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Upper baseball team wins state title

Upper's Ben Hoag makes solid contact during the state title game Those Upper Township 9- and 10-year-old baseball players have done it. They won the New Jersey State Championship.

Upper Township swept through the state tournament for their age group, beating Ridgewood American, 8-2, in South Hackensack for the championship.

The Upper Township team is headed to Cranston, R.I., this weekend for the Eastern Region Tournament. They will play the New York state champion at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. They are also scheduled to play Maryland at 10:30 on Sunday morning, Pennsylvania on Monday morning at 11 a.m. and then have two days off before playing Delaware on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

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Locals turn out for council swearing in

Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony.
Frank LoBiondo joins Lisa and Michael Allegretto and their children, Alexis and Gavin, and Michael’s parents, Kathy and Mike Allegretto, prior to Ocean City’s swearing in ceremony. On a sunny day while tourists enjoyed the beach, locals gathered in the Music Pier for the inauguration ceremony of mayor and council at-large. Thanks to Eric Wakabayashi who drove wife, Carol Heenan, and this columnist to the boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, but refused to drive on the boardwalk to drop us at the Music Pier door.

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Northfield All Stars win New Jersey state softball title

Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro. Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro. NORTHFIELD—The sirens wailed as the police and fire department led the way down Tilton Road Monday night for the 13/14 year-old Northfield All Stars softball team parade celebrating their 5-4 win over the Tri-Boro team to take the state title.

It took 10 innings to get the job done as they squared off against the District 2 champion Tri-Boro team from Northeast New Jersey in Mantua. Northfield earned their way to the tournament winning the District 16 title last week.

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National Hurricane Center eyeing development of tropical disturbance

Though a tropical disturbance doesn’t look too menacing now, but future weather models say East Coast interests may have to monitor its progress later during the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2./National Hurricane Center Though a tropical disturbance doesn’t look too menacing now, but future weather models say East Coast interests may have to monitor its progress later during the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2./National Hurricane Center Though a tropical disturbance doesn’t look like much now, future weather models say East Coast interests may have to monitor its progress later during the weekend of July 31-Aug. 2. Some models show the disturbance growing into a tropical depression, storm and developing into a Category 1 hurricane by next week. Here is the latest:

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Egg Harbor Township Historical Society presents 'Call of Duty' (Slideshow)

Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A flag-raising ceremony started off the action at the “Call of Duty” presentation Saturday morning, July 26 at the Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society’s museum grounds on West Jersey Avenue.

The 9th Infantry Division WWII Historical Preservation Society joined the local historical society in presenting the free event for the second year, with help from volunteers and financial support from donations and membership fees.

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Three people injured in Tuckahoe boat accident

A 20-foot boat hit a boat ramp in Tuckahoe at high speed and launched into the air Saturday night. A 20-foot boat hit a boat ramp in Tuckahoe at high speed and launched into the air Saturday night. TUCKAHOE – Three people were injured Saturday night when the boat they were in struck a boat ramp at high speed.

The 20-foot boat went airborne and landed on a bulkhead adjacent to the boat ramp in the Lester McNamara Wildlife Management Area off Mosquito Landing Road in Tuckahoe shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, according to a press release from the Upper Township Rescue Squad.

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South Jersey gets refreshing temperature relief for a few days at least

For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48./Weatherbell Analytics, Weatherbell.com For the second time in a few weeks, a vigorous cold front is falling through the Middle Atlantic States to usher in another round of cool Canadian air deep into the Lower 48.

By the time the front reaches the coast tomorrow morning, high temperatures will drop into the 60s across the United States-Canadian border, the 70s in most of Pennsylvania and the lower-80s in South Jersey.

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Ocean City-Upper Township team falls short

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The Ocean City-Upper Township Little Leaguers can claim to be the second best team in New Jersey. But they were just inches from being the best.

On Monday night, Toms River center fielder John Giordano made a diving catch for the final out of the state championship game with the bases loaded with OC-UT players to end a 7-6 Toms River victory.

It was the seventh time in the last 20 years that a Toms River team has won the state championship. But, had that ball off the bat of Eric Greenling dropped in, OC-UT would almost surely have taken the lead.

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100-year-old Galloway woman still drives

Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito Galloway centenarian Mildred Ardito GALLOWAY  Born in Philadelphia on July 29, 1914, the day after World War I was declared by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Smithville resident Mildred Ardito has turned 100.

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Ventnor police officer bitten by K-9

NORTHFIELD – Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio, the only K-9 handler on the city squad, was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K-9 partner, Nico, Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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Hamilton gunman jailed in afternoon robbery attempt

Hamilton Township police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex./Hamilton Township police Hamilton Township police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex./Hamilton Township police HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Township police arrested a Cologne Garden Apartments man after they responded to a report of an armed robbery in progress at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at the complex.

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New Jersey ranks high in water quality, but some beaches are a concern

beach The Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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Stockton offers job seekers use of computers

GALLOWAY– The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is providing potential job seekers who lack up-to-date technological tools with access to computers at the college’s facilities in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and the college’s main campus in Galloway Township beginning on Monday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 28.

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