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SEAL VISITS AVALON BEACH FRIDAY MORNING

A young seal came ashore in Avalon Friday  morning.  The seal came onto the Borough’s 9th Street Beach, and was first spotted around 8:00am Friday.  The seal has no visible signs of illness or abrasions.  Avalon Police called the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine after it appeared on the …

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TOP TWELVE TRASH ITEMS LEFT ON BEACH REVEALED

The Clean Ocean Action announced their Dirty Dozen for 2009. The list includes the top 12 items that were taken from beaches during beach sweeps. Bottle caps and lids were the top trash item, with 33,551 removed. Cigarette filters were a close second at 30,784. Nearly seven out of every …

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VAN DREW LOOKS AT AUDIT FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE UEZ

Senator Jeff Van Drew has welcomed the results of a review by the State Auditor of the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) program that noted a need for improved transparency and setting quantifiable goals and objectives for success in the state’s 32 UEZ municipalities. Van Drew said making auditor’s improvements would …

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FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF TODAY IN HONOR OF FRANKS

Flags are being flown at half-staff today. Gov. Chris Christie issued an Executive Order to fly the United States and New Jersey flags at half-staff today in honor of New Jersey Congressman Bob Franks. Franks had an aggressive form of cancer and passed away last week. He represented the 7th …

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CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING

Governor Christie announced that schools construction projects in school districts across New Jersey will soon begin to receive funding for projects following approval for the sale of $500 million in new bonds by the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The New Jersey Schools Development Authority …

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POWERBALL NOW OVER $200 MILLION

Lottery officials announced that no one won the  Powerball lottery on Wednesday. The new Saturday drawing is up to $212 million. This means that both multi-state lotteries that the state is involved with have big drawings this weekend. Mega Millions is at $122 million for tonight.

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CENSUS FORM DEADLINE IS TODAY

Census officials unofficially mark today as the final day to submit a Census form. Cape May County officials have warned that their rate of participation is much lower than the state average. The Census helps decide how grant dollars are going to be spent over the next 10 years and …

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WILDWOOD LAYOFF PLAN APPROVED BY STATE

The state’s Civil Service Commission has approved a plan involving layoffs of public workers in Wildwood. Coastal Broadcasting has confirmed with the state department that a plan submitted by the city has been approved. Details of the overall scope of the plan that were approved have not yet been made …

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BIG RALLY COMING TO PROTEST CHRISTIE'S BUDGET

A major rally is in the planning stages that will target Governor Chris Christie’s budget cuts.  The Associated Press reports that the rally could include several public workers unions, and be held on Saturday, May 22nd.  The NJEA, which represents thousands of teachers in the Garden State, wants to send …

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MORTAR SHELL FOUND IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

Lower Township Police confirm that a live mortar shell was found in the township today. Lt. Thomas Keywood said that the shell was found at AABA Family Medical Supply. The Atlantic City Bomb Squad was called to the scene to remove the mortar. They will detonate it at a remote …

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