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South Jersey heat could last through September

Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked the Middle Atlantic States during the recent Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked the Middle Atlantic States during the recent Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Some of the soaring mid-summer heat that baked South Jersey during the Labor Day weekend may remain through the rest of the September weather forecast, according to long-term weather outlooks.

Here are maps and charts covering the September weather forecast for South Jersey:

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Bongo Café to close Sept. 13

The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

OCEAN CITY — The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

According to a post by the owners on the Bongo Café Facebook page, the reason for the closure is the effect the roadwork on Bay Avenue has had on business.

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Ocean City welcomes fall

Jen Marra / Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guys or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.  Jen Marra / Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guys or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.

OCEAN CITY — Participants of all ages find creative ways to throw themselves down onto the sand to win the title of The King or Queen of Plop, also known as Mr. Fall Guy or Miss Fall Gal, Friday, Aug. 29 at the Ninth Street beach.


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Injuries and investigations linger after car accidents, house fire over Labor Day weekend in EHT

Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall Dennis C. Sharpe/On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company arrived at to car fully involved in a fire along the Black Horse Pike in front of the Shore Mall

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township first responders were kept busy over the Labor Day weekend with a series of motor vehicle crashes and fires.

  On Saturday, Aug. 30, two people were injured in a two-car crash that also caused a car fire. The Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company and the Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad were dispatched to Mill Road in the vicinity of the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Station #1 for a motor vehicle fire.

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Mainland announces changes in first-week schedule in light of accident

Mainland Regional High School Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – In light of the car accident on Route 40 in Hamilton Township Saturday morning, Aug. 30 that sent five Mainland Regional High School soccer players to the hospital, one of them with serious injuries, the schedule for the first week back to school has been changed, Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said.

Previti said the first-week schedule, which would be communicated to parents via the Connect-Ed all-call system Monday, Sept. 1, will differ from that outlined for parent and students Aug. 27 at freshman orientation.

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New Port-O-Call restaurant, Adelene, a hit

Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer. Guests enjoy a taste of the menu at the new Adelene inside the Port-O-Call earlier this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Offering upscale dining with a view of the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City Boardwalk, Adelene, which opened this summer at the Port-O-Call, has been an overwhelming success, management says.

It’s where the landmark hotel’s family-friendly environment meets sophistication, according to Deneen White, the hotel’s director of sales. 

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Woman charged with kicking Absecon police officers in legs, groin

  A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin. A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin.

ABSECON  A Sayreville woman was charged with assaulting police officers after she allegedly kicked Absecon officers in the legs and groin at about 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, police officers, police said.

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Miss America is beauty and brains

Miss America STEM Scholarship finalists. Miss America STEM Scholarship finalists.

The 53 Miss America hopefuls made a stop in Washington DC on Labor Day, their last stop before heading to Atlantic City. In DC the women had the opportunity to learn about Miss America’s focus on access and affordability of higher education and organizations STEM emphasis. With the state contestants are Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, Miss America Organization Chairman and CEO, Sam Haskell and Kevin Latek of Gray TV.

This year, five young women pursuing education in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math related fields will be awarded $5,000 scholarships each to further their education.

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Family reports death of Route 47 accident victim

GREEN CREEK - The family of Sammy Caraballo III, Woodbine, has reported online the death of the 21-year-old man who was hurt in a hit and run accident on Route 47 at about 1:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.

According to the website: “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Sammy Caraballo III. Sammy could light up a room and melt your heart with his smile. Let's celebrate the fact that he graced us with his presence for 21 years. Rest in peace SC3.”

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Police searching for information on EHT teen missing since June

Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Police are searching for November Reighn of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage girl who went missing on Sunday, June 15.

 Police are investigating the disappearance of November Reighn, who was 17 year old when she was last seen. She is described as a white female, approximately 5-foot, 3-inches tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds.

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Roar to the Shore to feature new bike lights show

 Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. Vehicles parade down the boardwalk at a previous rally. WILDWOOD - Motorcyclists will be out in force for the annual Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally, set for Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 4-7 in Wildwood.

Located a few hours’ ride or less from the major cities of Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the rally brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to town on their bikes for a day or a weekend of music, shopping, riding, tattooing and other activities.

 Billed as the largest free motorcycle rally in the northeast, the rally will feature loads of free live entertainment, motorcycle vendors, food and merchandise vendors and related events all weekend.

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Longport police officer 'Tommy' Adams, of EHT, laid to rest

  Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township Laura Stetser/Police officers gather to pay respects to Charles 'Tommy' Adams on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Law enforcement officers from around the tri-state area gathered to honor Longport Police Department Sgt. Charles “Tommy” Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township during his funeral at Greentree Church in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, Aug. 30.

 Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson.

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Pops performance sells out at Music Pier

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Pops presented “The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Andrew Lloyd Weber” at the Music Pier recently to a sold out crowd.

When Jim and I arrived on a late summer evening, I caught up with Bert DeVries and John Curto socializing with Pops patrons before going inside. I chatted with Judy Perkins as we headed to our seats in the front row with Marion and Ned McCaughey and Sue Koiro.

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