Atlantic County Region

Undead to rise at AC Ballet with ‘Dracula’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:26 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Dracula is set to haunt the new home of the city’s professional ballet company.

The Atlantic City Ballet will perform “Dracula” 7 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, with a special Halloween performance 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

Sustainable Jersey and several educational organizations will announce the launch of a certification program to advance sustainability in schools Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Atlantic City.

This certification program is for New Jersey public schools that want to go green and conserve resources. The program, “Sustainable Jersey for Schools,” will provide tools, training and resources to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability initiatives.

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Shore Medical recognizes financial donors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:08 am

Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township. Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township.

SOMERS POINT – More than 100 benefactors were invited to Shore Medical Center for a president’s thank you reception Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby.

Guests spent an evening with leadership and listened as President and CEO Ron Johnson expressed his gratitude to donors, explaining how their support has led to a number of health care initiatives at the hospital.

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NJ SEED names Brown outstanding legislator

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:01 am

The New Jersey Society for Environmental Economic Development presented state Assemblyman Chris Brown with the Arthur T. Young Outstanding Legislator Award at its Economic Summit at Caesars Atlantic City.

Brown, who represents the 2nd District, was recognized for his “good work and leadership for his caucus and the people of New Jersey,” said Michael Drulis, the executive director. “He understands the Atlantic City area and its economy and people.”

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The Current Halloween/fall decorating contest

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 04:22 pm

halloween Do you have the most festive fall porch or the spookiest front lawn in town? Send us a photo – it could help you win a prize.

Everyone who submits a photo for The Current Halloween/fall decorating contest will be entered into a random drawing for prizes from our advertisers, and we will share your festive creations with our readers. 

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Christie signs revised sports betting bill

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 10:52 pm

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that reflects recent court rulings and removes prohibitions against sports wagering in New Jersey.

“As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation,” Christie said. “I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

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2 boaters rescued in Absecon Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:21 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday from a disabled 19-foot boat in Absecon Inlet.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a call at 3:40 p.m. from a caller on Brigantine beach who reported that a boat in the mouth of Absecon Inlet was towing a sailboat and appeared to be having difficulties.

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ACUA recognized for environmental stewardship

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 07:32 am

acua acua The Atlantic County Utilities Authority was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative for the third year.

The program, developed by NJDEP’s Compliance and Enforcement Division, recognizes various environmental stewardship practices relating to sustainability and showcases the achievements of regulated entities, according to a news release. 

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Jan-Ai Fund selling Boscov’s discount passes

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

The Jan-Ai Scholarship Fund will be participating in Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends community fundraising event during shopping hours Tuesday, Oct. 21 to raise funds for young people in the arts. Discount passes are $5 and entitle the bearer to a 25 percent discount on many items, plus an entry for free prizes and gift cards.

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Drinking and driving don’t mix for former Kixx player

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Middle Township native Matt Maher visits Atlantic Christian School Oct. 2. Submitted/Middle Township native Matt Maher visits Atlantic Christian School Oct. 2. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Middle Township native Matt Maher made national headlines in March 2009 when he struck a car on the Atlantic City Expressway while under the influence of alcohol, killing the 55-year-old driver.

On Thursday, Oct. 2 as part of Atlantic Christian School Legacy Speaker Series, Maher shared his life story and the powerful lessons he learned from his decision to drink and drive.

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