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Absecon judge appointed to state Appellate Division

Superior Court Judge Carol E. Higbee will move to the Appellate Division effective Aug. 1, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced last week.

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Lucy and her Sisters

Lucy is in shipshape for her 130th birthday celebration in 2011. Lucy is in shipshape for her 130th birthday celebration in 2011. Lucy the Elephant, whose 133rd birthday will be celebrated Saturday, July 19, was one of three mammoth structures built on the East Coast in the late 1800s. The celebration will include carnival games, rides, activities, food and entertainment. There will be free parking and shuttle service to the site from the Union Avenue School playground. For information call 609-823-6473 or see www.lucythelephant.org.

Everyone loves Lucy, the roadside elephant now celebrating her 133rd year as a Margate landmark. But many people don’t know that Lucy once had two sisters: the Light of Asia, a similar wooden elephant built to draw visitors and investors to Cape May, and Elephantine Colossus, which graced an amusement park on New York’s Coney Island.

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Police searching for woman who used stolen credit card in Egg Harbor Township drug stores

According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township. According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in credit card theft and fraud that took place at drug stores in the Cardiff section of the township June 28-29.

 According to police, the individual obtained the victim’s credit card and used it to shop at Rite Aid, CVS and Shoprite stores, all in the Cardiff section of the township.

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Two suspects sought for theft at Trump Plaza

One of two suspects sought for a July 12 theft at Trump Plaza. One of two suspects sought for a July 12 theft at Trump Plaza. ATLANTIC CITY - The New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is seeking the public's help with identifying two suspects wanted for theft at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.

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Township declares emergency for Strathmere’s north end

(photo by Jen Marra) Township and state park beaches were severely eroded by strong waves and high tides as Hurricane Arthur passed during the Fourth of July weekend. (photo by Jen Marra) Township and state park beaches were severely eroded by strong waves and high tides as Hurricane Arthur passed during the Fourth of July weekend.

STRATHMERE – Township committee Monday approved an emergency declaration for Strathmere’s north end after strong waves and tides from Hurricane Arthur swept 100 feet of sand from beaches there in a matter of days.

Dr. Stewart Farrell of the Coastal Research Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, who conducts regular surveys of Strathmere beaches for the township, said old timber structures became visible jutting from the sand in November. By March of this year, the beach had retreated 20 feet, he said. Between March and April, the beach lost another 10 to 15 feet.

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Mays Landing man convicted of vehicular homicide in 2012 DWI crash

MAYS LANDING – A Mays Landing man was convicted Wednesday, July 16, of vehicular homicide for a 2012 DWI crash that claimed the life of his passenger, who was ejected and killed when the vehicle overturned.

Michael T. McMunn, Jr. was found guilty following a jury trial, even though his lawyer argued that he was not the driver that night.

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11 different types of beachgoers seen at the Jersey Shore

Beach bag Beach bag Everyone seems to have a different idea of how a day at the beach should go. As locals, we’ve seen all types of beach days, but the one thing in common is that it's always a good day for people watching. Below are the common beach types you'll see along South Jersey's shoreline:

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344,000 acres off New Jersey coast proposed for wind energy leasing

Map shows the area proposed for offshore wind energy development. Map shows the area proposed for offshore wind energy development. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. government officials on July 17 announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres off of the New Jersey coast for commercial wind energy leasing.

 “Responsible offshore wind energy development has the potential to create jobs, expand our domestic clean energy resources, and strengthen our nation’s economic competitiveness,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in making the announcement.

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Atlantic County Pops to incorporate visual arts in summer concert

Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band Laura Stetser /Alec Alleva, 16, of Egg Harbor Township is a cello player for the band

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP  When the Atlantic County Pops Community Band presents its free summer concert on Wednesday, July 23, the musicians will be joined by a visual artist for the first time since its inception in 2010.

The “Celebrating Mother Earth” concert will feature Cygnus Creative Arts Centre’s resident artist Stephen Gibson who will do a live sketching as the band performs Aaron Copland’s bold and familiar "Appalachian Spring" under the direction of Emily Threinen, a conductor and educator from Temple University.

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Upper Township officials defend support for BL England pipeline

PETERSBURG – Township officials Monday defended their support of a proposed 24-inch natural gas pipeline through Tuckahoe that would fuel the BL England power plant in Beesleys Point.

Critics of the South Jersey Gas pipeline, which would be built from Millville through the Pinelands, say the project would violate the Pinelands Commission’s Comprehensive Management Plan, and could cause a disaster if it ever ruptures.

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West Wildwood man faces federal child porn charges

WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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Remediation is progressing at New Road eyesore

The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the shuttered gas station.

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New Jersey a leader in parasailing safety

Gazette Reporter Christopher South parasailing for a story. Gazette Reporter Christopher South parasailing for a story. CAPE MAY – “New Jersey is the safest place to parasail in the country,” said Andy Barber, owner of East Coast Parasail in Cape May.

Barber said New Jersey was the first of two states in the nation to regulate parasailing, the second being Virginia, which used New Jersey’s statute as a model.

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