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NEW DIRECTION HOSTS BUSINESS FORUM FOR WILDWOODS

A community business forum took place to address the challenges with a tourism economy on Monday. The talk happened at the Dogtooth Bar and Grill in Wildwood. Brendan Sciarra, a Republican State Committeeman and a founding member of the New Direction for New Jersey hosted Curtis Bashaw to speak. Bashaw …

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CREST SCHOOL BUDGET TRIMMED BY $600,000

The Wildwood Crest Board of Education has made significant cuts to its school budget. Superintendent of Schools Dennis Anderson, tells Coastal Broadcasting that over $600,000 has been taken out of the budget in response to certain cuts the state’s Department of Education required and local taxpayers requested. The cuts brought …

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TRUCK COLLIDES WITH HOME IN WOODBINE, ONE DEAD

A man died when his tractor trailer he was driving left the roadway and smashed into a home in Woodbine. State Police say that Richard Caprioni, of Dennis Township, was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. No one was …

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STABBING LEADS TO ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES

A Vineland man was arrested for attempting to killing another man. Police say that Julio Rosario, stabbed Manuel Ayala on Saturday night. Police arrested and charged Rosario with attempted murder and weapons offenses charges. Ayala is being listed in critical, but stable condition at the Cooper University Hospital. Rosario was …

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POLICE CHARGED DELIVERYMAN IN HIT-AND-RUN

A Domino’s Pizza delieveryman in Bridgeton struck a child with his vehicle and continued on without stopping. Police arrested Michael Fuentes and charged him with knowingly leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury, while also being issued tickets for careless driving, driving while suspended, and failure to report …

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RESIDENTS BEING URGED TO APPLY FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE

Residents of 12 New Jersey counties who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 are urged to register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. Federal funding has been made available to affected individuals in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, …

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ATLANTIC CITY CASINOS REPORT SIGNIFICANT YEAR-TO-YEAR DROP

Atlantic City casino hotels reported a 21.4 percent decline in gross operating profits in 2009, including a 16.4 percent decline in the fourth quarter alone, according to figures released Monday by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. Gross operating profits totaled $739.5 million in 2009 compared to $940.9 million in …

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