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Free coffee for 10 days at Wawa's newest location 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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15- to 20-round drive-by shooting injures two in Pleasantville

Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police. Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police. PLEASANTVILLE - Two Pleasantville men were shot Monday, Oct. 20 when the vehicle they were sitting in was riddled by 15-20 rounds of gunfire, according to Pleasantville Police.

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Police investigating attempted credit card fraud, impersonating a police officer

LOWER TOWNSHIP – Lower Township police are investigating a suspicious phone call in which someone who identified himself as a Middle Township police detective requested credit card numbers and account names from a store manager, saying he was investigating a credit card fraud case.

The store’s business manager placed the caller on hold and immediately called the Middle Township Police Department and confirmed that there was no detective with the name he was given, according to a press release. Upon returning to the conversation with the caller, the manager attempted to obtain as much information as possible, police said.

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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.

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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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Two suspects still sought in shed burglaries

Carlos Soler Carlos Soler Tyler Gallagher Tyler Gallagher HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two suspects remain at large and four have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries from sheds over the past year, the Township of Hamilton Police Department announced today (Tuesday, Oct. 21).

Carlos Soler, 26, and Tyler Gallagher, 20, of Mays Landing remain at large with warrants for their arrest, police said.

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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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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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