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NEW LABOR CONTRACT ANNOUNCED IN OCEAN CITY FOR POLICE

A new labor contract with the PBA has been agreed to by the Ocean City Council that will increase their contribution to health benefits effective January 1, 2011. City Council had requested that labor contracts be reopened to provide give backs. The PBA which represents the officers of the Ocean City …

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OCEAN CITY PASSES BUDGET WITH ADDITIONAL CUTS

Ocean City Council adopted the 2010 budget after making additional cuts that lowered the tax increase to less than one penny. The municipal budget will result in a tax rate increase from 0.349 cents per $100 of assessed value in 2009 to 0.3587 cents, a .97 percent increase, with the …

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WEST WILDWOOD PASSES BUDGET WITH NO INCREASE

A new municipal budget has been approved in West Wildwood that does not include an increase to the local purpose tax. The $2.4 million budget was approved on a first reading on May 10. The total amount raised by taxes is $1.4 million. The budget includes an anticipated “Administrator/Clerk” position …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE CHIEF HONORED

Lower Township Police Chief Edward Donohue was recognized by the Department of Defense, for support of Police Officers under his command who also serve with National Guard and Reserve Units. Donohue was recognized along with other employers from across Southern New Jersey, at a luncheon held at the Air National …

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WILDWOOD COPS BUST LOCAL MAN FOR BURGLARY

Wildwood Police have announced the arrest of a city resident on charges that he committed a burglary Monday morning in the city.  Police issued a press release and announced that charges have been filed against 34 year old Brad Lillemon who allegedly committed a burglary at a property on Taylor …

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REPORT: COLD CUTS, CRACK COCAINE SOLD AT DELI

Today’s Press of Atlantic City website reports that a deli store owner in Vineland has been charged with selling small amounts of crack cocaine from his business.  52 year old Luis Forty allegedly sold the illegal drugs to an undercover police officer and was arrested.  Vineland Police say Forty owns …

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MIDDLE TWP. COMMITTEE TO TACKLE ROAD PROJECTS

The Middle Township Committee meets tonight and is expected to authorize funding for some major road projects in the community.  The committee will vote on an ordinance that would allocate $4.2 million for various road projects throughout the township; a final vote on the ordinance will come up at another …

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SUMMONSES ISSUED IN CONNECTION WITH WEEKEND ACCIDENT

Middle Township Police have released information about a two vehicle accident that took place on Route 47 over the weekend.  The accident involved a vehicle driven by 63-year old Sharon Tomlinson of Medford, NJ and a vehicle operated by 25 year old Ian Day of Turnersville, NJ.  The accident took …

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CLOSING ARGUMENTS EXPECTED TODAY IN VAN PELT CASE

A high profile corruption trial is expected to have closing arguments start today. Former Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt is charged with taking a $10,000 bribe. Van Pelt and his defense argue he believed he was working as a consultant. Van Pelt was one of 44 people arrested last year in …

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