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Galloway man arrested on drug charges

GALLOWAY – A township man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday, July 30 in the Club III housing complex, Sgt. Donna Higbee said in a news release Thursday.

Galloway Police and members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search warrant at a residence on Liberty Court resulting in the arrest of Sherwood Cross, 36, ending a two-month investigation into the alleged distribution of illegal narcotics from a residence, police said.

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Ronald McDonald House brings families to visit Lucy the Elephant

Children of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey watch as America’s favorite clown juggles in front of Lucy the Elephant. Children of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey watch as America’s favorite clown juggles in front of Lucy the Elephant. MARGATE  Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey took a trip to the Jersey Shore Wednesday, July 30 to see Margate’s favorite pachyderm  Lucy the Elephant.

The visit was made possible by the Ronald McDonald House Young Professionals Council, which creates recreational opportunities for seriously ill children whose families stay at the Ronald McDonald house, which has been providing comfortable living arrangements for families of children being treated at nearby hospitals for more than 30 years.

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Galloway Carnival family fun begins July 31

GALLOWAY – Families can get on out to the municipal complex on Jimmie Leeds Road for the 9th annual carnival which promises fun and excitement for all beginning Thursday night, July 31 and ending with a fireworks display Saturday, Aug. 2.
“It’s great. It has built up over the years,” Community Services Director Beth Stasuk said. “It is so much fun for the kids, just a great community event. Everyone comes out. It is just terrific.”

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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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Rush hour fatal accident ties up major highway

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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Atlantic, Cape May County officials working to get ahead of potential layoffs

ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work by the fall. The discussion included community needs that could arise as well.

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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 face: He had to use what was in the pantry.

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

Working on a special project for the FoodBank as part of Chefs with a Mission, Seidel was videotaping a cooking program on how the typical family can stretch the groceries they bring home from the food bank and improvise with ingredients they find there.

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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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