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Cape May County library marks Maker's Day

The fifth annual New Jersey Maker's Day took place March 23 at the Sea Isle City branch of the Cape May County Library Maker's Day. It is part of a statewide celebration of making and making culture. This was an all-ages event to connect individuals to libraries, schools and businesses that support


NJ girl remains ‘missing’ after deadline for her return passes

TOMS RIVER — A deadline to return 17-year-old Ashley Combs to her legal guardians has come and gone four days after she left home. Combs was last seen on Friday afternoon after attending classes at Toms River High School North. Following a weekend of news of her disappearance being shared on social


Borough to Run EV Charging Stations

AVALON - In 2011, Avalon became the first municipality in the state to offer a public electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The initial venture was part of a public-private partnership with U-Go Stations, a company that began in 2010 to offer EV charging stations across a multi-state distributed n


Family Dollar reportedly to close 2 N.J. stores in plan to shutter 143 locations nationally

Two Family Dollar stores in New Jersey are among 143 locations being closed nationally as Dollar Tree continues its push to consolidate and renovate stores following the company’s purchase of the discount retailer in 2015, according to a store closure list obtained by AL.com.


Wildwood Crest Police Charge Man with Burglary, Theft

WILDWOOD CREST - Wildwood Crest Police Department received a report of a burglary and theft March 22 that occurred in a condominium unit on Primrose Avenue. According to a release, during the investigation, Wildwood Crest Detective James Collins identified Keith Bielawski, 43, of Wildwood, as the su


South Jersey Gas to Install Safety Upgrades in Avalon

AVALON - Under the direction of Mayor Martin Pagliughi, South Jersey Gas will install approximately 650 excess flow valves (EFVs) throughout the borough starting in late March and ending before Memorial Day Weekend.


Man arrested for aggravated assault at 5 West Pub in North Cape May

CAPE MAY - A North Cape May man was arrested for striking another man with an unknown object Sunday at the 5 West Pub and sending the victim to the hospital, according to news released by Lower Township police Monday.


'Recycle Coach' App Available to Avalon Residents

AVALON - The Borough of Avalon is providing residents, property owners, and visitors with a new phone and website app that includes information about all solid waste, recycling, and other trash collection and disposable initiatives in the borough.


NJ man says he was handcuffed and beaten by corrections officers

A South Jersey man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against several Cumberland County corrections officers, saying he was handcuffed and then badly beaten while in custody.


Jussie Smollett charges dropped: Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel says it’s 'a whitewash of justice’

Cook County prosecutors have dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett involving allegations he paid two men to stage a hate crime against him. “After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollet’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to


Mysterious pile of sliced-up women’s clothes found in woods around N.J. neighborhood

When his wife and young daughter found a woman’s discarded clothing balled up in the woods near their Bergen County house on Monday, Dave Carota knew he had to call the police.


Funeral to be held for Philadelphia firefighter Michael Bernstein

PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Family, friends, and fellow firefighters will gather Tuesday to remember a Philadelphia firefighter who passed away while on duty last week. Michael Bernstein, 46, died Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency at Engine 78 at Philadelphia International Airport.


N.J. strip club stole my tips, tried to prostitute me in ‘champagne rooms,’ former dancer says in lawsuit

A former dancer at the Playhouse Lounge strip club in Burlington City claims in a lawsuit that the business tried to force her to perform sexual acts in “champagne rooms” while also stealing her tips.


Ocean City's April Calendar Full Of Activities

OCEAN CITY, N.J. — We're almost there. April is around the corner, and Ocean City has a full slate of events. Here's what's coming up in Ocean City. Edible Book Festival, April 1, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., atrium outside the Ocean City Library: Bookworms and foodies, unite. This event asks contestants t


Sicklerville man pleads not guilty in sex assault of dementia patient

BRIDGETON — A Camden County man accused of assaulting an 83-year-old woman in a Vineland hospital pleaded not guilty Monday. Thomas Pierson, 58, of Sicklerville, who was charged Dec. 20 in the assault at Inspira Medical Center, entered the plea during a post-indictment arraignment in Cumberland Coun


No ’19 Federal Beach Replenishment for Stone Harbor

STONE HARBOR - Federal hydraulic beach replenishment projects on Seven Mile Island have always encompassed the neighboring boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor. Not so in 2019. Stone Harbor Borough Administrator Jill Gougher told the governing body March 19 that the borough had been dropped from the


Legal weed in N.J. failed. But Murphy says he will soon expand medical marijuana to as many as 200K patients.

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Fire burns home in Egg Harbor Township

A garage fire quickly spread to an Egg Harbor Township home early Monday morning. Bargaintown and Scullville fire companies were sent to the home on Leap Street at about 12:30 a.m., according to the report.


Pennsylvania Turnpike EB reopens following crash, dish soap spill on roadway

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- A crash involving a commercial truck carrying dish soap and another vehicle shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike during the early morning hours Tuesday.


Spring Restaurant Week/Diggerland Lego Day: South Jersey Events

Here's a look at some upcoming events in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, courtesy our friends at Visit South Jersey. Join SJ Hot Chefs for their Spring Restaurant week taking place from March 24th through the 29th! Several South Jersey restaurants w