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Waterfront condos strong part of local real estate market

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

Wildlife officials urge caution after rattlesnake sightings

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It's rattlesnake mating season, and wildlife officials are urging residents of one Ocean County town to steer clear and let love take its course.

How much are homes selling for near you?

Transactions are from county property records. Settlement dates are listed; deed filings may be delayed. Location may reflect address of seller rather than property sold. If your property is incorrectly listed, call 609-272-7253.

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.

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.

Seaside Heights bans loud music on beaches

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town made famous by the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series wants some quiet time on its beaches.

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.

Ability Fair showcases new tech to help people with disabilities

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — On Wednesday morning, there was a large horse on the front lawn of Stockton University’s Campus Center.

Tech Trek promotes science for girls

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP _ Ariel Jarvie, 13, of Egg Harbor Township wants to study marine biology. So it was no surprise that her favorite part of Tech Trek Camp at Stockton University this week had to do with water.

'Jersey's Greatest Hits' radio station in Manahawkin sold

Manahawkin radio station WJRZ-FM has a new owner, a Florida media company that also bought 20 other stations in seven regional markets, several of them in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.

New Jersey has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, but fewer deaths

A lot of things have changed in the past year for Amy Schwartz.

Stockton University adding new housing for 90 students in Galloway

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP _ Stockton University is getting some new off-campus student housing this year, but it won’t be in a motel.

Hearing on Oyster Creek nuclear plant evacuation plan tonight

TOMS RIVER  — The state Department of Environmental Protection is holding a public hearing on its Radiological Emergency Response Plan tonight.

Power restored to most homes following Monday night's storm

As of 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, power has been restored to all but 80 homes in the region after outages from Monday's storm.

Tropically colored ocean water fades from South Jersey

For two weeks centered around the Fourth of July, tropically tinted turquoise-colored waters made for a green splash off South Jersey.

Rowan gets grant to recruit women, minorities into engineering

Rowan University has received a $1.9 million grant to recruit and assist more women and minority students in engineering programs at the college.

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