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Upper Township's Administrator and Emergency Management Director Scott Morgan briefed Committee Feb. 11 on the status of the major fire which occurred Feb. 10 on Route 9 in Marmora.

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Ocean City Police Department, families and friends convened Feb. 13 at the Ocean City Tabernacle for a ceremony that ushered in a new chief, two captains, four lieutenants, five sergeants and 10 officers.

The City of Cape May is a town where history is important. The nation’s only National Landmark City, Cape May, more than many other communities, has an intimate relationship with its own history. An error in that history needs to be corrected. 

Over 150 county civic, law enforcement, social work, and education representatives attended a presentation to learn more about e-cigarettes and "vaping."

With Valentine's Day around the corner, 11-year-old Eric Jordan can thank his school nurse that he's alive to pick his valentine.

According to officials, the Borough of West Wildwood received its Small Cities Grant totaling $400,000 for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.

The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Borough of Avalon building inspector have reached an agreement in the matter concerning violations of the Uniform Construction Code, essentially settling the issue.

Borough Commissioners passed an amendment Feb. 6 in accordance with the shared services agreement between Wildwood Crest and Wildwood.

Residents packed the Feb. 7 Lower Township Zoning Board meeting to hear a use variance application to allow 21 single-family dwellings to be built on a Shawmount Avenue parcel in Villas.

The salary ranges for 2019 have been set in Wildwood Crest, according to an ordinance passed Feb. 6.

A year after a borough-wide reevaluation added $363 million to the cumulative assessed property values in Stone Harbor, the natural growth in assessed valuation continues to grow through new home construction.

In response to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issuing five Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) which would advance permit applications for seismic air gun blasting off the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) and John Rutherford (R-FLA 4th) introduced the bipartisan Atlantic Coastal Economies Protection Act.

At its Feb. 5 work session, which Mayor Clarence Lear was unable to attend, Deputy Mayor Patricia Gray Hendricks chaired a discussion in which City Council’s newest members continued to express some concerns about locating a proposed shared public safety complex in the congested block that is currently home to the existing fire station and City Hall. 

Stone Harbor Borough Council approved a new shared services agreement with Middle Township Feb. 5.

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Two persons were saved by the quick action of someone who placed a ladder to the second floor of a burning structure across the street from the Wawa at 35 Shore Road, Marmora Feb. 10 about 2:30 p.m. 

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The Office of Emergency Management has issued a “Code Blue” advisory for all of Cape May County effective from 6 p.m. Feb. 9, 2019 to 6 a.m. Feb. 12, 2019.

Stone Harbor Borough Council adopted a new ordinance Nov. 6, 2018, regulating the use of drones.

With a change in the mail-in ballot requirements, fire districts in Cape May County, and those statewide, printed more ballots than ever – 2,816 throughout the county – that were mailed by the Cape May County Clerk’s Office to potential mail-in ballot voters prior to the Feb. 16 elections.

On the recommendation of North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello, Joseph Heitzmann, Jr. and Bradley Ladislaw received their appointments to captain with the North Wildwood Fire Department Feb. 5.

Cape May City Council introduced two changes Feb. 5 to regulations governing weddings officiated by the mayor or deputy mayor. 

Cape May City Council introduced an ordinance amendment Feb. 5 concerning the duties of council members. 

On Feb. 4, Middle Township Committee passed a resolution canceling $1,793.62 in municipal taxes on the historic church.

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The Borough of Wildwood Crest is set to unveil a locally-produced drone video Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. promoting Wildwood Crest as a family- and tourist-friendly community.

“Scouting is an adventure," Larry Schmidt said Feb. 4, as families and friends gathered to celebrate their Cub Scouts' achievements.

Mayor William Pikolycky reported at the Feb. 7, Woodbine Borough Council meeting that, according to an article by Susanne Cervenka in the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey’s average property tax bill has increased from $4,119 to $8,690 in the 20 years between 1998 and 2017, more than doubling.

A Feb. 4 Middle Township Committee resolution awarding a bid for when-needed assistance in snow removal caused one resident to ask for clarification on how the decisions are made regarding snow removal, especially on streets that are not major thoroughfares.

On Jan. 1, 2019 the Code Blue process changed from motel placements, provided with state funding by the Division of Social Services, to warming centers operated by municipalities with non-mandated funding from the county. 

The owner of the former Starbucks location in Rio Grande did not want to see its tenant leave and went to court in an attempt to prevent that happening. A New Jersey Appellate Court recently upheld a trial court’s decision that the approvals needed for the new building were valid.