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Council asks mayor to apply for permit for Corson’s Inlet boardwalk

OCEAN CITY — It’s now up to the mayor to decide if the state can proceed with plans to build an elevated boardwalk in Corson’s Inlet, connecting West Avenue at 59th Street to the existing gravel path along a former railroad line in the wetlands.

City Council voted 6-1, with Councilman Pete Guinosso dissenting, to approve a resolution asking Mayor Jay Gillian to sign off on permit applications required to build the raised walkway over the wetlands at its Aug. 14 meeting.

Gillian said Thursday that he is not sure whether he will sign the permit applications because he is still researching the topic.

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State Police arrest 8 in Caesars armed robbery

A total of eight people from two states have now been arrested in connection with the $180,000 July 21 armed robbery at the Caesars Hotel and Casino, includind Dwayne Morgan II of Pleasantville. /New Jersey State Police A total of eight people from two states have now been arrested in connection with the $180,000 July 21 armed robbery at the Caesars Hotel and Casino, includind Dwayne Morgan II of Pleasantville. /New Jersey State Police ATLANTIC CITY  Eight people from two states were arrested and charged in connection with a $180,000 armed robbery July 21 at Caesars Hotel and Casino.

Arrested were three people from Pleasantville, three from Atlantic City and two men from Delaware, state police said.

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Casino workers, protestors greet Christie in Ocean City

Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. Protestors outside Ocean City’s Music Pier asked Gov. Chris Christie for help, as three Atlantic City casinos are expected to close by mid-September. OCEAN CITY — Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by protestors and supporters in Ocean City Thursday, with many casino workers petitioning for Christie to come to their aid before three more Atlantic City casinos close.

The town hall meeting at the Music Pier was expected to be on pension reform, and was one of several stops Christie has made throughout the state to push pension and benefits reform.

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Drones soon to be tested over New Jersey skies

USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. USGS photo / The William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center will be the lead facilitator of data collected from six test sites working to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. Each test site will have specific regulations to protect the privacy of surrounding residents and businesses

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Drones will soon be tested in New Jersey’s airspace as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aerial systems test site program, U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, announced on Monday, Aug. 11.

 Earlier in the day, the FAA announced that the joint New Jersey-Virginia-Maryland test site for integrating commercial unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace has become operational.

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EHT man, woman face marijuana charges after police check on elderly resident at home

Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township Raymond Peaschek, 42, and Kimberly Gifford, 50, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A local man and woman who police said were running a marijuana growing facility inside a home on Fisher Avenue in the township's Scullville section were arrested on drug charges after police responded to a call regarding the well-being of an elderly resident at the home Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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Praise in the Park draws worshipers

 Praise in the Park, a Christian music festival at the Cape May County Zoo Sunshine Hannan, 9, Amelia Gaehring, 5, and Keith Hannan Jr., 8, all of Audubon, dress up for photo booth fun while visiting Praise in the Park, a Christian music festival, Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Cape May County Zoo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County residents and visitors from all over streamed through the Cape May County Park and Zoo, Saturday, Aug. 9, and many of them were there to raise their voices in songs of praise at the sixth annual “Praise in the Park.”

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Five charged in connection to Wildwood robberies, sexual assault

WILDWOOD — Three Wildwood men and two boys have been charged in connection to a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault in the city, the prosecutor’s office announced.

On July 19, a man and woman were leaving the Wawa on New Jersey Avenue in the city when they were approached by two men. The men produced a handgun and demanded cash, then led the victims to a secluded area where they were robbed of their belongings. At that time, police say the woman was sexually assaulted while a gun was held to the man’s head.

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Dr. Oz Show makes a house call in Linwood

The Dr. Oz Show the production crew and the locals after a day of filming for an upcoming segment of the show dealing with the caffeine habit. From left is cameraman Darryl Rode of Villanova, Tracey Staab, sound man Paul Alfe of Philadelphia, Library Director Maria Moss, Dr. Oz Producer Lauren Pacheco, Michelle Tomko, Chelsea Ingram of Northfield, Nick Staab of Linwood, John Ferguson of Marmora and Mary Ann Branciforti of the Linwood Library.    The Dr. Oz Show the production crew and the locals after a day of filming for an upcoming segment of the show dealing with the caffeine habit. From left is cameraman Darryl Rode of Villanova, Tracey Staab, sound man Paul Alfe of Philadelphia, Library Director Maria Moss, Dr. Oz Producer Lauren Pacheco, Michelle Tomko, Chelsea Ingram of Northfield, Nick Staab of Linwood, John Ferguson of Marmora and Mary Ann Branciforti of the Linwood Library. LINWOOD—Tracey Staab, the principal of the Cape Educational Compact in Cape May Court House like millions of others, checks in with the Dr. Oz Show for advice with different medical issues. Staab emailed a question to the show last week and to her surprise the high school principal received a response quickly.

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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Egg Harbor Township Police trying to find owner of tombstone

Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.  Submitted/The tombstone was discovered on Sept. 30, 2009 in the Delilah Terrace Mobile Park. The name on the tombstone is nine-year-old Brandy Bradley, who is listed as being born on Jan. 9, 1970 and dying Aug. 2, 1979.

The department is seeking the public’s assistance to get this item returned to where it belongs and give the family some peace.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are trying to locate the proper owner of a tombstone and are asking for the public’s help in sharing the image.

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Tuckahoe woman killed after golf cart overturns

TUCKAHOE – A Tuckahoe woman was killed early Wednesday morning when the golf cart she was riding in overturned.

State Police said Thursday that Racheal Chatten, 27, was the passenger in a golf cart that hit a curb near the Sun National Bank on Route 50 in Tuckahoe just after midnight on Wednesday. The golf cart flipped over and Chatten was fatally injured, according to police. She leaves behind two young children.

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Two Pleasantville men arrested during Absecon residential burglary

Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release. Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release. ABSECON _ Two Pleasantville men were arrested Tuesday, Aug. 12 after they were spotted by a North Shore Road resident as they attempted to rob the home owner, according to an Absecon police department release.

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6 arrested in attempted carjacking in Somers Point

somers point police logo SOMERS POINT — Police here have made six arrests in the case of an attempted carjacking at the intersection of Rte 9, New Road and Rte 52 which is McArthur Blvd. on one side and Laurel Drive on the other.

According to police, the accused went up to a car stopped at the traffic light and brandished weapons, demanding that the driver get out of the car. The driver did not get out, but sped off without any further incident.

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