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JOB CREATION BILL MOVES FORWARD IN SENATE

A bill which would create the “Grow New Jersey” program to provide tax incentives for New Jersey-based companies which maintain existing employment levels and create new jobs was approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee today by a vote of 7-0. The legislation would establish the $200 million “Grow New …

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CHRISTIE TURNS ATTENTION TO ETHICS REFORM

Gov. Chris Christie continued his town-hall meetings on Monday and continued to push the legislature for its inaction. This time, Christie was pushing an ethics reform package. On September 8, 2010, Governor Christie put forward an ethics reform package to provide New Jerseyans the government they deserve, including a specific …

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REPORT: USPS COULD TRIM MAIL SERVICE

Mail delivery could be down to five days a week. The AP reports that President Barack Obama has said he believes that the United States Postal Service should be allowed to trim its service days in order to cut its losses. Last year alone, the USPS lost $8.5 billion. The …

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CAPE MAY COUNTY TO HOST PREPAREDNESS CONFERENCE

Hurricane Irene taught Cape May County it was prepared, but an annual conference is going to update county residents on how and why. The annual Emergency Preparedness Conference will take place on Tuesday from 10 to noon. The free conference which is open to the public will take place at …

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REPORT: CONVICTED MURDERER CAPANO DIES IN JAIL

A man who was accused of dumping a body inside of a cooler in the sea nearly 60 miles off the coast of Stone Harbor in 1996 is reported dead. Multiple Philadelphia media outlets reported on Monday that Thomas Capano died in prison. Capano was convicted of the murder of …

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WILDWOOD CREST ANNOUNCES SEAFARES WEEKEND DETAILS

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will host its annual Seafarers Celebration Saturday, Sept. 24. This yearly end-of-summer celebration is an all-day festival that will take place at both Sunset Lake and Centennial Park. The Seafarers Celebration will begin at 9 a.m. at Sunset Lake, located along New Jersey Avenue between …

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VAN DREW BILL TO ALLOW AVIATION-RELATED JOB TRAINING MOVES FORWARD

Legislation to allow county colleges and vocational school districts to establish aviation-related job training, certification and internship programs was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee. Under the bill that was sponsored by State Senator Jeff Van Drew, county vocational school districts and county colleges will work to identify needed …

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AVIATION GRANT AWARDED TO ACCC

A major grant was awarded to Atlantic Cape Community College. U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo announced that Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the construction of the Aviation Workforce Training Center on the Mays Landing Campus …

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FOOD ASSISTANCE FROM IRENE AVAILABLE UNTIL TUESDAY

Atlantic County residents who experienced extreme material losses during Hurricane Irene may be eligible to receive temporary food assistance through the disaster-related Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, (D-SNAP). Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, September 20 at locations throughout the county. The complete schedule is available at www.aclink.org Individuals and families …

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