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Manco & Manco owners plead guilty to evading taxes

CAMDEN, N.J. – The owners of popular Ocean City, New Jersey, restaurant chain Manco & Manco Pizza today admitted evading taxes, structuring cash payments to avoid reporting requirements and lying to IRS special agents, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. 

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Cape May County has state’s oldest population
Posted: July 01, 2015

RIO GRANDE — The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms again that Cape May County houses the oldest population in the state.

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Strathmere beach work finished to Hawthorne
Posted: July 01, 2015

PETERSBURG — Upper Township Committee discussed an ongoing beach-replenishment project in Strathmere, repealing fees to use a township dog park and increasing the employee wellness program for township employees during a meeting Monday, June 22.

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Point investigating whether state closed out causeway project
Posted: July 01, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Somers Point City Council discussed whether or not the state has turned over responsibility of maintenance of certain areas affiliated with the Route 52 causeway on the Somers Point side to the city.

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Signs of progress on Route 9 in Somers Point
Posted: July 01, 2015

SOMERS POINT — In June, the unoccupied Oriental Buffet restaurant at 575 New Road in Somers Point became a pile of misplaced bricks and dust during the building’s demolition.

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Northfield school work expected to be finished by fall
Posted: July 01, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The $7.4 million worth of HVAC, roof, security work and more approved in a September bond referendum is beginning to show itself at the Northfield Community School.

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Work continues on Richard Somers mural
Posted: July 01, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Artist Maryann Cannon is making steady progress on the 90-foot-long mural of Master Commandant Richard Somers she is painting on the outside of the city’s branch of the Atlantic County Library at Shore Road and New Jersey Avenue.

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Roads, pumping station dominate first ward meeting
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Road improvement projects and information on a proposed pumping station took precedence at a meeting sponsored by First Ward Councilman Michael DeVlieger June 24 at the Bayside Center.

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Contract signed for work at historic lifesaving station
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Council approved a resolution June 25 authorizing an $80,691 contract with Michael Calafati Architect, LLC of Cape May for improvements to the historic Ocean City Lifesaving Station at Fourth Street.

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City can move forward on condemning properties
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – The city can now take steps to remove three blighted gas stations at the foot of the Ninth Street Bridge after council on June 25 passed an ordinance giving the city more leeway to cleaning abandoned properties.

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Roads, pumping station dominate first ward meeting
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Road improvement projects and information on a proposed pumping station took precedence at a meeting sponsored by First Ward Councilman Michael DeVlieger June 24 at the Bayside Center.

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City doesn’t want people to feed foxes in north end
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – The city is deciding how to warn people not to feed the red foxes living near the Boardwalk’s north end.

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Should O.C. school district be spending $35,000 for P.R., media specialists?
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – After the Ocean City Board of Education approved a media relations and grants coordinator and website and social media management services by consent agenda on June 24, board members debated against and argued for the need to spend up to $35,000 for these services.

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Portuguese man-of-war drifts into O.C.
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – The Portuguese man-of-war, spotted in Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Island and Stone Harbor in recent weeks, was spotted in the southern end of Ocean City over the weekend.

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Massive dredge project coming
Posted: July 01, 2015

OCEAN CITY – More than 100 people packed into the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center on June 27 for a special town hall meeting to address back bay and lagoon dredging.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Perry-Egan says it may renew lease, postponing Coastal Cottage proposal
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 9:54 am

OCEAN CITY – A development for a proposed 44-lot, 44-unit coastal cottage development on the site of Perry-Egan Chevrolet car dealership could be delayed for five years.

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Nurses pin hopes for new contract on rally at Shore
Posted: June 24, 2015

SOMERS POINT — The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), the union that represents Shore Nurses Union at Shore Medical Center, filed charges against SMC on June 5 and June 9 with the National Labor Relations Board.

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Somers Point schools in need of millions in HVAC system repairs
Posted: June 24, 2015

SOMERS POINT — The Somers Point Board of Education heard a presentation on the state of the district’s HVAC systems and possible projects the district can pursue to upgrade the system.

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Legislation to crack down on ‘swatting’ moves forward in state Legislature
Posted: June 24, 2015

TRENTON – Assembly approved legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Vince Mazzeo to crack down on the trend known as “swatting” after a string of recent hoax incidents in New Jersey drew large-sale law enforcement responses continued advancing June 16.

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Mayor says extra NJDEP testing holding up dredging; NJDEP responds
Posted: June 24, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Mayor Jay Gillian announced that he will hold a town hall meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center located at 1735 Simpson Ave. to discuss back bay dredging.

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Townsend’s Inlet bridge to open this week
Posted: June 24, 2015

SEA ISLE CITY – Due to alignment and shimming issues with the new components of the bridge drive system, Ocean Drive Bridge over Townsends Inlet, linking Sea Isle City and Avalon will open sometime later this week. 

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O.C.’s Second Ward has serious dredging, flooding issues
Posted: June 24, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Second Ward Councilman Antwan McClellan hosted a meeting for constituents on June 20 at the Eighth Street Recreation Center to discuss various issues.

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Proponents, opponents talk S.J. Gas pipeline
Posted: June 24, 2015

TUCKAHOE — Many of the polarizing opinions shared by those who spoke in favor of and against a proposed South Jersey Gas natural gas pipeline advocated for environmentalism: where they disagreed was whether the creation of the pipeline would be environmentally detrimental or harmless.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Linwood students showcase projects at STEAM Expo
Posted: June 17, 2015

LINWOOD — Belhaven Middle School eighth-graders Jake Blumberg and Anand Thakkar wanted to create a project that would reduce energy consumption in the classroom. 

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Somers Point going fishing for buyers of second homes
Posted: June 17, 2015

SOMERS POINT — David Hughes, a member of the Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC), said he is starting to see house sales pick up in Somers Point. 

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Gillian talks dredging, street projects, beach replenishment
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 10:55 am

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Jay Gillian addressed the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce at the group’s June 11 luncheon meeting at the Ocean City Yacht Club, outlining various citywide capital improvement projects and underscoring the importance of bayfront dredging.

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Workers replacing bulging brick facade on building at 8th Street, Asbury Ave.
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 11:39 am

OCEAN CITY — Work to repair a bulging wall is currently under way at the Bourse Building at 761 Asbury Ave.

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Rabies confirmed in bat found on Cove Avenue in Northfield
Posted: June 17, 2015

A bat collected from a property on Cove Avenue in Northfield has been confirmed for rabies as reported by the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

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School board gives business administrator new contract
Posted: June 17, 2015

PETERSBURG — A year-long contract for Upper Township School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Laurie Ryan was renewed during a Monday, June 15, Upper Township Board of Education meeting. 

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O.C. man plans second 100-mile run for charity
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 11:48 am

MANAHAWKIN — Ocean City resident Richard McCleary remembered his first attempt at running 100 miles, from Clifton to Manahawkin, as fighting sleep deprivation as the sun came up in Bayville, as fueling with pierogis (McCleary’s race food of choice), and being encouraged in the final two miles with an escort from fire and rescue vehicles.

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Linwood passes $1M. bond ordinance
Posted: June 17, 2015

LINWOOD — A $1 million bond ordinance that will fund road improvements, dashboard cameras for the Police Department and a new roof for the historical society was approved during city council’s June 10 meeting.

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Builder plans 44 coastal cottages at Perry-Egan site
Posted: June 17, 2015

OCEAN CITY — One of the largest subdivision projects in recent memory is planned for an entire square block encompassing the Perry-Egan Chevrolet car dealership at 1601 Simpson Ave.

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City Council moves to address abandoned properties
Posted: June 17, 2015

OCEAN CITY — City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance June 11 that addresses the rehabilitation of abandoned properties.

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Ocean City Theatre Company gets new home
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 11:39 am

OCEAN CITY — Once the building on the corner of West Avenue and 15th Street housed lifeguard boats, the zoning and planning departments and a library annex. 

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Friday 06/12/2015
Missing U.T. boy found Friday, June 12
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 10:29 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP – A 16-year-old boy from Upper Township reported missing on Thursday, June 11, was found today in northern New Jersey.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Sexting: A choice that may ruin lives
Posted: June 10, 2015

WILDWOOD — An epidemic of sexting, the sending of sexually explicit photos by mobile phones and other devices, has hit the nation and Cape May County.

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Ocean City beach fill won’t be done ‘til summer over
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 9:48 am

OCEAN CITY – The south end beach replenishment project will face delays due to extensive repairs on the hopper dredge.

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Resident criticizes behavior of some on social media related to primary
Posted: June 10, 2015

PETERSBURG — During a Monday, June 8, Township Committee meeting, resident Kevin Grubb criticized behavior on social media related to the June 2 primary election.

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Somers Point eases process of holding community events
Posted: June 10, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Somers Point Councilmen Kirk Gerety and Dennis Tapp updated City Council on the efforts of the Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) during a Thursday, May 28, council meeting.

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Linwood honors Civil War heroine
Posted: June 10, 2015

LINWOOD — Sarah Broadhead spent a piece of her life helping wounded soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg and preserving these experiences in a diary, which is still in print today.

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Ocean City High School gets certified for ‘Lead the Way’
Posted: June 10, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City High School announced today that it has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program that has been offered since 2010.  

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School board member Ray Clark resigns
Posted: June 10, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Effective May 14, Ocean City Board of Education member Raymond Clark resigned from the school board, due to a conflict of interest. 

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Abandoned structures ordinance gets first reading
Posted: June 10, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Council at their June 10 meeting will consider a first reading for an ordinance to curb abandoned structures. 

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Ocean City Flooding group is getting impatient
Posted: June 10, 2015

OCEAN CITY – Tidal flooding, without immediate remediation, will only get worse, according to members of Ocean City Flooding, a citizen group working to persuade the city to address tidal and street flooding.

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How far is Ocean City behind in affordable housing?
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 9:48 am

OCEAN CITY – Resident Maura Adams, a Stockton University student and intern with the Ocean City Smart Growth, a citizen group championing less density in development, explained the city’s affordable housing obligations to council on May 28. 

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Resort sets standards to prevent blighted properties
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:39 am

OCEAN CITY – Citing the conditions of some of the city’s older, blighted structures, council on May 28 introduced a resolution establishing standards to hold the owners accountable for these properties.

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Will DNA finally help solve 1990 county murder?
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:39 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For 25 years, friends and family of Susan Negersmith waited patiently for her killer to be brought to justice. 

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Dredge gets towed to Virginia for repairs
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:39 am

OCEAN CITY – A dredge in Ocean City’s south end beach replenishment project, the “Liberty Island,” had to be towed to Norfolk, Va. for repairs.

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Councilman talks growth, flooding and bike lanes
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:39 am

OCEAN CITY – Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso discussed drainage, street paving and flood mitigation with constituents at a May 30 ward meeting. 

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Relay for Life set for June 26-27 at Amanda’s Field
Posted: June 03, 2015

UPPER TOWNSHIP — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Upper Township will take place Friday, June 26, to Saturday, June 27, at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg. 

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