on the June 3 primary ballot. Jeffrey Pierson of Marmora won the vote 12-5.

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Zoning board approves variances for Seaville water tower

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Written by Columb Higgins Friday, March 14, 2014 01:55 pm

SEAVILLE – The Upper Township zoning board Thursday approved variances for a 160-foot tall water storage tank at the Cedar Square Shopping Center.

The water tank is planned for a site behind the Acme supermarket. It requested use variances for height and for more than one principal structure on a lot, as well as preliminary and final site plan approval.

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