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Chefs with a Mission cook up educational programs, video series

Laura Stetser/Chef Robert Seidel, with the assistance of his son, begin filming Tuesday, July 22. Laura Stetser/Chef Robert Seidel, with the assistance of his son, begin filming Tuesday, July 22.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Chef Robert Seidel was presented with the same dilemma that many home cooks experience. He had to use what was available from the pantry.

A whole turkey too big for one meal and orange soda were some of the items available from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey during the week of July 21.

Seidel was working on a special project for the FoodBank, one of the chefs of Chefs with A Mission, videotaping a how-to cooking video on how to make the donated food last longer in a typical family’s kitchen.

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Freeholders spar over politics, Atlantic City revival

LONGPORT – Mayor Nicholas Russo welcomed the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders to Borough Hall on Tuesday, July 29, thanking freeholders for working to turn around Atlantic City. What followed was contentious political dialog about an ordinance designed to help hospitality workers keep their jobs.

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Fatal rush-hour accident ties up Route 322

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A 73-year-old Pleasantville man died in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, July 30, according to Hamilton Township police.

The accident forced police to close the eastbound lanes of Route 322 for five hours while officers investigated the crash and cleanup crews cleared the highway.

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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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UPDATE: Police block off street in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Police blocked off part of a residential street in Lower Township Wednesday after a resident called thinking a neighbor was going to harm himself.

Lower Township police, the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the Prosecutor’s Office and Cape May County SWAT were at the intersection of Deborah Lane and Roseann Avenue around 3 p.m., blocking access to part of the single-family neighborhood.

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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-Eleven

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

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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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