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Ultimate guide to trick or treat and Halloween happenings

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Catamaran staff picks favorite Halloween flicks

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In celebration of Halloween, the staff at The Gazette and Current newspapers picked some of their favorite movies to watch this time of year.

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UPDATE: Officer’s son charged in ambush shooting of Pleasantville man, woman

PLEASANTVILLE – The son of a Pleasantville police officer has been charged with the weekend ambush shooting of a couple as they walked along Main Street.

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Pleasantville police make arrest in local burglaries

PLEASANTVILLE - An lengthy investigation by Pleasantville Detective Sgt. Christopher Taggart that started in September and targeted many burglary and thefts in the city has resulted in an arrest.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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4-year old struck by a car near his Northfield home


NORTHFIELD--Police officers William Cornell and Joseph Vola  responded to a call of a child being struck by a car in the 100 block of Cara Court in the Sutton Woods section of the city around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. When the officers arrived they found a 4-year old boy had been struck by a car as he was riding his pedicycle near his family's Cara Court home.

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Mays Landing cyclist completes 3300 mile ride for charity

Curt Wunder of Mays Landing, along with his fellow cyclists, officially ended their journey with a celebratory dip of their bikes in the ocean. Curt Wunder of Mays Landing, along with his fellow cyclists, officially ended their journey with a celebratory dip of their bikes in the ocean. OCEAN CITY – When Curt Wunder of Mays Landing left Oceanside, California on September 7, he and his three fellow cyclists planned to arrive in Ocean City on Wednesday, October 22. Sure enough, they rolled up the ramp to the Boardwalk on Ninth Street at 3 p.m. that afternoon. The group was riding to raise funds and awareness for MANNA Worldwide on its Coast to Coast Ride for Hunger. The highly successful venture earned more than $110,000 for the humanitarian organization.

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Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday Halloween Parade marches down Asbury Thursday

OCEAN CITY — Festive and fun, the Halloween Parade is one of Ocean City’s most beloved traditions. The 67th annual event will roll down Asbury Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 30 as darkness descends.

The parade features string bands, local high school musicians - including the Red Raider marching band - decorated floats, modern and antique fire trucks, and hundreds of costumed children.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Playland’s

Amusements were not affected, cause under investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department extinguished a small fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the boardwalk Sunday evening.

A passerby spotted the flames on the back deck of the amusement pier and called the fire department at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Lane closure expected Friday, Oct. 31 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An alternating lane closure will be in effect 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road (Route 559) for work on the 100-year-old Catawba Bridge over Miry Run, according to Atlantic County officials.

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Pleasantville police charge man with ambush shooting of Pleasantville man, woman

Pleasantville police officers have arrested a 25-year-old city man and charged him with critically shooting a man and a woman and leaving them for dead on Main Street over the weekend. Pleasantville police officers have arrested a 25-year-old city man and charged him with critically shooting a man and a woman and leaving them for dead on Main Street over the weekend. PLEASANTVILLE _ Pleasantville police detectives have arrested a 25-year-old city man and charged him with shooting a man and a woman and leaving them for dead on Main Street over the weekend.

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Community gathers to lay Bill Henfey to rest

The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. WILDWOOD — Local dignitaries, law enforcement officials, and hundreds of friends and family filled St. Ann’s Church Friday morning to lay former North Wildwood mayor Bill Henfey to rest.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the age of 65 after falling ill last year.

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County seeks deal with AC rescue mission

State rejects plan to contract for homeless services

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Cape May County officials are considering a move that  they say would give homeless individuals access to food and job counseling, as well as shelter, while saving the state as much as $60,000 a year.

So far, the state has said no.

Local officials say the denial stems from confusion at the state level.

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