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Upper Township wants School Choice students accepted at Ocean City High School

PETERSBURG – Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday that the school district is awaiting word from Ocean City on whether it will accept School Choice students in Upper Township at Ocean City High School.

The Upper Township School District began accepting students through the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program starting this year. It was granted 35 seats through the program by the state Department of Education and filled them all, Palmieri said.

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32-degree temperature drop brings arctic chill all the way to the Jersey Shore

An arctic air mass has hunkered down for a mid-week stay along the Jersey Shore after blitzing through South Jersey with a strong line of thunderstorms, heavy rain and gusty winds on Nov. 17. Even worse, record cold could be on the way before a chance of temperatures in the upper 60s An arctic air mass has hunkered down for a mid-week stay along the Jersey Shore after blitzing through South Jersey with a strong line of thunderstorms, heavy rain and gusty winds on Nov. 17. Even worse, record cold could be on the way before a chance of temperatures in the upper 60s

An arctic air mass has hunkered down for a mid-week stay along the Jersey Shore after blitzing through South Jersey on Monday, Nov. 17 with a strong line of thunderstorms, heavy rain and gusty winds. 

Even worse, record cold could be on the way before a chance of temperatures  reaching the upper 60s early next week. Here is the latest:

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Ocean City students recreate experiment as space launch is rescheduled

OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

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Margate considers banning helium balloon release

MARGATE – If you’re planning to release helium balloons at your festive occasion, city officials may be about to burst your bubble.

What floats 5 miles up eventually comes down, and some of it washes up on beaches and ends up in the stomachs of wildlife. Helium-filled balloons may disappear from view, but they do not disappear from the environment, according to some environmentalists.

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Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Absecon police investigate early Sunday shooting

–  A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to an Absecon Police Department release. – A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to an Absecon Police Department release. ABSECON –  A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to the  Absecon Police Department.

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Charity League 67th annual Christmas Mart opens Friday

Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club. Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club.

SOMERS POINT—A holiday tradition will mark its 67th season when the doors open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 as Greate Bay Country Club once again plays host to the Charity League Christmas Mart. The theme for the annual Mart this year is Santa’s workshop and of course Santa will be there for photos and visit with the children and the young at heart. 

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Egg Harbor Township pedestrian injured in hit-and-run car accident

Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident Submitted/EHT police investigating hit and run accident EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township woman was sent to the hospital with moderate injuries after she was struck by a car as she was walking along Delilah Road in the area of Delilah Terrace Mobile Park in the Farmington section of the township on Friday, Nov. 14.

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‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13 ‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

GALLOWAY – Celebrate a long-cherished tradition of holiday performances from the Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” when it returns to the Stockton Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13. 

Showtime for Imagination Station School groups is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.  Tickets are $11. 

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Absegami players bringing Robin into the hood

Three happy lead players are, from left, Saverio Turrano, Jessica Schrading and Natalie Frantz. Three happy lead players are, from left, Saverio Turrano, Jessica Schrading and Natalie Frantz.

GALLOWAY – The award-winning Emanon Players will present a comedic version of “Robin Hood” Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23 in Absegami High School’s Performing Arts Center. 

The play, written by Don Nigro, features a twist on the traditional tale of Robin and his Merry Men.  In a land where the rich get richer and the poor are starving, Prince John wants to cut down Sherwood Forest to put up an arms manufactory, a slaughterhouse and a tennis court for the well-to-do.

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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Egg Harbor City fire victims

Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. EGG HARBOR CITY – Hundreds of mourners flocked to Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14 to attend a candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her 7-year-old son Gavin who were killed in a house fire on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti opened the ceremony.

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