Atlantic County Region

Brown calls for continued support of Israel

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 02:47 pm

NORTHFIELD - Assemblyman Chris Brown today announced a resolution to be considered by the Assembly supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against missiles and tunnels from Gaza by Hamas terrorists.

“There can be no question that Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorist attacks,” Brown said. “The state of Israel needs our support now more than ever. Rocket strikes by Hamas are a continuing threat to peace in the region.”

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County to host full-scale emergency drill Aug. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 09:36 am

The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness will be conducting a full-scale exercise from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Canale Training Center to test equipment, review plans and prepare volunteers for emergency response and recovery efforts.

OEP, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health and the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County will be in attendance at the annual Touch-a-Truck event in the Cardiff Shopping Plaza also in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Revel to close by Sept. 10

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 09:38 am

ATLANTIC CITY – Revel Casino Hotel will cease operations no later than Sept. 10, according to an announcement today (Tuesday, Aug. 12) from Revel AC, Inc. the parent company of Revel Entertainment Group.

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Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade (Video)

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Written by Michael Carroll Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:00 am

The Marine Corps League carries the colors proudly. The Marine Corps League carries the colors proudly. ATLANTIC CITY - The fourth annual Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade kicked off an event-filled week in Atlantic City Monday, Aug. 11 that will also include free beach concerts and the annual air show. This year’s parade once again included many local war veterans, active and retired military, local dignitaries, representatives from local police and fire departments, marching bands, floats and more.

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Stockton raises funds for Hammonton High School students

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Written by Emily Lingo Friday, August 08, 2014 02:33 pm

GALLOWAY – Residents, business people, alumni and others interested in the future of Hammonton are helping The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey raise $100,000 for a new scholarship fund dedicated to students who attend high school in Hammonton, according to a release from Stockton.

“Kramer Hall is an important turning point in Stockton’s commitment to high quality and accessible educational opportunities in Hammonton,” said President Herman J. Saatkamp.

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Stockton student to receive Wildlife Society award

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 01:26 pm

Jillena Yeager of Hillsborough, an environmental science major at Richard Stockton College, will receive the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship from the the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Jillena Yeager of Hillsborough, an environmental science major at Richard Stockton College, will receive the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship from the the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society. GALLOWAY – Jillena Yeager, an environment science major at Richard Stockton College, will receive the Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship, the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society announced Wednesday, July 30.

Yeager was selected for the award based on a combination of strong academic performance, experience in the field of wildlife conservation, and service to natural resources and the wildlife management and conservation profession, according to a statement from the wildlife society.

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements June 27-July 22

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 09:45 am

Shore Medical Center birth announcements June 27-July 22 Shore Medical Center birth announcements June 27-July 22 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center located in Somers Point.

Maryera Irizarry and Peterson Aucule of Atlantic City welcomed a son, Jaivien Prosper Aucule-Vereen, on June 27.

Samantha Taylor and Stephen DeFeo of Mays Landing welcomed a son, Quinton Michael DeFeo, on June 30.

Aimee and Christopher Frye of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a son, Nathan Christopher Frye, on July 1.

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Christie administration must turn over ‘Bridgegate’ records

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 01:17 pm

NEWARK – The Christie administration must turn over “Bridgegate” records requested by a Woodbine resident by Aug. 15, a Superior Court Judge ruled last month.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Harry Scheeler requested copies of all records requests filed in relation to the closure of the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, as well as OPRA requests made to the Motor Vehicle Commission, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Military and Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Treasury, Department of Law and Public Safety, Department of Education, and the New Jersey State Police in a 90-day period.

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Atlantic, Cape May County officials working to get ahead of potential layoffs

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 02:55 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work by the fall. The discussion included community needs that could arise as well.

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Ocean Water Quality Index, week of July 28

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:00 am

 Atlantic County government released its Ocean Water Quality Index for the week of July 28.

The Ocean Water Quality Index is divided into five grades, based on the average number of bacteria per 100 milliliters of water: Excellent 0-26, Very Good 27-52, Good 53-78, Fair 79-104, Poor 104 and above.

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