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9/11 ARTIFACT ARRIVES IN AVALON

Avalon has received its 9/11 artifact. The piece was picked up from JFK Airport in New York. The piece is from the World Trade Center and came to Avalon in time for their 9/11 ceremony on Sunday. On Sunday, September 11th at 12 Noon the Borough of Avalon will have …

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FORMER MAYOR TO SERVE AS SUB IN VENTNOR

A replacement has been named on the Ventnor City Council. The Press of Atlantic City reports that council is naming former mayor Ted Bergman to fill a void after Commissioner Stephen Weintrob stepped down. A special election is being held in November to fill the vacancy formally. Weintrob will serve …

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WIDENING OF PARKWAY WILL CONTINUE

More expansion is coming to the Garden State Parkway. The state was approved a widening project from mileposts 63 and 48. The widening project will put the Parkway at three lanes in both directions. This continues work that is heading south and is expected to go to milepost 30 by …

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LANE REDUCTION COMING TO ROUTE 52

The Route 52 causeway will be going to a reduced lane strategy again this offseason as some of the final work is done to the bridge. The roadway will be trimmed down to a single lane beginning next week. State officials told Coastal Broadcasting the causeway project is expected to …

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CHRISTIE ORDERS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF FOR 9/11

Flags will be at half-staff this weekend in memory of the 9/11 attacks. Gov. Chris Christie ordered an executive order to place all flags at half staff from Friday to Sunday in memory of the 10 year anniversary. All state public buildings will bring all flags to half-staff United States …

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RAINS CA– USE MORE FLOODING IN NORTH JERSEY

The flooding has picked up throughout the state of New Jersey. Heavy rains over the past couple of days have caused flooding in many North Jersey communities. Power was lost to thousands and some communities had to call for evacuations. State Police reported a number of closed roadways throughout the …

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LOBIONDO BILL TO HELP COAST GUARD MOVES FORWARD

Legislation authored by Congressman Frank LoBiondo moved ahead this week. LoBiondo said he was happy to see the “Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation Authorization Act of 2011,” go through committee. It is a three-year authorization of the Coast Guard’s budget which includes a number of provisions important to South Jersey. …

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CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY SCHEDULED BY COAST GUARD

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, homeported in Cape May, is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Monday at 11 a.m. Cmdr. David “Lee” Petty will assume command of the Dependable from Cmdr. George A. Lesher who has served as the commanding officer since July 2009. Petty …

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STATE POLICE CONTINUE INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE SUICIDE

A potential suicide remains under investigation in Woodbine. State Police responded on Wednesday morning to find a man dead. Police confirm that the man suffered a gunshot wound, but an autopsy is going to be performed this week. The incident took place near the Gentilini Ford dealership. Police say the …

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