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Coastal flood warning for Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May counties

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for the time of tonight’s high tide up and down the Jersey Shore. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for the time of tonight’s high tide up and down the Jersey Shore. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for the time of tonight’s high tide up and down the Jersey Shore.

A developing powerful nor’easter will generate tides that will cause moderate flooding, the National Weather Service said.

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January Blizzard of 2015 could strand millions from New Jersey to Maine

The latest model runs on Sunday night confirmed the fears of millions of commuters from Philadelphia through Boston: a major snowstorm is hours away and promises to drop feet of snow across eight states, closing highways, schools and businesses in its wake./NWS The latest model runs on Sunday night confirmed the fears of millions of commuters from Philadelphia through Boston: a major snowstorm is hours away and promises to drop feet of snow across eight states, closing highways, schools and businesses in its wake./NWS The latest weather forecast model runs on Sunday night confirmed the fears of millions of commuters from Philadelphia through Boston: a major snowstorm is hours away and promises to drop feet of snow across eight states, closing highways, schools and businesses in its wake.

A collection of National Weather Service warnings – blizzard, winter storm, and hurricane-force winds – along with coastal flood advisories dot the eastern seaboard from the Middle Atlantic States through New England on Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Officials say manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near

Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near . Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola says manufacturing plant at Lenox site is near .

GALLOWAY – Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said he liked to quote George Peppard from the 1980s TV series “The A-Team.”

“I love it when a plan comes together,” Coppola said at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 Township Council meeting, alluding to the municipality’s development plan for the former Lenox property on Tilton Road.

Barrette Outdoor Living, a manufacturer and distributor of fencing, railing, garden products and sheds and the proposed anchor business at the site, has been granted $30 million by the state Economic Development Authority, according to Coppola.

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Ocean City lawsuit clarifies government’s duty in regard to master plans

An appellate court decision in an Ocean City lawsuit sets new precedent when it comes to government action on master plan re-examination reports.

According to an appellate court decision issued Friday, Jan. 16, which reversed a lower court’s ruling, municipal land use law does not require a city’s governing body to act on recommendations in its master plan.

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A.C. man pleads guilty in death of Pleasantville teen

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A 19-year-old Atlantic City man pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Friday, Jan. 23 in connection with the Dec. 5, 2012  death of a Pleasantville teen duringn a shootout at his home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

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Atlantic County politicians have mixed reaction to appointment of Atlantic City emergency manager

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo “Drastic” and “premature” were some of the words uttered by local politicians contacted by The Current a day after Gov. Chris Christie named a special emergency management team to save Atlantic City from its fiscal crisis.

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, who supports a plan that would have casinos make payments in lieu of taxes to stabilize the impact of declining property values, said he would cooperate with the effort, even if he disagrees with it.

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Former police chief views the county through a camera

Former Middle Township Police Chief Joe Evangelista says he didn’t just fall into photography. ‘I started doing it on my own, and I became good at it.’ Former Middle Township Police Chief Joe Evangelista says he didn’t just fall into photography. ‘I started doing it on my own, and I became good at it.’ CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Joe Evangelista looks at Cape May County differently than most.

For more than 20 years, Evangelista saw the area as a police officer – first patrolling the streets, and later directing the Middle Township Police Department.

But six years ago, when he retired, Evangelista took off his police uniform, put down his service weapon and picked up a camera. 

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Coastal storm predicted: 8 tips for protecting family, home

File photo. Keep warm, fuel up, and have emergency supplies handy, FLASH advises./Joan Kostiuk File photo. Keep warm, fuel up, and have emergency supplies handy, FLASH advises./Joan Kostiuk With snow, strong winds and potential blizzard conditions in the forecast, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the following eight tips to help protect your family and home.

Keep safe and warm

1. Gather together an emergency kit containing flashlights, batteries, blankets, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, nonperishable food, a can opener, cash, and an external battery pack for mobile devices.

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Spirit rally falls short in thriller vs. Prep

spirit1 Bill LeConey/St. Augustine's Justyn Mutts, left, lines up for a foul shot next to Holy Spirit's Jordan Taylor. ABSECON – A lot of people wondered if Saturday's big "Holy War" boys basketball showdown between Holy Spirit and St. Augustine Prep would live up to the hype.

The answer: It did.

St. Augustine won a thriller, 55-52, in front of a loud and raucous crowd packed to the rafters and the emergency exits of Spirit's cozy 50-year-old gym.

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LCM star surpasses 2,000 points

Lower Cape May's Lauren Holden is mobbed by her teammates after scoring the 2000th point of her career ERMA – Lauren Holden did not disappoint the large crowd gathered in the Lower Cape May Regional High School gymnasium Friday evening.

The dynamic senior guard became just the second high school girls basketball player in Cape May County history to surpass 2,000 career points in the Lady Tigers’ 75-31 rout of Bridgeton in a key Cape-Atlantic National Conference contest.

Holden, bound for Division I Fordham, hit a three-point shot from about two steps to the right of the top of the key 58 seconds into the second quarter. The game was immediately stopped as the state’s current leading scorer at about 30 points per game was mobbed by her teammates, coaches and numerous family members for a short ceremony to commemorate the achievement.

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Ventnor man convicted of 2006 murder in Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING – A Ventnor man was convicted in Atlantic County Superior Court Jan. 22 in the fatal shooting eight years ago of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Thursday, Jan. 22

An Atlantic County jury found Laquay Williams, 36, of Ventnor guilty of murder and three weapons possession charges in connection with the 2006 shooting death of Jerrod Moss, 20, whose body was found in an Atlantic City parking lot.

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Egg Harbor Township woman arrested for allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat

Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Jenny Dalton , 28, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 28 year-old Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22 and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose after police responded to a call that she allegedly beat a man with a baseball bat in the street.

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Ocean City moves to ban jumping from bridges

The Route 52 bridge and causeway. The Route 52 bridge and causeway.

OCEAN CITY — At the request of the police, City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance on introduction that will make it illegal to jump off any bridges in the city.

The ordinance applies to the Route 52, 34th Street, 17th Street, Longport, Rush Chattin, and Strathmere bridges.

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