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RAIN SHOULD CLEAR PRIOR TO WEEKEND

Some showers are still expected to continue through Thursday, but this weekend should be a nice one. Weather forecasts call for the skies to clear by Friday. Temperatures have dipped some, but still remain nice for mid-November. This weekend should be a mix of partially sunny to mostly sunny, with …

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NO PROGRESS YET ON UEZ ISSUE, LOCAL COMMUNITIES WAIT

Trying to get UEZ funds available to their districts is going to be a 2012 project. State Senator Jeff Van Drew told Coastal Broadcasting that talks are continuing between Gov. Chris Christie and various lawmakers, including Van Drew. Christie decided the state would take all the revenue brought out of …

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ARREST MADE IN ATTEMPTED BREAK IN AT LANGFORD’S HOME

Trespassing charges have come down against a 23-year-old man involving an incident at Mayor Lorenzo Langford’s home. Rahim Gallagher was charged on Tuesday for criminal trespass, according to the Press of Atlantic City. According to the report, police don’t know why Langford’s home was targeted. Gallagher was released on a …

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REPORT: HAMILTON MALL TO GET NEW STORES

An expansion is coming to one of the area’s major malls. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the Hamilton Mall is going to expand by nearly a third. The report says that a new anchor store and restaurants are among the new items coming to the mall. There is …

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DOUBLE HOMICIDE NOT BELIEVED TO BE “RANDOM”

The investigation of the double homicide, which occurred in Hammonton almost two weeks ago, is ongoing, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated. Charges are close to being filed in the murder of Diana Patterson and her son, Ryan Patterson; however, it is not possible to indicate when this will occur. It is not believe to …

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HARD ROCK CASINO CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR

News came out on Wednesday that the Hard Rock Casino that is coming to Atlantic City will begin construction in July. An opening for the casino could come as early as 2014. The first phase of the project would bring 200 rooms and the casino. A tower would be built …

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ACH GETS EXTENSION TO STAY OPEN INTO 2012

The former Atlantic City Hilton will stay open, but with reduced staffing and games. What is now called ACH, got an extension approved from the state to keep the casino open in 2012. The ruling came down on Wednesday. An effort had been put in over the past year to …

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STATE UNVEILS NEW SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM

A new grading system has been introduced by the state regarding the state’s schools. The three levels are “focus schools,” “priority schools,” and “reward schools.” The three levels are from worst to best. Among other data points, the reports will include progress towards closing achievement gaps, comparison to “peer schools” …

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STATE REVENUE CONTINUES TO FALL SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS

The cuts could be coming. The state released numbers this week saying that revenue projections have fell for the third straight month in a row. Under Gov. Jon Corzine, the state had to make mid-fiscal year cuts a couple of times. The state must maintain a balanced budget and if …

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U.S. ATTORNEY OUTLINES CASH SEIZURE FOR FISCAL YEAR

The U.S. Attorney’s office has announced its recent success. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced that the District of New Jersey recovered $137,538,596.82 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 related to criminal and civil actions. Of this amount, $42,460,184.32 was collected in criminal actions and $95,078,412.50 was collected in civil actions. …

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