Atlantic County Region

Low-cost firewood available to Atlantic County residents

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:34 pm

Beginning Oct. 1, Atlantic County residents can take advantage of the Homeowners Firewood Program to obtain inexpensive firewood from designated county parks to supplement their own supplies.

“Many of our residents are now facing difficult financial circumstances. This is just one way in which they may realize some household savings by obtaining firewood for the winter,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “It also benefits our parks with the removal of downed trees.” 

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:48 am

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Jennifer and Brian Parmelee of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a son, Andrew Ryan Parmelee, Aug. 19.

Emily and Paul Supal of Ventnor City welcomed a daughter, Flora James Supal, Aug. 25.

Danielle and Amir Seliman of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a son, Nicholas Joseph Seliman, Aug. 25.

Tiffany and Jose Arroyo of Hammonton welcomed a son, Tucker Arroyo, Aug. 26.

Read more: Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5

   

Gazette, Current newspapers sold to BH Media

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 11:12 am

BH Media Group announced Friday that it will acquire the remaining 50 percent interest of Catamaran Media Company LLC.

Catamaran publishes The Currents in Atlantic County and the Gazettes and The Wildwood Leader in Cape May County, along with summer papers including The Sandpaper and Freetime and the website shorenewstoday.com.

With the purchase of The Press of Atlantic City in August of 2013, BH Media Group acquired an initial half interest in the chain of weekly newspapers. The other 50 percent had remained under the ownership of Rick, Curt and Gail Travers.

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Atlantic County Prosecutor is done talking to media about Ray Rice case

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:50 am

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New Jersey legislators calling for review of pretrial intervention, domestic violence laws 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Despite the bright hot light of the national media, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says it has nothing more to say about NFL football star Ray Rice’s assault case.

After granting an interview with another local news organization that was released yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 10, Prosecutor Jim McClain said he will not be releasing any additional information or comments to the media regarding the case or Rice’s acceptance into the pretrial intervention program, according to his spokesman, Jay McKeen.

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Assemblywoman questions use of pretrial intervention in Ray Rice assault case

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 04:24 pm

The latest video release that caused star running back Ray Rice to be cut by the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Sept. 8 and receive an indefinite suspension from the NFL, has also prompted a New Jersey lawmaker to question the use of pretrial intervention in the case and others involving violent offenders.

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, a District 4 Democrat who also serves as vice chairwoman of the Women and Children Committee, on Monday questioned the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office decision to offer PTI to Rice in light of the new video evidence released by TMZ Sports showing Rice’s brutal assault on his then fiancée.

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New Jersey gives casino sports betting the OK

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 02:46 pm

Casinos and racetracks throughout New Jersey can now operate sports betting pools without fear of criminal or civil liabilities, according to a press release issued by Gov. Chris Christie.

The announcement was the result of a statewide directive issued by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and a motion filed on behalf of Gov. Chris Christie in U.S. District Court. 

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Hammonton’s Green Day Festival offers something for everyone

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 12:00 am

HAMMONTON - The Hammonton Green Committee will hold its 7th annual Green Day Festival from noon to 4p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 on the grounds of St. Joseph’s High School at 328 Vine Street in Hammonton. The Festival is one of several “Green Day” activities on throughout the day. The morning events include the Town Wide Yard Sale and the Hammonton Education Foundation’s Recycling Central, which offers paper shredding and other opportunities to recycle electronics and other items.

The Green Committee’s Green Day Festival will be welcoming many favorites back as vendors while adding new exhibitors, crafters, and activities.

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Post-Sandy grant to be used to address Atlantic City flooding issues

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:54 am

ATLANTIC CITY ­– New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III has announced that Atlantic City intends to use $270,000 of its $345,000 Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grant award to undertake five planning initiatives designed to help the city become resilient to significant weather events. After the award was announced in October 2013, the city brought in a planning consulting team and is now ready to launch initiatives focused on building back stronger.

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Birth announcements Aug. 7-Aug. 22

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:09 am

Birth announcements Aug. 7-Aug. 22 Birth announcements Aug. 7-Aug. 22 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 7-Aug. 22

The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Lauren and James House of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a daughter, Kiora Rose House, on Aug. 7.

Lisa and Christopher Cuneo of Hamilton Township welcomed a son, Carmine Salvatore Cuneo, on Aug. 10.

Shameika Parrish and Terrence Cooper of Galloway welcomed a son, Da’Quan Dwayne Cooper, on Aug. 10. 

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New ‘Guitar Basics’ course offered this fall at Atlantic Cape Community College

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:07 pm

MAYS LANDING— Beginning Thursday, Sept. 25., Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus will offer guitar classes.

Learn the basics of guitar from Eric “Rick” Land of Rick’s Rock Guitar School, who has more than 10 years experience playing and teaching. Those attending will be taught chords, scales, music theory, and their favorite songs.

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