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CHRISTIE CABINET EXPECTS SMALLER RETIREMENT FROM TEACHERS

Education Commissioner Bret Schundler isn’t buying it. He says he thinks less that 13,000 teachers will retire based on the new proposals by the governor for pension and benefits reform. The New Jersey Education Association said they thought over 30,000 teachers would leave as a result. Some of the changes …

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AC ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES 2010 RATE INCREASE

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has authorized an increase in delivery rates for Atlantic City Electric customers, only the second requested delivery rate increase in nearly 20 years. The new rates will add about 1.2 percent to monthly residential electric bills, effective June 1, 2010. The $20 million …

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BRIDGETON HAS NEW MAYOR IN LANDSLIDE

A landmark victory took place in Bridgeton on Tuesday night. Albert Kelly won the mayor’s race and will be the first black mayor of the city. In a landslide victory, Kelly beat James Begley. Kelly’s slate all won big with Gladys Lugardo, William Spence and Dennis Thompson winning reelection to …

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FIELD SOBERITY TEST BEING QUESTIONED IN GOLDEN TRIAL

Expect testimony is being given this week on whether a field sobriety test should be admissible in the Scott Golden trial. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Superior Court Judge Kyran Connor is hearing from witnesses this week on whether the test should be allowed in the trial. Golden …

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CAPE MAY ELECTS ITS THREE NEW COUNCILMEMBERS

Cape May will have three new councilmembers come July 1. Non-partisan elections were held on Tuesday and William Murray, Deanna Fiocca, and Jack Wichterman were the top three vote-getters. Seven people in total were running for the three open seats, with no incumbents running in the race. Wichterman was the …

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GILLIAN WINS MAYOR’S SEAT IN OCEAN CITY

A local businessman, Jay Gillian, is the new mayor of Ocean City. Mayor Sal Perillo decided to not run for reelection and Gillian has stepped into the job thanks to 63 percent of voter support in the resort. Michael Hinchman ran against Gillian and only garnered 37 percent of the …

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GILLIAN WINS MAYOR'S SEAT IN OCEAN CITY

A local businessman, Jay Gillian, is the new mayor of Ocean City. Mayor Sal Perillo decided to not run for reelection and Gillian has stepped into the job thanks to 63 percent of voter support in the resort. Michael Hinchman ran against Gillian and only garnered 37 percent of the …

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HOME HEALTH AGENCY OFFICIAL OUTSOURCED BY COUNTY

A resolution was approved at the Tuesday Cape May County Freeholder meeting that would privatize the home health agency. It was approved unanimously, but with some disagreement. Freeholder Gerald Thorton said he felt he wasn’t given the resources to make some key hires that were essential for the agency to …

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VAN DREW: PARKWAY LIGHT REMOVAL REMAINS ON TARGET

The work to get the lights off the Garden State Parkway continues to be on schedule to be completed by 2012. State Senator Jeff Van Drew told Coastal Broadcasting that the state is telling him that work will begin next year and will be wrapped up in 2012. The project …

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POLICE SAY MAN SMASHES DOOR AT POLICE STATION

A man was arrested for drunk driving on Friday night and damaged a police door while he was at it. Vineland police say Hunberto Garcia was arrested for driving drunk on Friday night. While at the police station, Garcia scream profanities and smashed a glass door with a trash car. …

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