SANTA VISITS AVALON ON MONDAY

The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department has been able to arrange a visit from Santa Claus to Avalon on Monday, December 19, 2011. Due to his busy schedule, and the lack of reindeer food in the dunes, we will be bringing Santa door to door on the fire engines. We must curtail his visits to about…

RESORTS SELLING HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS

Long Beach Township is now selling holiday-themed beach badges at preseason rates. Several shore communities are marketing the Christmas beach tags, including Sea Isle City, Margate and Longport. So far, Long Beach Township has collected $28,000 in sales for the 2012 beach tags, that feature a Christmas tree on the tag. Mayor Joseph Mancini says…

LOBIONDO SPEAKS UP AGAINST HOSPITAL FUNDING CUTS

U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo is among those 90 congressman to support efforts to prevent additional funding cuts targeting rehabilitation hospitals and units across the country. Citing funding levels that have remained essentially stagnant since 2004, the bipartisan group of lawmakers are urging the Chairmen and Ranking members of the appropriate committees to not look…

MAN FACES 30 YEARS IN JAIL FOR GUILTY PLEA

An Egg Harbor Township man who was indicted for murder in July, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in court on Tuesday. Harry Shuman, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses in connection with the death of his neighbor, Ralph Tozer Jr., 27, who was found fatally shot inside an Atlantic Gardens…