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DISASTER DECLARED IN NEW JERSEY BY PRESIDENT

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Irene beginning on August 27, 2011, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding …

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OBAMA SCHEDULES NEW JERSEY VISIT THIS WEEKEND

Ask and you shall receive. Congressman Frank Pallone requested that President Barack Obama come to New Jersey and tour the damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Pallone announced on Wednesday that his request has been met. Obama will be visiting the Garden State on Sunday. The visit is scheduled to take …

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BYOB? NOT THIS YEAR IN OCEAN CITY

A BYOB proposal has been pulled in Ocean City. Officials there say that the City of Ocean City was advised by the Committee of Petitioners for the “BYOB” initiative that they have unanimously voted to withdraw the petition. This means the issue will not be placed on the November ballot. The …

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SPORTS: PHILLIES DEAL FOR PIRATES RESERVE

The Philadelphia Phillies made a couple of roster moves on Wednesday.  The Phillies obtained outfielder John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.  Bowker has hit .237 in his career.  To make room for him on the roster, the Phillies put pitcher Jose Contreras on …

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ROAD CLOSED IN UPPER TOWNSHIP DUE TO STORM RUNOFF

Mill Road (County Road 557) in Upper Township is closed due to a collapsed roadway.  Runoff from this weekend’s storm eroded the embankment and roadbed around an existing storm drain pipe.  Mill Road is just south of and parallels NJ Route 49.  Mill Road is closed from Woodbine Road to …

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BAY ATLANTIC SYMPHONY RESCHEDULED IN AVALON

A major concert that was supposed to take place during the weekend storm has been rescheduled in Avalon.  The Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform in Avalon on Saturday, September 17th at the Avalon Free Public Library.  The symphony was scheduled to play its final performance in Avalon on Saturday, but …

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LOCKWOOD: MIDDLE DID A GOOD JOB IN THE STORM

One local committeeman was happy with his town’s response. Committeeman Dan Lockwood told Coastal Broadcasting that the combination of city hall employees, police, fire, and other volunteers. Lockwood noted the sheltering process and the assistance they provided to those who were in need. He said some minor clean up remains, …

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CAPE MAY COUNTY CHAMBER: COUNTY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Cape May County Chamber is joining those reminding tourists that the county is open for business. Some business owners were concerned after tourists had to flee the county before Hurricane Irene hit. A number of events were rescheduled for this weekend, like the Wildwood Block Party. Executive Director Vicki …

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CHRISTIE SEEKS IMMEDIATE FEDERAL AID TO SPEED UP PROCESS

Governor Chris Christie sent a letter to President Obama requesting an expedited declaration of a major disaster for the entire State of New Jersey from the federal government to assist state and local governments, as well as individually affected residents, to receive federal assistance as quickly as possible. Recovery efforts …

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