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Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

OCEAN CITY — The second phase of a multi-year boardwalk reconstruction project from Fifth to 12th Street is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 20.

Last year, the city replaced the boardwalk’s aging concrete substructure and decking on a stretch from Brighton Place to Sixth Street. This year, the work continues from where it left off north of Sixth Street to Seventh Street.

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Mazzeo speaks out on Taj Mahal court decision

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) issued the following statement today following the federal bankruptcy courts decision to temporarily strip Taj Mahal workers of their pensions and benefits:
"Today's good news on sports betting shouldn't be overshadowed by the blow to the workers of UNITE HERE Local 54 in court today," said Mazzeo.

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County health officer on Ebola: Don’t panic, but do wash your hands a lot

The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra) CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

“There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

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Wildwood celebrates Bill Haley and his Comets, and the history of rock ‘n’ roll

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the Clock.”

The mural, painted on the side of the building that houses Alumni Grill and The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce on Pacific Avenue, is a play on the group’s album cover of “Shake Rattle and Roll.” Susan Daly, a Northfield-based mural artist, completed the piece.

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Vandals target Absecon’s South Jersey Field of Dreams again

ABESECON – Vandals have again attacked the South Jersey Field of Dreams, the recreation complex designed for children with physical and mental challenges.

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Upper Township man charged with drugs, weapon possession

MARMORA – An Upper Township man has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon after the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on his home Thursday.

Angelo Cuculino, 48, of Marmora, was found with more than 28 grams of marijuana and an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a stimulant, at his home, according to Prosecutor Robert Taylor. He also had three firearms and $19,225 in cash, the prosecutor said.

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Black Horse Pike crash claims Williamstown woman, 25

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 25-year-old Gloucester County woman died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, from injuries sustained in a one-car crash on the Black Horse Pike, according to the Township of Hamilton Police Department.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point teacher contracts

Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired. Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired.

All three Mainland sending districts of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point are completely autonomous, each just happens to have the same negotiation cycle. Each of the three districts educators entered their respective schools this September working under the terms of a contract that had expired June 30, 2013. As of Oct. 17, Somers Point is the only district that is still without a settlement or pending settlement.

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UPDATE: ACIT searched for weapons after bullet is found on campus

Charlie Pritchard/Township of Hamilton Police Department K-9 enters ACIT as students are being dismissed Friday, Oct. 17. Charlie Pritchard/Township of Hamilton Police Department K-9 enters ACIT as students are being dismissed Friday, Oct. 17. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic County Institute of Technology students were gradually dismissed around 2:30 p.m. after being under a lockdown for several hours Friday, Oct. 17, after a bullet was found on school property.

Every student, every room, and every locker was searched, according to an eyewitness at the scene.

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Follow Hurricane Gonzalo assault on Bermuda on your desktop

You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season  - prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service. You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season - prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service. You can watch at 125-mph Hurricane Gonzalo – the most power Atlantic Ocean Hurricane of the 2014 season - as he prepares to hit Bermuda this afternoon, thanks to a video feed provided by the National Weather Service.

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South Jersey weekend weather forecast: Enjoy it, fall weather comes Sunday

Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Headed to varsity football action under the Friday night lights? Joining tens of thousands at the Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth? Catching the last weekend of racing action at NJMP or joining thousands of people at Sunday’s County Living Fair in Batsto? Well, you couldn’t have picked a better weekend to enjoy.

Well, kind of, sort of.

Thanks to a cold front that will usher in mostly sunny, dry and getting-cooler-by-the-hour conditions, the weekend may be the last hurrah of summer. Here’s the latest:

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Ultimate guide to trick or treat and Halloween happenings

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Galloway Township - Trick or Treat hours in Galloway will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Galloway Township - Trunk or Treat hours in Galloway in the will be held in the parking lot of Peace Lutheran Church located at the corner of Pitney and Great Creek Roads. Festivities from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Cars should be ready by 5 p.m. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text16 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Mays Landing - Trick or Treat will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

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Wildwood plans to name beach, boardwalk redevelopment zone

The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. WILDWOOD — City officials say they are looking to “fast-track” the development of amenities, such as a beach bar and host hotel, by naming the publicly-owned section of the beach and boardwalk a redevelopment zone.

The move,expected to be taken up for a vote at an upcoming City Commission meeting,allows officials to bypass the public bidding process and create regulationsregarding occupancy, repairs, rehabilitation and demolitions in those areas, under New Jersey’s housing laws.

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