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Fatal accident claims pedestrian along Shore Road

NORTHFIELD--Police are still investigating the Shore Road accident, Saturday, Oct. 18 that resulted in the death of Robert R. Simon, 82 of Northfield. Simon, is the owner of Just 4 Wheels Inc. in Galloway.

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County road work to shut down a portion of Delilah Road

PLEASANTVILLE _ An Atlantic County Road Improvement project will force the closure of a popular westbound route out of Atlantic City beginning Monday, Oct. 20.

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Christie signs revised sports betting bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that reflects recent court rulings and removes prohibitions against sports wagering in New Jersey.

“As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation,” Christie said. “I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

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Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

OCEAN CITY — The second phase of a multi-year boardwalk reconstruction project from Fifth to 12th Street is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 20.

Last year, the city replaced the boardwalk’s aging concrete substructure and decking on a stretch from Brighton Place to Sixth Street. This year, the work continues from where it left off north of Sixth Street to Seventh Street.

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County health officer on Ebola: Don’t panic, but do wash your hands a lot

The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

“There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

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Wildwood celebrates Bill Haley and his Comets, and the history of rock ‘n’ roll

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the Clock.”

The mural, painted on the side of the building that houses Alumni Grill and The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce on Pacific Avenue, is a play on the group’s album cover of “Shake Rattle and Roll.” Susan Daly, a Northfield-based mural artist, completed the piece.

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Upper Township man charged with drugs, weapon possession

MARMORA – An Upper Township man has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon after the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on his home Thursday.

Angelo Cuculino, 48, of Marmora, was found with more than 28 grams of marijuana and an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a stimulant, at his home, according to Prosecutor Robert Taylor. He also had three firearms and $19,225 in cash, the prosecutor said.

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Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession

Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old local man was arrested Friday after an alleged luring incident involving a juvenile female victim Tuesday, Oct. 14.

On Friday, Oct. 17, Javier Baquero was arrested by the Galloway Township Police Department for luring and possession of a prohibited device (stun gun) following an incident in the 100 block of Willow Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 14 involving a juvenile female victim.

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Bids opened for southend Ocean City beach fill

City has secured all easements necessary to complete long-awaited project

According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million. According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is almost ready to award a contract for the southend Ocean City beach replenishment project.

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Mazzeo speaks out on Taj Mahal court decision

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) issued the following statement today following the federal bankruptcy courts decision to temporarily strip Taj Mahal workers of their pensions and benefits:

"Today's good news on sports betting shouldn't be overshadowed by the blow to the workers of UNITE HERE Local 54 in court today," said Mazzeo.

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UPDATE: ACIT searched for weapons after bullet is found on campus

Charlie Pritchard/Township of Hamilton Police Department K-9 enters ACIT as students are being dismissed Friday, Oct. 17. Charlie Pritchard/Township of Hamilton Police Department K-9 enters ACIT as students are being dismissed Friday, Oct. 17. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic County Institute of Technology students were gradually dismissed around 2:30 p.m. after being under a lockdown for several hours Friday, Oct. 17, after a bullet was found on school property.

Every student, every room, and every locker was searched, according to an eyewitness at the scene.

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Vandals target Absecon’s South Jersey Field of Dreams again

ABESECON – Vandals have again attacked the South Jersey Field of Dreams, the recreation complex designed for children with physical and mental challenges.

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Black Horse Pike crash claims Williamstown woman, 25

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 25-year-old Gloucester County woman died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, from injuries sustained in a one-car crash on the Black Horse Pike, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

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