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‘Personnel issue’ causes Longport to reorganize commissioner assignments

LONGPORT – Following a 30-minute executive session Tuesday, April 8, the Board of Commissioners agreed to revise commissioner appointments and duties.

Mayor Nicholas Russo gave a brief statement following three unanimous votes to approve the new assignments and realigned duties.

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Cape May County police chiefs vote in support of heroin antidote

Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

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Ventnor considers tax abatements for home improvements

VENTNOR – The Board of Commissioners is considering naming the city an area in need of rehabilitation, which would provide homeowners with tax incentives to improve their homes.

“This is a way to stimulate growth in the city,” Mayor Michael Bagnell said.

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Atlantic-Cape May Workforce Investment Board earns state recertification

The New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board  has recertified Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board  through 2016./Submitted The New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board has recertified Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board through 2016./Submitted MAYS LANDING _ The New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission has recertified the Atlantic-Cape May Workforce Investment Board through 2016.

The Atlantic-Cape May WIB plays an integral role in strengthening New Jersey’s workforce system. The WIB partners with local businesses, community and faith-based organizations, education institutions and government agencies to provide employment, training and social services to support the area’s workforce and prepare people to address today’s evolving economy.

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Country music star Blake Shelton to perform free beach concert in AC

  Courtesy of BlakeShelton.com Courtesy of BlakeShelton.com  ATLANTIC CITY - Country music superstar and star of the show "The Voice" Blake Shelton will be peforming a free concert on the beach in Atlantic City on Thursday, July 31, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced.

 No further details on the concert were available, but those wanting updates can sign up for email alerts at www.atlanticcitynj.com.

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Parkway widening scheduled to begin late summer

Laura Stetser/Parkway widening is expected to begin late summer, early fall 2014 Laura Stetser/Parkway widening is expected to begin late summer, early fall 2014

 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The proposed Garden State Parkway widening project is set to begin by late summer, according to John T. Whithers, supervising engineer for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Whithers and other officials were on hand in the Egg Harbor Township Community Center on Wednesday, April 9 to explain the design plans to the public.

 The project will widen the northbound and southbound lanes of the roadway from milepost 35 to 38. Other improvements include new overhead guide signs, ramp lighting, and guide rails. The construction is an effort to reduce congestion and crashes in this area, Whithers said.

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World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

 World Series of Birding: one day, hundreds of birds counted

CAPE MAY COUNTY — For one day every spring, hundreds of birders are scattered across New Jersey with one goal in mind — to count more species of birds than competing teams.

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House members ask HUD to address concerns of Sandy-impacted homeowners still awaiting help

WASHINGTON – A group of New Jersey members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Michael Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality requesting that they attend a New Jersey congressional delegation meeting to hear out questions and concerns about why the process for helping homeowners recovering from Hurricane Sandy is taking so long.

The lawmakers want to discuss what can be done to assist 4,000 homeowners who still are not in their homes nearly a year and half after the October 2012 storm, and what might be done to properly modify any other procedures that may be delaying reconstruction.

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King for a day (VIDEO)

Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad Jacob Schaad Jr., center, accepts an award for 75 years in journalism from New Jersey Press Association Executive Director George White Thursday, April 10. With them is reporter Christie Rotondo of The Wildwood Leader./Mark Schaad New Jersey Press Association honors Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, for 75 years in journalism

TRENTON – With a lifetime of experience in journalism, Jacob Schaad Jr., 92, of Del Haven in Cape May County has turned the spotlight on many people – be they criminals, politicians, celebrities or everyday heroes.

He started as a copy boy at the Paterson Evening News in 1939 and moved up to writing, staying at the Evening News for 30 years. As a reporter on the courts beat in the ’50s and ’60s, Schaad was in the thick of some high-profile cases and interviewed a number of celebrity plaintiffs and defendants.

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Egg Harbor Township police arrest 18-year-old in early morning drug raid

Submitted/Randy Canela-Reyna, 18, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Randy Canela-Reyna, 18, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An 18-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested on drug charges early on Thursday, April 10 after police executed a narcotics search warrant on a Swan Drive residence in the Cardiff section of the township.

 Randy Canela-Reyna was charged with possession of greater than one ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of two and half pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school (Fernwood Avenue Middle School) and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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Feds extend comment period on red knot status

photo by Gregory Breese/USFWS Red knots fly thousands of miles each year, including an annual stop at the Delaware Bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The annual migration of the red knot is about a month away, and this year the birds' trek to shores of the Delaware Bay will coincide with a federal agency's consideration to add the shorebird to the threatened species list.

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Heroin blamed for two deaths

Officials are blaming heroin for the deaths of two men a few days apart.

One was 29, the other 30.

In announcing the deaths, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office withheld the names of the victims.

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Update: Absecon gas station bandits still at large

The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting a pair of suspects wanted in connection with an overnight gas station armed robbery last month./The Absecon Police Department The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting a pair of suspects wanted in connection with an overnight gas station armed robbery last month./The Absecon Police Department ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting two men wanted in connection with an overnight armed robbery of a gas station last month.

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