Atlantic County Region

LoBiondo named chairman of House CIA subcommittee

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 03:43 pm

U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District, was named chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency Wednesday.

The appointment was made by U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, of California’s 22nd District, who serves as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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UPDATE: Travel ban lifted south of I-195

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, January 26, 2015 09:14 pm

UPDATE: The mandatory travel ban for New Jersery motorists has been lifted for roadways south of I-195 as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Gov. Chris Christie issued a mandatory travel ban on all New Jersey roadways, effective beginning at 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 until further notice, according to the executive order posted.

 Only public safety, government, media and snow removal vehicles are permitted to be on the roadways until the ban is lifted. Those seeking critical and emergency medical treatment at area hospitals are also permitted to travel if necessary.

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Gov. Christie declares state of emergency as winter storm hits region

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 12:31 pm

Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie TRENTON – With a winter storm expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie Monday, Jan. 26 declared a state of emergency, authorizing the state Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

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Atlantic Electric issues weather advisory

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 12:08 pm

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric is closely monitoring a weather forecast that calls for heavy snow and gusty winds that could potentially affect the company’s service territory today into Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Total snow accumulation for our region is expected to be several inches.
Atlantic City Electric will work around the clock to restore any outages that may occur, but customers should be prepared for the possibility of power outages.

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Coastal storm predicted: 8 tips for protecting family, home

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 04:30 pm

File photo. Keep warm, fuel up, and have emergency supplies handy, FLASH advises./Joan Kostiuk File photo. Keep warm, fuel up, and have emergency supplies handy, FLASH advises./Joan Kostiuk With snow, strong winds and potential blizzard conditions in the forecast, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the following eight tips to help protect your family and home.

Keep safe and warm

1. Gather together an emergency kit containing flashlights, batteries, blankets, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, nonperishable food, a can opener, cash, and an external battery pack for mobile devices.

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Dec. 15-Dec. 28

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 03:25 pm

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Dec. 15-Dec. 28 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Dec. 15-Dec. 28 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Stephanie and Brian Corcoran of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a daughter, Molly Reese Corcoran, Dec. 15.

Isma and Mohammed Siddique of Atlantic City welcomed a son, Ahnaf Uzzaman Tanjim, Dec.15.

Samantha Bowe and Basil Albright of Atlantic City welcomed a daughter, Hasil Evelyn Albright, Dec. 15.

Lori Pappas and Julio Guerrero of Somers Point welcomed a son, Mason Dahrius Guerrero, Dec. 15.

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Atlantic County politicians have mixed reaction to appointment of Atlantic City emergency manager

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Written by Laura Stetser and Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, January 23, 2015 02:02 pm

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo “Drastic” and “premature” were some of the words uttered by local politicians contacted by The Current a day after Gov. Chris Christie named a special emergency management team to save Atlantic City from its fiscal crisis.

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, who supports a plan that would have casinos make payments in lieu of taxes to stabilize the impact of declining property values, said he would cooperate with the effort, even if he disagrees with it.

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Bald eagle population continues to soar

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, January 17, 2015 06:13 am

Two eagles make use of an osprey nest in Upper Township in December. The birds have become a much more common sight in the area in recent years, but a radio transmitting backpack has shown just how far the birds travel. /photo by Bill Barlow Two eagles make use of an osprey nest in Upper Township in December. The birds have become a much more common sight in the area in recent years, but a radio transmitting backpack has shown just how far the birds travel. /photo by Bill Barlow Report shows nesting success concentrated near the Delaware

An Atlantic County bald eagle has been hanging around with others of his kind at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Smithville.

He is one of more than 200 eagles born in the state in 2014, according to a report released this week by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation.

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Emergency grant awarded for South Jersey workers hit by recent casino closures

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 01:05 pm

WASHINGTON – Displaced workers from the recent closures of Atlantic City casinos will receive a national emergency grant of than $29 million to help them deal with re-employment services.

“The Atlantic City economy was dealt a staggering blow with the closure of these casinos,” US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said. “For the thousands of workers who lost their jobs as a result, we are committed to providing the resources, support and training they need to get back on their feet.”

 

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200 Club seeks Valor Awards nominations

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, January 12, 2015 08:38 am

The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties seeks nominations for its Valor Awards, the annual recognition given to area law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel all-stars. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles salutes the 2014 Valor Award recipients. Submitted. The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties seeks nominations for its Valor Awards, the annual recognition given to area law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel all-stars. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles salutes the 2014 Valor Award recipients. Submitted. The 200 Club of Atlantic and Cape May counties seeks nominations for its Valor Awards, the annual recognition given to area law enforcement, rescue and fire personnel all-stars.

The 30th annual Atlantic/Cape Memorial Service and Brunch will take place Sunday, March 15, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church and the Tropicana Casino Resort. Guest speaker will be Ron Jaworski, ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback.

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