Upper Township Gazette

Tattoo parlors a permitted use in downtown area, says committeeman

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 19, 2015 01:35 pm

MARMORA – Tattoo parlors are a permitted use in the Marmora commercial zone, Committeeman Hobie Young said last week, in response to questions about a new tattoo business potentially opening on Route 9 in Marmora.

Committeeman John Coggins raised the issue at the Monday, Jan. 12 meeting of Upper Township Committee, saying some residents had concerns about a tattoo parlor opening in Marmora.

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Strathmere’s northern tip to get beachfill first, Army Corps announces

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:29 am

photo by USACE / The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune in the municipalities of Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City. photo by USACE / The Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsends Inlet project calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune in the municipalities of Ocean City, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City.

Reconstruction of the beach on Ludlum Island this spring will begin at the northernmost end of Strathmere after all, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday, Jan. 15.

Originally, construction of that northernmost tip of the beach, next to Corson’s Inlet, had been postponed until the fall because it is a known nesting ground for the piping plover. Severe erosion of the beach led to the scheduling change.

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Social media tips lead to charges in Upper Township seafood theft

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:57 am

New Jersey State Police have charged Reginald T. Cason with stealing more than $700 worth of seafood from a store in Upper Township. New Jersey State Police have charged Reginald T. Cason with stealing more than $700 worth of seafood from a store in Upper Township. UPPER TOWNSHIP – A Woodbine man has been charged with stealing $700 worth of seafood from a local business, and state police have credited social media with the man’s arrest.

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Nesting birds unlikely in Strathmere’s north end, but beach fill start still up in the air

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 14, 2015 05:31 am

STRATHMERE – Mayor Richard Palombo said Monday that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is willing to relax permit restrictions for a planned beach replenishment project in Strathmere, saying it is unlikely that birds will nest there this year.

That could mean the project will be able to start on the hard hit north end sooner than planned.

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On the Cover: Wintery walk

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 am

Lisa Kania and Sandie McMaster, both of Sea Isle City, take their morning walk and are bundled up for the chilly temperature and blustery winds Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the Sea Isle City Promenade. Lisa Kania and Sandie McMaster, both of Sea Isle City, take their morning walk and are bundled up for the chilly temperature and blustery winds Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the Sea Isle City Promenade. Lisa Kania and Sandie McMaster, both of Sea Isle City, take their morning walk and are bundled up for the chilly temperature and blustery winds Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the Sea Isle City Promenade. 

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Township honors William Brown for 50 years of service to community

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 am

Columb Higgins / William Brown, center, is presented with a proclamation from Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Ed Barr and Jeffrey Pierson Columb Higgins / William Brown, center, is presented with a proclamation from Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Ed Barr and Jeffrey Pierson PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee honored William J. Brown for 50 years of service to the community at its meeting Monday, Jan. 12.

Brown recently stepped down from his seat on the Upper Township Planning Board. He was the chair of the Township Committee when it was just a three-person body. He also served on the Cape May County Board of Taxation, worked at the Woodbine Developmental Center and served as vice president of the Jersey Cape Diagnostic Training and Opportunity Center.

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Pack 79 builds gingerbread houses

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 06:24 pm

Cub Scout Pack 79 members and their families had fun at their annual Gingerbread House Pack Meeting Cub Scout Pack 79 members and their families had fun at their annual Gingerbread House Pack Meeting MARMORA – Cub Scout Pack 79 members and their families had fun at their annual Gingerbread House Pack Meeting.

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New members join Upper Township school board

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 13, 2015 04:00 pm

PETERSBURG – The Upper Township Board of Education last week swore in two new members.

Incumbent Debbie McLees was sworn into another term of office at the Monday, Dec. 5 reorganization meeting. She received the most votes in the November election with 1,930, according to the county clerk’s office.

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Republicans seeking candidates for two committee seats

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 03:32 pm

UPPER TOWNSHIP – The local Republican County Committee is seeking candidates for two seats on Upper Township Committee that are up for a vote in November.

Any registered Republican who has lived in Upper Township for at least one year is eligible to run. Those interested can submit two copies of their letter of intent and their resume to Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, Deputy Republican Leader, at P.O. Box 725, Marmora, New Jersey 08223-0725.

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Marmora woman killed after being struck by two vehicles

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:26 am

MARMORA – A 55-year-old woman was killed Monday night when she was struck by two vehicles while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora.

Susan Cepp, of Marmora, was walking north across Roosevelt Boulevard near Stagecoach Road around 9:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 when she was struck by a white 1994 Honda Accord traveling west. She sustained life-threatening injuries, according to a New Jersey State Police report.

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Man stole $700 worth of seafood, state police say

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 05:49 pm

Man stole $700 worth of seafood, state police say

UPPER TOWNSHIP – New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole $700 worth of seafood from an Upper Township store.


A Facebook post on the State Police page said that between Dec. 26 and Dec. 29 the same individual stole seafood and was captured by the store’s surveillance video cameras. The name of the store was not immediately available.

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Upper Township neighbors split over use of wood-burning heat

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 12, 2015 04:29 pm

Shari Troiano (right) and Teri Schnitzel stand atop a pile of wood they cut to heat their homes. Troiano is being sued by a neighbor to stop burning wood. Shari Troiano (right) and Teri Schnitzel stand atop a pile of wood they cut to heat their homes. Troiano is being sued by a neighbor to stop burning wood.

MARMORA – A local woman has raised more than $4,000 online to fight a neighbors’ suit seeking to stop her from burning wood to heat her home.


Shari Troiano, 45, has an EPA-certified wood-burning stove insert in her Pine Place home, which she uses to provide heat in the winter. She and a friend, Teri Schnitzel, of Galloway Township, chop up to nine cords of wood throughout the year to prepare for the cold months.

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Pierson sworn in to Upper Township Committee

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Written by Columb Higgins Monday, January 12, 2015 11:14 am

Columb Higgins / Jeffrey Pierson takes the oath of office given by Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer at the Monday, Jan. 5 reorganization meeting of Upper Township Committee. His oldest grandchild, Katie, holds the Bible. Columb Higgins / Jeffrey Pierson takes the oath of office given by Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer at the Monday, Jan. 5 reorganization meeting of Upper Township Committee. His oldest grandchild, Katie, holds the Bible.  PETERSBURG – Jeffrey Pierson was sworn in to Upper Township Committee Monday, during the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting at the Upper Township Municipal Building.

He took the oath of office with 17 members of his family standing beside him.

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Polar Bear run walk scheduled in Sea Isle City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 12, 2015 10:57 am

SEA ISLE CITY – The public is invited to the Polar Bear 5K Run/1.5-Mile Fun Walk for Autism at noon, Sunday, Feb. 15, at JFK Boulevard and Promenade, Sea Isle City.

Proceeds from the event benefit Autism Speaks, special services schools, autism support groups, and families of special needs children.

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Great Egg Harbor Bridge project on schedule for 2016 completion

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Construction on the new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge is on schedule, with completion of the project set for 2016. Construction on the new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge is on schedule, with completion of the project set for 2016.

BEESLEYS POINT – Construction on the new southbound Garden State Parkway bridge is on schedule, with completion of the project set for 2016.

New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Thomas Feeney said this week that two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout this year. Once construction of the new bridge is complete, traffic will be rerouted there and the old southbound bridge will be demolished.

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Custard Hut in Greenfield for sale

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Written by Columb Higgins Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:00 am

Owner says longtime ice cream shop will reopen in spring if not sold

The Custard Hut on Route 50 in Greenfield is for sale, but its owners plan to open up this spring if no buyer is found. The Custard Hut on Route 50 in Greenfield is for sale, but its owners plan to open up this spring if no buyer is found.

GREENFIELD – The Custard Hut on Route 50 in Greenfield is for sale, but its owners plan to open up this spring if no buyer is found.

Monica DeScioli, who ran the business with her late husband Lou DeScioli and in-laws, Rich and Lucia Plum, said the family is looking to sell the property as they ease into retirement. The property isn’t being advertised and there is no rush to sell it, she said.

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