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Police seek sister-in-law in Beanie Sigel shooting

PLEASANTVILLE – Police are searching for the sister-in-law of Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, who was critically shot in the chest here Friday, Dec. 5.

Sigel’s sister-in-law, Kamilah Salahuddin, and Ricky Childress have been named as people of interest in the shooting of Dwight Grant, 40, who performs as Beanie Sigel.

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Grinch pinched, kicked out of Wildwood

The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run. WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their way down the boardwalk to help bring a merry Christmas to needy children throughout Five Mile Island.

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Group that includes former NFL players proposes training school at Duberson site


Charlie Pritchard / Former NFL tight end Fred Baxter addresses school board members, local officials and the public Dec. 11 at the William Davies Middle School. Charlie Pritchard / Former NFL tight end Fred Baxter addresses school board members, local officials and the public Dec. 11 at the William Davies Middle School. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It’s a fairly common event for current and retired NFL players to visit schools, but usually they’re there motivating and inspiring students, not addressing a committee of the local school board about a development project.

But that’s exactly what happened Thursday, Dec. 11, when former NFL players Fred Baxter and Fred Barnett attended a meeting of the Hamilton Township Board of Education’s facilities committee at the William Davies Middle School.

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Tale of two cities on Ludlam Island, say website lists

STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

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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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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Egg Harbor Township High School receives $20,000 in summer study abroad scholarships

Egg Harbor Township High School receives $20,000 in summer study abroad scholarships Egg Harbor Township High School receives $20,000 in summer study abroad scholarships  One of only 50 schools nationwide to receive Global Navigator Scholarships

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School students will have more opportunities to study abroad this summer, thanks to $20,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships that were awarded to the school.

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Chanukah celebrates the victory of light over darkness

Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.  Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.

Chanukah begins at sundown Tuesday, Dec. 16 and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Jews around the world will celebrate and light the candles in the menorah, enjoy a dinner together and family time. Though it is a Jewish holiday Chanukah's message of light conquoring the darkness can apply to everyones life.

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Annual Christmas party provides coats and gifts to area children

Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts. Children and parents escort Santa Claus to the Martin Luther King Center for the Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 13. More than 60 children turned out for the party, and each received a new winter coat, in addition to other gifts. WHITESBORO – More than 60 children clambered for Santa’s attention, shouting his name and cheering as he was lowered to the ground by a Middle Township fire engine at the Martin Luther King Center, Saturday, Dec. 13, during Hamer’s School of Karate annual Christmas party.

Burgess “Butch” Hamer, owner of the school, has had to scale the party back some since it was started 18 years ago, because fewer donations have come in, yet he and the school were still able to raise enough funds to provide gifts and new winter coats to 65 children in Middle Township, Wildwood and Cape May.

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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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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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Arrests target alleged heroin, cocaine ring in Atlantic County

Eight people were arrested Thursday, Dec. 11 by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities for their involvement in the alleged trafficking of heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City area.

In predawn raids, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and Atlantic City Police Department arrested eight people, seven of whom were charged by indictment with drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

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