Atlantic County Region

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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Drivers urged to be extra cautious during deer mating season

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. Submitted / Drivers should use extra caution to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles, as deer movements related to breeding have begun and will pick up in the coming weeks. TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be alert for white-tailed deer on roads with the arrival of the fall breeding season.

Deer tend to be much more active at this time of the year, and may suddenly dart across roadways. Motorists are urged to be especially attentive during morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor.

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Suspect in grisly double murder pleads guilty in robbery cases

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 03:56 pm

Yusuf Ibrahim Yusuf Ibrahim A Jersey City man accused of fatally shooting two men in Jersey City, cutting off their heads, and burying their remains in Buena Vista Township, pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to an unrelated armed robbery.

Yusuf Ibrahim, 29, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez to an armed robbery that occurred in Jersey City Sept. 19, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said.

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Senate approves sports betting bill

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 02:42 pm

TRENTON – The state Senate on Tuesday, Oct. 14,  approved legislation intended to remove legal obstacles from the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey.

The measure would explicitly remove language in state law that currently prohibits wagering on sporting events and reinforce the state attorney general’s attempt to lift the court injunction preventing the state from moving forward on plans to allow casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting.

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Atlantic Cape offers resources for displaced casino workers

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College welcomes workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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