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Mainland Baseball 10U wins District 16 championship

LINWOOD — In a dramatic, come-from-behind victory, the Mainland Baseball U10 Little League team won the District 16 title over a tough Hammonton team 10-7 on July 8.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Want to buy an old OCBP lifeguard boat? Here is your chance
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Want your chance to own an authentic Ocean City Beach Patrol rescue boat?

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Tuckahoe canoe, kayak races raise funds for scholarships
Updated: July 17, 2019 - 3:59 pm

TUCKAHOE — Enjoy a lazy day on the Tuckahoe River or embrace your competitive side in a canoe and kayak race this August to support local student scholarships. 

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Ocean City announces winners of NIV boat and home decorations
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City announced the 2019 Night in Venice contest winners. 

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Ocean City’s Night In Venice brings the party to the bay, lagoons
Posted: July 17, 2019

Ocean City’s bays came alive on Saturday, July 13, with about 70 decorated boats and nearly 200 houses participating in the annual Night in Venice boat parade.  This year, the city celebrated the 65th anniversary of the parade.  Several celebrity guests, including Chubby Checker, Kate Flannery of “The Office,” Caissie Levy, of Broadway’s “Frozen,” and former Philadelphia Eagles player Freddie Mitchell, were in the parade. The evening finished with a fireworks display. 

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Upper to codify parking limits
Posted: July 17, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — As Township Committee introduced an ordinance establishing new parking rules, members heard fresh dissatisfaction with a pedestrian lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Strathmere. 

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Chip Miller Surf Fest raises funds, awareness of Amyloidosis
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Catching waves, kicking back with friends and making kids smile: the Chip Miller Surf Fest was started to honor Chip Miller’s memory in exactly this way. 

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Council negotiating for car lot
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Council is negotiating to purchase the Ocean City Chevrolet car dealership property that is slated for development. 

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Fire company sub sale
Posted: July 17, 2019

SOMERS POINT – The Somers Point Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 Auxiliary is having a sub sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

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Princess Tea July 23
Posted: July 17, 2019

SEAVILLE – Children can enjoy a princess tea at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Endicott Reardon Family Museum, 3036 South Shore Road, Seaville.

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High tide flooding expected to worsen
Updated: July 17, 2019 - 10:47 am

A report issued last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported coastal communities across the nation continued to see high tide flooding last year, forcing residents to deal with flooded shorelines and streets — a trend that is expected to continue this year. 

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Resort approves $9 mil bond
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – City council approved a $9 million bond ordinance July 11 for roads, drainage and back bay dredging projects as part of the capital plan.

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Officials upset by trash collection headaches
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Mayor Jay Gillian acknowledged problems with Gold Medal Environmental of Woodbine, a waste management company the city contracted with for garbage collection.

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O.C. Pops opens season in patriotic fashion
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Pops Orchestra opened the season with what was aptly titled “A Star-Spangled Spectacular!”

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Accusations of nepotism and patronage fly
Posted: July 17, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county freeholder board voted to censure Freeholder E. Marie Hayes on July 9 for her alleged retaliation against a county employee and conflicts of interest during an uproarious meeting brimming with accusations of nepotism.

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Fishing Pier open house Thursday
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Tour the Ocean City Fishing Club Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday and help the local Food Cupboard at the same time. 

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Stewart premieres new film
Posted: July 17, 2019

GALLOWAY – Award-winning filmmaker Colin Stewart of Ocean City will premiere his new film, “The Fear is Love,” at 7 p.m. July 23 in Dante Hall Theater, 14 North Mississippi Ave. Atlantic City.  There will be a question and answer session with Stewart following the screening.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: July 17, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The City of Ocean City will hold its annual Bicycle Auction 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 17, at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road, off Tennessee Avenue. The city lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by the Ocean City Police Department to be abandoned or unclaimed. Approximately 100 bicycles and other items will be for sale.

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Shore worker brings pub-style quizzes, teatime from across the pond
Posted: July 17, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Gerard Welsh wanted to bring a taste of his home country to Shore Medical Center’s fundraising events. 

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
A star-spangled salute
Posted: July 10, 2019

Northfield held its annual Independence Day Parade on July 4 down Shore Road to Mill Road and then to Birch Grove Park, where hot dogs and soda were provided at the Burton Avenue fire station courtesy of the Northfield Volunteer Fire Company. Northfield Mothers League members served free frozen treats.

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SOCIA Fourth of July bike parade a huge draw
Updated: July 10, 2019 - 10:13 am

OCEAN CITY – Hundreds crowded Central Avenue and lined the sidewalks for the longstanding July 4 bike parade, presented by the South Ocean City Improvement Association. 

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Ice cream shop puts the cool back in Tuckahoe
Posted: July 10, 2019

TUCKAHOE — A town without an ice cream shop is a sad sight at the shore. 

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Seaville UMC sowing seeds of respect for Earth
Posted: July 10, 2019

SEAVILLE — Seaville United Methodist Church is going green to help the community.

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One for the books: Library turns 10
Posted: July 10, 2019

STRATHMERE — Rita Schiavo was a woman who believed in education. 

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Annual 4th of July celebration at Amanda’s Field
Updated: July 10, 2019 - 3:48 pm

The Upper Township annual 4th of July celebration at Amanda’s Field included live music, fireworks, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Pictured above, out of order, are Anastasia Curtin, Cassidy Curtin, Natalia Curtin, Kate Heitzenroeder and Sophia Heitzenroeder, at the celebration. Below, watching the animals at the petting zoo, are Amala Edwards and Betsey Cox.  Pictured below, at right, is Ella Affourtit on the swings. Pictured at the bottom are children enjoying the petting zoo and the pony rides.

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Upper agrees to chip in for warning light
Posted: July 10, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Township Committee has committed to covering the local share of the cost to install a warning light on Route 50 in front of the Tuckahoe fire station, although officials do not yet know how much it will cost. 

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Freeholder board censures member E. Marie Hayes
Updated: July 17, 2019 - 3:56 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County freeholder board voted to censure Freeholder E. Marie Hayes on July 9 for her alleged retaliation against a county employee and for conflicts of interest during an uproarious meeting brimming with accusations of nepotism.

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Free wind farm tours at ACUA
Posted: July 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is offering free summer Open House Tours of the wind farm at its Wastewater Treatment Facility at noon Mondays and Fridays through August. 

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LINWOOD LIBRARY EVENTS
Posted: July 10, 2019

LINWOOD — The Linwood Library, located at 301 Davis. Ave., is offering free summer evening programs for children and adults.

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Beach concert series continues on July 12 with The Deck Band
Posted: July 10, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The AtlantiCare Concerts on the Beach in Somers Point continue this week with a special Thursday performance to celebrate Independence Day.

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Somers Point officials will visit businesses on welcome tour
Posted: July 10, 2019

SOMERS POINT — City officials want to ensure that new business owners recognize how much they are valued and that Somers Point is business-friendly.

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History group events on tap in Somers Point
Posted: July 10, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The real story of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, pirates and privateers, as well as the local music scene of yesteryear, will be the subjects of the Somers Point Historical Society’s summer events. 

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Resort was booming over holiday weekend
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Fourth of July holiday brought with it the usual patriotic displays, fireworks and crowds. 

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Atlantic Cape Hub presents: ‘The Problem with Plastics: Reducing Our Impact’ July 17
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – On Wednesday, July 17, the Atlantic Cape May County Sustainable Jersey Regional Hub will offer a free event focused on practical actions to take to reduce the amount of plastic waste people create.

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Parasail, Pirate Voyages crews rescue sea turtle
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Crews from two local watersports companies assisted a rescue organization in the recovery of an injured sea turtle late last month.

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Writer, lawman collaborate on book detailing storied career
Posted: July 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The story covers more than four decades, encompassing trips to Israel, Greece and Albania, along with the Oval Office, a dirt-road village in Haiti and the Katrina-soaked streets of New Orleans. But it begins and ends at a kitchen table in the south end of Ocean City.

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Tuesday 07/09/2019
Ocean City freeholder fighting censure votes
Updated: July 10, 2019 - 12:49 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Freeholders were slated to pass two resolutions censuring Freeholder E. Marie Hayes of Ocean City at their July 9 meeting. 

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Monday 07/08/2019
Dead whale washes ashore in Strathmere, buried on the beach
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 5:06 pm

STRATHMERE — Public works crews in June buried a massive humpback whale that washed up on the beach near the center of town.

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Wednesday 07/03/2019
DEP leader: We’re taking dire predictions seriously in New Jersey
Posted: July 03, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY – Catherine McCabe recalled sitting with her kids on the beach in the 1980s at high tide against the bulkhead with room enough for a solitary beach chair.

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Coastal resiliency center coming; saving shore communities will be a growth industry
Posted: July 03, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY – A coastal resiliency center focused on reducing flooding risks is in the design stages for Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus and could open as early as this fall or winter 2020.

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Father turns grief into action after stepson’s death
Posted: July 03, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Dr. John Albert’s voice trembled as he recalled to city council how his stepson was struck and killed while crossing a city street.

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Dispute over beach umbrellas, chairs has been resolved
Posted: July 03, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A Boardwalk business using the beach for umbrella and chair rentals has leased its beach services business to Swift Beach Services.

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Thursday 06/27/2019
Victor Wainwright and The Train to perform June 28 in Somers Point
Posted: June 27, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Hot on the heels of his nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards, the “Piana from Savannah” Victor Wainwright and the Train head out for their summer tour with a local performance at Somers Point’s free Beach Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Upper Township hires Public Works superintendent
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:03 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Township Committee on Monday unanimously approved Craig Reeves as the township’s new superintendent of public works. 

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Tuckahoe hoping for downtown rebirth
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:04 am

TUCKAHOE — Several new businesses have opened over the past few years in the Tuckahoe section of Upper Township, and local merchants are banding together so the public takes notice.

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CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2019
Updated: June 26, 2019 - 11:53 am

LINWOOD — Rain left the Mainland Regional High School football field — where graduation would be held later that day — soggy Thursday, June 20, and the threat of thunderstorms loomed over the event. 

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Opponents cite noise, drunkenness, parking as potential problems
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:32 am

SOMERS POINT — More than 10 members of the public spoke during a Somers Point Planning Board meeting last week about an application to build a seasonal restaurant and marina with indoor and outdoor seating on Bay Avenue. 

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Somers Point Planning Board rejects new idea for Bay Avenue
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:32 am

SOMERS POINT — The Somers Point Planning Board voted against an application for a seasonal restaurant and marina built partially from shipping containers Wednesday, June 19, after hearing lengthy testimony from the public. 

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Upper Township school board addresses outrage over anti-Trump photo in elementary yearbook
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:03 am

PETERSBURG — Board of Education members and a member of the public discussed a picture in the Upper Township Elementary School yearbook during a recent meeting after several people stated on social media they were offended by the picture. 

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Citing bad press, Upper Township media consultant declines position
Updated: June 27, 2019 - 9:04 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Soon after Township Committee approved a contract with Larry Trulli for media consulting services, Trulli decided to decline the deal. 

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