• January 18, 2020

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Upper Township Committee honors latest Eagle Scout: Alexander Brown

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Family members joined Alexander Brown at an otherwise quiet Township Committee meeting Monday, Jan. 13, to see him honored by the governing body for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. 

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Wednesday 01/15/2020
Vaping ads are targeting teens
Updated: January 15, 2020 - 11:03 am

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Tactics to target youth the tobacco industry used decades ago seem to be repeated to market vaping products. 

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Host of Democrats running for Congressional seat
Posted: January 15, 2020

When Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced in December he would change party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, Democrats across the Second Congressional District took him to task. While some blasted him on social media, others issued scathing denouncements to the press. 

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A lot of work behind the scenes as city negotiates to buy open lot
Posted: January 15, 2020

CEAN CITY – The city will dedicate funding to purchase the former Ocean City Chevrolet lot before it can be developed.

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Beach replenishment on hold
Posted: January 15, 2020

OCEAN CITY – A beach replenishment project for the island’s north end beaches will resume once the dredge returns from drydock after May 1, according to city Business Administrator George Savastano.

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Political career allows MRHS grad to help others
Posted: January 15, 2020

CAMDEN — Brittany O’Neill is riding a wave of euphoria following November’s successful 1st District legislative campaigns, but her outlook was not always so rosy.

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Patcong Creek Winter Luncheon
Posted: January 15, 2020

SOMERS POINT – The Patcong Creek Foundation 2020 Winter Luncheon and Silent Auction is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Greate Bay Country Club, 901 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, Somers Point.  

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Two Strathmere bulkheads to be replaced in 2020
Posted: January 15, 2020

STRATHMERE — Two bulkheads on bayside street ends will be replaced this year, the latest to be built to meet new standards calling for taller bulkheads in the barrier island section of the township. 

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Resume writing for Veterans, military
Posted: January 15, 2020

SOMERS POINT – There will be a Resume Writing & Interviewing Skill Seminar which is free for veterans and active military at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the AMVETS Resource Center, 415 Shore Road, Somers Point.

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Auditions for ‘In The Heights’
Posted: January 15, 2020

SOMERS POINT – The Fool Moon Theatre is having auditions for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21 at the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point. All roles are open.

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School board swears in new member; has same U.T. representatives
Posted: January 15, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Board of Education gained a new member last week. 

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Utts takes seat, changing power balance to Dems
Posted: January 15, 2020

NORTHFIELD — Democrats have taken control of Northfield City Council for the first time since 2008 with the swearing-in of Councilman Paul Utts on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Doctor: E-cigs pose health risks
Posted: January 15, 2020

GALLOWAY – Dr. Brian Jenssen, a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician, explained during a Jan. 9 presentation that fewer than 5 percent of adults used e-cigarettes but said that more than 25 percent of teens do. 

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McClellan bid farewell to O.C. Council Jan. 9
Posted: January 15, 2020

OCEAN CITY – With tearful goodbyes and somber reflection, Councilman Antwan McClellan said farewell to city council on Jan. 9.

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Local Republicans excited to welcome Trump
Updated: January 15, 2020 - 4:14 pm

Local Republican officials are excited about President Donald Trump’s planned Jan. 28 rally in Wildwood to support U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew — a former friendly adversary whom they are welcoming to the party.

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Wednesday 01/08/2020
City offers $6.5M for nearly 2 acres
Posted: January 08, 2020

OCEAN CITY – The city wants to purchase land for open space before it becomes a housing development.

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Retirement party takes back seat to toy drive
Posted: January 08, 2020

SOMERS POINT — At about 5 p.m. on the day Lt. John Barbieri retired from the Somers Point Police Department, a cake commemorating the occasion sat untouched while Barbieri, his co-workers and volunteers rushed to prepare to give gifts to children in the community. 

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Jordan Road teacher Albrecht honored for being ‘exemplary’
Posted: January 08, 2020

By KRISTEN KELLEHER

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Two join Linwood school board
Posted: January 08, 2020

LINWOOD — Two new members joined the Linwood Board of Education, during a Thursday, Jan. 2, reorganization meeting. 

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Northfield continues debating location of, desire for dog park
Posted: January 08, 2020

NORTHFIELD — Northfield City Council members are continuing to search for a location for a proposed dog park. 

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Ocean City's First Day at the Beach 2020
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 11:40 am

Hundreds of people ran into the water just north of the Ocean City Music Pier on New Year’s Day to celebrate the First Day at the Beach 2020. The annual event attracts hundreds, if not thousands, of ocean-dippers and far more people watching them take the plunge on the first day of the new year. The popular annual event follows Ocean City’s First Night, a family-friendly entertainment-filled evening with dozens of performances across the city, followed by fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

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Crowd marks New Year’s Day with plunge
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 11:45 am

OCEAN CITY — January 1 was hardly a beach day in Ocean City.  Although the sun was out, temperatures were in the mid-40s. 

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McGuigan keeps president post as Owen takes oath
Posted: January 08, 2020

SOMERS POINT — City Council officially has a new member following a reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3, when Mike Owen, a Ward 2 councilman, was sworn in. 

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Trump plans rally at Wildwoods Convention Center
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 4:12 pm

WILDWOOD — President Donald Trump is returning to the Jersey shore.

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Sindia reached its watery grave Dec. 15, 1901
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 8:18 am

OCEAN CITY — At 3 a.m. Dec. 15, 1901, the Sindia, a 329-foot, four-masted sailing barque owned by John D. Rockefeller, was 300 feet from shore off 17th Street in Ocean City. 

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Thursday 01/02/2020
1967: Surfing movie features appearance by the director
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – “The Californian,” a film about surfing in the United States, was shown in Ocean City featuring an appearance by director Jamie Budge, the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported Aug. 18, 1967.

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Upper Township Elementary School: Jamie Nicholl
Posted: January 02, 2020

MARMORA – Jamie Nicholl’s uncle, who is mentally disabled, is the reason she is a special education teacher. 

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Dawes Avenue School: Donna Coan
Posted: January 02, 2020

SOMERS POINT — Some Somers Point students are getting a good start to their day — and their lives — through the Dawes Avenue Dolphin Morning Club.

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Ocean City School District preschool: Karin Stanton
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Karin Stanton, a special education preschool teacher in the Ocean City School District, helps to plan events to help students learn with their families. 

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Northfield Community School: Barb Shenkus
Posted: January 02, 2020

NORTHFIELD — Humility and cooperation are the two attributes that best describe Barb Shenkus, a fourth-grade teacher at Northfield Community School. 

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Cape May Elementary: Tom Medvecky
Posted: January 02, 2020

CAPE MAY — Cape May City Elementary School teacher Tom Medvecky teaches it all. The school has one sixth-grade class, an unusual class size that makes for an exceptional learning environment.

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Lower Cape May Regional High School: Joanie Dilling
Posted: January 02, 2020

ERMA — Joanie Dilling is a special education teacher at Lower Cape May Regional High School (LCMR) who always had a desire to grow plants. 

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER –
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City High School teacher Barbara Daniel addresses some of history’s most difficult periods through the Holocaust and Genocide Studies she teaches. 

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – U.T. Middle School: Courtney Haugh
Updated: January 02, 2020 - 2:40 pm

PETERSBURG – Upper Township Middle School teacher Courtney Haugh wants to help her female students become comfortable with themselves. 

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AN APPLE FOR THETEACHER – Belhaven Middle School: Angela Buckberg
Posted: January 02, 2020

LINWOOD — “I didn’t think I ever wanted to be in this classroom but when I got moved in here, and I did it for like two months, I realized this is what I was meant to do,” Angela Buckberg said of the self-contained special-education room at Belhaven Middle School. “I can’t image doing anything else.” 

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Blood drive set Jan. 4 at church
Posted: January 02, 2020

SOMERS POINT — Lifegate Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at 296 Bethel Road in Somers Point. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org/lifegate.

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‘January Jest’ comedies to be staged Jan. 19
Posted: January 02, 2020

VENTNOR – Players and Playwrights By The Jersey Shore will present “January Jest” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Chabad Chai Center, 6605 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor.

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – O.C. Intermediate School: Cholehna Weaver
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – World geography teacher and world traveler Cholehna Weaver instills a love of travel in her students by sharing experiences of her own trips abroad.  

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AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER – Veterans Memorial School: Christina Lunde
Posted: January 02, 2020

VILLAS — Christina Lunde’s kindergarten classroom at the David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School in Lower Township seems to have something fun to do in every corner.

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Didgeridoo Sound Bath will be Jan. 5
Posted: January 02, 2020

VENTNOR – Didgeridoo Sound Bath with Harold Smith will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at the  Enlightened Cafe, 6414 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor.

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U.T. schools get head start on ‘language of equity’
Posted: January 02, 2020

PETERSBURG — Upper Township School District may get access to a sample curriculum for a new mandate on disability and LGBTQ representation months ahead of most districts in the state.  

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Jordan Road teacher Erin Albrecht honored for being ‘exemplary’
Updated: January 02, 2020 - 2:31 pm

SOMERS POINT — Jordan Road School teacher Erin Albrecht was honored Dec. 10 during a recent Somers Point Board of Education meeting for winning the New Jersey Department of Education Exemplary Educator award. 

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O.C. reaches new Flood Insurance discount
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City has achieved Class 4 in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS). The designation means all NFIP policy holders with compliant structures in Ocean City will receive a 30 percent discount on their flood insurance.

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On TV, Van Drew defends switch, says party pressure was final straw
Updated: January 02, 2020 - 2:18 pm

Congressman Jeff Van Drew claims his decision to switch from Democrat to Republican was made after a county Democratic leader told him to vote for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

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Dems say Van Drew must give cash back
Posted: January 02, 2020

ATLANTIC CITY – Responding to news Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew would become a Republican, Democratic Party leaders from southern New Jersey demanded Van Drew return his campaign contributions.

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End the year, start the year with First Night, Day
Posted: January 02, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City marks the 28th anniversary of its popular family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year, and as many as 10,000 are expected to attend. 

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Monday 12/23/2019
Van Drew makes it official
Updated: January 08, 2020 - 10:51 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Van Drew met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, Dec. 19, and officially switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

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Wednesday 12/18/2019
AMVETS center is open in Somers Point
Posted: December 18, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Any veteran or service member in New Jersey can receive help obtaining health benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), find employment or take a class through the new American Veterans (AMVETS) state headquarters in Somers Point. 

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Resident continues pesticide fight
Posted: December 18, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Donna Moore is a regular fixture at city council meetings, addressing the administration on the dangers of pesticide use.

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Mainland Regional High School Drumline 1986-1990
Updated: December 18, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Some footage for the archive showing some of the cool stuff we were doing in high school drumline! The drum-corpse style approach our drumline took laid the foundation for my hands that really helped my drumming in the long run.

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