• February 21, 2020

Ocean City Sentinel: State


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Study: New Jersey has fastest-rising temps in U.S.

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

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
Feds to spend $3 million on drone facility in CMC
Updated: August 29, 2018 - 10:43 am

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to the County of Cape May to help build a 20,000 square foot multi-tenant building that will fulfill the needs of companies in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry. The facility will be located within the Cape May County Airport. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 130 jobs and spur $1.9 million in private investment.

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Thursday 07/05/2018
Local housing market is as hot as the weather
Updated: July 05, 2018 - 11:30 am

OCEAN CITY – Owning property at the Jersey shore is a dream for some people who long for idle summer days reclining on the beach and nights strolling the Boardwalk.

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Panel: N.J. beaches back, better than ever
Posted: July 05, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY — Six years after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the region in 2012, New Jersey’s beaches have been restored and are in some cases better than they were before, according to experts who spoke June 26 at Stockton University’s Carnegie Center.

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Wednesday 05/30/2018
Voters to cast ballots in primary election
Posted: May 30, 2018

Registered voters will have an opportunity to select candidates for the 2nd Congressional District and U.S. Senate races in the primary election Tuesday, June 5.

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Voters to cast ballots in primary election
Posted: May 30, 2018

Registered voters will have an opportunity to select candidates for the 2nd Congressional District and U.S. Senate races in the primary election Tuesday, June 5.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Governor mandates review of NJ’s medical marijuana policy
Posted: January 31, 2018

TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing the state Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s medical marijuana program to try to eliminate barriers to access for patients who suffer from illnesses that could be treated with medical marijuana, according to a news release.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
New acting prosecutor has handled homicides, domestic violence cases
Posted: October 04, 2017

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie and Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced the appointment of Robert W. Johnson as acting Cape May County prosecutor. 

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
Mazzeo’s Assembly office 1st in state with Naloxone
Posted: March 15, 2017

NORTHFIELD — Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo announced that his legislative office in Northfield will be the first in the state to carry Naloxone. 

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
Senate backs bills to overcome vets’ care obstacles
Posted: January 25, 2017

TRENTON — The state Senate approved two bills sponsored by state Sens. Jeff Van Drew and Patrick Diegnan aimed at addressing obstacles to health care faced by veterans. 

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Assembly panel OKs creation of vineyard capital cost loans
Posted: January 18, 2017

TRENTON — The Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Thursday released legislation to establish a loan program for certain vineyard and winery capital expenses.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Lifeguard pipeline runs through H.S. swim teams
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 12:24 pm

OCEAN CITY – That high school athlete chasing a championship in a local pool during the winter may well be the same young man or woman racing into the surf during the summer to save a swimmer in distress.

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
Christie signs bill to help industry stay in county
Posted: December 07, 2016

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie signed into law legislation sponsored by state Sen. Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, both D-Atlantic, that would help existing industrial businesses in the Pinelands grow and create jobs.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
HUD reports homelessness numbers dropped statewide
Posted: November 30, 2016

NEW JERSEY — Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S., specifically among families with children, veterans and individuals with long-term disabling conditions, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
Civil rights groups challenge using PARCC tests for NJ graduations
Updated: November 09, 2016 - 10:30 am

NEWARK — Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the state Board of Education. 

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
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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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Congressmen: Extend comment on seismic surveying
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 9:29 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two New Jersey congressman, Frank LoBiondo (R-2) and Chris Smith (R-4), asked Katheryn Sullivan, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to direct the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), to provide a 60-day extension to the comment period for planned seismic surveying, which is scheduled to close on April 16. 

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GOP Assembly Candidates start campaign on attack
Posted: April 15, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Setting the tone of their campaign as the economy, two Republican First Legislative District Assembly candidates outlined their experience at a press conference on April 14 at the Old Cape May County Courthouse.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Mazzeo bill aims to improve distribution of Sandy funds
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 10:27 am

TRENTON — Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo introduced legislation to make distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding aid funds more efficient and transparent.

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