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Absecon Police investigate nighttime armed robbery of a delivery driver

A restaurant delivery driver is without his cash, credit cards and Iphone this morning after he was robbed by two men, including one armed with a handgun, police say./Absecon Police Department A restaurant delivery driver is without his cash, credit cards and Iphone this morning after he was robbed by two men, including one armed with a handgun, police say./Absecon Police Department ABSECON – A restaurant delivery driver is without his cash, credit cards and Iphone this morning after he was robbed by two men, including one armed with a handgun, police say.

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Tropical Depression No. 2 forms, but heads toward a rough and tumble neighborhood

Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life./NHC Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life./NHC Though it looks healthy, hurricane forecasters say Tropical Depression No. 2 is walking into a backstreet full of meteorological thugs and bullies that could leave it fighting for its life.

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UPDATED: Woman attacked on beach in Middle Township

Police urge witnesses to contact officials

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, July 20, the Middle Township Police Department was called to Hideaway Beach Condominium in Goshen for a report of an attempted sexual assault.

A 49-year-old woman was assaulted on the beach at the end of Cooks Beach Road. She was grabbed by an unknown man, who ripped her shirt and attempted to remove her shorts. The woman was able to get free and run to the safety of her vehicle.

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Middle Township Police administer Narcan for the first time

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP— Middle Township Police administered Narcan for the first time Friday, July 18 in the Burleigh section of the township, the department announced.

Around 4 p.m., police responded to a call that there was a 20-year-old woman unconscious as a result of a possible drug overdose on Pershing Avenue.

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Longport readies for Wounded Warrior Week

LONGPORT – American Legion Post 469 has kicked-off its third annual Wounded Warrior Week campaign, which provides a one-week, all-expense-paid vacation at the Jersey Shore for a Wounded Warrior and immediate family members. 

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National Hurricane Center monitoring Atlantic Ocean storm for development

Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season./NHC Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season./NHC Officials at the National Hurricane Center say they are watching an organizing area of thunderstorms that could turn into the second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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Atlantic County opens Nutrition site at Galloway Township Senior Center

GALLOWAY– A new Atlantic County senior nutrition site is available to Atlantic County residents 60 years and older at the recently opened Galloway Township Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike.

The nutrition site provides recreational and social activities as well as a complimentary hot meal at lunch time. It is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There is no charge to attend; however, a $1 donation is suggested. Lunch reservations are required two days prior to attendance and can be made by calling (609) 241-0246.

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Extraordinary comeback by double cancer survivor

Giovanna Imbesi with boyfriend and cancer survivor Bob Garbutt following the Upper Township bay race STRATHMERE – Last December was a cold month for Bob Garbutt, and not just because the first of what was a long winter chill for all of us was settling into the region. It was during that time that he began the first of eight rounds of chemotherapy for an aggressive form of lymphoma, even more aggressive than the first bout of a related kind of cancer he beat about a decade ago.

Then in March, he underwent a stem cell transplant.

So to see Garbutt competing in the Upper Township Six-Mile Bay Row Monday evening behind the Deauville Inn, well, it was nothing short of extraordinary.

Garbutt, rowing with his girlfriend, Giovanna Imbesi, crossed the finish line in second place among mixed doubles crews and 27th overall out of 42 boats. They – and more specifically Garbutt – however, were the real winners of the race.

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Alternate route program available for Atlantic County residents seeking police training

Applications available at Tony Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township

The Atlantic County Police Training Center is now accepting applications for the next Alternate Route Program that allows eligible residents to enroll in a 23-week basic police training course without first being hired by a police agency. Graduates of the Alternate Route Program will qualify for a State of New Jersey Police Training Commission certificate upon employment.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 with a minimum of 60 college credits prior to the start of training. Two years active military duty or a combination of college and military may be substituted. They must also possess a valid New Jersey drivers license and pass a drug test.

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Night in Venice to get ‘Happy’ with the Oscars

Night in Venice City still working to encourage boaters to participate in annual event

OCEAN CITY — Featuring decorated boats, music, friends, fun and family on the bay front, the 60th annual Night in Venice Boat Parade sets sail on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The parade lines up near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, floating along the bay front and through the lagoons and ending at Tennessee Avenue.

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Monmouth County family injured in one-car crash on GSP in Galloway

GALLOWAY– State Police are investigating a one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 42 that sent a Monmouth County family to the hospital Sunday, State Police Captain Stephen Jones said Monday.

At 3:24 p.m. a Nissan Altima, driven by George Alexander, 59, of Marlboro, was traveling south on the parkway when he suffered a “medical issue, lost control of the vehicle and ran off to the left, struck a guardrail and the vehicle overturned,” Jones said.

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County pledges assistance for dislocated casino workers

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is pledging the assistance of county government for residents who are facing the threat of unemployment due to the projected closings of Revel, Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos.

More than 6,500 Atlantic City casino employees recently received Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARN) advising them in advance of scheduled closings or mass layoffs. The effective dates are: Aug. 18 for 3,286 Revel employees; Aug. 31 for 2,139 Showboat employees; and Sept. 16 for 1,153 Trump Plaza employees.

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Galloway man sentenced to 3 years for defrauding timeshare owners

CAMDEN – A former employee of The Vacation Ownership Group LLC, was sentenced today, July 21, to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million in restitution for conspiring to defraud owners of timeshare properties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Eric Reilly, 34, of Galloway, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.Reilly entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman, who also imposed the sentence in Camden federal court.

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