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CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES DEAL TO KEEP HORSE RACING GOING IN STATE

A new deal has been reached to keep horse racing continuing in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie announced two critical developments with the signing of a 30-year contract for the operation of the Meadowlands harness-racing track, and an agreement to continue thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park in 2012. New York …

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VINELAND MAN SENTENCED CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT

A child sex offender is getting 20 years in jail. The Cumberland Country Prosecutor’s Office announced that Anthony Rullan, of Vineland will have the register under Megan’s Law and must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The charges stem from incidents in Atlantic and Cumberland …

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OPERATION FIRESIDE READIES FOR CHRISTMAS

The Coast Guard and the American Red Cross will place approximately 240 Coast Guard recruits with 79 local-host families for Thanksgiving as part of Operation Fireside Sunday at 11:45 a.m. Operation Fireside has placed recruits with South Jersey families during the holiday season since 1981. The training center may have more than …

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GAS PRICES SET NEW WINTER RECORD

These certainly aren’t the records you look to break. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average gas prices for this winter have set a new record high. The price of gas in 2011 averaged $3.52 nationally for the entire year, ($3.43 for the year in New Jersey), the highest annual average ever. …

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COAST GUARD REMINDS VESSELS OF WHALE SAFETY

The Coast Guard is making a push to help protect whales. Operation Right Speed is in effect until April 2012 for large vessel operators. Collisions with ships and interaction with fishing gear are a major cause of mortality and injury to the North Atlantic right whale. The regulations require vessels …

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BILL TO HELP DEVELOP NEW SOLAR/WIND PROJECTS MOVES AHEAD

Legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan which will permit the development of solar, photovoltaic and wind energy facilities on closed landfills or quarries was signed into law last week. The law, provides that, notwithstanding any existing law, local ordinance or regulation, that the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities …

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SZCZUR GETS NUMBER RETIRED IN FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL

A local high school sports star is getting his number retired in two sports. In connection with tonight’s Lower Cape May girls basketball game (which will be broadcast on 987 The Coast), Matt Szczur will get his number retired in both sports. Szczur played at Villanova and is currently in …

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