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Nine identified in vandalism of Memorial Field; damages estimated at $100,000

Some of the worst of the graffiti was painted over Thursday, Aug. 28. Some of the worst of the graffiti was painted over Thursday, Aug. 28. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Middle Township police have identified nine people involved with the vandalism of Memorial Field in Cape May Court House, and the cost of the damage is significantly higher than first reported, an official said Friday, Aug. 29.

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Labor Day, first week of school forecast

Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of several days, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid conditions just as the school year starts./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Labor Day heat is going to turn into the pro-longed heat wave of the season, smothering South Jersey and the rest of the Middle Atlantic States with hot and humid air just as the school year starts.

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UPDATE: Wildwood fire caused $250,000 in damage

WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

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Governor creates Atlantic City displaced casino workers employment center

ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced plans to create a displaced casino workers employment resource center to help those who are about to lose their jobs as the the first of three planned casino closings occurs this weekend.

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EHT restricts ways students and teachers can communicate with state-guided policy

Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy Lines of electronic communications between EHT’s students and teachers, staff cut with new state-guided policy

All New Jersey public schools required by law to have similar policies in place

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  During the board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26, Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved the first draft of a policy that governs the ways in which teachers, coaches and other staff members can communicate with students, a measure that Superintendent Scott McCartney said is intended to protect both the students and staff members in today’s digital age.

 In April, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that calls for New Jersey’s school districts to adopt a policy outlining the rules on how educators and other support staff should handle electronic communications with students. The term “electronic communication” includes phone calls, emails, computer networks, social media and texting and other instant messages.

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Pa. man accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest beach

WILDWOOD CREST — A 49-year-old Pipersville, Pa., man has been accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest’s Stanton Road beach, police announced.

James Fadigan faces charges of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of the accusations.

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Coast Guard responds to choking woman off Cape May

Coast Guard officials helped a choking woman Wednesday, Aug. 27, off Cape May.

The Coast Guard administered oxygen to the 61-year-old woman aboard the 65-foot Canyon Lady, homeported in Cape May, according to information released by the Coast Guard.

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Time puts Atlantic, Cape May counties as among most disaster prone in nation

According to Time Magazine, Cape May County is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for natural disasters. Atlantic County is safer, according to the magazine, but still makes the list of top 15 danger spots.

In fact, it appears from Time’s data that New Jersey is an exceptionally disaster prone area.

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Inaugural Miss America Miracle Mile Walk Sept. 12

Miss America Miracle Mile Walk set for Sept. 12. Miss America Miracle Mile Walk set for Sept. 12
State contestants along with friends and fans join up to support Children’s Miracle Network and Miss America Scholarship program
LINWOOD—The Miss America Organization is in high gear getting ready to welcome 53 of the most beautiful and talented women in the country to Atlantic City in just a few days and they have added another opportunity for friends and fans of the pageant to see the contestants.
New this year is the Miracle Mile Walk and Steel Pier Celebration set for Friday, September 12.

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Equine therapy facility has ribbon cutting for new barn

Patrick O’Connor leans close to his therapy horse, Poco, during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn at the Seaview Equine Learning Facility at Star Hollow Stables in South Dennis Thursday, Aug. 21. Patrick O’Connor leans close to his therapy horse, Poco, during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn at the Seaview Equine Learning Facility at Star Hollow Stables in South Dennis Thursday, Aug. 21. SOUTH DENNIS – One of the founders of an equine therapy center stopped in mid-sentence during a ribbon-cutting for a new barn housing therapy horses in South Dennis.

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Two men sentenced in 2010 murder of Egg Harbor City woman

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two Atlantic County men were sentenced today (Thursday, Aug. 29) for their roles in the 2010 murder of an Egg Harbor City mother of two, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Rafael J, Olmo, 31, of the 400 block of Philadelphia Avenue, Egg Harbor City, was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years, and Mario J. Adams, 32, of the 1100 block of Applefield Loop, Hammonton, received 29 years in prison for the murder of Deanna Downs, 29.

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Christie staff: More sandy grants awarded

The Christie Administration today announced the distribution of 236 more federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with costs incurred in elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms, bringing the total awards to nearly 700 in six counties.

In the latest round of grant awards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved applications from the Department of Environmental Protection for properties in 38 municipalities in five counties, bringing the total of approved post-Superstorm Sandy elevation grant awards to 696, totaling approximately $21 million.

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Welcome Miss America contestants back to Atlantic City

Miss America ATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

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