Thursday, February 26, 2015 03:04 pm SUZANNE MARINO
Three generations celebrate the 90th birthday of Betty Chau, center, Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Northfield Community School. On the left is her granddaughter, Jennifer Hale, and on the right is her daughter Alicia Garry.
NORTHFIELD – Northfield Community School students and staff shared the love Tuesday, Feb. 24 and helped “lunch lady” Betty Chau celebrate her 90th birthday. The cafeteria worker with the perpetual smile was feted with birthday signs, hugs, and classes singing happy birthday during every lunch period.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 03:00 pm Laura Stetser
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Radical times call for radical ideas.
With Atlantic County unemployment and foreclosure rates soaring to historic numbers, Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough is pitching a suggestion that he believes could help residents stay in their homes by allowing those looking to appeal their tax assessments to use foreclosures, short sales and sheriff sales as comparable sales.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 05:22 pm SUZANNE MARINO
Members of the Mainland Regional High School mock trial team gather around a statue Wednesday, Feb. 25 outside the New Jersey State Bar Foundation offices at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School mock trial team bested Cherry Hill West of Camden County Wednesday, Feb. 25 to win the South Jersey title in the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition in New Brunswick. The Mainland squad is one of only three left to compete for the New Jersey title. They will face off March 19 in New Brunswick. The remaining teams are Oratory Preparatory School of Summit and Morris-Mendham High School in Mendham.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:40 pm R.J. Liberatore Jr.
The Thursday morning commute could be a slippery affair for South Jersey motorists, according to the latest storm totals and precipitation forecasts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com
The Thursday morning commute could be a slippery affair for South Jersey motorists, according to the latest storm totals and precipitation forecasts. Here’s the latest for your Thursday morning ride to work:
This year’s deep freeze damaged the faucet on an outdoor hose bib, leading to an icy leak. Stone Harbor officials can turn off the water for a visible leak like this, but if a pipe burst inside, it could be some time before the damage is discovered.
STONE HARBOR – More than 100 homes in the borough have had their water service turned off after pipes froze and burst, officials said recently, and freezing temperatures could be hiding a wider issues.
“The borough has no reason to go into the home when we turn the water off,” said Kim Stevenson, administrative assistant. “If we see it, or hear it, or the neighbors report it, we can turn off the water.”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 08:40 pm Brian Cunniff
The Lower Cape May girls basketball team will play in its first-ever CAL title game Saturday against Ocean City.
RICHLAND – With six minutes to play, they looked tired and spent, falling behind by nine points.
But the Lower Cape May Regional High School girls basketball team, which hasn’t faced many such deficits this season, somehow found a way.
Intense man-to-man and trapping defenses and a late scoring spree by their two stars fueled a 16-2 run to close the game as the Lady Tigers rallied to beat Holy Spirit, 45-40, in a Cape-Atlantic League semifinal Wednesday evening at St. Augustine Prep.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 04:48 pm Laura Stetser
Artists Alike Studios Film Festival
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Seeing how talented her student filmmakers were for the past decade, Egg Harbor Township High School media teacher Kristen Dirato said she wanted to extend their opportunities.
“I always love seeing the talent that students produce, so when I saw how creative students were at EHT, I wanted to expand on the idea,” Dirato said.
With several graduates from the school, she launched a production company called Artists Alike Studios, which is the host of the Artists Alike Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in Mays Landing.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 01:49 pm Staff Reports
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County grand jury has indicted a Somers Point woman on charges of stealing $400,000 from Avalon Honda in 2013.
County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced the Grand Jury’s three-count indictment on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in a press release, charging Monica Schaffer, 53, of Somers Point with two counts of theft in the second degree, and one count of conspiracy in the second degree.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:37 pm Nanette LoBiondo Galloway
The deep freeze has taken its toll on homeowners in Downbeach as firefighters in Ventnor and Margate respond to call after call of freezing, broken pipes that are causing millions of dollars in damage to older, newer and under construction homes.
Ventnor Fire Chief John Hazlett said firefighters have responded to more than 200 calls for water leaks in the past two weeks, while Margate Director of Public Works Frank Ricciotti said crews have been called to more than 100 homes and the city is expecting that number to rise.
“We’ve dealt with several snow storms, which weren’t a big deal for us, but it’s the cold weather that’s getting to us,” Ricciotti said.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10:53 am Christopher South
A firefighter (in yellow) works with his “victim” (also a firefighter) during a cold weather water rescue training session at Wildwood Marina, recently.
WILDWOOD – With the region in a deep freeze recently, 27 local firefighters took to the ice to learn surface ice rescue techniques.
On Sunday, Feb. 22, under a gray sky and temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, fire personnel from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Cape May, Villas, Green Creek, Erma and Ocean City converged at the Wildwood Marina to learn the ropes of saving lives in winter conditions.