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Pleasantville police stop heroin trade at Main Street market

A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular  downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation. A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation. PLEASANTVILLE – A city man was arrested here on over-the-counter heroin sales at a popular downtown Main Street market after police executed a search warrant following a three-week investigation.

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Monday was demolition day at American Legion Post 353 in Linwood

Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20. Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20.
LINWOOD—It sounded like a million dry matchsticks snapping in half Monday morning as the excavator being used by Cobra Enterprises of Allentown, NJ finally began the demolition of the long shuttered American Post 353 on Elm Ave. Cobra was the successful bidder on the project at $21,000.
The process of bringing this old structure down has been a lengthy battle with a number of hitches along the way that slowed the city and the demolition at every turn.  The equipment was in place and ready to begin the demolition in July when concerns over and underground heating oil tank that was not on the floor plans were raised and the demo went on hold until the tank could be removed. Asbestos was another concern and was addressed before the project could proceed.

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Constitutional amendments for bail, environmental funding on the ballot Nov. 4

The detention of criminal suspects and state funding for environmental programs will be at issue Nov. 4 when New Jersey voters decide two statewide ballot questions.

Public Question No. 1 is a constitutional amendment that would allow courts the latitude to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case without a chance to post bail.

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Longport gets a seat at the table in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

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Pleasantville man gets 5 years for sex assault on girl, 13

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP  A Pleasantville man was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday, Oct. 17 after pleading guilty to the Independence Day 2012 sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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Golfers gather for Sunshine Foundation Classic

Beth Bowman and Cathy Finnegan get together with Roger “Dougie” Albright, Scott Raab, Harry Vanderslice, Joe DiMarco and Mike Dattilo at the Sunshine Golf Classic. Beth Bowman and Cathy Finnegan get together with Roger “Dougie” Albright, Scott Raab, Harry Vanderslice, Joe DiMarco and Mike Dattilo at the Sunshine Golf Classic.

Warm weather greeted golfers when they arrived at the Linwood Country Club for the Sunshine Foundation Cape Atlantic Chapter’s 19th annual Sunshine Golf Classic. Local Sunshine Foundation President Carmen D’Angelo and wife Norma, along with Bev Ayotte handed out assignments.

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South Jersey sky watch: meteors, an eclipse and a rocket launch

The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-often partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch. The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-often partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch. The South Jersey skies will come alive – weather permitting – over the next several days with an annual meteor shower, a not-so-frequent partial solar eclipse and a rocket launch.

Here’s when to look toward the sky:

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Former North Wildwood mayor, Bill Henfey, dies at 65

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

He was 65.

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EHT school officials to take financial concerns to Gov. Christie's office

EHT school district news EHT school district news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School officials from Egg Harbor Township are scheduled to meet with Michael Carucci from Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel team this week in Trenton, a discussion they are hoping opens the administration’s eyes and ears to the financial woes it is facing from a variety of factors.

Their message, previewed in the following letter, outlines the effect of Atlantic City casino closings on the district and the rapid growth that was mandated on Egg Harbor Township over the years, as well as addresses their concerns over state debt assessments and school funding.

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Coastal nor’easter brings three days of rainy conditions

  A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey along with 1-2 inches of rain./NWS A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey along with 1-2 inches of rain./NWS A cut-off nor’easter that could deliver up to 5-plus inches of rain for portions of Maine, will hang around for the next few days to create rainy, dreary and breezy conditions through Thursday for South Jersey.

Some of the misty fun begins today. Here is the latest:

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State files to take easements needed for dunes project

Margate engages DEP and Army Corps to discuss options to building dunes

MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday, Oct. 16 that preserves the city’s rights in fighting the dunes project. The commission entered a “tolling and standstill” agreement with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which will allow the municipality to negotiate alternatives to building sand dunes on Margate’s beach.

Assistant Attorney General David C. Apy filed with the Atlantic County Clerk three administrative orders to effectuate a taking of partial easements not voluntarily granted by shorefront property owners, including the City of Margate, to build the dunes. The state will use its powers of eminent domain to negotiate good faith compensation due to 10 shorefront property owners and 16 riparian grant owners.

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Fatal accident claims pedestrian along Shore Road

NORTHFIELD--Police are still investigating the Shore Road accident, Saturday, Oct. 18 that resulted in the death of Robert R. Simon, 82 of Northfield. Simon, is the owner of Just 4 Wheels Inc. in Galloway.

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County road work to shut down a portion of Delilah Road

PLEASANTVILLE _ An Atlantic County Road Improvement project will force the closure of a popular westbound route out of Atlantic City beginning Monday, Oct. 20.

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