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Cold blast takes the heat out of South Jersey

You were correct if you felt that the weather on Sunday, Sept. 14 felt much more like the beginning of October, rather than the middle of September. However, Sunday was just the beginning of what could be an October-like weather week for South Jersey. You were correct if you felt that the weather on Sunday, Sept. 14 felt much more like the beginning of October, rather than the middle of September. However, Sunday was just the beginning of what could be an October-like weather week for South Jersey. You were correct if you felt that the weather on Sunday, Sept. 14 felt much more like the beginning of October, rather than the middle of September.

However, Sunday was just the beginning of what could be an October-like weather week for South Jersey.

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Show us Your Shoes Parade is a hit SLIDESHOW

Miss New Jersey, Cierra Kaler Jones. Miss New Jersey, Cierra Kaler Jones.
ATLANTIC CITY—Miss America fans braved the rainiest Saturday we have experienced in months to cheer on their favorite contestant at the 2014 Show us Your Shoes Parade.

52 Miss America contestants took their ride from The Revel to Albany Avenue in a convertible; only Miss Massachusetts was not in a rag top but she made the most of it by sitting outside the passenger window and dressed in a Red Sox uniform she had plenty of cheers from the crowd. 

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Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream

Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream Rutgers senior from Galloway is competing on the platform Empowering Today's Youth Through Arts

GALLOWAY ­Galloway resident and Rutgers student Cierra Kaler-Jones, who is competing this week in the Miss America Pageant this week as Miss New Jersey, has never attended the famous pageant.

The daughter of two casino workers who at one time both worked three jobs to support their family, Kaler-Jones grew up watching the show on television since her parents could not take time off to accompany her.

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The state of our crumbling bridges and infrastructure in Atlantic County

Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. SOMERS POINT—State Senate President Steve Sweeney along with Colin Bell of the Atlantic County Freeholders and State Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo held a press conference at the foot of the bridge along Somers Point Mays Landing Road connecting Somers Point to the eastern portion of the county.

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Gazette, Current newspapers sold to BH Media

BH Media Group announced Friday that it will acquire the remaining 50 percent interest of Catamaran Media Company LLC.

Catamaran publishes The Currents in Atlantic County and the Gazettes and The Wildwood Leader in Cape May County, along with summer papers including The Sandpaper and Freetime and the website shorenewstoday.com.

With the purchase of The Press of Atlantic City in August of 2013, BH Media Group acquired an initial half interest in the chain of weekly newspapers. The other 50 percent had remained under the ownership of Rick, Curt and Gail Travers.

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Firefighters wear pink to fight cancer

Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.

CAPE MAY- Career Firefighters of Cape May County will once again wear pink for the month of October. Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May will not only be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty to help promote cancer awareness, they hope to raise funds by selling the pink shirts.

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Heroin taken off the street, but ODs continue

WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded to.

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Friends of the Pops celebrate 25 years

Friends of the Pops Chairman Bert DeVries, center, chats with Kameron Ghanavati, Blake Epsy, Bill Scheible and Jeff Uhlig at the Friends of the Pops 25th anniversary luncheon. Friends of the Pops Chairman Bert DeVries, center, chats with Kameron Ghanavati, Blake Epsy, Bill Scheible and Jeff Uhlig at the Friends of the Pops 25th anniversary luncheon.

Friends of the Ocean City Pops held their 25th anniversary “Silver Serenade” luncheon at the Greate Bay Country Club on a warm, sunny day.

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UPDATED: Suspect charged in bomb threat that causes college evacuation

Campus cleared, classes to resume Saturday

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A Vineland man has been charged with causing a false public alarm, 3rd degree, after a tweet police said he posted to Twitter caused Atlantic Cape Community College to evacuate all three of its campuses on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Turf coming to Carey Field in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School is on track to get a new turf field.

City Council introduced a $1.435 million bond ordinance Thursday, Sept. 11, $1.25 million of which would be dedicated to the installation of the turf substructure and field.

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Marmora man pleads guilty to selling false safety certifications

CAMDEN – A certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor from Marmora has admitted selling more than 100 false safety certifications to New Jersey carpenters who never completed the required training, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Friday.

Frederick Prinz, 38, of Marmora, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an making and selling fraudulent construction industry certification forms, known as “OSHA 30” cards.

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A touching 9/11 tribute on the final preliminary night of Miss America

Miss America 2002, Katie Harmon. Miss America 2002, Katie Harmon.  

ATLANTIC CITY—Katie Harmon was crowned Miss America 2002 just days following September 11, 2001. It was fitting that on the final night of the 2015 Miss America Preliminary Competitions begin with a special patriotic tribute in honor of the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Katie Harman joined with the former Miss Mississippi, Mary Haskell performing an emotional tribute in remembrance of those who lost their lives. Their performance was intended to remind everyone present in Boardwalk Hall the importance of unity and compassion.

 
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On 9/11, Ocean City remembers

Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday. Claire Lowe/ A large crowd gathers in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters for the city’s annual Sept. 11 memorial service Thursday.

OCEAN CITY — As the nation begins a new battle in War on Terror, this time against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, people across the country gathered Thursday at small ceremonies in their hometowns to recall the attacks 13 years ago that rocked the nation.

In Ocean City, residents were reminded to live life to the fullest because not every day is promised, as the city held its annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Thursday in front of the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

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