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Sheriff warns of phone scam

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles is advising the public to be aware of scam phone calls being made throughout the county that prompt residents to wire money to prevent their arrest.

The subject is identifying himself as an officer of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. Information given from several victims of the scam indicate the man is using the name Sergeant Jackson and warning residents there is a warrant out for their arrest. The accused is saying that their bail has been set at $1,000 and requests that they go to Wal-Mart and use the Green Account to wire the bail money.

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Live Stations of the Cross re-enacts Holy Week

Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. SOMERS POINT – The students at St. Joseph’s Regional School shared the story of Holy Week in a special way Friday, April 11. The students re-enacted the Stations of the Cross, a prayerful representation of the final events of Jesus’ life leading up to his death on the cross.

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Atlantic City Country Club sold

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NORTHFIELD – The historic Atlantic City Country Club on Shore Road, owned by Caesars Entertainment, has been sold to the Ottinger family group, which also owns Ballamor and Scotland Run golf clubs. The sale date was Tuesday, April 15.
“Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has proudly been associated with the Atlantic City Country Club for many years,” said Rick Mazer, regional president and general manger of Harrah’s Resort.

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Beach restoration finishes on Middle Township beaches

Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Project expected to benefit crabs, red knots, residents and tourists

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The beaches along Delaware Bay in Middle Township are quieter now that work has been completed on a $1.6 million restoration project aimed repairing the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Somers Point-Mays Landing bridge plans to be discussed April 22

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The public will be able to learn more about the county’s plans replace the Catawba Bridge (EH-17) which carries Somers Point- Mays Landing Road over Miry Run in Egg Harbor and Hamilton Townships during a public information session scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Green Tree Golf Course, 1030 Somers Point- Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township.

 The meeting will allow residents to examine the design plans and exhibits of the Atlantic County Division of Engineering and ask the county’s design consultant Urban Engineers, questions.

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Man arrested for wielding samurai sword at pizza shop employees

VILLAS — Lower Township police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened some pizza shop employees with a samurai sword.

On Monday, April 14, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the American Deli located at 1803 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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Longterm Recovery Group has resources to help Sandy-impacted homeowners

 Members of the Mental Health Association were available to help homeowners still struggling more than 18 months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Pictured are caseworkers Jordan Brunette of Absecon, Jaime Angelini of Smithville and Meghan Cusack of Linwood. Members of the Mental Health Association were available to help homeowners still struggling more than 18 months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Pictured are caseworkers Jordan Brunette of Absecon, Jaime Angelini of Smithville and Meghan Cusack of Linwood.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – More than 50 people showed up to find out how they can get help repairing their Sandy damaged homes at a special meeting held at the township’s Community Center Wednesday, April 16.

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Sources: Jim Gillian dead at 57

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian Jim Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Waterpark and the brother of Mayor Jay Gillian, died today, Wednesday, April 16, several sources confirmed.

He was 57.

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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10 firearms seized after Ocean City standoff

An armed man surrendered in Ocean City this morning after a standoff of about an hour, according to police.

The Cape May County SWAT team, the county hostage negotiations team and officers with the county prosecutor’s office joined Ocean City Police surrounding a property in the 200 block of Bay Avenue on Tuesday morning, after a man allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a handgun.

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LoBiondo uses Pleasantville stop to call for unemployment benefits extension

Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits.

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Everyone’s Children pack it in for Easter

Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor. Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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