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Police charge four in connection to Wildwood boardwalk assault

Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi and the juvenile were arrested, but Patrick is still at large and there is an active arrest warrant out for him, police said.

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The difference between life and death

David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

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Wildwood man arrested after punching Lower cop

WILDWOOD—A 21-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly punching a Lower Township police officer in the face, police said.

Special Officer James Collins was called to the 300 block of Destoto Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township in response to a call about a disorderly subject. When Collins arrived, Alexander Vosper of Susquehanna Avenue in Wildwood, was having a verbal altercation with an unidentified man at the scene, police said.

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Sheriff warns of phone scam

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles is advising the public to be aware of scam phone calls being made throughout the county that prompt residents to wire money to prevent their arrest.

The subject is identifying himself as an officer of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office. Information given from several victims of the scam indicate the man is using the name Sergeant Jackson and warning residents there is a warrant out for their arrest. The accused is saying that their bail has been set at $1,000 and requests that they go to Wal-Mart and use the Green Account to wire the bail money.

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Jim Gillian remembered

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian OCEAN CITY — James “Jimmy” Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf, died on Wednesday, April 16 after a long illness.

He was 57.

Gillian was the oldest son of former Ocean City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Roy Gillian and the brother of the current Ocean City mayor, Jay Gillian. 

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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Man arrested for wielding samurai sword at pizza shop employees

VILLAS — Lower Township police arrested a local man after he allegedly threatened some pizza shop employees with a samurai sword.

On Monday, April 14, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Lower Township Police responded to the American Deli located at 1803 Bayshore Road, Villas.

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Accident at Zion and Old Zion Roads sends two drivers to hospital

Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver. Dennis C. Sharpe/Bargaintown and Scullville volunteer firefighters work to free the entrapped driver.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two motorists had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life rescue tools after a crash at the intersection of Zion and Old Zion Road in the Bargaintown section of the township on Thursday, April 17.

 According to police, Howard Thompson, 67, and Marleen Prouty, 74, of Northfield were sent to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries after Prouty’s 1999 Chevy S10 pulled into the path of Thompson’s 2011 Ford Escape around 4:25 p.m.

 Thompson was travelling west on Zion Road when Prouty allegedly failed to yield to traffic and turned left onto Zion road from the southbound lane of Old Zion Road and into the path of Thompson’s car.

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Cape May Court House man indicted for allegedly bribing a CRDA official

Anthony Christaldi Anthony Christaldi  TRENTON – A Cape May Court House man was indicted today on charges he paid a bribe to a Casino Reinvestment Development Authority official to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said.

A state Grand Jury indicted Anthony J. Christaldi, 69, on a second degree charge of bribery for allegedly paying a $10,000 bribe to a CRDA official who handles real estate purchases for the organization’s voluntary land bank program.

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Longterm Recovery Group has resources to help Sandy-impacted homeowners

 Members of the Mental Health Association were available to help homeowners still struggling more than 18 months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Pictured are caseworkers Jordan Brunette of Absecon, Jaime Angelini of Smithville and Meghan Cusack of Linwood. Members of the Mental Health Association were available to help homeowners still struggling more than 18 months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Pictured are caseworkers Jordan Brunette of Absecon, Jaime Angelini of Smithville and Meghan Cusack of Linwood.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – More than 50 people showed up to find out how they can get help repairing their Sandy damaged homes at a special meeting held at the township’s Community Center Wednesday, April 16.

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Beach restoration finishes on Middle Township beaches

Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Restoration of four Middle Township beaches was wrapped up Tuesday, April 15, when the last loads of sand were spread along Reeds Beach. Project expected to benefit crabs, red knots, residents and tourists

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The beaches along Delaware Bay in Middle Township are quieter now that work has been completed on a $1.6 million restoration project aimed repairing the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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Somers Point-Mays Landing bridge plans to be discussed April 22

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The public will be able to learn more about the county’s plans replace the Catawba Bridge (EH-17) which carries Somers Point- Mays Landing Road over Miry Run in Egg Harbor and Hamilton Townships during a public information session scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Green Tree Golf Course, 1030 Somers Point- Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township.

 The meeting will allow residents to examine the design plans and exhibits of the Atlantic County Division of Engineering and ask the county’s design consultant Urban Engineers, questions.

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LoBiondo uses Pleasantville stop to call for unemployment benefits extension

Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Calling on his fellow members in the House of Representatives to “ease the agony” of the long-term unemployed, U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-02) pledged to lead a crusade for lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits.

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