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Camden Diocese nursing homes up for sale

The Diocese of Camden has decided to sell its three nursing homes, including its facility in Pleasantville, according to a statement issued Tuesday, Aug. 26 by Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan.

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Weather Service warns of dangerous rip currents at South Jersey beaches

The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches. The National Weather Service has placed a high rip current risk in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for the New Jersey shore and the Delaware beaches.

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Former Egg Harbor Township man charged by DEP for illegal dumping on state lands

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection’s initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and lands has yielded six more enforcement actions, all related to illegal dumping at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Pemberton Township, 4-Mile Run Preserve in Winslow Township and the Duck Island section of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park in Hamilton Township.

 William J. Larkin Jr., 38, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, has been charged with illegal dumping after discovery of a boat registered to him was found in the White’s Bog portion of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. A warrant has been issued for Larkin for failing to appear in Pemberton Township Court. He faces a maximum fine of $25,000.

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Officials credit pilot's skill in avoiding catastrophe

photo by Christie Rotondo photo by Christie Rotondo ‘Dan saw the field to his left, and he made every attempt to get to that spot. He did a tremendous job in saving property and lives, and I’m very proud of both of them.’

— Peter Bosak, county superintendent of mosquito control

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Galloway school board addresses angry taxpayers

Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25. Madelaine Vitale / Taxpayers filled the Middle School to hear what school officials had to say about the increase in taxes during a school board meeting Monday, Aug. 25.

GALLOWAY – Angry taxpayers took their concerns over a 30 percent property tax increase to the school board Monday night, Aug. 25, at the Middle School on Reeds Road.

But after a budget presentation with figures that school officials said showed that the district spends less than others yet maintains solid services, taxpayers who went looking for answers left with as many questions as they had after the council meeting the week before.

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Farm to school Assembly bill package signed into law

new-jersey Expanding access to nutritious, locally harvested food for school children, a package of five bills sponsored by Assembly Republicans Chris A. Brown and Sam Fiocchi was signed into law Monday, Aug. 25. 

“This is an opportunity to improve nutrition and promote healthy eating in our schools. Students can learn to appreciate the benefits and quality of food grown on local farms,” said Assemblyman Brown, R – Atlantic. “At the same time, the local economy gets a boost and we promote agriculture in the Garden State.”

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Police: Man smacks 13-year-old girl’s bottom in Stone Harbor Wawa

STONE HARBOR – A Philadelphia man has been charged with criminal sexual contact after he smacked a 13-year-old girl’s bottom as she entered a convenience store, Stone Harbor police said Monday.

Francis William Dunn, 42, allegedly grabbed the buttocks of several female customers while at the Wawa Food Market, at 9404 Third Ave., at about 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, according to a police statement.

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Longport church rises from the ashes

Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed. LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since 1908, burned down to the sand beneath it during the freakish derecho storm on June 30, 2012.

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Pleasantville teen shot in head, treated and released

A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station. PLEASANTVILLE - A city teenager was shot in the back of the head after he was ambushed by a group of several males about two blocks away from the city police station.

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Intruders assault, threaten to shoot Absecon residents

Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville. Two residents were assaulted and threatened to be shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville. ABSECON - Two residents were assaulted and threatened with being shot during a failed home invasion robbery attempt 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Oyster Bay Apartments complex on the city’s border with Pleasantville.

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Off-duty Longport police officer killed in motorcycle accident

Sgt. Charles T. Adams Sgt. Charles T. Adams LONGPORT – The borough police and fire departments are mourning the loss of one of their own today following the death of Longport Police Sgt. Charles T. Adams, 53, of Egg Harbor Township who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Franklin Township Monday, Aug. 25.

According to Longport Police Chief Vincent Pacentrilli, Adams, a 21-year veteran of the force, was out for a motorcycle ride, enjoying a beautiful day when he was involved in a crash on Harding Highway at the intersection of Tuckahoe Road. The accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. when an elderly woman drove her SUV into the path of Adams’ Harley Davidson, Pacentrilli said.

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North Wildwood woman charged after 2 pedestrians struck on Route 47, police say

GREEN CREEK – A North Wildwood woman has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury after she struck two people on Route 47 at about 1:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, according to a statement from police.

One of the victims of the accident was thrown in the air, and landed in the back seat of the vehicle, Middle Township police said.

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Men and women in blue take ice bucket challenge

City officials and members of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined their family members and friends in taking the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research. /R.J. Liberatore Jr. City officials and members of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined their family members and friends in taking the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research. /R.J. Liberatore Jr. The men and women of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined city officials and their families in taking the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday, Aug. 22. The challege is part of a campaign to raise money to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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