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‘Did You Know?’ campaign billboard unveiled

The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29. The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

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The Mom’s Beat: An open letter to our sons about violence against women

The Mom’s Beat: An open letter to our sons about violence against women The Mom’s Beat: An open letter to our sons about violence against women

Dear son,

There are more headlines in the news lately than I care to read about the bad things that people who call themselves men do to women.

I have hidden these stories from you because most of them are too horrific for you to hear. But I must make the lessons of them clear to you so when you eventually start hearing them, you will already know they are wrong.

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Lower Township man found guilty of nephew’s murder

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr was found guilty Tuesday of the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.

Marr, 75, fatally shot Denny Aug. 11, 2010 outside of Denny’s Del Haven home after they had a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

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UPDATE: Classes resume after Atlantic Cape bomb threat

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – All operations at Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing resumed 2 p.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 30) after a bomb threat caused the campus to be evacuated.

At 10:03 a.m. the Township of Hamilton Police Department responded to the campus after a bomb threat was received via a 911 phone call, police said. 

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Drone shot down by shotgun in Lower Township

On Friday Sept. 26, at about 5:30 p.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Seashore Road to investigate the compliant of a remote control helicopter (also known as a drone) being shot down.

A resident faces charges in the incident.

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Margate couple advocates for children in need

Richard and Carole Couzens of Margate are CASA volunteers. Richard and Carole Couzens of Margate are CASA volunteers. MARGATE – Retired attorney Richard Couzens and his wife, Carole, a market research professional, moved to Margate full time from Yardley, Pennsylvania, in 2009 after raising three children.

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Downtown Ocean City wins People's Choice Award

Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey. Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

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Student arrested in two bomb threats at Absegami

The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said. The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said. GALLOWAY – A 17-year-old Absegami High School student has been arrested for allegedly making two bomb threats at the school Sept. 25 and 26.

The male student was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of causing false public alarm, and two counts of criminal mischief, police said.  He has been suspended from school and placed on home electronic monitoring pending a Family Court hearing.

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A new age in Pleasantville

Pleasantville officials hold groundbreaking ceremony for downtown redevelopment project

In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. describes Pleasantville’s downtown redevelopment project as a complex that will “set the tone for Pleasantville.”/R.J. Liberatore Jr. In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. describes Pleasantville’s downtown redevelopment project as a complex that will “set the tone for Pleasantville.”/R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE - In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age.

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Missing Tuxedo cat in Cape May

Missing Tuxedo cat in Cape May Missing Tuxedo cat in Cape May Jinx was last seen in Friday Sept. 19 at his home on the Jefferson/ Sewell/ Wenonah intersection of Cape May. Jinx is a slender black and white male neutered and declawed cat. There is a second cat here that looks almost identical to him but is very skittish and won't present himself to anyone.

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Survivor of 2000 rape, kidnapping in OC shares her story

Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium. Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium. Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint and driven out into the Cumberland County woods, where she was sexually assaulted for hours, throttled, and left tied to a tree.

That was almost 15 years ago. Today, Shelly works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. To her, Aug. 7, 2000 was a “long day” she worked much of her life to move on from.

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Northfield councilman battling lymphoma is in it to win it

Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex. Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.

NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business

On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.

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Airport evacuated over mortar shell

LOWER TOWNSHIP — The Cape May County Airport was evacuated on Thursday, Sept. 25 after someone brought a mortar shell to the police station in the airport complex.

He found the round on the beach in Del Haven.

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