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NAMING RIGHTS BEING SOLD BY NJ TRANSIT

Bids are being taken for the naming rights of New Jersey Transit platforms, trains, and transit centers. The Star-Ledger reports that NJ Transit is looking to bring in additional revenue by selling naming rights. The report suggests that $2 to $3 million could be brought in by selling the naming …

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LANGFORD OFFICIALLY RUNNING FOR STATE SENATE

The race in the 2nd legislative district just got a whole lot more interesting. Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford has thrown his name into the hat as an Independent to the run for state senate. Democrat Jim Whelan is the incumbent and running against Republican Assemblyman Vince Polistina. Langford filed …

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LEWIS THROUGH PRIMARY, AWAITS LEGAL DECISION

Questions about whether Carl Lewis should be allowed on the ballot didn’t keep him from advancing through the primary. Lewis was unopposed running as a Democrat and would face State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego in the general election. Republicans questioned his residency, stating he owned a home and voted in …

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NEW JERSEY HAS HIGHEST GRADUATION RATE IN COUNTRY

A new review says New Jersey has the highest high school graduation rate in the country. Diplomas Count 2011 released the study and said that 87 percent of its high school student receive diplomas in 2008, reflecting the most recent numbers. The national average was just below 72 percent. The …

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INVESTIGATION INTO MOREY’S PIERS ACCIDENT CONTINUES

The investigation into the death of the 11-year-old is on-going. Wildwood Police have yet to turn up any leads into what led to Abiah Jones falling to her death from the ferris wheel. Funeral services are planned for Wednesday and the students of PleasanTech Academy will be off on that …

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LEGISLATION TO STOP DOUBLE-DIPPING PRACTICE MOVES FORWARD

A bill to stop elected officials from collecting their pensions before they retire was passed through a key Senate committee. This double-dipping practice has come under fire as of late. A number of lawmakers have taken advantage of this loophole. The legislation now heads to the full Senate and has …

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WILDWOOD MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG POSSESSION

A joint investigation led to the arrest of a Wildwood man for drug possession. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Thomas Davis was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home on the 5000 block of Pacific Ave. As a result, 90 bags of suspected heroin, …

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OCEAN CITY TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON ENHANCING BIKE BOULEVARD

The City of Ocean City will host a Public Meeting to share information about enhancing the bicycle boulevard through the City. Ocean City has received Local Technical Assistance from the New Jersey Department of Transportation concerning the development of safe bicycling routes the length of the island.  The report’s objectives were twofold: …

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BILL TO REDUCE PENALITIES ON FISHING MOVES FORWARD

Legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew and Jim Beach to drastically reduce penalties associated with the new free state fishing registry – implemented as a way to collect information from recreational saltwater anglers for research purposes – was recently approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The state …

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