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THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WALK OUT OF SCHOOLS IN PROTEST

Thousands of students walked out of New Jersey public schools this morning to show their solidarity and support for safer schools.  The walkouts generally lasted 17 minutes to pay tribute to the recent school shooting victims in Florida on February 14t...

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OCEAN CITY RESCHEDULES FIRE DEPARTMENT SWEARING IN TO THIS FRIDAY

Ocean City will swear in its new fire chief during a special ceremony to be held Friday evening.  James P. Smith will be sworn in as the new chief during a ceremony to be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle; the event was scheduled for a few weeks ago but postponed due to a coastal …

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NO WINNER IN MEGA MILLIONS, JACKPOT TO BE 8TH HIGHEST IN HISTORY

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot will now swell to an estimated $345 million courtesy of no one hitting on all of the numbers Tuesday night.  This will be the eighth largest Mega Millions lottery drawing in its history.  If you win Friday night and you want the cash option, you’ll put $205 million in your …

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SPORTS: EAGLES PART WAYS WITH TE BRENT CELEK

Longtime Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek is now unemployed.  The Eagles have released Celek after an 11 year career with the Birds.  Celek would have counted $5 million against the cap next season. The post SPORTS: EAGLES PART WAYS WITH TE B...

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MURPHY PRESENTS NEW BUDGET, HIGHER SPENDING, HIGHER TAXES

To no one’s surprise, higher spending and higher taxes are all part of Governor Phil Murphy’s new state budget.  The $37.4 billion budget is a whopping $2.7 billion higher than last year’s budget and calls for a one percent increase in the sales tax, putting that tax back to seven percent.  He also wants higher …

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GOVERNOR WANTS LEGAL WEED BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR

Potheads, rejoice..Governor Phil Murphy wants legal marijuana sales in the Garden State by the end of this year.  Murphy has included $60 million in tax revenue from the legal sale of marijuana in this year’s state budget.  Murphy says he’s...

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