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A lot of people say they have no intention of retiring as they approach 60. But Donna Martin, of Port Republic, really means it.
BUENA — Principal Moses White paid tribute Tuesday to the toughness, grit and committment of the 212 graduates in Buena Regional High School’s Class of 2013.
EGG HARBOR CITY - City Council has voted to settle a lawsuit against the contractor who installed new concrete sidewalks and curbing in the heart of downtown that are now chipping and pitting.
Architectural historian Joan Berkey lived without a laundry room for three years, hauling her dirty clothes to a Laundromat about 10 miles away.
EGG HARBOR CITY - Residents of the 500 block of Cincinnati Avenue may be able to replant trees in their 10-foot-wide planting strips after the city consults a certified tree expert about species of trees that won't damage new sidewalks, curbs and paving, council members said Thursday night.
HAMMONTON - In common metaphors for life, we cross bridges and come to forks in the road, Salutatorian Gabrielle Pullia said at Hammonton High School's graduation Wednesday night.
Downtown Hammonton has seen an influx of new restaurants, art and theater venues, a college instructional site and shops in the past five years.
EGG HARBOR CITY — The city is repaving the 500 block of Cincinnati Avenue and replacing sidewalks, but at the expense of about 30 mature street trees.
BRIGANTINE — Parishioners rededicated the Brigantine Bible Church on Sunday, with the help of those who directed volunteers in rebuilding it after Hurricane Sandy.
Comcast technician Pete Imler spent the three days leading up to Hurricane Sandy alone on Long Beach Island, preparing equipment for the storm and keeping communications going for emergency responders as long as possible.
HAMMONTON - The 85 graduates of St. Joseph High School's Class of 2013 were encouraged to put their Catholic values to work for themselves and for others at Thursday night's graduation ceremony at St. Joseph Church on Third Street.
HAMMONTON — Starting Friday night, audience members at The Eagle Theatre will be able to enjoy a glass of wine before and during shows.
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP — Two supporters of longtime former Mayor Chuck Chiarello won Tuesday’s Democratic primary in this rural community, virtually assuring the committeeman’s return to power next year.
MULLICA TOWNSHIP — Attorney Ernest A. Aponte and benefits and investment firm owner Michael H. St. Amour won Tuesday’s Democratic primary and will challenge Republican incumbents Mayor Jim Brown and Deputy Mayor Lawrence E. Riffle Jr. for three-year terms in this November’s election.
EGG HARBOR CITY — Students in Veronica Warrakah’s kindergarten and first-grade special education class have an important job to do every day at lunch in the Charles L. Spragg Elementary School.
The professor who helped Barbara Fisher, 22, become the first Richard Stockton College of New Jersey student to win a Fulbright award will go to Pakistan this summer on his fourth Fulbright grant.
She’s billed as the “Sweetheart Songstress of Hammonton,” with a voice powerful enough to play Judy Garland in a casino Legends show.
BUENA BOROUGH — Felix Donato’s great-grandfather was a farmer who helped start the Landisville Produce Cooperative 100 years ago so growers in the region could match their crops with buyers.
Nine nurse practitioners and five administrative workers at Visiting Physician Associates of South Jersey, owned by a doctor who has admitted to Medicare fraud, were laid off Friday and have allegedly been told they will not be paid for their last two weeks of work.
HAMMONTON — Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove meter charges of $8.50 to $12 from the municipal utility customers’ biannual water bills.
Every day he’s on the job, Atlantic City police Officer Jefferson Rivera wears dog tags bearing his brother’s name: Army Spc. Eric G. Palacios Rivera.
Egg Harbor City bakers Jacquelin and Gina Ciaburri, owners of Simply Sweet Cupcakes on Philadelphia Avenue, were in California filming The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” in October. Hurricane Sandy was hitting at home, where their husbands and kids were.
EGG HARBOR CITY - City Council has voted to change the terms of a land sale to a developer who plans to build 100 units of affordable senior housing at the site of the demolished Fanny D. Rittenberg Middle School.
A 22 percent drop in Cumberland County's child poverty rate helped it move from last in the state for child well-being to 20th in the New Jersey Kids Count 2013 rankings.
HAMMONTON — Three former elected officials endorsed by the independent Hammonton First party are jumping back into the political fray, challenging three incumbent council members from the Hammonton Republican Party.
HAMMONTON — After decades of temporary fixes by volunteers determined to keep the historic 1929 Seth Thomas clock near Town Hall running, a nonprofit group has pledged to renovate it.
Mays Landing’s Peter Fantacone was an 18-year-old Navy radioman who trained for months to help the Allies communicate during the D-Day attack on June 6, 1944.
EGG HARBOR CITY - Councilman Clifford Mays Jr. and some residents are opposing an ordinance to drop the sales price of city-owned land so a developer can better qualify for tax credits to build affordable senior rental housing there.
MULLICA TOWNSHIP — When Mullica’s unofficial historian, Louisa Mazetis, was born in 1925 — in the big stone Butterhof Shady Brook Farm on Route 30 — the glory days of local wineries were already in the past.
Hammonton’s disabled preschool for children ages 3 and 4 includes a special classroom geared to the needs of autistic students, said Special Education Supervisor John Lavell.
EGG HARBOR CITY - A company that wants to build 100 units of low-income senior rental housing at the site of the former Fanny D. Rittenberg Middle School will pay $1 for the two-acre parcel of ground, rather than the $800,000 it agreed to pay in 2011, if City Council adopts an ordinance after a public hearing May 23.
There were 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower when it left England for the New World in 1620, said Alice Teal, of Marmora in Upper Township.
Gun rights aren't a luxury for lifetime NRA members Carl Morton and his daughter, Carol Tomlin, who live next to each other in rural Woodbine.
EGG HARBOR CITY - Charles L. Spragg Elementary School Principal Adrienne Shulby - who started as a long-term substitute teacher in the district about 16 years ago - will replace retiring Egg Harbor City Schools Superintendent John Gilly III when he retires Jan. 1.
EGG HARBOR CITY — Smoking is now illegal in all city parks except Lincoln Park, near the NJ Transit train station.
Ballet has helped Sara Pavesi, 12, combat the complications of neurofibromatosis, or NF. It’s a disease that affects one in 3,000 people and causes tumors to grow on nerve endings. It also causes scoliosis and low muscle tone.
HAMMONTON — The independent Hammonton First party will introduce its three candidates for Town Council at a free campaign kickoff party May 19 at The Alley Bar & Grille in Hammonton, President Jim Donio said.
Atlantic City artist Linda Wexler started her career on a small scale, making miniature reproductions of historic furniture and rooms for museums. Then she began working at the opposite extreme, creating huge murals for public spaces.
HAMMONTON - Tom and Sarah Gribbin, both attorneys, moved to Hammonton six years ago, in part because Sarah grew up there and loved it.
HAMMONTON - Atlantic City High School seniors Armani Hardy and Amirah Hicks, both 18, spontaneously helped create a mural Thursday based on Gustav Klimt's "Tree of Life" at the Noyes Museum of Art Gallery on Second Street.
EGG HARBOR CITY — More than 400 people are expected to fan out to clean up trash and litter from the city’s streets, lake and park during the sixth annual cleanup Saturday.
Most people feel lucky if they work with people they like. But Northfield's Dennis McCabe works with someone willing to save his life.
MULLICA TOWNSHIP — The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA is offering a day camp this summer at the township schools complex on Elwood Road, its first camp in Atlantic County.
MULLICA TOWNSHIP - The Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA is offering a day camp this summer at the township schools complex on Elwood Road, its first camp in Atlantic County.
Rabbi Aaron Gaber, didn't know Pope Benedict XVI would retire and a new pope would be elected in 2013 when he helped choose an expert on Catholic-Jewish relations for this year's Charlotte M. Kulp Scholar in Residence program at Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor.
HAMMONTON — A plan to build a new 24-hour Super Wawa convenience store and fuel station where the White Horse Pike, Route 206 and Bellevue Avenue converge has run up against the municipality’s new downtown plan.
EGG HARBOR CITY — City Council held its 2013 budget hearing Thursday night, but won’t vote on adoption of the $5.7 million spending plan until after a May 8 hearing with the Local Finance Board.
EGG HARBOR CITY — During the height of segregation at the old Egg Harbor City Public School in the 1930s and 1940s, black students were taught by black teachers in the rear of the building. White children were taught by white teachers in the front.
EGG HARBOR CITY - During the height of segregation at the old Egg Harbor City Public School in the 1930s and 1940s, black students were taught by black teachers in the rear of the building. White children were taught by white teachers in the front.
MULLICA TOWNSHIP - Three congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses are sharing a new house of worship near 10th Avenue on the White Horse Pike, spokesman Albrecht Grampp, 86, of Hammonton, said.
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