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BRIDGETON POLICE INVESTIGATING CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE

Bridgeton Police are investigating the cause of a house fire over the weekend.  Police responded to a burglar alarm call at a home on Colfax Street; when they arrived, the unoccupied house was up in flames.  No suspects are in custody. ##

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BIG SCHEDULE CHANGES IN LONGPORT/MARGATE DUNE PROJECT

There are major changes coming to the schedule for a massive dune project in Margate and Longport.  Longport will likely see some work conducted this summer, while Margate may skate this summer and have its work conducted in the fall.  Dredges scheduled to do the work are still in Florida. ##

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COAST GUARD SHIP WON’T BE SUNK TUESDAY, ROUGH SEAS

A Coast Guard cutter that was made famous during the movie “The Perfect Storm” will not be sunk off the coast of Cape May as planned on Tuesday.  The “Tamaroa” will be sunk later this week or next due to rough seas.  It’s being intentionally sunk to be used as an artificial reef. ##

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REPORT: UPPER TOWNSHIP CHANGES PLANS, TWO BOAT RAMPS TO BE FREE

Upper Township officials have decided to keep two boat ramps in Strathmere free of charge.  The Upper Township Gazette reports that there will be no fees charged at a new boat ramp on Bayview Drive, or at an existing boat ramp at Taylor Avenue.  Officials do not believe there is adequate room to staff attendants. [...]

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FORMER AC COUNCILMAN SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON

It’s six months in prison for former Atlantic City Councilman John Schultz.  He received the prison term on Monday in a federal court for his role in a scheme to avoid paying over $100,000 in taxes to the IRS.  Schultz is 74 years old and took responsibility for the crime. ##

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ROUTE 50 BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED TUESDAY MORNING

The Route 50 bridge in Tuckahoe will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic starting early Tuesday morning.  State officials announced that the bridge will remain closed to traffic in both directions until Friday morning, at around 6:00am.  Motorists must follow detours set up for truck traffic. ##

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POLICE SEEKING MAN WHO APPROACHED KIDS IN CREST

Police in Wildwood Crest are looking for an older man who approached some young children on Thursday afternoon.  Police say the man asked two middle school girls to say hello, while a boy was also approached by a man who asked if his father was home.  Crest Police are advising parents to exercise care with [...]

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