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INDICTMENT HANDED UP IN PLEASANTVILLE PARK SHOOTING

A grand jury has indicted a South Jersey man on charges that he shot and killed a teenager at a Pleasantville park two years ago.  Isaiah J. Newsome of Sicklerville is accused of shooting Steven Davion Garrett three times at Max Manning Park in August, 2015. ##

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OCEAN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HIRES NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Ocean City High School gets a new athletic director come July 1st.  35 year old Vincent Leavey was hired to the post by the Ocean City Board of Education earlier this month.  He is leaving a position in Coatesville, PA to accept the position in Ocean City, according to Brian Cunniff of the Gazette Leader. [...]

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ATLANTIC COUNTY GETS HOME GOODS STORE THIS WEEKEND

Many retail stores are closing their doors in our area, and nationwide…but our region gets a new store this weekend.  Home Goods announced that it will be opening its first retail location in our area on Sunday at the Festival Shopping Center in Hamilton Township. ##

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OEM COORDINATORS, STAFF ATTENDING CONFERENCE IN ATLANTIC CITY

Emergency management personnel from around the State are attending a week long conference in Atlantic City to learn new methods to enact their emergency plans.  Many Cape May County communities have sent personnel to the Tropicana to learn new programs and systems to save lives and properties during major storm events. ##

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SOUTH JERSEY TO GET NEW 640 AREA CODE

The 609 area code is getting a new friend.  State regulators have approved a new 640 area code for the region served from Cape May to Mercer County.  The new 640 area code will overlay the existing 609 service area to provide more phone numbers for our region. ##

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MAN DRIVES DRUNK WITH TWO KIDS, SMASHES UTILITY POLE

A 35 year old Millville man has been arrested for a drunk driving accident that occurred while two children were in his vehicle.  Police say Isaac Hernandez-Perez was drunk early Monday morning when he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole.  There were no injuries. ##

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REPORT: HARD ROCK ATLANTIC CITY WANTS TO BECOME DAILY DESTINATION

The business plan for the new Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City calls for it to become a daily destination in South Jersey.  Officials have told the Press of Atlantic City that the new property will open next summer, and it wants to book both entertainment and sporting events during the middle of the week. [...]

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TAXES TO GO UP IN VINELAND’S NEW MUNICIPAL BUDGET

It looks like taxes will be going up in Vineland’s municipal budget this year.  The new $64 million plan has been proposed and contains no layoffs or elimination of services….but it includes a tax hike to pay off a nearly $2 million deficit created by the prior administration. ##

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SOUTH JERSEY MAN RUNS NAKED OUT OF HIS VEHICLE…TWICE

A South Jersey man thought it was a good idea to run out of his Jeep while naked in two different townships.  Authorities have arrested 29 year old Brian Tyburski of Shamong Township for committing the acts of lewdness in both Medford and Evesham Townships last December. ##

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MAJOR BEACH, DUNE PROJECT COMING TO ATLANTIC COUNTY

A long-awaited beach and dune project is coming to Absecon Island in Atlantic County.  State and federal officials announced that work will begin in Atlantic City next week, with other work in Ventnor, Margate, and Longport to follow.  This project was jeopardized to some opposition over dunes that may block the views of beachfront properties. [...]

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