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What’s old is new again as Dennis Anderson returns to the Pleasantville School District to serve as interim superintendent as of July 1. He was the Wildwood superintendent at one point and was interim superintendent in Pleasantville for a few months between 2016 and 2017. He’s taking the place of Clarence Alston, who leaves as superintendent on June 28th. Anderson will earn a salary of $167,500 for his one-year contract, which includes a 30-day exit clause, according to the Press of Atlantic City.



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Spurred on by a tweet from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, thousands of union members crowded around New Jersey’s legislative annex Thursday to protest the state Senate president’s calls to cut some worker benefits. Organizers estimated at least 3,000 people attended the protest, Many were members of the Communications Workers of America and New Jersey Education Association.



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Three alligators found in the past week in Pittsburgh are getting a new home in Cape May. One gator, known as Frankie, and another, known as Fluffy, were found in one neighborhood and a third was tracked down in another area of the city. Police haven’t talked about where the gators came from but shipped them off to Cape May for temporary housing after owners failed to come forward. Ultimately, they’ll end up at a wildlife park in Florida called Croc Encounters.



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Aggravated arson counts face a pair of men accused of setting another man on fire. According to the Press of Atlantic City, 23 year old Brandon Perez of Hammonton and 24 year old David Sult of Mays Landing are also indicted on charges of conspiracy and witness tampering. They’re accused of setting 27-year-old Ray Mullen on fire as he slept at a friend’s home March 15 in Hamilton Township. The victim says he doesn’t know why the men did it.



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New Jersey lawmakers have advanced legislation to extend the state’s expiring business tax incentive programs over Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed overhaul.
An Assembly committee voted earlier today to advance legislation to extend the Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 programs six months beyond the June 30 expiration deadline. Whether and how to extend the incentives is at the heart of a political dispute between the Democratic governor and the Democrat-led Legislature.



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At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey’s victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared the way for other states to do it. Together with Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, the total so far is $8.9 billion, not counting figures from those states for last month. New Mexico allows sports bets under a tribal compact, but does not publicly report its betting statistics. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show gamblers bet $319 million on sports in May.



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Police say he put a loaded handgun into a 7 year old boy’s backpack and now an Atlantic City man is under arrest. Police say 33 year old Lamar Williamson was cuffed late Wednesday afternoon. The Press of Atlantic City reports he had been sought after the weapon was found in the backpack by the boy Tuesday afternoon at Atlantic Community Charter School. Williamson was reportedly staying with that student’s family. He’s charge with endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.



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A Thursday court appearance for a Ventnor woman charged with killing her mother and grandmother. 42 year old Heather Barbera will have her trial date set then, reports the Press of Atlantic City. According to authorities, she killed the victims with a nightstick and robbed them. Barbera pleaded not guilty in the double homicide during an October arraignment. The victims, 87 year old Elaine Rosen and 67 year old Michelle Gordon were found July 8th nside a condo at Vassar Square Arms luxury condominiums at 4800 Boardwalk.



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A year straight of gaming revenue growth for Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports revenue was up 22 percent in May. The city’s nine casinos pulled in $266.75 million, substantially higher than the same month last year. Officials say it’s great momentum heading into summer. Month over month revenues have benefitted grealty since the openings a year ago of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Casino Resort and the start of legalized sports betting in the state.



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Cape May City Council member Stacey Sheehan tried to win support for a resolution that would require that all of the city’s many advisory committee meetings be videotaped or livestreamed for public access. After debate, the resolution was not voted on because Mayor Clarence Lear made a motion to table it and had the votes to do so.



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