The restriping to convert separate sections of Route 9 in
Galloway Township and Absecon to no-passing zones has the go-ahead
after the municipalities submitted resolutions to the state
Department of Transportation.
High school valedictorians don’t usually come in pairs, so when
Christopher Frederickson, of Ventnor, and Michael Paule, of
Absecon, were named co-valedictorians of the Class of 2013 at the
Atlantic County Institute of Technology, they decided to make the
most of the honor.
MARGATE - The 59 students who make up the 2013 graduating class
at Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts in Somers Point
all developed their own individual talents during their time at the
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The township’s sprawling high school
graduated its largest class ever Thursday evening — 670 students,
according to the program, or five more than last year’s formerly
PLEASANTVILLE - The leaders of the Pleasantville High School
Class of 2013 implored their fellow students not to let anybody
stop them from achieving their dreams - and they had a famous U.S.
Olympian to back them up.
MAYS LANDING - The 130 graduates of the Class of 2013 at the
Atlantic County Institute of Technology were a unique group that
saw a unique valedictory speech - a dual speech given by dual
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Salutatorian Connor Francis Kelly joked that
he always seems to come in second place, but his send-off Tuesday
evening to the graduating class of Cape May County Technical High
School was top-notch.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — One year after a hail storm sent students
and guests scattering, the 2013 Absegami High School graduation
ceremony was cut short Friday by another storm only a few minutes
into commencement exercises.
EGG HARBOR CITY - Three years ago it was just an empty building
in the middle of a clearing in the Pinelands. On Saturday, Cedar
Creek High School celebrated its next milestone: graduating its
first high school class.
WILDWOOD — There were songs, speeches, a Pledge of Allegiance
and processions to “Pomp and Circumstance,” with an ending that
included a Wildwood High School diploma for 77 graduates at the
school’s 107th commencement Friday night.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the sun
came out with just enough breeze at Steven Steger Field to keep the
gnats away as Lower Cape May Regional graduated 249 students on
With a combination of humor and humility, Cumberland Christian
School Salutatorian Brianna Taylor Paulus, of Pittsgrove Township,
told guests and classmates at the graduation Friday night that
wisdom, the theme of her speech, did not come easily to her.
The Oakcrest High School graduation, which was rained out Friday
night, has been tentatively rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, though
that could change, school Superintendent Steven Ciccariello said
Ishmael Cruz, of Pleasantville, lost his mother to cancer when
he was just 7 years old. But his grandmother, Agnes Padilla, raised
him and gave him an extended family at the Champion Baptist Academy
in Galloway Township, where he was the single high school graduate
HAMMONTON - The 85 graduates of St. Joseph High School's
Class of 2013 were encouraged to put their Catholic values to work
for themselves and for others at Thursday night's graduation
ceremony at St. Joseph Church on Third Street.
WILDWOOD — Wildwood Catholic High School’s 63rd commencement had
special meaning for the 40 graduates who accepted diplomas and
threw their mortar boards into the humid air Monday along Atlantic
Avenue. It almost didn’t happen.
Buildings that have flooded repeatedly — so-called repetitive
loss properties — are an indication that buildings in flood zones
are too low and, often, were built before communities considered
allowing for flooding in building requirements.
Coastal residents still struggling with how to rebuild their
storm-damaged homes may want to postpone their decisions until
later this summer, when the Federal Emergency Management Agency is
expected to release updated flood-elevation maps.
Nonprofit groups, aided by hundreds of thousands of dollars in
grant money from corporate donations and other groups, are ready to
help struggling lower-income homeowners repair damage from