Maddy Vitale Joins the MediaWize Team

first_imgMaddy Vitale MediaWize is pleased to announce the hiring of Maddy Vitale as a staff writer for OCNJDaily.com, SeaIsleNews.com and SomersPoint.com.“Maddy’s experience and professionalism are a great addition to our news department” said Ken Wisnefski, the owner of MediaWize. “Our focus is to continue to add the best talent to our rapidly expanding team and Maddy’s presence will allow us to continue to put forth a superior product to our readers”.Maddy brings with her more than 20 years of experience in journalism as a reporter and as an editor.She has covered everything from crime and courts to community feature stories. From 2000 to 2008, she was the court reporter for The Press of Atlantic City. Prior to that, she worked in the Statehouse covering politics for The Trenton Times. She also wrote many stories involving local issues when she worked for the Wildwood Leader and Galloway Current.In 2015, she won a first place New Jersey Press Association Award for her series of stories on revitalization in Wildwood. She is also a first-place winner of the NJPA’s Art Weissman Award for her coverage of government and the Richard T. Baker Award from Columbia University. Most recently, she worked as managing editor for Shore Local Newsmagazine.Maddy’s experience in communications also includes serving as Public Information Officer for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office from 2008 to 2011.She has her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and is a graduate of Monmouth University with a degree in communications.Maddy lives with her husband, Donald Wittkowski, senior staff writer for MediaWize, in Galloway Township.AboutMediaWize currently operates local news platforms in Ocean City, NJ, Sea Isle City, NJ and Somers Point, NJ with new sites launching in the near future in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Upper Township, NJ and Margate, NJ.last_img read more

Wet weather wasn’t enough to put off buyers with strong results under the hammer despite the rain

first_img29 Foxmont Drive, Carina. Picture: realestate.com.auBidding started at $725,000. The house was built in 1990 by an Italian family and this was the first time it had been offered for sale.“It was a young family that bought it, they beat out two other bidders,’’ Mr Bool said.The four-bedroom home had views to Carindale. 38 Park Rd West, Dutton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auWET weather wasn’t enough to put off buyers with strong results under the hammer despite the rain this weekend.Auctioneer Haesley Cush of Ray White said while numbers of spectators at auctions were down bidder numbers were still strong.The first sale of the day was a four-bedroom house at 38 Park Rd West, Dutton Park.Bidding for the house which was listed through Luke Croft of Ray White South Brisbane started at $800,000.There were six registered bidders and it went up in $25,000 increments until it reached nearly $900,000. 3 Grant St, Camp Hill. Picture: realestate.com.auA home at nearby 3 Grant St, Camp Hill also sold under the hammer.There were four registered bidders for the house which was listed through Shane Hicks of Place Estate Agents. Three bidders actively took part, following an opening bid of $750,000 it sold under the hammer for $850,000.Mr Hicks said more than 100 groups had inspected the home during the campaign and the house was bought by the first couple who had inspected it.“Camp Hill is very, very popular at the moment,’’ Mr Hicks said.center_img 27 Winifred St, ClayfieldMr Cush said two bidders then battled it out with the successful buyer paying $905,000 for the house.The home has multiple living zones, and a separate lounge with french doors that lead out to the front veranda. The kitchen was recently updated with new appliances and cabinetry.Next to go under the hammer was a house at 27 Winifred St, Clayfield for which 15 bidders registered.The three-bedroom home, which was listed through Marion Sheerman of Ray White New Farm.is on a 610sq m block of land.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by It was built around 1920 and had high ceilings, stained glass windows, polished wood floors and VJ walls.Mr Cush said bidding started in the early $900,000s. It quickly progressed to $1.25 million and stalled for negotiations. It was then announced on the market at $1.29 million and progressed to sell for $1.315 to a Sydney-based buyer on the phone.“It was quite a battle,’’ Mr Cush said.Meanwhile a home at 29 Foxmont Drive, Carina listed through Glenn Bool of Place Estate agents sold under the hammer for $826,000.last_img read more

River yields dead body

first_imgOfficers of the Santa Barbara policestation ruled out foul play in the incident./PN ILOILO City – He was found dead floatingin the river. The 62-year-old Rosendo Majaducon wasbelieved to have drowned in the river in Barangay Agutayan, Santa Barbara,Iloilo, police said. Majaducon – resident of Barangay CabugaoSur, Santa Barbara – was discovered by Hilbert Alimani around 4 p.m. on Dec.29, a police report showed. His body was brought to a local mortuaryfor a “post-mortem” examination. last_img