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Ocean City Beach Patrol facing multiple allegations of harassment, sexual assault

An anonymous Instagram account details allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and predatory behavior among some lifeguards.

Protesters in Philadelphia march for Daunte Wright

Protesters on Broad Street chant the name of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

These new Jersey Shore locals relocated, drove up home prices, and filled up beach towns

“Even my dogs chill out,” said a former Doylestown resident who happily transplanted to North Wildwood.

This beloved Jersey Shore cover band all got COVID-19. Meanwhile, the bar they played at in Sea Isle City was demolished.

People sent priests, money, and Padre Pio Holy Water. Would longtime fans of this beloved Jersey Shore cover band be expected to do any less?

Trump Plaza went out with multiple bangs in Atlantic City demolition

The Plaza took its place alongside Atlantic City’s most iconic symbols of failure, imploded during an Ash Wednesday breakfast hour, followed by an after party.

Imploding Trump Plaza Wednesday morning is ‘poetic justice.’ Atlantic City is torn about its legacy.

The struggling resort town offers up an exclamation point to the end of the Trump presidency. For those who worked there, the dramatic end is bittersweet.

Avalon’s legendary Beach Patrol Captain, and Angelo Cataldi nemesis, retires after 65 years

Murray Wolf, the famously no-nonsense fixture on the beach. has ceded control of Avalon’s beach patrol to his son, Matthew.

Laura Dern stars in Jona Frank’s new photo memoir about a suffocating Cherry Hill childhood

Photographer Jona Frank meticulously recreated scenes from her childhood in Cherry Hill, with Laura Dern cast as her mom.

Ex-Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for stealing $86K from youth basketball club

Former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. had pleaded guilty to defrauding a youth basketball club he founded to finance a lavish lifestyle.

Cape May chapter of Oath Keepers faces resident concerns as FBI cracks down on extremist groups

A Cape May chapter of the extremist group held meetings in the old Court House, including one in 2014 attended by a future Superior Court judge.