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POLL: MANY LIKE BOOKER, BUT DON’T WANT HIM AS PRESIDENT

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows 57 percent of New Jersey residents approve of the job performance by Senator Cory Booker, but more than half of the respondents don’t want Booker to run for President.  The poll also gives President Trump a 35 percent approval rating. ##

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PISCOPO WON’T RUN FOR GOVERNOR, WILL ENDORSE GUADAGNO

Comedian Joe Piscopo says he will not run for the office of governor this year, and instead will put his support behind republican candidate Kim Guadagno.  Piscopo says he met with Guadagno over the weekend to discuss initiatives that he wants Guadagno to embrace during her campaign. ##

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NEW JERSEY TOURISM ASSOCIATION OPPOSES OFFSHORE DRILLING

The New Jersey Tourism Association is lending its voice to the fight against offshore drilling for fuel.  The Association came out today in opposition of the plan being floated by President Trump.  Trump may sign an executive order this week that would lift that ban. ##

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STATE TO DISCUSS PLAN TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC THURSDAY

New Jersey will outline its plans to fight the opioid epidemic on Thursday.  New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino will head up a panel discussion involving doctors and other state officials on how best to combat the epidemic.  The discussion will be held in Morristown. ##

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WILDWOOD TO HAVE SPECIAL ABC MEETING THIS AFTERNOON

The transfer of a liquor license will be considered by the Wildwood ABC this afternoon.  A meeting will be held to discuss the transfer of a pocket liquor license from Therapy to the 21st Amendment Saloon Corporation trading as 2nd Street Annies, Sylvestro’s Back in the Day Dance Club.  The meeting starts at 3:30pm. ##

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BEST AVERAGE SAT SCORE IN CAPE MAY COUNTY? OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL

Ocean City High School has the best average SAT scores among any high school in Cape May County.  NJ.com released a list of the top three high schools in Cape May County per average SAT scores and Ocean City topped the list with an average score of 1131; the next two schools were Middle Township [...]

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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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