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OCEAN CITY DROPS STATE SEMIFINAL FIELD HOCKEY GAME

The Ocean City Red Raiders’ field hockey team has fallen one game short of a state championship opportunity.  Ocean City lost to Wall, 3-2, in overtime Thursday afternoon in a New Jersey State Group III semifinal playoff game.  Ocean City won the South Jersey Group III championship earlier this week.

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AVALON HONORS VETERANS ON VETERANS DAY

Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi and other Avalon officials hosted a special Veterans Day event in Avalon on Thursday.  The mayor thanked the dozens of veterans from the Seven Mile Beach for their dedication to service, and reminded the crowd that there are millions of American veterans worldwide that need to …

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RABID RACCOON FOUND IN EHT

On Monday, a guest at a hotel in Egg Harbor Township on the Black Horse Pike found a raccoon that was removed by animal control officers. According to The Press of Atlantic City, the raccoon tested positive for rabies at a state laboratory. Health officials urge the public not to  touch …

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CAPE MAY'S BEACH THEATER DEEMED NOT RELEVANT FOR RESORT

Testimony at Wednesday’s Cape May City Zoning Board meeting declared the Beach Theater not relevant to the historical significance of Victorian Cape May. Architectural historian George Thomas said that the theater was built in 1950 and was not in character with the Victorian architecture of Cape May, even though the building …

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CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL PROJECT FINALLY UNDERWAY

Wednesday in Cape May the process of building a new convention hall has finally begun. Fencing was erected around the old convention hall, which was condemned in March of 2008. Demolition of the structure and the adjacent Solarium should be completed by the end of the year, according to City Administrator …

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WILDWOOD ANNOUNCES ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

At Wednesday’s Wildwood City Commission meeting, the names of the city’s community advisory board were announced. Nine members and two alternates will serve on the new advisory board for two or three year terms, and will be sworn in on November 17th.  Wildwood Business Administrator Dale Goodreau said that Wildwood’s planned furlough day …

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TRUMP ORGANIZATION CANS 50 MANAGERS

Three casinos, 50 layoffs.  The Trump organization in Atlantic City let the pink slips fly on Wednesday as they trimmed payroll going into the holiday season.  Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. announced Wednesday it was cutting 50 managerial jobs from its three casino properties in Atlantic City.  Some of the jobs …

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CHRISTIE: STATE MAY NOT LAY ANYONE OFF NEXT YEAR

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is backing off some comments he made earlier this week regarding mass layoffs in the State of New Jersey.  Speaking during a meeting in Clifton on Wednesday, Christie says it is possible the state may not have to lay off any state workers next year …

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TOWNSEND'S INLET BRIDGE TO REOPEN ON SATURDAY

The bridge that connects Avalon and Sea Isle City is expected to reopen this weekend.  Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster informed Avalon officials Wednesday evening that the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic on Saturday, November 13th, around 4:00pm.  The bridge has been closed for a few …

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COAST GUARD CUTTER RETURNS TO HOME PORT IN CAPE MAY

The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous is scheduled to return to its homeport of Cape May following a 50-day training and fisheries law enforcement patrol in the north Atlantic Ocean Wednesday.  The crew of the Vigorous began its deployment in late September by completing three weeks of training at Naval Station …

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