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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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Marr murder trial goes to jury Tuesday

Inmate testimony called into question

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

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Fishing management councils seek input at meeting Monday in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a public meeting 6-8 p.m. at Somers Point City Hall Monday, Sept. 29 to gather input on a range of issued to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment.  
The meeting launches a series of scoping hearings being held through Oct. 22 in coastal states from Massachusetts to North Carolina, according to organizers. 

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Good-luck hug for Egg Harbor City's Jalil Burrell

Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City, gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City, gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Jamirah Massey, 6, of Egg Harbor City gives a good-luck hug to her favorite football player, Jalil Burrell of the Cedar Creek High School varsity football team.

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Congressional candidate Bill Hughes to host free dinner tonight in EHT

Bill Hughes Jr. Bill Hughes Jr.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Bill Hughes, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, will host a free community dinner from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

 Residents from Atlantic County are invited to attend to hear his thoughts on the “failing South Jersey economy and to listen to what the workers of the district really want.”

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Sun shines on Margate’s annual Funfest by the Bay

Chloe Mako, 13, of Longport gets her caricature done by Maria Bibbel of Yardley, Pa. Chloe Mako, 13, of Longport gets her caricature done by Maria Bibbel of Yardley, Pa. MARGATE – Organizers got everything they had hoped for this weekend as the city celebrated its end-of-summer festival, Funfest by the Bay, including wall-to-wall sunshine.

Throngs of thrill seekers, shoppers and foodies crammed the Amherst Avenue business district to enjoy summerlike weather that returned one week into the fall season. With temperatures in the low 80s, vendors lined the avenue selling unique artwork and fine crafts, organizations distributed literature and giveaways boasting all they do for society and chefs offered some of the tastiest treats and drinks. Teens found the surfing and ride a shark attractions the most fun, while bands played on two stages throughout the day.

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AMI offering free mammograms for uninsured

GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

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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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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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Investigation at Seaville fire company began with an offhand comment

SEAVILLE – Seaville Fire Chief Richard E. Stevens said the investigation into potential financial fraud at the firehouse began when the treasurer of the Fire District No. 4 Board of Fire Commissioners mentioned in an offhand comment that firefighter Jacob Spiegel’s reimbursement for training would be ready soon.

“I remember it very clearly,” Stevens said in an interview last Thursday. “It was a typical Monday night at the firehouse. We schedule drills or a meeting night on Mondays. The commissioner treasurer told Jacob that his training reimbursement would be ready soon and I turned to the training officer sitting right next to me and said, ‘What training?’

“This was late December,” Stevens added. “Our training was done for the year.”

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Chilling insurance company report: Forget Hurricane Sandy, worst is yet to come

A new insurance company report cautions that Hurricane Sandy was nothing more than a harsh reminder that more powerful storms – like the 156-mph Norfolk-Long Island Hurricane of 1821 - await the Jersey Shore./Swiss Re A new insurance company report cautions that Hurricane Sandy was nothing more than a harsh reminder that more powerful storms – like the 156-mph Norfolk-Long Island Hurricane of 1821 - await the Jersey Shore./Swiss Re A new insurance company report cautions that Hurricane Sandy was nothing more than a harsh reminder that more powerful storms – like the 156-mph Norfolk-Long Island Hurricane of 1821 - await the Jersey Shore.

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Record crowd comes out to Walk for the Wounded

Veterans receive support through annual event

Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

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‘Did you know?’ campaign gets parents, kids talking about drug abuse prevention

OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

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