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Galloway Council meeting packed with angry residents over a 30-percent tax increase

GALLOWAY - Residents from the Four Seasons and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills. And with the grace period ending today, Aug. 20, people had plenty to say, during the Council meeting Tuesday night.

More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex. Many had to wait outside until others left.
But for those who were inside, their voices were definitely, sometimes loudly heard.

Mayor Don Purdy took questions from the audience, veering from the meeting's agenda.

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First 2014 land-falling hurricane could target New Orleans

New Orleans could be in the crosshairs for the first land-falling of 2014 even though the city is still reeling from the effects caused by a monster, category 5 Hurricane Katrina in 2005./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com New Orleans could be in the crosshairs for the first land-falling of 2014 even though the city is still reeling from the effects caused by a monster, category 5 Hurricane Katrina in 2005./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com New Orleans could be in the crosshairs for the first land-falling hurricane of 2014 even though the city is still reeling from the effects caused by the monster, category 5 Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The National Hurricane Center upgraded its outlook for two tropical disturbances in the western Atlantic Ocean duruing its 8 p.m. forecast on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Meanwhile, future 10-day weather outlooks shows one of them turning into a category 1 hurricane thwat will be roaming the Gulf of Mexico and looking for a home in places like New Orleans and the Louisiana coast.

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Grand jury indicts Greco in alleged bilking of elderly patient

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization, officials announced.

The indictment stems from charges that Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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Crossroads’ Love Like Crazy group shares joy, love and hot dogs

Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Saying, “God’s Love is Free,” a group of 30-plus members of Crossroads Fellowship provided free hot dogs and inspirational fellowship Saturday morning.

The good cheer, food and camaraderie were all part of Crossroads’ second annual Love Like Crazy campaign which promotes acts of community service.

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Reported shotgun incident leads to heroin bust in Wildwood

WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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Numbers don't lie about the absent summer of 2014

Shore Weather Today Shore Weather Today You hear it around the gas pumps, coffee shops and dinner tables: Where are the dog-days of summer?

We are nearly two-thirds of the way along our trot through the summer of 2014 and an important ingredient is missing: the heat.

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Man arrested trying to push into Stone Harbor home, while resident holds door closed

STONE HARBOR – A man threatening to kill the residents of a home on the 8900 block of First Avenue was caught by Stone Harbor police as he tried to force the back door open, while a resident struggled to keep it closed, officials said Monday.

John Hopkins Worrall, 49, Norton, Mass., was arrested at the scene Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:45 a.m., by Patrolman Anthony Tirelli, after the officer observed Worrall attempting to force open the rear door of house, while the occupants of the residence tried to keep the door shut, police said in a statement.

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Police say owner knew about drug use at Gillmore Motel

WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Our Children Making Change use small efforts for big results

The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer. The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

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Heart of Surfing to be on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

VENTNOR – “The Dr. Oz Show” will be sending a crew to film Heart of Surfing 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 on the beach at Newport Avenue in Ventnor.

Representatives of the Heart of Surfing, which teaches autistic children to surf, will be going to Manhattan for the taping of the show on Aug. 27.

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Atlantic Cape making computer labs available to displaced casino workers, by appointment

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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Citizen detains suspect in Ventnor burglary

VENTNOR – A citizen detained a burglary suspect several blocks away from where he allegedly broke into a garage, police said.

Ventnor Police arrested Casey K. Bucceri, 30, whose last known address was in Atlantic City, around 6 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17, and charged him with burglary and theft.

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Driver charged in June crash that killed 2 on AC Expressway

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Philadelphia woman was arrested Thursday, Aug. 14 and charged with death by auto in connection with a rollover crash that killed two people and injured four others on the Atlantic City Expressway in June, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred just after 7 a.m. June 20 near milepost 22.7 of the Atlantic City Expressway in Hamilton Township.

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