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MEDICARE FRAUD LEADS TO GUILTY PLEA

An Atlantic County business has admitted to defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of millions of dollars. Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced that The Center for Lymphatic Disorders, LLC, and its office manager Farah Iranipour Houtan plead guilty onThursday to third-degree healthcare fraud. As …

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CHRISTIE PUSHING CONSOLIDATION LEGISLATION

A new proposal could allow some area towns considering consolidation. The Department of Community Affairs could cover 20 percent of a towns merger cost under a bill proposed by Gov. Chris Christie. There are high costs that come with the initial consolidation, but can provide long term savings if done …

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NEW TOURISM DISTRICT MASTER PLAN TO BE DEVELOPED

A master plan is being put together for the new tourism district in Atlantic City. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority made that decision during a Friday meeting. Jones Lang LaSalle Americas out of Chicago picked up that contract for $800,000. The new district is being push by the state as …

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NEW GIRAFFE COMES TO CAPE MAY COUNTY ZOO

The Cape May County Zoo has welcomed the arrival of a giraffe. Sterling, a 15 year-old male Reticulated Giraffe, is here on a breeding loan from Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. Known by the scientific name Camelopardalis reticulate, reticulated giraffes are native to Eastern sub-Saharan Africa as well as the western and …

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MENENDEZ HAPPY WITH AUTISM BILL SIGNING

On the day the legislation had been set to expire, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on Friday applauded the President’s signing into law the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CAA) which authorizes nearly $700 million to fund autism research, training, intervention and other programs.  The ceremony comes after Menendez negotiated a …

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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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