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SURFSIDE CASUAL FURNITURE TO OCCUPY FORMER BASSETT LOCATION

One furniture store closes, and another furniture store moves in.  The Gazette Leader reports that Surfside Casual Furniture will open its fifth location at the site of a former Bassett furniture store in Egg Harbor Township.  This new store will be an expansion of another store located in Stone Harbor. ##

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LEGION POST #198 HOLDING “BOOST TO BUSINESS” EVENT TUESDAY

American Legion Post #198 will be providing assistance to veterans who wish to start businesses.  The Thurston Elmer Wood post is partnering with Middle Township to present a “Boost to Business) event on Tuesday that will bring information to veterans who want to start or expand a small business.  Information is available at middletownship.com. ##

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FIRST OF TWO RAIN EVENTS TO CAUSE STREET FLOODING TODAY

A big rainstorm will drop about an inch and a half of rain on our area throughout the day today, especially this afternoon.  Some street flooding is expected.  Another big rainstorm is expected Tuesday with the potential for another inch of rain. ##

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BIG EFFORT BEING MADE TO COMPLETE FRESH AIR HOME IN NORTH WILDWOOD

A major fundraising effort is underway to generate revenue to help complete the Children’s Fresh Air Home in North Wildwood.  A big grant is forthcoming from the State, and organizers are trying to raise an additional $300,000 by the end of April.  The home provides a shore vacation experience for children through South Jersey. ##

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SECOND OF TWO HOME ELEVATION WORKSHOPS BEING HELD IN OCEAN CITY

The second of two home elevation workshops for property owners in four coastal communities will be held Saturday in Ocean City.  Residents of Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, and Ocean City are eligible for FEMA funding to help elevate their homes if they are located in flood zones. ##

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SEA ISLE CITY APPROVES 2017 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Sea Isle City has a new municipal budget.  Council met earlier this week and approved the spending plan that totals just under $24 million.  Council also formed a subcommittee that will share ideas regarding a new community center that will be situated at the former public school building on Park Road. ##

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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP HIRES NEW BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Elizabeth Terenick has been hired as Middle Township’s new business administrator.  Committeeman Tim Donohue announced on his social media page that Terenick has been hired for the job held on an interim basis by former County administrator Steve O’Conner; she previously worked in Middle Township as a professional planner and recently worked in Atlantic City. [...]

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