News Bites: South Jersey Week in Review

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The third week of June 2017 has been full of rich and compelling stories, including the crowning of Miss New Jersey 2017, state officials opposing offshore drilling, and drones coming to the aid of emergency responders in Cape May County.

Click on the headlines below to read the full stories (and to see related SNJ Today News video). Or, just peruse the list below to catch up on the week's news in southern New Jersey.

1. Atlantic County Resident Wins Miss New Jersey Pageant

On Saturday, June 17th, an Atlantic County resident was crowned as the new Miss New Jersey. (Read More)

Offshore Drilling, South Jersey, 2017

2. LoBiondo and Groups Gather to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Local officials, New Jersey State officials, and community members rallied together on Monday, June 19th, to take a stand against offshore drilling. (Read More)

What's On Tap 2017

3. 'What's on Tap' Beer Festival Draws Big Crowds at Wheaton Arts

Nearly 1,000 lovers of lager poured into Wheaton Arts in Millville this weekend for the What's on Tap Beer Festival. (Read More)

Crayons, Collection, Donation, St. Jude's

4. 15-year-old with Autism Collects Thousands of Crayons and Coloring Books for Donation

One year, and about ten thousand crayons and one thousand coloring books later, a local boy makes a big donation to St. Jude's. (Read More)

Mosaic, Glassboro, Community Art, South Jersey 2017

5. Piece by Piece, Glassboro Creates Community Mosaic

Over a dozen volunteers slathered on the sunscreen and spent Monday, June 19th, working in the sun as they kicked off installation week for a unique mosaic art project. (Read More)

Veterans, World War Two, Arlington, South Jersey 2017

6. Local World War Two Veteran to be put to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

A local veteran's remains were escorted by family, area police, and a motorcycle group called Warriors Watch Riders, to his final resting place on Tuesday, June 20th. (Read More)

Hard Rock, Casino, Atlantic City, 2017

7. Hard Rock Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to Open in 2018

Plans to transform the Taj Mahal to the Hard Rock Atlantic City hotel and casino are underway and the grand opening is running right on schedule. (Read More)

8. Drone Technology Could Help Emergency Responders After Serious Storms

Emergency responders in Cape May County got an up close look at a new technology that could give them access to cell phone service immediately after a disastrous storm, all thanks to a drone.  (Read More)

Stock, Tourism, 2017

9. Stockton University Study Shows A.C. Tourism Economy is Prospering

A new study released by Stockton University shows that Atlantic City's tourism economy is continuing to thrive. (Read More)

Dukes, Baseball, Cumberland County

10. SNJ Today Exclusive: 2 Dukes Players Get Gold Glove Awards

The 2017 Cumberland County College (CCC) baseball team’s season ended several weeks ago, yet somehow they still keep winning: Awards that is. (Read More)

Watch: SNJ Today News 'Week in Review'


Events, entertainment and more South Jersey happenings for June 2017.


Townsend Inlet Bridge

1. Ocean Drive Bridge Reopens For Summer Season

The bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City is set to reopen after emergency repairs. (Read More)

Beachstock, Festival, Music

2. Beachstock 2017

Day-long beach-front music festival in Margate on Saturday, June 24th. (Read More

Hollybush Summit 50th Anniversary, Rowan, 2017

3. Hollybush Summit 50th Anniversary

Remembering the historic meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin at Rowan University. (Read More)


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