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Charges after attack in Wildwood

WILDWOOD — A Wildwood man is in county jail with bail set at $100,000 after allegedly injuring a woman with a knife.

Police say officers responded to a report of a stabbing on East Andrews Avenue at about 2 p.m. March 3. A 53-year-old woman had a three-inch cut on the back of her left hand. The Leader does not routinely identify crime victims and is withholding the woman’s name.

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Safe driving program gets personal with students

A.J. Stelacio, a Burke Motor Group representative, speaks to students about safe driving. Behind him a news story is displayed about the death of his grandmother following a crash. A.J. Stelacio, a Burke Motor Group representative, speaks to students about safe driving. Behind him a news story is displayed about the death of his grandmother following a crash. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The message was personal, the stories from experience.

Last week, Middle Township police joined with high school officials and representatives of Burke Motor Group to urge students to take a pledge that could not only save them money – it could save their lives.

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Cape May County weather-related closings

File photo / Snow in Ocean City on Feb. 17. File photo / Snow in Ocean City on Feb. 17.

Due to the winter storm Wednesday, March 5, the following locations have announced closings or delayed openings:

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Egg Harbor Township mayor urges Obama to extend unemployment benefits in Atlantic County

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough sent a letter to President Barack Obama Feb. 26, asking for the president’s support in extending unemployment benefits to residents of Atlantic County who lost their jobs due to the casino closings in Atlantic City.

In the letter, McCullough states that New Jersey’s senators and congressional representatives have not been successful in their attempts to get the benefits extended.

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Corbin City fire could have been worse if bridge had been closed, says fire chief

photo by Kevin Kuperstein of Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company/Firefighters from Tuckahoe, Marmora and Seaville responded to a call of a house fire on Main Street in Corbin City on Saturday, Feb. 28. The house suffered extensive damage but nobody was injured. photo by Kevin Kuperstein of Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company/Firefighters from Tuckahoe, Marmora and Seaville responded to a call of a house fire on Main Street in Corbin City on Saturday, Feb. 28. The house suffered extensive damage but nobody was injured. CORBIN CITY – The Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company’s annual installation dinner on Saturday, Feb. 28 was interrupted by a house fire on Main Street in Corbin City.

Tuckahoe firefighters arrived around 6 p.m. at the dinner at L’s Restaurant in Corbin City and were called to the fire shortly afterwards, Tuckahoe Fire Chief Ed Carter said Tuesday. The Tuckahoe fire company responded along with the Marmora Volunteer Fire Company, Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Upper Township Rescue Squad, New Jersey State Police and the Atlantic County Fire Marshal.

The house near the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue sustained serious damage, Carter said. But it could have been much worse if the Tuckahoe River bridge had been closed, he said.

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Tax rate to rise 5.6 cents under Ventnor budget proposal

VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners introduced a budget Thursday, Feb. 19 that appropriates $1.5 million less than last year, but carries a municipal tax rate increase of 5.6 cents per $100 of assessed property value, mainly due to a drop in property values.

A homeowner with a house assessed at $350,000 would see their municipal tax rise $196 under the proposed spending plan.

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National Weather Service: Substantial travel impacts for Thursday

When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service is suggests drivers stay home as a winter storm is aiming for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commute to work with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said./NWS When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service is suggests drivers stay home as a winter storm is aiming for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commute to work with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said./NWS When the going gets tough tomorrow, the National Weather Service suggests drivers stay home  as a winter storm aims for South Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States, according to the most recent storm update. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 for heavy, wet snowfall that will disrupt the morning and evening commutes with the heaviest snowfall of the season, the National Weather Service said.

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Timeline on the way for Ocean City skatepark construction

A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City. A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Skatepark fans will be happy to hear a timetable will soon be revealed for the construction of the long-awaited Cape May County Skatepark in Ocean City.

At the end of 2014, Ocean City Council set aside $250,000 for a permanent concrete skatepark adjacent to Fire Headquarters at Sixth Street and Wesley Avenue.

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Atlantic County weather-related closings and delays

weather weather The pending snow storm for today Thursday, March 5 has caused several schools and organizations to announce closures and delays. Below is an ongoing list. Please check back for additions throughout the day:

Atlantic Cape Community College: closed

Atlantic Christian School: closed

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Volunteers give volumes to preserve history

Retired art teacher Suzanne Stryker of Galloway selects type to emboss onto a book cover. Retired art teacher Suzanne Stryker of Galloway selects type to emboss onto a book cover. ATLANTIC CITY – On the second floor of the Herman Pogachefsky Senior Services Pavilion on Atlantic Avenue, a group of volunteers are preserving the pages of history using the age-oldart of hand bookbinding.

Retired teacher Emmy Todd of Ventnor started volunteering at The Bookbindery when it opened in Ventnor 16 years ago. It later moved to Pleasantville and then to its present location in 1999. Now, as coordinator, she provides leadership to the volunteers, who reverently piece together the pages of damaged tomes and turn dissertations, manuscripts and recipe collections into books.

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Over 1,000 jobs available at Morey’s Piers this summer

Over 1,000 jobs available at Morey’s Piers this summer Over 1,000 jobs available at Morey’s Piers this summer WILDWOOD – Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks is hiring, with more than 1,000 seasonal jobs available. 

“Morey’s Piers is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing, and responsible team players to fill seasonal jobs for this upcoming summer season,” reads a statement from the Boardwalk resort.

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DCA backs Marina Bay Towers residents in receivership case

Court document outline history of violations by owners

File photo / Marina Bay Towers is a low-income, senior housing facility in North Wildwood. File photo / Marina Bay Towers is a low-income, senior housing facility in North Wildwood.

NORTH WILDWOOD — Officials from the state Department of Community Affairs are backing residents of Marina Bay Towers in their quest to have necessary repairs made to the low-income senior apartments on New York Avenue.

Leland Moore, a spokesman with the Attorney General’s office, provided the Leader with a letter from Deputy Attorney General Melanie Walter addressed to Superior Court Judge Raymond Batten dated Feb. 13.

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Air Canada to begin service from Atlantic City to Toronto

Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

 

 Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept. 7 using a 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The flights will be offered on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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