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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Candidates and budgets will be decided in school districts across the area on Wednesday. Contested school board elections will take place in Dennis Township, Lower Cape May Regional (Lower Township and West Cape May), Middle Township, Upper Township, Wildwood Crest, and Woodbine. Budgets will also be up for vote, which …

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DECISION LIKELY COMING TODAY ON ELIGIBILITY OF LEWIS

A decision is expected on whether Carl Lewis is allowed to run for State Senate today. Secretary of State Kim Guadagno will make a ruling on whether Lewis has met the four-year residency requirement in order to run. A judge has said that Lewis should be allowed to run. Guadagno’s …

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POLICE LAYOFFS SPIKE CRIME RATE IN NEWARK

A new report says that police layoffs can directly lead to an increased crime rate. The Star-Ledger reports that overall crime between Jan. 1 and April 17 has increased 21 percent compared to the same time last year. Meanwhile homicides have increased 71 percent in that time frame. Locally, Wildwood is looking …

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SHARPTON LEADS RALLY IN VINELAND

The Press of Atlantic City reports that the Reverend Al Sharpton will be in South Jersey Tuesday. Sharpton is scheduled to lead a rally at the Vineland Developmental Center at 8:45am. Governor Chris Christie says he will close the Vineland center, costing 1,400 Cumberland County jobs. Two other protests have …

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HEROIN POSSESSION CHARGES TO RIO GRANDE MAN

A Rio Grande man was arrested in North Wildwood when it was found that he was wanted for drugs and other charges in Wildwood and Washington Township. Police found Sean Tatem at the sea wall at Hereford and New York aves. consuming alcohol. Police say he was later found in …

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REQUEST FOR TAPE BY WILDWOOD TURNED DOWN

A Superior Court judge has denied Wildwood’s request to get a video tape that allegedly shows a Wildwood Police officer using excessive force. The Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor made the announcement, saying the Superior Court judge ruled that the Prosecutor is exempt from disclosure under the Open Public …

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COUNTY TO GET INVOLVED IN NORTH WILDWOOD ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster announced today that work is expected to begin on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 on drainage and roadway improvements to a portion of New Jersey Avenue in the City of North Wildwood.  Foster said, “The work involves replacing old and deteriorated storm drain pipes at …

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TWO EVENTS TAKING PLACE FOR LOCAL VETERANS

Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton invites all Cape May County Veterans to attend two free informational sessions hosted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  The events will take place at the County Administration Building located at 4 Moore Road in Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Exit 11 off the Garden …

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BILL TO HELP CONTINUE BENEFITS FOR UNEMPLOYED SIGNED INTO LAW

Legislation  to take advantage of a federal law that allows laid-off workers in New Jersey to continue to receive extended unemployment benefits for much, if not all, of 2011, has been signed into law. The bill implements an option provided by the federal Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job …

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