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Egg Harbor Township woman arrested for allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat

Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 28 year-old Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose after police responded to a call that she allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat in the street.

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Former police chief views the county through a camera

Former Middle Township Police Chief Joe Evangelista says he didn’t just fall into photography. ‘I started doing it on my own, and I became good at it.’ Former Middle Township Police Chief Joe Evangelista says he didn’t just fall into photography. ‘I started doing it on my own, and I became good at it.’ CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Joe Evangelista looks at Cape May County differently than most.

For more than 20 years, Evangelista saw the area as a police officer – first patrolling the streets, and later directing the Middle Township Police Department.

But six years ago, when he retired, Evangelista took off his police uniform, put down his service weapon and picked up a camera. 

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West Atlantic City's Hickory Log Inn is first eyesore on the chopping block

Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises. Laura Stetser/The vacant Hickory Log Inn restaurant is the first of five buildings slated for firefighter training exercises. “There is no better project to address the issues facing Atlantic City than to clean up the entrance to it,” -Egg Harbor Township Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – It won’t be the big demolition that so many township residents have been waiting to see, but firefighters will get a crack at dismantling one of the township’s worst eyesores when the Fire Department conducts a training session Saturday, Jan. 31 at the former Hickory Log Inn restaurant in West Atlantic City.

“We are going to be doing some roof training,” said Chief William Danz. “Lots of chain-sawing and chopping holes in the roof, stuff like that.”

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Ohio man charged with multiple car burglaries, possession of a weapon

Lyndal L. Tabler Lyndal L. Tabler VENTNOR – Police arrested an Ohio man Thursday afternoon and charged him with more than 15 counts of burglary and theft.

According to a press release from Chief Michael Miller, the arrest came after a rash of vehicular burglaries over several nights.

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Lower Township police administer Narcan in suspected overdose

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police said they administered an overdose antidote to a woman in North Cape May on Wednesday, Jan. 21, bringing her out of an unresponsive state.

Police received a call of an unconscious and unresponsive woman at a home on the 3000 block of Bayshore Road around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to a press release. Patrol officer Kaitlin Black arrived on the scene with the Lower Township Rescue Squad and found the woman unconscious and observed her to have shallow breathing, police said.

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Morey wants beach concerts moved away from Piers

Mayor says accommodations being made

WILDWOOD – One of the owners of Morey’s Piers is not happy with the location and timing of a summer beach concert. Jack Morey told the Wildwood Commission at its meeting Jan. 14 that a July 4 electronic dance music (EDM) concert was being held at the wrong place on the wrong weekend.

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Build it and backyard birds will come, says local naturalist


photo by Pay and Clay Sutton/
Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.
photo by Pay and Clay Sutton/ Learn to create a backyard habitat to attract birds such as these Northern Cardinals with naturalist and author Pat Sutton. A free program will be offered to the public from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway. WEST CAPE MAY – Pat Sutton, who has studied the natural world for over 30 years, will give her insight and advice on attracting backyard birds during a program Friday, Jan. 23 at West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway.

 “Common Backyard Birds Attracted by Backyard Habitat — Create it and they will come – with Emphasis on How We Can Help Winter Birds” will be offered free to the public 6:30-8 p.m. Free pizza will also be served at 6 p.m.

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Ocean City moves to ban jumping from bridges

The Route 52 bridge and causeway. The Route 52 bridge and causeway.

OCEAN CITY — At the request of the police, City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance on introduction that will make it illegal to jump off any bridges in the city.

The ordinance applies to the Route 52, 34th Street, 17th Street, Longport, Rush Chattin, and Strathmere bridges.

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Attorney’s report exonerates Taube in beach shack advertising clash

MARGATE – A report prepared by an attorney the city hired to investigate what happened with a beach shack advertising program exonerates City Commissioner Brenda Taube, saying she was just doing her job.

The city paid A. Michael Barker of Barker, Gelfand & James $10,000 to investigate the city’s position with regard to potential litigation from one of the advertisers, GiGi Rosenberger of Marketplace Realty.

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Beaches to be closed in 1,000-foot increments during southend replenishment

Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project. Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

OCEAN CITY — City officials released more details on the long-awaited beach replenishment in the city’s south end Thursday during an Ocean City Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Flanders.

City business administrator Jim Mallon told the business owners and representatives at the annual economic forecast luncheon that the contractor will begin pumping sand on May 1, but that mobilization will begin before that.

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DEP to host meeting in AC Friday night for billion dollar disaster resilience competition

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a public meeting at the Chelsea Heights School, 4101 Filbert Ave. in Atlantic City 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 to identify future storm vulnerabilities and frame the unmet recovery needs in the Atlantic City  region as part of a billion-dollar National Disaster Resilience Competition.

The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced the new competition, with a goal of helping to improve the resiliency of communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. There are 67 eligible applicants across the country for this $1 billion national competition.  The State of New Jersey is one of the eligible applicants for NDRC funding.

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Residents headed to court against Marina Bay Towers owner

Marina Bay Towers residents hold signs expressing their sentiments about the building’s owner. Marina Bay Towers residents hold signs expressing their sentiments about the building’s owner. NORTH WILDWOOD – A number of residents from Marina Bay Towers staged a protest Sunday, Jan. 18, to draw attention to their complaints against the management and owners.

The residents have filed in Superior Court to have the property placed in receivership to ensure repairs are made at the age-restricted facility.  

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Davis welcomed as new Egg Harbor Township police chief

Laura Stetser/Ray Davis smiles as he receives a standing ovation by the crowd gathered during the Township Committee's vote making him the new police chief. Laura Stetser/Ray Davis smiles as he receives a standing ovation by the crowd gathered during the Township Committee's vote making him the new police chief. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - By unanimous vote among Township Committee members, Capt. Ray Davis was officially approved as the new chief of Egg Harbor Township Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 21. 

 After Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough shared Davis' 27-year history with the department, Davis thanked those who had gathered to support him and said the job of chief was something he had been preparing for since he joined its ranks when he was 19 years old.

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