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Ocean City High School clubs spread anti-smoking message

Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20. Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

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Grand jury clears police in shooting of Donald Capriotti

Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township Dept. of Correction/Donald Capriotti, 40, of Egg Harbor Township

Capriotti indicted on assault charges for 2013 incident in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Friday, Nov. 14, a state grand jury cleared the police officers involved in the Nov. 7, 2013 shooting of Donald Capriotti of Egg Harbor Township, who was indicted on three charges stemming from the incident.

According to Peter Aseltine of the state Attorney General’s Office, the jury found that the shooting, which left Capriotti in critical condition and reportedly paralyzed from the waist down, was justified.

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Boy Scout wants to do good deed for the township

John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. John Mihal presents his plan to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park to Township Committee to get approval for the project. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Boy Scout offered to a good deed for the township Monday night, and Township Committee was more than happy to take him up on his offer.

John Mihal, a scout with Troop 65, Cape May Court House, told the committee that as his Eagle Scout service project, he’d like to rehabilitate the Carol Nicoletta Park at the end of Shellbay Avenue. A service project is a requirement for a scout to be named an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, and must benefit the community.

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Got toys? Call the Marines

When in need, call the Marines.

As a country, we’ve depended on that particular branch of the military for 239 years to defend the nation.

And as a county, Cape May has counted on them for the last 15 years to not only protect the country, but to make sure that kids throughout the area have holidays to brag about.

“The Marines are the face of Cape May Toys for Tots, but we have a lot of community partners,” said David Burton, a former Marine and head of the county’s campaign to put toys in the hands of kids who would otherwise wake to a joyless morning this holiday season.

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Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

Several historic Ocean City properties were named the recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; Ocean City City Hall at $230,000; and My Shore House at $335,879.

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One person dead in North Wildwood house fire

North WIldwood house fire 17th St / J. Clifford North WIldwood house fire 17th St NORTH WILDWOOD – The North Wildwood Police announced one person died in a fatal fire, Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to a home at 212 17th Avenue on Nov. 18 at approximately 8:19 p.m. where they found the residence engulfed in flames.

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Woodbine man points gun at state troopers, charged with attempted murder

WOODBINE – A Woodbine man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after firing several shots toward a crowd and aiming a semi-automatic handgun at New Jersey State Troopers, a state police spokesman said Tuesday, Nov. 18.

In addition, Jose Lopez, 29, was charged on Sunday, Nov. 16 with various weapons offenses and lodged in county jail on $500,000 bail, said Lt. Brian Polite.

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Art Treon, longtime firefighter, dies after responding to fire

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LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died at the hospital.

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Police identify victim in fatal North Wildwood fire

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police have identified the woman who died in a house fire Tuesday, Nov. 18, as Linda Martin. She was 36.

According to a police statement posted online, Thursday, Nov. 20, the county Medical Examiner’s office assisted with the identification of the woman.

Chief Matthew T. Gallagher said in the release that the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 609-552-2030, ext. 1600.

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UPDATE: Two fatal fires in county in one night

Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

“We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a structure fire in Whitesboro with possible entrapment,” said Jim Belles, Rio Grande Fire Company assistant chief.

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Ventnor gets $501,000 grant for City Hall restoration

TRENTON – Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Nov. 20 that Ventnor City would receive a $501,000 grant to restore historic City Hall. The building was one of four in Atlantic County selected for Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Properties to fund the preservation, stabilization, rehabilitation and repair of New Jersey historic structures that were damaged by the storm.

Other Atlantic County structures awarded grants include Fire Station 3 in Atlantic City, which received $338,289, Fire Station 2 in Atlantic City $205,649 and Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point $102,400.

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MRHS takes everyone on a trip the 1920’s when Great Gatsby opens Thursday

Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield. Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield.  
LINWOOD—A literary classic takes the stage this week as the Drama Department at Mainland Regional High School presents “The Great Gatsby.” The F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that is required reading in just about every high school is a window into the lavish life of Jay Gatsby, played by senior Joe Kreisman of Northfield and narrated by Gatsby’s newest friend in the fictional town of West Egg on Long Island, Nick Caraway. Junior Alex Brown and senior Andrew Lavery share to role of Caraway.   

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Fugdy Wudgy Man dies at 76

Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy Markee NORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

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