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GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES HELD AT STOCKTON, CANDIDATES SPAR

Candidates who are running for governor in New Jersey sparred during debates held at Stockton University Tuesday night.  Republican candidates spent part of the evening debating pension reform measures.  GOP frontrunner Kim Guadagno says it’s time for officials to sit at the table with public employees to discuss ways to save the pension system. ##

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POLICE UNITY TOUR INCLUDES MANY LOCAL OFFICERS

The annual Police Unity Tour bicycle ride to Washington, DC takes place this week.  Police officers from many local departments including Ocean City, Lower Township, and Avalon will be participating in the tour to recognize law enforcement personnel who gave their lives in the line of service. ##

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STATE NOW OFFERING REWARD MONEY TO BLOW WHISTLE ON CORRUPTION

New Jersey is now offering members of the public cash rewards for tips that lead to sustainable corruption charges against public officials.  Attorney General Christopher Porrino held a news conference Tuesday and announced a new anti-corruption whistle blower program with maximum rewards set at $25,000. ##

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RESTAURANT OFF THE HOOK IN LAWSUIT REGARDING SEAFOOD, AMPUTATION

A judge has ruled that an Avalon restaurant cannot be held liable for serving raw shellfish that led to the amputation of a woman’s leg due to a flesh eating bacteria.  Judge Renee Bumb ruled that the Windrift is not responsible and cannot be liable for the woman ingesting raw seafood with the bacteria that [...]

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DIRECTOR OF LOCAL HOUSING AUTHORITY FACES ONE YEAR IN PRISON

The executive director of the Ocean City Housing Authority could face one year in prison for using authority funds to purchase gift cards for her family.  54 year old Alesia Watson of Galloway Township allegedly bought 69 MasterCard gift cards for personal use.  She pleaded guilty to a count of embezzlement. ##

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