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Vineland merchant starts petition to help keep Progresso plant open

VINELAND — A city businessman wants Progresso to reconsider its planned move, which would force the closing of the longtime facility and leave several hundred people without jobs.

Residents help each other cool off as heat continues

Inside the muggy meeting room at the New Avenue Apartments, some of the building’s 169 residents gathered around tables, sipped coffee and ate doughnuts as they sweated and fanned their faces.

City Hall in Atlantic City reopening after power outage

City Hall in Atlantic City will reopen at 12:30 p.m. following a power outage that lasted through Monday morning, a city spokesman said.

Coalitions get grants to improve healthy living in A.C., elsewhere

A lot more than doctors’ visits, vaccinations, vitamins and medication goes into a healthy lifestyle.

Waterfront condos strong part of local real estate market

Every real estate market is actually a collection of smaller markets.

Inspira simulation lab lets medical professionals test their skills

A 45-year-old man was admitted with breathing problems to Inspira Medical Center in Vineland on Thursday morning. A team of physicians began checking his vital signs to learn what was wrong.

Family of Jerame Reid reaches tentative deal in Bridgeton police shooting

NEWARK — The family of a black man killed by police in Bridgeton in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.

Jersey Shore Powder Puff League offers women real competition for good causes

Barbie Carney and a couple of friends were reminiscing about the annual Mainland Regional High School powder puff football game they played in as students when they had an idea.

Shore police keeping boardwalk conduct in line

SEA ISLE CITY — Police in shore towns are actively working to cut down on quality-of-life issues as the number of visitors swells in the summer.

Heat advisory in effect through Monday, heat wave preparations underway

The hottest temperatures of the summer, and hottest stretch of weather since July of 2013, has arrived in South Jersey.

Christie criticizes Sweeney, Prieto gas-tax deal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The state’s Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they have agreed on a new plan to fund transportation projects by boosting the state’s gas tax and cutting other taxes, a proposal immediately criticized by Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office as containing only “vague generalities.”

Sea wall around ACUA plant one of many projects awaiting bill signing

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority plans to build a sea wall around its Atlantic City wastewater treatment plant to protect against future storms and sea level rise, using funds from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.

Judge rules Pleasantville school board needs five votes to hire superintendent

Four votes are not enough for the Pleasantville school board to approve Clarence Alston as its new superintendent, an Atlantic County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.

Cooling centers announced in Atlantic, Cumberland counties

Ten Atlantic County libraries will be open on Saturday, but all of the branches will be closed Sunday, according to their website. County officials said the libraries are used as cooling centers.

Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

A series of TV commercials bragged about Vineland’s fields and farms as the “home of Progresso” last year. But on Thursday, the owner of that soup brand said it plans to close its Vineland plant next year in a move that will put 370 people out of jobs in one of New Jersey’s poorest counties.

Like the 'Star Trek' series, local fandom lives long, prospers

For Rita Marcon, of Northfield, the inclusiveness of the “Star Trek” science-fiction franchise proved to be irresistible.

Sweeney promotes school funding plan in underfunded EHT

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP _ In an indication of just how under-funded it is, the local school district would get more state aid under both the Fairness Formula proposed by Gov. Chris Christie, and the Formula4Success promoted by Senate President Steve Sweeney.

Evacuated Vineland residents to return home after ammonia leak

M25 Initiative providing funding for cooling centers

The M25 Initiative has made emergency funding available to churches and nonprofits who agree to serve as a “cooling center” during the upcoming Heat Emergency from July 23 through July 26, 2016.

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