• June 2, 2015

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Challenging themselves in Ocean City to support this nation’s veterans

OCEAN CITY – Some 600 children and adults rose early on Saturday to tackle Navy-SEAL approved obstacles on the Ocean City beaches. 

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Weekend business was brisk
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY – With sunny weather, the Memorial Day weekend brought thousands of visitors to Ocean City for the unofficial kickoff to the resorts summer season. 

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Trial date set for July 13 for Manco & Manco owners
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY – A trial date for Manco & Manco Pizza owners Charles and Mary Bangle has been set for Monday, July 13, in federal court in Camden, for charges including income tax evasion. 

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Business Persons Plunge into ocean to mark start of resort’s season
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY – On Friday, May 22, Mike Hrubos, of Keller Williams Realty, stood on the beach in a button-down shirt and suit pants, which were wet and sandy following a dip in the ocean. He questioned whether he could get the sand out of the pants. 

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South Jersey Gas announces ‘intent to move ahead’ with pipeline
Posted: May 27, 2015

In a Thursday news release, South Jersey Gas announced its “intent to move ahead” with its proposal to convert the B.L. England generating station to natural gas via a 22-mile-long pipeline. 

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To raise or not to raise
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY – After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in October 2012, homeowners in coastal communities were faced with tough decisions; elevate their low-lying properties to federal standards, demolish them and rebuild, or pay higher premiums for flood insurance.

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Kesselman to remain acting president of Stockton University for time being
Posted: May 27, 2015

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Dr. Harvey Kesselman has agreed to a request by the Board of Trustees that he remain as Acting President of Stockton University, providing continuity and valuable leadership while the University resolves challenges which have thwarted plans to develop a campus at the former Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Memorial weekend parking, beach tag revenues strong
Posted: May 27, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Sunny weather, clear skies and the promise of family fun brought visitors to America’s Greatest Family Resort for Memorial Day weekend.  

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Complaint faults Inserra, DeSalvo for signs, reports
Posted: May 27, 2015

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Curtis Corson, a former Upper Township Committeeman, said he filed a complaint with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC) about two weeks ago against John DeSalvo and Antonio Inserra, who are running as Republican candidates for Township Committee in the June 2 primary election. 

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American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life June 12-13 at MRHS
Posted: May 27, 2015

LINWOOD — Mark your calendar for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, which will be held Friday, June 12, through Saturday, June 13, at Mainland Regional High School.

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Somers Point OKs tax break to businesses, homeowners
Posted: May 27, 2015

SOMERS POINT — For current or prospective Somers Point residents or property owners, now may be the right time to make property improvements or start construction.

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Linwood approves bike path contract
Posted: May 27, 2015

LINWOOD — City Council approved a $207,886 contract for the Linwood Bike Path Extension Project during a council meeting Wednesday, May 13.

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Former Burger King to be turned into retail shops
Posted: May 27, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Plans are in the works for a long-vacant Burger King property off Route 9 in Somers Point to be converted into two retail spaces.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Blaze severely damages 7th St. Surf Shop
Posted: May 20, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Fire damaged the 7th Street Surf Shop at 654 Boardwalk on Saturday, May 16, destroying inventory and severely damaging the building.

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Atlantic City sore spot in otherwise rosy economic outlook
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 10:02 am

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City may have a different kind of summer from other southern New Jersey shore towns. 

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Choice Students remain in limbo over high school
Posted: May 20, 2015

PETERSBURG — Upper Township Superintendent of Schools Vincent Palmieri discussed where students attending the district schools through the state’s Interdistrict Public School Choice Program would attend high school. 

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Church garden helping to fill food pantries’ growing needs
Posted: May 20, 2015

MARMORA — Beside the Trinity United Methodist Church is a vegetable garden that volunteers will spend the summer tending to raise vegetables to be donated to local food pantries. 

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Wineries, breweries future of tourism
Posted: May 20, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County tourism figures set records last year and experts are predicting another banner year for 2015.

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Somers Point OKs budget with 4.4-cent tax rate hike
Posted: May 20, 2015

SOMERS POINT — City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2015 budget as amended during a Thursday, May 14, regular meeting. 

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History now only subject at Poplar Avenue School
Posted: May 20, 2015

LINWOOD — Demolition was in its final stages last week at the vacant Poplar Avenue School, which served Linwood and local students for more than 40 years before it was vacated. 

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Do-over for city on abandoned property plans
Posted: May 20, 2015

OCEAN CITY – An ordinance designed to give the city leeway to clean abandoned properties was slated for council’s approval on May 14, but was axed at the last minute.

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Construction begins on site for new skateboard park between West, Asbury Aves.
Posted: May 20, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Construction on a new skateboard park began Monday at the Fifth Street parking lot between Asbury Avenue and West Avenue.

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NJDEP supports same route for pipeline to B.L. England
Posted: May 20, 2015

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Following an environmental analysis of eight possible routes which could be used for a proposed natural gas pipeline, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) information supported a route previously rejected by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission in 2014 as the strongest feasible route for the project.

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Council awards $1.8 mil contract for Boardwalk
Posted: May 20, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Last week, Ocean City Council approved a resolution awarding a $1.8 million contract to Walkers Marine Construction, Inc. of Ocean View for rebuilding the Boardwalk between Plaza Place and Eighth Street.

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Linwood city tax rate rises by 2.5 cents
Posted: May 20, 2015

LINWOOD — Linwood residents will see a 2.5-cent municipal tax rate increase despite efforts of department heads to keep budgets “at, below or just about what they were last year,” according to Linwood Councilman Ralph Paolone. 

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Northfield school board appoints professionals
Posted: May 20, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Board of Education appointed professionals to various positions at Monday night’s meeting.

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Citizen questions city’s declining population
Posted: May 20, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s declining population was questioned at council’s May 14 meeting when a local resident disputed claims that the city’s population decline wasn’t as bad as its neighbors.

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Stockton report: County at bottom in economic, life indicators
Posted: May 20, 2015

When it comes down to northern versus southern New Jersey, sometimes it can be more than Phillies or Yankees, hoagie or sub, Eagles or Giants. Sometimes it can come down to affluence or poverty, feast or famine, survival or economic surrender.

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County tourism looks to breweries, wineries, Canadians
Posted: May 20, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County tourism figures set records last year and experts are predicting another banner year for 2015.

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2015 Cooperative Coastal Monitoring Program officially begins May 26
Posted: May 20, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The 2015 Coastal Water Monitoring Program will officially begin on May 26 and continue through Sept. 8 in Cape May County.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Duplexes to replace Palermo’s
Posted: May 13, 2015

OCEAN CITY – The planning board voted 5-2 on May 6 to approve a subdivision of the former Palermo’s Family Market property at 401 Asbury Ave. for seven duplexes.

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Beach-replenishment project gets under way in Strathmere
Posted: May 13, 2015

PETERSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ beach-replenishment project began last week in Strathmere.

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Added stories at Ninth and Bay
Posted: May 13, 2015

OCEAN CITY – This Wednesday, the Ocean City Planning Board will hear an application to add stories onto an existing Ninth Street commercial structure.

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Mayor: More single-family homes built
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 8:54 am

OCEAN CITY – Mayor Jay Gillian, in a May 8 letter to residents, lashed out at “misinformation” about the construction of duplexes and single-family homes in Ocean City.

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Neighbors complain of ‘deplorable’ condition of Linwood home
Posted: May 13, 2015

LINWOOD — Linwood residents called for City Council to address what they characterized as a problem property during a meeting Wednesday, April 22.

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College programs aimed at jobs in manufacturing
Posted: May 13, 2015

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak to establish college programs preparing students to work in the state’s manufacturing industry was recently approved by an Assembly panel.

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Beach challenge will benefit veterans, families
Posted: May 13, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Many people will likely spend Memorial Day weekend laying on Ocean City’s beaches, but several hundred people will need the rest after they participate in an obstacle course May 23 including 10-foot to 12-foot high sand mounds.

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Call forces Linwood schools, MRHS to go into lockdown mode
Posted: May 13, 2015

LINWOOD — Linwood district schools and Mainland Regional High School went into lockdown Tuesday morning following a threatening call to the Linwood district.

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Artist begins Richard Somers mural at city library
Posted: May 13, 2015

SOMERS POINT — “I do a lot of things old-fashioned,” artist Maryann Cannon said Wednesday, May 6, referring to the hand-drawn grid she is using to sketch out the 90-foot-long mural of Master Commandant Richard Somers on the outside of the city’s branch of the Atlantic County Library at Shore Road and New Jersey Avenue.

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Where the sidewalk ends
Posted: May 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A study of the city’s streets, sidewalks, crosswalks and traffic signals has resulted in a plan to make Northfield safer and friendlier for biking and walking.

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Ocean City School District welcoming another business administrator/board secretary July 1
Posted: May 13, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Timothy Kelley, Galloway Township Public Schools’ business administrator/board secretary, will join the Ocean City School District on July 1.

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Mock Trial team has trying times ahead in Raleigh
Posted: May 13, 2015

LINWOOD — This weekend will be the third time Mainland Regional High School’s Mock Trial team will compete in a national competition in Raleigh, N.C.

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Ex-cop’s attorney: Dismiss the additional charge
Posted: May 13, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – New Jersey Superior Court Judge John Porto is considering a motion to dismiss additional charges against a former Ocean City police officer who allegedly had sexual relations with a minor while he supervised her as a beach tag collector.

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Prosecutor, agencies hope to stem tide of heroin use in county
Posted: May 13, 2015

PETERSBURG — The level of heroin use is the most serious thing, criminally speaking, to happen in Cape May County in many years, Prosecutor Robert Taylor said.

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Ex-worker questions township’s legal fees
Posted: May 13, 2015

PETERSBURG — Township resident and former township employee Jon Kevin Grubb approached Township Committee on Monday, April 27, questioning $1.8 million in legal fees the township spent from 2008 to the present.

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Seaville driver indicted in death of pedestrian
Posted: May 13, 2015

SEAVILLE — A 25-year-old Seaville woman was indicted on charges related to death by auto and violation of law intended to protect public health and safety.

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Friday 05/08/2015
TV show features OCHS ASL program on May 10
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 3:32 pm

OCEAN CITY - On Sunday, May 10, the Classroom Close-up, NJ show will feature the Ocean City High School American Sign Language program.

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Online vigil, petition will commemorate third anniversary of Kauffman death
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 2:03 pm

LINWOOD - An online candlelight vigil and petition signing will remember the third anniversary of the death of April Kauffman, a local veterans advocate, radio personality, business owner, volunteer and more.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Smart Growth: Protect city’s future
Updated: May 06, 2015 - 9:43 am

OCEAN CITY – About 28 people attended Ocean City Smart Growth’s 30-minute meeting April 30 and heard the group’s message about overdevelopment and a call for public activism.

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Porch collapse injures worker at Ocean City councilman’s home
Posted: May 06, 2015

OCEAN CITY – A house-lifting worker was injured May 5 after a porch at the 400 block of West Avenue collapsed.

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