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MISS NEW JERSEY PAGEANT KICKS OFF IN OCEAN CITY

A parade will kick off an annual event out of Ocean City tonight. The Miss New Jersey Pageant begins tonight at 7 p.m. with a boardwalk parade. The 27 contestants will dress in unusual costumes depicting exotic creatures. Then, preliminaries of the contest will be held on Thursday and Friday, …

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HENFEY: NORTH WILDWOOD SHOULD KEEP BAR HOURS SAME

Some discussion has been going on in Wildwood regarding the possibility of pushing back the bar hours of operation to 4 a.m. Speaking to Coastal Broadcasting seperately on what is best for North Wildwood, Mayor Bill Henfey said he believes 3 a.m. last call is the right decision for his …

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NJDEP: LOCAL TOWNS TO DETERMINE BEACH ACCESS

Some new rules are coming in the state of New Jersey that will largely give local communities the power to determine beach access.  New NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin has rolled out some new rules this week that will eliminate what he calls costly mandates that were set forth by the …

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CHRISTIE: NJ WILL SEE TOWN, SCHOOL MERGERS

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he expects to see New Jersey school districts and municipalities begin the process of consolidation. Christie appeared at a gathering in Perth Amboy on Tuesday and said that a new 2.5 percent cap that may be imposed in the Garden State will …

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SIERRA CLUB: TOURISM, FISHING GOOD; DRILLING, BAD

A major environmental organization in New Jersey claims New Jersey would benefit more from tourism and commercial fishing than it would from offshore drilling.  The New Jersey Sierra Club issued a new report alleging that the state would reap more financial benefits from tourism and fishing than it would from …

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GOV. CHRISTIE TO FACE MEDIA CAMPAIGN BY UNION

New Jersey’s governor is expected to be the target of a big media campaign being implemented by the state’s largest employees union.  The Communications Workers of America is going to ask its 40,000 New Jersey workers to pay higher dues in order to fund advertising campaigns that will blast Governor …

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REPORT: STONE HARBOR COPS WRITE UP DOG VIOLATIONS

The Stone Harbor Police Department has handed out ten violation notices to people who had their dogs unleashed on local beaches during the evening hours.  The Press of Atlantic City reports that people in Stone Harbor are now taking advantage of new regulations that permit dogs on the beach after …

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CREST BASKETBALL, TENNIS COURTS NEARLY DONE

Reconstruction and resurfacing of basketball and tennis court facilities in the Borough of Wildwood Crest are scheduled to be completed before Fourth of July weekend, the borough engineer announced early this week. Construction work at the basketball courts, located at Scoop Taylor Park at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, and …

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MIKE DONOHUE, NEW CAPE MAY COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN

Cape May County republicans have a new party chairman.  GOP leaders met in Cape May Court House Tuesday evening and unanimously voted in favor of Michael Donohue as the new party chairman.  Donohue replaces David Von Savage, who served as party chairman for 14 years.  Republicans at the meeting called …

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