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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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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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Egg Harbor Township woman indicted for 2006 murder of boyfriend

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was indicted and arrested Tuesday, Sept. 9 in connection with the 2006 murder of her boyfriend, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

 An 8-year investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit led to the arrest yesterday of Eileen Leone, 43, who now lives of the 8000 block of Atlantic Avenue in Margate. She was charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of her boyfriend, Darius Smith, then 32, in the Egg Harbor Township home they shared with their 4-year-old child.

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Van Drew asks state to stop Patsy’s Way

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— State Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak are calling on the Department of Community Affairs to halt Patsy’s Way, a controversial affordable housing project slated to be developed in Middle Township.

In a letter to DCA Commissioner Richard Constable released Tuesday, Democrat Van Drew called the proposed project “unacceptable” for the township, and argued that it should not be eligible to receive Sandy relief funding. The project is planned to provide group homes for newly-released psychiatric patients in three shared, subsidized units along Fishing Creek Road.

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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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Mays Landing man is biking cross-country for charity

Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder,; second from left, joins Keith O'Neal of Denver Colorado, Rick Friesen of Kansas City, Missouri and Jason McAllister of Parker, Colorado as they head out on their cross-country journey from Oceanside, California. Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder,; second from left, joins Keith O'Neal of Denver Colorado, Rick Friesen of Kansas City, Missouri and Jason McAllister of Parker, Colorado as they head out on their cross-country journey from Oceanside, California. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Mays Landing resident Curt Wunder left Oceanside, California, Sunday, Sept. 7 to return home to New Jersey. His planned return date is Oct. 22 – which might sound like a long time if you didn't know he is making the trek by bicycle.

Wunder is traveling with three other bikers and a three-member support crew on the Coast to Coast Ride for Hunger sponsored by MANNA Worldwide. The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness about the poverty so many children face on a daily basis.

The trip is a fundraiser that had an original goal of raising $100,000, but as that goal has already been attained, the group has increased its goal to $150,000.

The ride is quite a challenge.

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Man pleads guilty in death of Pleasantville football star

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A Pleasantville man has pleaded guilty in connection in the 2010 death of a former Pleasantville High School and Junior Jokers youth football star.

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