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The Cape May Police Department is attempting to identify a person about a shoplifting incident that took place on the Washington Street Mall June 27, at approximately 2:36 p.m., according to a release.

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The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced July 1 that it would begin providing 20 weeks of extended unemployment this week to New Jersey workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits.

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The sounds of summer will be back July 2, when amusement piers and water parks will be allowed to reopen at limited capacity and with other restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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If social media posts and memes are to be believed, one of the most anticipated re-openings during the COVID-19 pandemic was personal care businesses, which re-opened June 22.

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Ocean City Council unanimously approved a $ $15.959 million bond ordinance June 25, with funding for road repairs and drainage improvements.

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Cape May County, with its close proximity to seawater and reliance on the ocean for much of its economy, will feel the effects of climate change and the ensuing seawater rise more heavily than most of the nation.

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Upper Township Business Administrator Scott Morgan alerted Upper Township Committee that out-of-county visitors, in the young adult age group, are threatening to raise the COVID infection numbers.

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Cape May County reported the loss of two additional residents from COVID-19 complications. The individuals were both men from Middle Township, who were residents of a long-term care facility, ages 64 and 66.

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Ocean City Council unanimously approved an $80.5 million budget for 2020 that slightly increases spending while keeping the local tax rate level.

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Following reports of alleged lottery scams that have cropped up over the past weeks in social media posts, the New Jersey Lottery is cautioning residents to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money, or offering to share money from lottery prizes won.

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Cape May County Recovery Court held graduation ceremonies via online technology, something new for the program. Also new was the beginning of an addiction-free life.

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The 96th Street Bridge, along Stone Harbor Boulevard, leading into Stone Harbor, will be undergoing continuing emergency repairs to the bascule span (movable span) during nighttime hours between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. June 29-July 1.

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Sea Isle City Council unanimously selected a new president, at its June 23 meeting. Council member Jack Gibson made the nomination of J.B. Feeley for a one-year term, beginning July 1.

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Cape May County reported three new COVID-19 cases and no new positive tests among out-of-county visitors.

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Cape May County reported four new community-based COVID-19 cases today, three in Middle Township and one in Ocean City. Two out-of-county individuals also tested positive for the coronavirus, but they are not included in the county numbers.

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A group of lifeguards and surfers formed a non-profit organization to pick up and repurpose trash left on Wildwood Crest’s beaches.

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Parents looking to place their children in a youth camp or day care this summer are likely to have difficulty finding one that’s open and available due to restrictions required because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Administrator George Savastano updated Sea Isle City Council, at its June 23 meeting, on the latest regarding beach tag sales.

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Govs. Phil Murphy, Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Ned Lamont, of Connecticut, agreed to a coordinated travel policy that imposes restrictions on travelers arriving from nine coronavirus hot spots in the U.S.

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The Cape May County Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 cases involving county residents, plus an additional four cases linked to visitors.

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The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol canceled the 37th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard Championships competition, scheduled for July 15, due to Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order 152, which limits the number of people that can attend an outdoor social gathering.

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The primary election July 7 may look different than most are accustomed. That’s because many will be casting their vote with mail-in ballots, instead of at the voting machines, due to COVID-19.    

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The Motor Vehicle Commission announced June 26 that most in-person transactions scheduled to begin June 29 will be delayed until July 7 while the text notification system undergoes final testing.

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Under almost all circumstances, normal practice is that public construction projects are completed before Independence Day, or they are stopped and resumed in the fall.

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Cape May County reported six new cases today, one additional fatality, and 34 patients were removed from quarantine. Also there were two positive tests from out-of-county visitors.

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The New Jersey League of Municipalities held an open webinar June 23, featuring a discussion about the growing problem of municipal revenue shortfalls in 2020 and beyond.