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Wawa’s new Egg Harbor Township location is open for business (SLIDESHOW)

  Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The coffee was as free flowing as the cheers during Wawa’s grand opening of its newest location in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, Oct. 24.

  The event resembled a pep rally more than a corporate event, with company and local officials joined by customers as they took advantage of the 10 days of free coffee promotion that is running now through Sunday, Oct. 2 and gas at $2.75 per gallon.

 Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said he appreciated the development of the site.  

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Indian summer and 70s approach South Jersey

In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile. In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile. In the summer it makes a miserable. But in the fall it gives us a reason to smile and, for some, and chance to rejoice in warmth.

The same weather condition that makes us curse at prolonged hazy, hot and humid conditions in the summer is about reward South Jersey a refreshing taste of Indian Summer.

But just how warm will it get and just what does the term Indian summer mean anyways?

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EHT couple works to bring cheer to sick children through Build-a-Bear collection drive

Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013 Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One township couple is asking for the public’s help in bringing holiday cheer to sick children by organizing a Build-a-Bear collection drive.

Andrea and Dominic Pugliese are now in their third year in the charity effort, which allows them to deliver new stuffed animals to the children who are staying at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and similar providers.

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Update: Clear skies expected for Monday’s rocket launch

There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station./NASA There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station./NASA There’s good news for South Jersey sky watchers now that NASA and Orbital Sciences Corporation have announced launch times and viewing altitudes for Monday’s resupply mission to the International Space Station.

If you live in South Jersey, along with the rest of the Middle Atlantic States, you’ll have a good chance of seeing the Antares rocket roar into space.

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Avalon dredging project could take 3 years

AVALON – A planned two-year dredging project is set to begin in the back bays of Avalon, however new state and federal regulations governing nesting birds and spawning fish could drag the project out to three years or more.

The dredging of state waterways throughout the borough’s back bays, includes Long Reach, Whale Harbor, Oler Thorofare, Graven’s Thorofare and 54th Street marina entrance. The estimated cost is $6.7 million.

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

Sustainable Jersey and several educational organizations will announce the launch of a certification program to advance sustainability in schools Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Atlantic City.

This certification program is for New Jersey public schools that want to go green and conserve resources. The program, “Sustainable Jersey for Schools,” will provide tools, training and resources to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability initiatives.

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Christie activates New Jersey Ebola preparedness plan

Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

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County seeks deal with AC rescue mission

State rejects plan to contract for homeless services

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County officials are considering a move that  they say would give homeless individuals access to food and job counseling, as well as shelter, while saving the state as much as $60,000 a year.

So far, the state has said no.

Local officials say the denial stems from confusion at the state level.

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Police identify woman in Marmora identity theft

Angela B. Comfort Angela B. Comfort MARMORA - New Jersey State Police have identified a Pelham, N.Y., woman as a suspect in a recent case of identity theft, and the theft of about $10,000 in cash from the PNC Bank in Marmora, and officials have credited social media with generating leads in the incident.

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EHT man arrested for alleged assault of woman, child

Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested for various offenses after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her child and briefly threatened police with a machete on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Robert C. Ewing, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and weapons offenses after he was arrested outside of a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township.

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Beth Judah celebrates a century in Wildwood


Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Respecting roots, looking to the future

WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the congregation 100 years ago.

"Every one of these windows was donated by a founding family," Levy explains. They were business owners and restaurateurs, attorneys and doctors, who lived above their businesses during the summer months in Wildwood. Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz said walking into Beth Judah is "like stepping literally into the past."

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Boo at the Zoo

Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo. Children gather by the stage to watch the Monster Magic Show during Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 18, hosted by the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

--see more photos by Jen Marra

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Free coffee for 10 days at Wawa's newest location in Egg Harbor Township

Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Wawa to open at corner of Black Horse Pike and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township Grand opening festivities also include charitable hoagie-building competition between police, fire department

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Wawa, Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new Egg Harbor Township store, located at 6743 Black Horse Pike, with festivities set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

The celebration will include a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department and free coffee for the first 10 days the store is open.

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