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TURNPIKE AUTHORITY SHED 66 JOBS

The new budget was passed by the Turnpike Authority and it includes 66 job cuts. The agency got rid of 67 jobs during this year’s budget. The $485.8 million budget that was passed is a little more than $9 million less than last year. The next toll hike will take …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE CHARGE LOCAL MAN WITH THEFT

Lower Township Police have announced the arrest of a local man on charges that he allegedly stole firearms and jewelry from a local residence last week. Additional follow-up by Lower Township Detectives lead to identifying the suspect Ronald E. Cox III of 124 Bayridge Road in the North Cape May …

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NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARRESTS

A joint investigation led to the arrest of two people. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Wildwood Police Chief Steven Long announced the arrests of Greilin Santana-Munoz, of Atlantic City, and Ivelis Dorta, of Wildwood. The investigation began when United States Immigration and Customs began tracking a suspicious package …

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LEGISLATURE APPROVES PUTTING MUNICIPAL BUDGETS ONLINE

Legislation sponsored by four Assembly Democrats to improve public transparency by making it easier for residents to review local government budgets on the Internet has received final legislative approval. The bill (A-2844) is sponsored by Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Camden), Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden), Nelson Albano and Matthew W. Milam (both D-Atlantic/Cape …

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POLICE MAKE BIG DONATION TO TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN

At the December 9th Business Meeting of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association,  a motion was passed to donate $500.00 to Cape May County Toys for Tots.  Unfortunately, many charitable organizations have been experiencing difficult times.  The members of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association are …

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SENATE CONFIRMS REAPPOINTMENT OF TAYLOR

Robert Taylor is getting five more years as Cape May County Prosecutor. The full Senate approved the nomination by a 25 to 12 vote. The vote took place Monday. Taylor was nominated just before the end of Jon Corzine’s time as governor, but did not go through. His name was …

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TOLL HIKES AGAIN ON AGENDA FOR DRPA

The Delaware River Port Authority is once again looking into delaying a toll hike at major bridges connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The DRPA maintains the Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman and Commodore Barry bridges. Tolls are scheduled to increase from $4 to $5 in July. The board may …

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