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Local veterans see hope for medical services close to their homes

Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans. Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

 NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.
Local veterans met Tuesday, Aug. 19 at ShorePhysiciansGroupUrgentCareCenter on Shore Road to hear about inroads being made to provide those veterans with healthcare closer to home.
As the system stands now veterans, many of them aging, are forced to travel to Wilmington, Delaware for care and it is a hardship but changes are coming.

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Police: Driver fled after damaging boats in early morning crash

ERMA — Lower Township Police Department responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Seashore and Tabernacle Roads at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. 

Police say Ryan P. Freeling 19, of West New Jersey Avenue in Villas was driving his 2001 Ford Taurus south on Seashore Road when it left the roadway striking a traffic signal and proceeding through a chain link fence, surrounding Jersey Cape Marine, located at 656 Route 9 Erma.  Police do not know why the car left the road.

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UPDATED: Grand jury indicts Greco in alleged bilking of elderly patient

Greco's attorney says parallel civil suit will proceed

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization, officials announced.

The indictment stems from charges that Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.

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UPDATED: Man arrested trying to push into Stone Harbor home, while resident holds door closed

STONE HARBOR – A man threatening to kill the residents of a home on the 8900 block of First Avenue was caught by Stone Harbor police as he tried to force the back door open, while a resident struggled to keep it closed, officials said Monday.

John Hopkins Worrall, 49, Norton, Mass., was arrested at the scene Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:45 a.m., by Patrolman Anthony Tirelli, after the officer observed Worrall attempting to force open the rear door of house, while the occupants of the residence tried to keep the door shut, police said in a statement.

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Our Children Making Change use small efforts for big results

The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer. The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

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Reported shotgun incident leads to heroin bust in Wildwood

WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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Cubs to call up Matt Szczur

MATT SZCZUR Matt Szczur is expected to be in a Chicago Cubs uniform at Citi Field tomorrow.

The 2007 Lower Cape May Regional graduate will be called up from Triple A Iowa to join the Chicago Cubs in time for Sunday afternoon’s game at the New York Mets, according to multiple reports on Twitter.

Szczur, 25, an outfielder, was hitting .261 with 30 stolen bases, 52 runs scored and an OPS of .626 at Triple A Iowa through Friday. He was not in the lineup for Iowa’s home game on Saturday against Salt Lake.

Szczur’s promotion to the Cubs will become official when the team sends pitcher Dan Straily back to the minors after this evening’s start, according to CSN Chicago.

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County Zoo ranked 15th in U.S. by TripAdvisor.com

A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.

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Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center

Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center NORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Police say owner knew about drug use at Gillmore Motel

WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Crossroads’ Love Like Crazy group shares joy, love and hot dogs

Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Members of Crossroads Fellowship in Pleasantville descended on the city bus station on Saturday, Aug. 16 to clean up, plant flowers and share fellowship with people in the area. Oh, they also distributed hot dogs, water and good cheer to all who passed by./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Saying, “God’s Love is Free,” a group of 30-plus members of Crossroads Fellowship provided free hot dogs and inspirational fellowship Saturday morning.

The good cheer, food and camaraderie were all part of Crossroads’ second annual Love Like Crazy campaign which promotes acts of community service.

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Atlantic Cape making computer labs available to displaced casino workers, by appointment

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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UPDATE: Motorcyclist sent to hospital with serious injuries after Fire Road crash in EHT

Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Suzanne Marino/ Officers at the scene of an accident on Hingston Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A 22 year-old Egg Harbor Township motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash along Fire Road in the Bargaintown section of the township today, Thursday, Aug. 14.

Justin Levenson was driving a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed as he and and another cyclist exited the Garden State Parkway and traveled south on Fire Road around 3:43 p.m. near the Bonton Plaza, police said.

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