Local Items

Local items and stories of interest in the Cape May, NJ area.

Cape May’s Concrete Ship: A Valentine

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Cape May, NJ – Go to the little cove known as Sunset Beach and, in the distance, you can see a bump in the Delaware Bay. It’s the deteriorating hulk of a once massive ship. Her name is Atlantus. The remains of Atlantus have no function and certainly no beauty. There’s no reason for anyone [...]

Cape May in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Cape May, NJ – Sports Illustrated is featuring several Jersey shore beaches, including Cape May, in its upcoming swimsuit issue. The magazine released some sneak peeks from the Island Beach State Park shoot this week to promote the upcoming publication. The magazine shot model Hannah Davis on location at Island Beach State Park, in Cape [...]

Cory Booker In Cape May

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Cape May, NJ – On a foggy January morning in Cape May, Cory Booker, New Jersey’s political all star and new U.S. Senator, donned sweat pants and a Coast Guard sweat shirt and limbered up with the Coast Guard. Then he ran a mile with the Coasties along Pennsylvania and Delaware Avenues, all the while [...]

Delaware Bay and Cape May Canal Ice Over

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Cape May, NJ – After several bitter cold days, it was bound to happen. Edges of the Delaware Bay turned overnight from ripples of salt water into ripples of ice. You could see the waves frozen in place early Wednesday morning. The deep freeze extended up the Delaware River past Philadelphia to Trenton, where ice [...]

Villas NJ House Explosion

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Villas, NJ – This was all that was left of a house on Atlantic Avenue in the Villas after an explosion and fire leveled the structure this evening. Lower Township police and Cape May County officials, including the Major Crimes Unit,  were on the scene, trying to determine the cause of the house explosion. Firefighters [...]

West Cape May Election Results

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West Cape May, NJ – On an election eve in which Governor Chris Christie sailed to an easy victory, all eyes locally were on the West Cape May Commissioners’ race. After a hard fought campaign, incumbent West Cape May Mayor Pam Kaithern took the top spot with her running mates Peter Burke and Carol Sabo [...]

Major Cape Island Fire

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Cape May, NJ – A column of smoke hundreds of feet in the air blackened the sky over the northern part of Cape Island this afternoon, the result of a massive fire at an auto parts yard. Neighbors heard several large explosions. When firefighters arrived at the Cape May Used Auto Parts yard on Shunpike [...]

Fall Nor’easter Postpones Lima Bean Festival

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Cape May, NJ – The coastal nor’easter that’s been pounding us with rain since midweek is hitting Cape May on one of its busiest fall weekends. The annual West Cape May Lima Bean Festival, scheduled for Saturday, has now been postponed until Monday (new date)  in Wilbraham Park, because of the continuing rain and wind. [...]

Cape May Dragon Boat Races

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Cape May Harbor, NJ -  The sun was bright, the breeze a bit stiff,  and the spirits could not have been higher on Cape May Harbor Saturday. Almost four dozen teams suited up and clambered aboard aluminum dragon boats, modeled on ancient wooden boats. They came complete with fierce looking dragon heads. The races were [...]

Run for the Fallen New Jersey

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Cape May Point, NJ – On a quiet Friday morning in the Point, a parade appears out of nowhere.  There are no spectators and no music. Runners holding  an American flag, motorcycles with flashing lights , two huge Teamsters vans and a truck with names painted on the side charge right into the early morning [...]