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FAA EMPLOYEES TO GET BACK-PAY FROM FURLOUGH DAYS

An agreement has been reached to provide back-pay to FAA employees who were furloughed earlier this year. This will help employees at the William J Hughes FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, where 650 people work. LoBiondo has been pushing for the back-pay to be offered. Through administrative action, …

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GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO IMPROVE NATIONWIDE

Gas prices are getting better, but they still aren’t what they used to be. AAA Mid-Atlantic released its latest figures this weekend. The figures show a 11 cent drop in prices in the past week to $3.35 in Cape May County, which is still significantly more than the $2.52 per …

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4-H WEEK BEGINS OCT. 2, YOUTH EVENTS PLANNED

October 2nd through the 8th is National 4-H Week.  Cape May County Freeholders passed a resolution at their meeting on September 27th declaring October 2nd through the 8th as 4-H week in Cape May County. During 4-H week, Cape May County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an …

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CASINO CONSTRUCTION WORKER FALLS OFF LADDER

A new report says a worker got injured while building a new casino in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the worker was on a ladder at the Revel construction site. Police told the paper that the person remains in the hospital in critical condition. Family had …

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NEW CASINO PROMOTION GIVES AWAY PLASTIC SURGERY

The Trump Taj Mahal is trying to give Atlantic City a real face lift. The casino has announced that it is going to give away $25,000 in plastic surgery work during its latest casino promotion. The winner will get to choose whatever type of work it wants to get done. …

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REPORT: STATE ON LOSING END OF INTERNET PURCHASES

A new report says that the state has lost $171 million in sales tax in the past two years due to online sales. Internet-only businesses are not required to take in a sales tax, as long as they don’t have a ha physical presence in the state. The Star-Ledger is …

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FREEHOLDER SHEETS RECEIVES 4-H AWARD

Cape May County Freeholder and long-time 4-H supporter received the Friend of the 4-H Award at the Freeholders’ Meeting on September 27, 2011. The Cape May County 4-H Foundation, Inc. and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program selected Freeholder Sheets, a former 4-H member and Freeholder Liaison to the …

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MORE PEOPLE DISAPPROVE THAN APPROVE OF OBAMA IN STATE

A new poll says more people disapprove than approve of President Barack Obama. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll was put out on Thursday morning and said the percentages were 47 to 44 in disapproval. This is a drop from a 55 percent approval rating after the announcement of Osama …

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GUILTY CHARGE HANDED DOWN IN SEX ASSAULT CASE

A Vineland man was found guilty of having sex with two juveniles. Anthony Rullan will face sentencing at an undetermined date, but could face up to 20 years in jail. Also, he will have to register under Megan’s Law. The verdict came down on Wednesday for the two second-degree charges.

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OLDE TIME ITALIAN FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FRIDAY

The Sons of Italy will bring back the feeling of the ‘Olde World’ with the 6th Annual Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The free …

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