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ATLANTIC CITY, CAMDEN GET FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRE RESPONSE

U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Atlantic City and Camden fire departments were awarded a combined $14,835,147 in federal funding for firefighting staffing.  The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.  …

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GOOD NEWS: SLIGHT REDUCTIONS COMING IN YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

If you pay Atlantic City Electric for the power that you use, good news..your bill is going down.  The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced Wednesday that electric bills for most New Jersey residents will be going down slightly, including Atlantic City Electric customers.  The tenth annual electricity auction …

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BREAK IN THE DAVIES TRIAL; DEFENSE BEGINS ON MONDAY

The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of North Wildwood resident Robert Davies.  Davies is the local man who’s accused of killing a tourist in Margate back in 2007.  The 49 year old Davies maintains he used self defense when he plunged a knife into Lavern Paul …

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WOODBINE GETS NEARLY $7,000 FROM JOINT INSURANCE FUND

Mayor William Pikolycky is pleased to announce that the Borough of Woodbine has received a dividend in the amount of $6,952 from the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund. “Woodbine is eligible to share in the surplus generated  from the strong safety programs, claims management and other cost control programs …

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CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW TONIGHT, NO BIG STORM FOR US

Cape May County could be seeing a light snowfall this evening.  The National Weather Service says that there will be some light snow in our region during the overnight hours.  No significant snowfall is expected.  A big winter storm is expected to move to the south of our region, bringing …

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GOING DOWN: NEW JERSEY’S CREDIT RATING DROPS

Some bad financial news for the state of New Jersey.  Standard and Poor’s confirmed on Wednesday that the credit rating for the Garden State has gone down.  New Jersey had enjoyed a credit rating of AA;  now that rating has been dropped to AA-.  The Associated Press reports that Governor …

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AVALON MAYOR DELIVERS BUDGET MESSAGE TO COUNCIL

Some good news for Avalon residents in 2011.  Borough Council is expected to introduce its budget during tonight’s counicl meeting, and the new spending plan calls for no increase in the tax levy in Avalon.  The budget totals $27.2 million, which includes a nearly $4 million payment from the state …

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SMALL FIRE AT LOCAL SCHOOL, STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS

A minor disruption in the school day for one Lower Township elementary school today.  Students were evacuated from the David C. Douglass Memorial School in Lower Township shortly after 11:00am Wednesday.  There was a small fire, believed to be electrical in nature, on top of the school.  The Cape May …

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POWERBALL DRAWING TONIGHT FOR $63 MILLION

A big lottery will be held in New Jersey today. The Powerball Lottery will be drawing for a $63 million jackpot. The lottery has been growing since the $122 million payout last month. The other major state lottery, Mega Millions, is at $30 million after no one won on Tuesday.

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