• August 20, 2019

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Officials believe raptors mellowing out grabby gulls

OCEAN CITY – Aggressive gulls swarm the Boardwalk and beach, dive-bomb unsuspecting humans and snatch pizza, French fries or funnel cake.

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
Music Pier, loggia going to be transformed into performing arts center
Posted: August 14, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The planning stages for a dramatic alteration to the Ocean City Music Pier is under way.

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Linwood marks National Night Out
Posted: August 14, 2019

The Linwood Police Department and city of Linwood hosted National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 6, at All Wars Memorial Field. Children were treated to free food and games, a police K-9 demonstration and a visit from a helicopter, while adults perused the tables set up by various service agencies and local organizations.

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Young thespians cool off summer with ‘Frozen, Jr.’
Updated: August 14, 2019 - 11:20 am

LINWOOD — The Somers Point School District is generating a blast of cool weather during the height of summer with several performances of Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.”

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Suasion Communications Group president joins N.J. tourism board
Posted: August 14, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president of the award-winning, New Jersey-based agency Suasion Communications Group, was recently appointed to New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) board of directors.

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‘Mobsters and Jazz’ tribute at Josie Kelly’s
Posted: August 14, 2019

SOMERS POINT — The South Jersey Jazz Society’s Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band and its tribute “Mobsters and Jazz” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Josie Kelly’s Public House, 908 Shore Road in Somers Point. 

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Somers Point planning for repaving of Bethel
Posted: August 14, 2019

SOMERS POINT — City engineer Greg Schneider discussed additions to a repaving project during a Somers Point City Council meeting Thursday, July 25, based on recommendations made in a bicycle and pedestrian master plan. 

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U.S. Coast Guard base in Cape May gets new cutter
Posted: August 14, 2019

CAPE MAY — Bollinger Shipyards delivered the USCGC Angela McShan, the 35th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), to the U.S. Coast Guard on Aug. 1 in Key West, Fla.

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‘Inspired by Frida Kahlo’ opening Aug. 23 at NNS
Posted: August 14, 2019

LINWOOD — Nashville North Studios will present its end-of-summer group exhibit, “Inspired by Frida Kahlo,” and solo exhibit by Northfield resident Joe Rha beginning Aug. 23 with its Fourth Friday Art & Music Reception.

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‘Tribal Ink’
Posted: August 14, 2019

MARGATE – “Tribal Ink & A Little Limelight” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at 9600 Atlantic Ave., Margate, “presents the words and actions of 17 vital, informed and engaged human beings who have embraced artistic expression as a means of reaching out to lost members of the tribe,” according to producers of the showcase. 

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Gould replaces Barry on freeholder ballot
Posted: August 14, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Longtime Wildwood Crest Commissioner Joyce Gould has been selected to replace candidate Steve Barry as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the upcoming Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders election.

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Committee OKs complete street policy in Upper Township
Posted: August 14, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — At the request of township engineer Paul Dietrich, Upper Township Committee approved a complete streets policy Monday, Aug. 12.

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No criminal charges in fatal motor vehicle accident
Posted: August 14, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland announced Aug. 12 that no criminal charges will be filed as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in Ocean City on Memorial Day weekend.

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‘Shore rental tax’ not going to apply to homeowners renting directly
Posted: August 14, 2019

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Aug. 9 that amends the transient accommodations law signed last year to provide relief for homeowners who rent their properties directly.

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Ocean City moves forward to buy car lot again
Posted: August 14, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Call it déjà vu.

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Sheriff to A.G.: Extension, please
Posted: August 14, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan has until Aug. 16 to submit information about the effectiveness of an agreement between his office and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Tuesday 08/13/2019
The Adventures of the Jersey Tomato: Soap making
Updated: August 13, 2019 - 12:01 pm

MARMORA — “The swirls are so fluid,” Charlene “Charlie” McCardell said as she gawked while holding a block of Apple Martini-scented soap.

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
Overly aggressive gulls lead to city’s solution
Posted: August 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The war against seagulls has become the battle of the birds.

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Police stepping up prohibition on alcohol on beach
Posted: August 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Police are cracking down on public alcohol consumption on the beaches. 

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Cross-bay officials to meet with NJTA on parkway walkway plans
Updated: August 07, 2019 - 11:50 am

Upper Township engineer Paul Dietrich expects to have an update for Township Committee on plans for a bike lane connecting Cape May and Atlantic counties at the governing body’s next meeting, set for Monday, Aug. 12. 

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Gulls, beware!
Posted: August 07, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Seagulls have snagged the errant French fry or scarfed the odd pizza slice from unsuspecting visitors for years. 

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1953-54: Building a grand project, the Parkway in southern NJ
Posted: August 07, 2019

CAPE MAY COUNTY – The need for a dual parkway linking Cape May County with the Garden State Parkway became a reality in the 1950s. 

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Townsends Inlet Bridge opens after long delay
Posted: August 07, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After nearly a year of being closed for repairs, the Townsends Inlet Bridge opened to traffic on July 25 with fanfare. 

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Mosquito control vital to county economy
Posted: August 07, 2019

PETERSBURG — An empty bottle or can left lying around that collects water can hold as many as 100 mosquito larvae during a storm, according to Kyle Rossner, an entomologist with the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control. 

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
Sheriff defies attorney general on links to ICE
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 7:38 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County sheriff is openly defying a directive from the state Attorney General about his department cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), saying he believes it is unjust.

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Flooding, bicycling are on residents’ minds
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Flooding and traffic continue to be primary concerns of attendees at a July 27 meeting held by Fourth Ward Councilman Bob Barr at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

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Who inspires us to be passionate about what we do?
Posted: July 31, 2019

Editor’s note: People have stories about a family member, a friend or mentor who influenced their life. Mine isn’t special in the larger scheme of things, but the story is special to me. I hope it reminds others about what inspired them.

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Northfield police recover 10 pounds of marijuana
Posted: July 31, 2019

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Police Department seized more than 10 pounds of marijuana Monday, July 29, after they were dispatched to a home on Steelman Avenue, authorities said. 

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Concerts help extend churches’ reach to the beach
Posted: July 31, 2019

SOMERS POINT — About 200 people enjoyed a summer night July 18 on the William Morrow Beach in Somers Point. 

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Great Bay Gallery to present ‘Messing About in Boats’
Posted: July 31, 2019

SOMERS POINT — If you have a boat, always wanted a boat or glad you don’t own a boat but love them, then this is the exhibit for you, says Kathleen Arleth, owner and artist at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave. in Somers Point. The exhibit, “Messing About in Boats,” opens July 31 and runs through Aug. 31.

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National Night Out offers family-friendly fun Aug. 6
Posted: July 31, 2019

ATLANTIC COUNTY — On Tuesday, Aug. 6, millions of people across the country will meet new neighbors, enjoy family-friendly activities and interact with local authorities as part of National Night Out. 

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Panel overturns ’16 approval of Point restaurant
Posted: July 31, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Three years after the Somers Point Planning Board approved an application for a bayfront restaurant, a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of Superior Court ruled that the parking arrangement was insufficient and did not comply with the city’s ordinances. 

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Atlantic City Electric to replace high-voltage lines crossing bay
Updated: August 01, 2019 - 11:36 am

BEESLEYS POINT — In the shadow of the now-idled BL England power plant, Atlantic City Electric plans to undertake a $45 million project to replace high-voltage lines crossing Great Egg Harbor Bay. 

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Nearly 60 artists at weekend’s Boardwalk Art Show
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Scores of artists will display handcrafted paintings, mixed-media pieces, photography and jewelry steps away from the beach this weekend for the 57th annual Boardwalk Art Show.

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Ocean City says west 17th St. neighborhood along back bay part of study
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Resident Warren Reiner came to the July 25 meeting and asked for help for flooding on West 17th Street, a looping road along the back bay attached to the rest of the island by a single entrance and exit.

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Ocean City Battle of the Bulge tanker Caserta to be honored
Posted: July 31, 2019

OCEAN CITY – One of Ocean City’s World War II veterans, Joseph Caserta, will be honored for his service to community and country this weekend.

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Agreement between ICE, Sheriff’s Dept.
Posted: July 31, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Sheriff’s Office, each candidate will undergo extensive background checks and a background questionnaire. Candidates will complete the Immigration Authority Delegation Program provided by ICE.

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Study: New Jersey has fastest-rising temps in U.S.
Posted: July 31, 2019

ERMA — New Jersey has much to lose from climate change, and rising temperatures here are already exceeding global averages.

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Friday 07/26/2019
Northfield Community School honors its Superintendent of Year Bretones
Posted: July 26, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Community School Superintendent Pete Bretones was honored for being named Atlantic County Superintendent of the Year.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
City urges people not to feed the pesky gulls
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — For Dr. Richard Seldes, it seemed like a harrowing scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds.”

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Experts share green practices at ‘Problem with Plastics’
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Taking restaurant leftovers home in containers brought from home, getting restaurants to use reusable cutlery and using reusable produce bags at the grocery store were just a few of the many suggestions to reduce plastic use during an Atlantic-Cape May Sustainable Jersey Hub meeting Wednesday, July 17.

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Quick action saves life of Upper Twp. man, 84
Posted: July 24, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Howard Woolley is set to turn 85 this August. He’s much more likely to see that milestone thanks to the calm, quick action of his friend Edward Stiebinger. 

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Vet provides CT scan for turtle rescued off O.C.
Posted: July 24, 2019

MOUNT LAUREL — Mount Laurel Animal Hospital performed a CT scan on a recently rescued 140-pound female loggerhead sea turtle in the hopes of helping Sea Turtle Recovery’s veterinarians diagnose their newest patient.

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Sea Isle debates renovating old school, adding pool
Posted: July 24, 2019

SEA ISLE CITY — At one point, the building at 4501 Park Road housed Sea Isle City’s schoolchildren. 

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American Legion presents Blue Star to military parents
Posted: July 24, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Members of American Legion Post 239 plan to revive a tradition that dates to World War I, the display of banners with blue stars by the families of members of the U.S. military.  

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Experts share green practices
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Taking restaurant leftovers home in containers brought from home, getting restaurants to use reusable cutlery and using reusable produce bags at the grocery store were just a few of the many suggestions to reduce plastic use during an Atlantic-Cape May Sustainable Jersey Hub meeting Wednesday, July 17.

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Wildlife rehabilitator: There’s room for all
Posted: July 24, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — With masked faces and striped, bushy tails, raccoons seem to be finding their way in everywhere this time of year. 

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OCTC version of ‘Wedding Singer’ love story with a twist
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — “The Wedding Singer,” a musical based on the movie of the same name, is a love story with ’80s celebrity impersonators, music of that decade and the comedy of Adam Sandler. 

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Hartzell touched by kindness of students he met in Maine
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Councilman Keith Hartzell was moved by the kindness shown to him by students in a school in Maine.

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16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest
Posted: July 24, 2019

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation held the 16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest in Ocean City on Friday, July 19, one of several fundraising events the foundation holds in Ocean City. The 4th Annual Slide for Amyloidosis and Taste of Ocean City were held July 19.  The annual Chip Miller Skate Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 27. 

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