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The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls The Mom’s Beat: Nursing moms shouldn’t have to feed babies in dirty bathroom stalls

In theory, traveling with a nursing infant should be easier than making the trip with a bottle-fed one. There’s no mess, no need for warming devices and no bottles to lug around. The babies are also more likely to be calmer, which benefits all travelers.

But as one local mother found out, it’s not always that easy or logical.

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Strong thunderstorm possible this evening, Thursday morning

National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com National Weather Service meteorologists have issued a hazardous weather outlook for this evening across most of the Middle Atlantic States, including South Jersey.

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Galloway teen wows again on "AGT"

GALLOWAY- Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last month, did it again with her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I have nothing.”

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Civilian employee arrested at Coast Guard Base

CAPE MAY – Cape May police arrested a civilian employee at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center-Cape May, Tuesday, on warrants out of Atlantic City.

Tracy Perrin, 21, of Atlantic City and Rio Grande, was arrested without incident by Cape May Police Department on July 22 at 8:12 a.m. on warrants charging him with robbery, conspiracy, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Arresting officers included Sgt. J. Bobik, Ptlm. A. Coll, and Ptlm. A. Genaro. 

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With demand for Stockton housing up, some students may be staying in hotels this fall

GALLOWAY– Some students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey may be heading to hotels – but it won’t be for a vacation.

With enrollment up, housing has become more and more scarce and school officials are looking to make alternative living arrangements available, should they be needed. The college recently published a request for bids for hotel accommodations for students.

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Federal racial discrimination case against Egg Harbor Township dismissed

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Egg Harbor Township and several Township Committee members has officially concluded  more than four years after it was filed by a now retired Egg Harbor Township Police captain.

Hector Tavarez, who at the time was a lieutenant on the force, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court in December 2009 alleging that the township’s failure to promote him to the rank of captain in 2007, 2008 and 2009 constituted racial discrimination. 

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Car fire backs up traffic at Garden State Parkway exit in Egg Harbor Township

R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. R.J. Liberatore Jr./The car sits at the exit of the Garden State Parkway entrance off of Fire Road on Tuesday, July 22. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A Dodge Intrepid caught fire as it as it was pulling off of the Garden State Parkway exit 36 onto Fire Road around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. The was no immediate information as the condition of the occupants or the cause of the fire which destroyed the car.

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Part-time Ventnor resident arrested for sex with Middle Township minor

VENTNOR CITY – A Pennsylvania man who resided part-time in Ventnor was charged and arrested Friday, July 18 for engaging in sexual conduct with a 16 year-old Cape May Court House female, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. 

Marcus M. Beto, 29, of the 400-block of West Orange Ave., Lititz, Pa., was arrested Friday evening, July 18. Beto was charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of children, and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of children.

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Traffic advisories issued for Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township

New light at Zion and Old Zion roads will be operational July 24

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Beginning Wednesday, July 23 through Wednesday, July 30, a lane shift traffic pattern will be in effect in the southbound lane of Fire Road at the intersection of Route 322/40 in Egg Harbor Township on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for work by a private developer.  Lanes in both directions will remain open to traffic. Police will be onsite to assist. Work is contingent on weather conditions. 

 The county is also advising the public that the temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township is scheduled to become fully operational as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 24. The signal has been in flashing operation since last week.

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UPDATED: MTHS teacher faces sexual assault charges

Joseph Towns Joseph Towns Board of Education releases statement

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

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UPDATE: Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle on Route 9

SEAVILLE – A pedestrian crossing Route 9 in Seaville was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night.

The Seaville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Upper Township Rescue Squad and State Police responded to the scene around 7 p.m. Monday, July 21.

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Search for missing boater ongoing

LONGPORT - New Jersey State Police are continuing a search for a man who fell overboard after a boating accident near the jetty in Longport Sunday night.

According to New Jersey State Police, a pontoon boat crashed into a channel marker and one person was ejected.

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Ocean City-Upper Township team made Little League history

Brian Furey was the winning pitcher in the Section 4 championship game Brian Furey was the winning pitcher in the Section 4 championship game The combined Ocean City-Upper Township team added another Little League championship to its resume and, in the process, accomplished something never achieved by a Cape May County team.

OC-UT defeated Haddonfield, 7-4, in North Vineland to win the Section 4 championship and improve its Little League tournament record to 8-0. It marked the first time a Cape May County team had won the section title and advanced to the state tournament.

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