• November 15, 2019

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Republicans sweep Assembly, Senate and county seats

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Republicans swept the legislative and freeholder races in Cape May County Nov. 5, according to unofficial results from the Cape May County Clerk’s office.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Another vote on SJGas pipeline delayed
Posted: November 13, 2019

NEW LISBON – Due to technical difficulties, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission delayed a vote that could stop the South Jersey Gas plan to build a natural gas pipeline to the B.L. England generating station.

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Upper honors service, sacrifice
Posted: November 13, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Veterans cannot be thanked enough for their service to the country, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew told residents gathered at the clubhouse of the Osprey Point community Monday. 

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MRHS honors veterans with breakfast, ceremony
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 4:05 pm

Mainland Regional High School’s Support Our Troops Club held its 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11, in the high school cafeteria. The day included live music, a flag-raising ceremony and words from politicians

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Mixed bag for standardized test scores in Northfield
Posted: November 13, 2019

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Board of Education got a rundown of the spring 2019 test scores during a meeting Monday, Oct. 28.

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Northfield City Council discusses paving projects planned for 2020
Posted: November 13, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Northfield City Council discussed the 2020 road-paving program and a proposal to display military equipment at Veterans Park during a work session Oct. 29. 

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Outcome too close to call in Northfield
Posted: November 13, 2019

NORTHFIELD — It appears as if the Democrats have taken power in Northfield, winning a fourth seat on the seven-member board when challenger Paul Utts defeated incumbent City Council President Jeff Lischin.

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Assembly winners unclear after week
Posted: November 13, 2019

ATLANTIC COUNTY — Results for the Second District Assembly race were still being determined as of press time Tuesday. 

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Arts Commission, garden club beautifying Somers Pt.
Posted: November 13, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Kathy Arleth and Donna Mohr dodged traffic and raindrops Wednesday as they applied the finishing touches to their painting on a utility box on the corner of Shore Road and Maryland Avenue.

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Neighbors question setback of Tuckahoe development
Posted: November 13, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Site work has begun on a family farm on Tuckahoe Road that’s set to become a new 55+ housing community. 

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Incumbents returned to all-GOP committee
Posted: November 13, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — With a comfortable margin over Democrat Don Oral, Upper Township voters returned Republican incumbents John Coggins and Hobie Young to Township Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

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Replenishment project coming early to Upper
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 3:55 pm

STRATHMERE — Sand pumping could begin rebuilding beaches and dunes in Strathmere by the weekend, ahead of schedule. 

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1953: Master Sgt. recounts atomic bomb blast test in Nevada
Posted: November 13, 2019

OCEAN CITY – During the Cold War, the threat of an atomic war was all too real. Drills, bomb shelters, and grim forecasts of nuclear strikes ratcheted up paranoia and created widespread uneasiness. 

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Veterans Day: Marine recounts experience, readjusting
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 8:56 am

OCEAN CITY – Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ricky Arce has a bracelet that helps him remember four close friends he served with in Afghanistan.

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History: Resort banned alcohol sales in 1909, rejected BYOB in 2012
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 8:41 am

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s relationship with alcohol goes back to the town’s founding and continues through restrictive Blue Laws, Prohibition, and a failed citizen-driven referendum.

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Mayor: If community wants it, it’s up to them
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 8:32 am

OCEAN CITY – Mayor Jay Gillian said he doesn’t have a problem with dinner clubs operating within the law.

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Ocean City a dry town? Not so much
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 2:35 pm

OCEAN CITY – The push for Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) failed resoundingly at the ballot box in 2012.

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Wednesday 11/06/2019
Ocean City mourns statesman Bill Hughes
Updated: November 06, 2019 - 10:27 am

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City is mourning the death of one of its favorite sons, former U.S. Congressman and Ambassador William J. Hughes, who died Oct. 30.

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Annual Trail of Two Cities takes runners from island to the mainland
Posted: November 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Caitlyn and Tanya Fields, a mother and daughter from Hammonton, start their mornings by running four to five miles together. 

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Linwood Arboretum celebrating anniversary
Posted: November 06, 2019

LINWOOD – The Linwood Arboretum celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 10 with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Veterans Day ceremony at SMC
Posted: November 06, 2019

SOMERS POINT — For the fourth consecutive year, Shore Medical Center is joining together with the community to honor veterans in a special ceremony at noon Nov. 11 at Shore Medical Center’s park along Bay Avenue. 

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Cape May County honors Ocean City’s Ronald J. ‘Rocky’ Gannon
Posted: November 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Military life for Ronald J. “Rocky” Gannon began during his junior year in High School when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps at age 17.  Gannon was born in Palermo and moved to Ocean City and attended Ocean City High School.  

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Walk for the Wounded raises more than $60,000 in September
Posted: November 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s 11th Annual Walk for the Wounded Sept. 28 raised more than $60,000 to support Operation First Response’s mission of assisting injured soldiers and their families. 

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Sea Isle Veterans Day
Posted: November 06, 2019

SEA ISLE CITY – The public is invited to Sea Isle City’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov.r 11, at Veterans Park, JFK Boulevard and Landis Avenue. The rain location for this event is inside the Municipal Gymnasium at 4501 Park Road (the former public school).

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Ocean City’s Brian McPeak executive director of Bay Atlantic Symphony
Posted: November 06, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — The Bay Atlantic Symphony Board of Directors appointment Brian McPeak, of Ocean City, as the new executive director for the Bay Atlantic Symphony. 

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‘Under the Mistletoe’ theme of Christmas Mart for the Charity League Nov. 22-23
Posted: November 06, 2019

SOMERS POINT –  The Charity League of Atlantic County is hosting its annual Christmas Mart on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.  “Under the Mistletoe” is the theme for this year’s 73rd annual Christmas Mart.

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Museum of Cape May County hosts book sale
Posted: November 06, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Museum of Cape May County is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime book sale that will offer bibliophiles and history buffs alike the chance to purchase gently used books at reasonable prices. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: November 06, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Ave. The event honors all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Assault on Patcong Creek documentary premiere Nov. 9
Posted: November 06, 2019

SOMERS POINT — What was once a casual crabbing event among friends became a tournament with hundreds of crabbers and more than 1,500 people and a nonprofit organization.

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Local performer returns to stage following life-changing accident
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 10:09 am

SOMERS POINT — Award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist Anj Granieri returns “home” to the Gateway Playhouse to combine her music, spoken-word poetry, story telling and humor into a one-woman-show that invites the audience into the heart of her life, and the heart-wrenching journey of the creative process. 

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Upper Township eases restrictions on contractor lawn signs
Posted: November 06, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Contractors and landscapers will be able to advertise their work on properties where they have completed a project, at least for 30 days after the work is completed, under an ordinance unanimously approved by Upper Township Committee on Oct. 28.

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Officials at all levels of government recall Hughes’ civility, commitment
Updated: November 06, 2019 - 10:27 am

Federal, state, county and local officials extended their condolences on the death of former U.S. Congressman and Ambassador William J. Hughes, who died Oct. 30 at 87.

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AtlantiCare offers first aid training for mental health for young people
Posted: November 06, 2019

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Half of all mental health disorders present by age 14, according to information presented during training Friday, Nov. 1, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Galloway Township.

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Stockton center will proudly uphold Hughes’ legacy
Updated: November 06, 2019 - 10:27 am

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Enshrined in countless documents, citations and photographs is William Hughes’ career in public life.

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Hughes served as a congressman in district, ambassador to Panama
Updated: November 06, 2019 - 10:27 am

OCEAN CITY — William J. Hughes, who represented New Jersey’s Second Congressional District for 20 years and later became United States Ambassador to Panama, died Oct. 30 at his home in Ocean City, according to his family. He was 87.

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Thursday 10/31/2019
Former U.S. Rep. Bill Hughes dies at 87
Updated: November 06, 2019 - 11:46 am

OCEAN CITY — The Honorable William J. “Bill” Hughes, who represented New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District for 20 years and later became U.S. Ambassador to Panama, died Oct. 30 at his home in Ocean City. He was 87.

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Wednesday 10/30/2019
Freeholder candidates weigh in on issues
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 8:33 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 and select two Cape May County freeholders for two three-year terms.

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Ocean City Fishing Club’s Surf Fishing Tournament filled with sharks
Posted: October 30, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Sharks reigned supreme at Ocean City Fishing Club’s 51st Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament last Saturday, playing a predominant role in deciding awards. 

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Ocean City Halloween Parade
Posted: October 30, 2019

Zombies, superheroes, princesses and ghouls invaded Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 24, as groups and individuals competed in the 72nd annual Exchange Club of Ocean City Halloween Parade. 

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 11:38 am

OCEAN CITY – A Faustian bargain with a plant-like alien will be portrayed in the cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. 

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Ocean City Board of Realtors holiday coat drive begins
Posted: October 30, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Board of Realtors® has started its fall community service project, a drive to collect coats, sweaters, blankets, snow boots, hats, scarves, and more. Donations will be collected now through Nov. 27, and will be used to give the gift of warmth for winter.

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No cabanas for pools in Ocean City; ordinance delayed
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 12:58 pm

OCEAN CITY – Council unanimously tabled a residential mechanical ordinance on Oct. 24, requesting more time to review it. 

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Bay Avenue work will affect Ocean City Intermediate School
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 12:57 pm

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Intermediate School bus loading and unloading will be altered for a few weeks this school year, due to sewer line work along Bay Avenue. 

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Ocean City to spend $6.5 million on beaches, Civic Center and street paving
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 12:57 pm

OCEAN CITY – Council introduced a $6.5 million bond ordinance Oct. 24 that would fund the placement of Geotubes to protect the beach, improve the Civic Center, and repair roadways. 

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Ocean City's Ninth Street corridor continues to evolve
Updated: October 30, 2019 - 12:57 pm

OCEAN CITY – Rising over Ninth Street, adjacent to the TD Bank, a sleek, modern building waits for tenants. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: October 30, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 24th time on Saturday, Nov. 2.

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Mazzeo, Armato face off against Guenther, Risley
Posted: October 30, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — Candidates for the Second Legislative District Assembly were questioned about their views on the state budget, the Atlantic City Rail Line and the state government takeover of Atlantic City during a debate Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Assembly Dems share views; GOP mum
Posted: October 30, 2019

Democratic Assembly incumbents Vince Mazzeo and John Armato face Republican challengers former Brigantine mayor Philip Guenther and Atlantic County Freeholder John Risley in the District 2 Assembly election Nov. 5. 

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Matik running unopposed for Linwood mayor’s seat
Posted: October 30, 2019

LINWOOD — The most exciting thing going on in Linwood politics this year is that the city will have a new mayor. Barring a successful write-in campaign, Councilman Darren Matik will secure the city’s highest elected office after Mayor Rick DePamphilis decided not to seek re-election.

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Multiple seats up for grabs in Nov. 5 election
Posted: October 30, 2019

Northfield voters have the most decisions to make on Election Day, with three contested races including for mayor, as well as county and state elections.

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