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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-11

WILDWOOD — Police have confirmed an active bomb threat at the 7-11 in Wildwood. 

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JCC conducts community march in solidarity with Israel

Rob Goldberger of Ventnor, Robert Golan of Margate, and Jason Soltys of Linwood march in solidarity with Israel. Rob Goldberger of Ventnor, Robert Golan of Margate, and Jason Soltys of Linwood march in solidarity with Israel. MARGATE – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center held a march Tuesday, July 29 in solidarity with Israel during the current conflict in the Middle East.

More than 500 people of all ages gathered in the courtyard at the center on Jerome Avenue and marched through the city’s athletic facility and through the adjoining streets chanting and singing songs of Jewish culture and religion. They returned to the courtyard where children played on a bouncy ride and teens sang and danced to Israeli music. They waved Israeli and American flags throughout the program.

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Teacher Bogushefsky’s art shown this weekend

One of Aaron “Bogy” Bogushefsky’s pieces. He’s set to participate in this year’s Art of Surfing festival at the Music Pier, set to run Thursday, Friday and Saturday. One of Aaron “Bogy” Bogushefsky’s pieces. He’s set to participate in this year’s Art of Surfing festival at the Music Pier, set to run Thursday, Friday and Saturday. OCEAN CITY — As an art student at the University of Delaware, Aaron “Bogy” Bogushefsky tried hard to please his professors. He would attempt to paint the realistic drawings they wanted, but before long he would rebel.  Mixing it up a bit, he’d fuse learned techniques with his sense of whimsy.

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Update: New tropical depression likely today... where is it headed?

A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression./NHC A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression./NHC A low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean is becoming better organized, according to the National Hurricane Center. Within hours, and it could turn into this year’s third tropical depression. See where it is headed:

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Stockton named greenest college

GALLOWAY – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has been sleected as the Greenest College in New Jersey by College Prowler, which produces print guides and a website using reviews from students, parents and professionals, school officials said in a news release Tuesday, July 29.

College Prowler rates each school on a scale of 1 to 10, and defines the rankings by stating: “Green living is steadily becoming the norm. These days, schools boast a high number of LEED-certified facilities and sustainability initiatives.”

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Essential information for the Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum concerts (MAP)

Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum will perform free concerts in Atlantic City Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum will perform free concerts in Atlantic City

The Blake Shelton concert on Thursday, July 31 and the Lady Antebellum concert on Sunday, Aug. 3 will be held on the Atlantic City beach between Caesar’s Pier at Arkansas Avenue and Central Pier at St. James Place.

 The following information was supplied by event organizers:

-          Everyone attending will need a ticket.

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Locals turn out for council swearing in

Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony.
Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony. On a sunny day while tourists enjoyed the beach, locals gathered in the Music Pier for the inauguration ceremony of mayor and council at-large. Thanks to Eric Wakabayashi who drove wife, Carol Heenan, and this columnist to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, but refused to drive on the boardwalk to drop us at the Music Pier door.

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Rio Grande man helps pull man from burning car

The car was later fully engulfed in flames. The car was later fully engulfed in flames. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frank Carroll didn’t have time to think about the vehicle fire when he yanked the drivers’ side door open at about 3:45 p.m., Friday July 25.

He knew the flames were there; the car was hot, and a couple of loud pops let him know that the fire was growing.

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Wildwood could again consider beach fees, says mayor

WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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New owner promises jobs and business at former Lenox plant

Jimmy DiNatale, new owner of old Lenox site on Tilton Road in Galloway. GALLOWAY– Jimmy DiNatale stands in the middle of the cavernous building of the old Lenox china manufacturing plant and can see he has a lot of work ahead of him.

All around him are signs of the challenges. Walls with black mold, asbestos that is being torn out and removed, and one odd sight: a small tree growing through the tiles. 

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10 things locals should do before summer's end

10 things locals should do before summer’s end 10 things locals should do before summer’s end As August sneaks up on us, “Back to School” sales are hitting the stores and students are packing up their boxes, it can be difficult to utilize the last weeks of summer. 

1. Take a tourist day.

Treat yourself to a day of purely tourist activities. Go on the rides, go to the water park, eat a funnel cake, or whatever it is that you secretly wish you could enjoy the way tourists do. 

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Upper baseball team wins state title

Upper's Ben Hoag makes solid contact during the state title game Those Upper Township 9- and 10-year-old baseball players have done it. They won the New Jersey State Championship.

Upper Township swept through the state tournament for their age group, beating Ridgewood American, 8-2, in South Hackensack for the championship.

The Upper Township team is headed to Cranston, R.I., this weekend for the Eastern Region Tournament. They will play the New York state champion at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. They are also scheduled to play Maryland at 10:30 on Sunday morning, Pennsylvania on Monday morning at 11 a.m. and then have two days off before playing Delaware on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

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Ocean City-Upper Township team falls short

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The Ocean City-Upper Township Little Leaguers can claim to be the second best team in New Jersey. But they were just inches from being the best.

On Monday night, Toms River center fielder John Giordano made a diving catch for the final out of the state championship game with the bases loaded with OC-UT players to end a 7-6 Toms River victory.

It was the seventh time in the last 20 years that a Toms River team has won the state championship. But, had that ball off the bat of Eric Greenling dropped in, OC-UT would almost surely have taken the lead.

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