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Posted: April 18, 2015
The state of public comment at local government meetings

His father fought in World War II. His grandfather was shot, gassed and bayoneted in World War I. And “if either of them were here today, there’s no way in the world you’d keep either of them to five minutes,” Frank McLaughlin told Avalon Council, when the governing body in February tried to speed his time at public comment.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Some Northfield trash rejected ahead of ACUA collection takeover

NORTHFIELD — T.J. Greenwood found himself driving around his neighborhood Friday morning with bags of trash in his car, trying to find the city trash truck.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Start of beach replenishment project cheered in O.C.

OCEAN CITY — Under dark skies and a light drizzle, and with sand being pumped onto the beach behind him, Mayor Jay Gillian proclaimed Friday “a great day in Ocean City,” as he joined federal, state and local officials in celebrating the start of a $57.6 million beach-replenishment project in upper Cape May County.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Judge issues temporary restraining order against Polo North

A federal judge on Friday blocked Glenn Straub’s company from using a web of energy equipment inside the former Revel complex to restore power there, even as Atlantic City officials and the judge himself described the dark tower as an acute threat to public safety.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Private jet costs keep up New Jersey GOP spending

TRENTON (AP) — The New Jersey State Republican Committee reports it spent more on private jets in the first three months of the year than the Democratic state party spent in total.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Upper Deerfield teacher wins national recognition, U.S. play premiere

UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — When students at the Woodruff School stepped on stage this week to perform “Lion King, Jr.” they were the first school in the nation to debut the new play.

Posted: April 17, 2015
New Jersey's 12 U.S. Reps call for hearings on FEMA fraud

New Jersey’s 12 members of the House of Representatives urged the Committee on Oversight and Government to hold hearings on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s possible role in insurance fraud to deny claims to Hurricane Sandy victims.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Defense motions in Manco tax evasion case unavailable at filing deadline

The deadline for defense motions in the federal tax evasion case against the owners of an iconic Ocean City pizzeria passed Friday without the documents being recorded online in the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) database.

Posted: April 17, 2015
'Great day in Ocean City' hailed as beach replenishment project starts

OCEAN CITY – Under dark skies and a light drizzle, and with sand being pumped onto the beach behind him, Mayor Jay Gillian proclaimed Friday “a great day in Ocean City,” as he joined federal, state and local officials in celebrating the start of a $57.6 million beach replenishment project in upper Cape May County.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Fairfield Township resident treated for possible rabies

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP – A local resident was treated for possible rabies after one of his chickens was bitten by a rabid raccoon on April 2, Cumberland County health officials said.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Three-day arrest sweep in Atlantic County nets 58 people

The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department conducted a three-day “Spring Cleaning” sweep last week that led to arrests of 58 people and the seizure of drugs and weapons.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Cape May named one of 20 top dining destinations by travel magazine

The city of Cape May was named one of the top 20 top food cities by readers of luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler. 

Posted: April 17, 2015
New credit card code may help online gambling

New Jersey’s legal Internet casinos hope a credit-card code released Friday will spur big banks into finally greenlighting payments for online gambling, though there’s skepticism about whether the code will have banks reversing blanket bans.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Director of New Jersey medical marijuana program resigns

TRENTON (AP) — The director of New Jersey's medical marijuana program has resigned after 3½ years running a system frequently criticized by advocates for easier access to the drug.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Atlantic City police officer to be honored for work with the homeless

An Atlantic City police officer who has changed the way the department deals with the homeless will be honored by the Mental Health Association of Atlantic County next month.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Statewide crime was down in 2013 over 2012, Uniform Crime Report shows

New Jersey's crime rate was down in 2013 compared to the year before, according to the Uniform Crime Report released today.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Ex-Hammonton band director sentenced to prison in sexual assault of student

A former Hammonton band director was sentenced to prison and turned over his teaching certificate Friday for sexually assaulting a student.

Posted: April 17, 2015
‘Insta-meet’ offers fresh perspectives on iconic AC locales

A picture says 1,000 words, so the saying goes. But what can 22 photos say about an entire city?

Posted: April 17, 2015
Bridgeton police charge bar shoot-out survivor with murder

BRIDGETON — The survivor of a shootout at a local bar early Sunday morning is now charged with murder and weapons-related offenses, police say.

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