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Parkway widening scheduled to begin late summer

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 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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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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The Mom’s Beat: Autistic children benefit from early identification (VIDEO)

The Mom's Beat by Laura Stetser

Just five days before Autism Awareness Month began, the Centers for Disease Control issued a report indicating that autism diagnoses across the country had spiked by 30 percent more than experts had expected over a two-year period.

According to the report, one in 64 children nationwide is being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, up from one in 88 children in 2012.

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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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Huge Internet response leads to arrests in TV thefts

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A concerned public can claim credit for helping police arrest two suspects in last week's theft of two 42-inch LED televisions from a Rio Grande department store, an official said today.

Vincent DiFlippo, 24, of Villas, and William Nelson, 24, Lower Township, were arrested Monday, April 7 and charged with shoplifting and conspiracy in connection with the theft, said Capt. John Edwards, Middle Township Police Department.

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