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UPDATED: Suspect charged in bomb threat that causes college evacuation

Campus cleared, classes to resume Saturday

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A Vineland man has been charged with causing a false public alarm, 3rd degree, after a tweet police said he posted to Twitter caused Atlantic Cape Community College to evacuate all three of its campuses on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Politicians point to crumbling state of Atlantic County bridges

Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of Cumberland County, Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell and state Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield. 

Sweeney said the bridge – built in 1967 and known locally as the Jobs Point bridge – is one of the worst in the state, and called for its repair. 

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Turf coming to Carey Field in Ocean City

Jen Marra / Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School will get a new turf field this year. Jen Marra / Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School will get a new turf field this year.

OCEAN CITY — Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School is on track to get a new turf field.

City Council introduced a $1.435 million bond ordinance Thursday, Sept. 11, $1.25 million of which would be dedicated to the installation of the turf substructure and field.

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Marmora man pleads guilty to selling false safety certifications

CAMDEN – A certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor from Marmora has admitted selling more than 100 false safety certifications to New Jersey carpenters who never completed the required training, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Friday.

Frederick Prinz, 38, of Marmora, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an making and selling fraudulent construction industry certification forms, known as “OSHA 30” cards.

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Heroin taken off the street, but ODs continue

WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded to.

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Stone Harbor dedicates Freedom Park during 9/11 ceremony

Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Stone Harbor Elementary students sing, and sign, ‘God Bless America.’ Park features I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center

STONE HARBOR - Mayor Suzanne Walters and Borough Council dedicated Freedom Park on Thursday, Sept. 11, the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States.

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

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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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After hours water rescue in Cape May

CAPE MAY- Cape May and Coast Guard firefighters responded to a report of swimmers in distress as the annual Sept.11 remembrance service was ending near the Cove Beach.

On Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7:14 p.m. the Cape May Fire Department and Beach Patrol were notified of a person in distress in the water off Jackson Street, Cape May. Firefighters from the Cape May Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department were only blocks away as they were clearing from a Sept. 11 ceremony on Beach Ave. Units arrived on location in less than one minute.

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Gazette, Current newspapers sold to BH Media

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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Firefighters wear pink to fight cancer

Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.

CAPE MAY- Career Firefighters of Cape May County will once again wear pink for the month of October. Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May will not only be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty to help promote cancer awareness, they hope to raise funds by selling the pink shirts.

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Bison born at Cape May County Zoo

The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right.  photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins The newborn bison calf is flanked by his mother, Henrietta, and Snap’ (his sister) on the right. photo by zookeeper Kim Simpkins CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Zoo has a new addition – a baby bison boy!

The male bison calf arrived September 10 2014 and is doing very well, according to the zoo veterinarians. 

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Family of Mainland freshman ask for your prayers

MRHS Mainland freshman, Brianna Gansert has been taken to CHOP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to a post on the Mainland Regional Community Partnership Facebook page.

According to the post, Gansert’s mother, Jennifer has taken a leave from her job to be with Brianna while she undergoes treatment for a serious illness. The Gansert family is asking for the community to keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

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North Wildwood remembers Sept. 11

North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, particularly Andrew Alameno, a former resident of Wildwood Crest who was working in the TradeCenter at the time of the attacks.

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