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Pizza with Santa at Alder Middle School (Slideshow)

Student Council volunteers sell reindeer food and snowman poop among other goodies to raise money for school dances, the school play and Christmas gift purchases for families in need. Student Council volunteers sell reindeer food and snowman poop among other goodies to raise money for school dances, the school play and Christmas gift purchases for families in need. The cafeteria of Alder Middle School transformed into Santa’s workshop Friday Dec. 12 to host its first-ever Pizza with Santa. Student council volunteers were jolly elves assisting the children with crafts, cookie decorating, photo booth props and letters to Santa. The fundraiser was a success, with all 200 tickets reserved by local residents who wanted to come out for a night of holiday cheer.

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Hess School cafeteria worker to benefit from school craft fair

Hess School food service workers Colleen Csaszar and Elaine Berger display a photo of their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa and the cover of the book the school is selling to benefit her and her family. Hess School food service workers Colleen Csaszar and Elaine Berger display a photo of their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa and the cover of the book the school is selling to benefit her and her family. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A craft fair was held at the George Hess Education Complex on Friday, December 12 to benefit the school’s student activity fund. During the event, the school’s food service workers, or “lunch ladies”, set up a table to sell baked goods with the proceeds to benefit their co-worker Cheryl Rzasa who was diagnosed with breast cancer eight months ago and is currently unable to work.

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County clerk warns against phone, mail solicitations for deed

County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with mailer urging homeowners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti with mailer urging homeowners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti has warned consumers to be wary of mail or phone solicitations urging property owners to obtain a certified copy of their property deed. 

“A recent mailer sent to Cape May County homeowners from ‘Local Records Office’ urges them to obtain a certified copy of their property deed for a fee of $89,” Fulginiti said.

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Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat purchase for $18 million

Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat Purchase Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat Purchase GALLOWAY – Finding once again that it’s less expensive to buy a prime hotel property than to build new student residence halls, Richard Stockton College followed up its letter of intent Friday, Dec. 12 and purchased the former casino Showboat Atlantic City for $18 million

The college said it was starting the casino property’s transformation into an island campus designed to spur economic and community development and help prepare Atlantic City’s workforce for the jobs of the future.

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Southend Ocean City beach fill to begin in the spring

Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street. Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

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Atlantic Electric warns of ‘Green Dot’ scam

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric cautions customers to beware when someone claiming to represent the comany contacts them either in person or by telephone.

Atlantic City Electric has been alerted to a resurgence of the Green Dot scam, in which a scammer tells a customer that their account is delinquent and their service will be shut off for nonpayment unless the customer purchases Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards for a specific amount from stores such as CVS, Rite Aid and Wawa.

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Legion helps Coast Guard members go home for holidays

Jim Fleischmann presents Coast Guard Seaman Betty Siscoe with her ticket and travel itinerary for trip home at the Stone Harbor American Legion Post 331, Sunday, Dec. 7. Jim Fleischmann presents Coast Guard Seaman Betty Siscoe with her ticket and travel itinerary for trip home at the Stone Harbor American Legion Post 331, Sunday, Dec. 7. CAPE MAY – Stone Harbor American Legion Post 331 presented two Coast Guard members tickets home as part of their Home for the Holidays program during a ceremony held Sunday, Dec. 7.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Hutchens and Seaman Betty Sciscoe submitted their names into a fishbowl in August and were randomly selected as the winners of the American Legion’s program.

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Ventnor knows how to throw a parade (SLIDE SHOW)

The man of the season, Santa Clause waves the crowd while riding in a Ventnor City Beach Patrol surf boat. The man of the season, Santa Clause waves the crowd while riding in a Ventnor City Beach Patrol surf boat. VENTNOR – It was bright and sunny, although a little blustery for the city’s annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13. Crowds lined the sidewalks and street corners along Ventnor Avenue as community groups, school children and their teachers, and local police and firefighters did their part to entertain the spectators.

The Greater Absecon VFW led the parade with local dignitaries close behind. The Ventnor City Fire Department showed off its apparatus with folks from the North Beach Ventnor group giving away free hugs along the route. The Ventnor Green Team invited Supercan, who attended aboard an ACUA pick-up truck.

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Court to hear OPRA complaint Monday involving Margate firefighter investigation Monday

ATLANTIC CITY – An activist for open government will be heard in court Monday after the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office denied his request for information about the alleged theft of funds from the Margate Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc. The case is scheduled to be heard 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 by Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson.

According to a complaint filed Nov. 10 in Superior Court, John Paff of Somerset, chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Project, the Prosecutor’s Office refused to provide any information about the case. He is asking for the immediate release of all incident and investigative reports related to the case.

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Armed home invasion leads to drug charges for homeowner

WHITESBORO – A Whitesboro man faces drug charges after an attempted home invasion by an armed man early this morning, Middle Township police said Friday.

Justin Roper, 30, who was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, was also stuck in the head with a handgun by the attacker, police said. Also arrested was Melissa Marquez, 32, who resides at the home with Roper.

At about 3:30 a.m., Middle Township Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man attempting to force entry into a residence on West Wiley Street in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township.

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Margate students learn about the technology behind their smart phones

Trent Lavenson tries to write computer code in the library at the Eugene A. Tighe School Dec. 12. Trent Lavenson tries to write computer code in the library at the Eugene A. Tighe School Dec. 12. MARGATE – Move over Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook may be getting some new coders. On Friday, Dec. 12, students at the Eugene A. Tighe School tried their hand at writing the algorithms that make the Internet rock.

They joined about 100 million of their counterparts at the William H. Ross School and at 75,000 other locations around the world to learn coding and recognize Computer Technology Week, Dec. 8-12.

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$7,000 raised for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. Michele Boyt, CMFD volunteer president Jim Matthews, Fire Chief Alex Coulter and Sue Lotozo. CAPE MAY – The annual Paddle Out fundraiser held in honor of firefighter Andy Boyt, who died after responding to a fire in 2011, raised $7,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

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