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Despite reduced funding, towns pushing ahead with bicycle paths - Egg Harbor City - pressofAtlanticCity.com Mobile

#Hammonton was one of only four New Jersey municipalities; statewide… to share a total of only, one million dollars, in bikeways funding in 2014; from the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Bikeway Grant Program ( Web Site: http://goo.gl/zokXAY ), and the recipients were #MiddleTownship, which received $360,000 for Phase 5 of its bike path, and #Barnegat Township received $185,000; to expand its path. The fourth recipient was #WestWindsor in Mercer County, which received $225,000.

The new, Atlantic County section will connect Hammonton Lake Park’s playing fields, the township’s senior center and other trail sections, with township’s 11th Street; near the NJ Transit Station and neighborhoods on the south end of town. Bikers and walkers will soon, have a path; completely, away from traffic on Egg Harbor Road and be able to connect with the downtown’s commercial district; through the existing path.

The localy accessible biking
/walking paths; that link near, shore-towns in #Atlantic and #CapeMay counties, which have received the bulk of attention and or regular users; such as, the 7.5-mile Municipal Maintained Path Sections, from #Pleasantville to #SomersPoint; through #Northfield and #Linwood,… that leads to the sidewalk on the #Route52 (#9thStreet) causeway to #OceanCity. But many of the state’s rural inland towns have been slowly, building smaller paths; that connect their schools, parks and downtowns within the municipalities.

The problem is, the amount available through state funding, in the neglected bikeway grant fund has been trending;… downward. In 2009, the funding was four point four million dollars per year but then the budgeted amount, was reduced more, than 75% to $1 million per year, in the 2012 fiscal year.. and has stayed, at about that level; ever since.

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Try to play the #FlightOfTheBumblebee, with #Smule’s #MagicPiano… And, start, by downloading it, here! http://p.smule.com/u/e1a4c730 #Android & #iOS #Devices

MidDay,…outdoors at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare, #McKeeCity (#MaysLanding) of Hamilton Township (#AtlanticCo), #NewJersey #SNJ #NJ #li

MidDay,…outdoors at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare, #McKeeCity (#MaysLanding) of Hamilton Township (#AtlanticCo), #NewJersey #SNJ #NJ #li

Jul 9

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Join the search to find exceptional young people who deserve a Queen’s Young Leaders Award #TheSearchIsOn

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales are launching the search for exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to receive an award from Her Majesty The Queen, for their achievements in transforming their own lives and the lives of others.

The search for 240 award winners aged 18 - 29 from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth who are to be celebrated, rewarded and supported for their achievements, is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme. A unique new initiative which recognises that young people have the ability to make a huge impact on their communities, the Programme aims to create new and exciting opportunities for young people, enabling them to reach their full potential, step up as leaders and go on to improve the lives of many others in the Commonwealth.

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#ElFresco #SundaySupper: #PB & #DriedCherries on #AcmeMarket’s #JalapenoCheddar Bread, at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NewJersey

#ElFresco #SundaySupper: #PB & #DriedCherries on #AcmeMarket’s #JalapenoCheddar Bread, at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NewJersey

Dinner ElFresco, at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NewJersey

Dinner ElFresco, at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NewJersey

Meet AC: New nonprofit established to boost Atlantic City as convention center | NJ.com      

#MeetAC*, a marketing group formed to redevelop the diminishing meeting and convention business in the Greater Atlantic City Region, hired James T. Wood [ #LinkedIn http://goo.gl/bma1yo ] , as it’s founding executive director with previous experiences; with the Greater #Louisville http://www.gotolouisville.com/ #Kentucky and previously, with the #Providence Warwick http://www.goprovidence.com/ #RhodeIsland #Convention & #Visitors #Bureaus.

Atlantic City has been working for eight years; in a series of failed efforts; to diversify itself and not rely solely on declining gambling revenues, as a undesirable lure… which continues to plunge, after seven straight years of gambling associated revenue, do to competition from Regional Gambling Markets and recently, legislative driven establishment of New Jersey’s Statewide Online Gaming Law, as well as, ongoing poorly coordinated regional development cooperation and marketing planning, which so far, has shown unsuccessful in attracting more meetings and conventions to fill area boutique & casino hotel and the Southern New Jersey Shore Region’s inns & motel rooms; during the week, when inn/motel/hotels are much, less busy and #DoAC area rooms sell; for #BreakEvenPrices or even #AtALoss.

#CaesarsEntertainment, which is currently, building a $126 million convention center, near the #HarrahsResort in #AtlanticCity’s #MarinaDistrict, and estimates Atlantic City gets only, 1 percent of the $16 billion #Northeast #UnitedStates [ #cvent: http://goo.gl/HZp2Jv ] #Convention and #Meetings #Market .

*MeetAC is funded by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority http://www.njcrda.org (CRDA). It will have an initial annual operation budget of $8 million. #NewJersey #Legislators and #Governor #ChrisChristie created, by legislation… the #ACTourismDistrict for Atlantic City, in 2011; which, merged the former, Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (#DoAC) http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/, into the #CRDA. That agency is retaining all the former, responsibilities of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, with the #sole #exception of #convention and #group #sales and #convention #services. [sourced, from #AP #NBC40 #StarLedger (#Summary #Compiled #Edited, by #JGadFly)] webpage:Meet AC: New nonprofit established to boost Atlantic City as convention center | NJ.com ——by @UC Browser

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California - CBS News

Whooping cough, (#CDC Pertussis [ #WhoopingCough ] Homepage http://goo.gl/2nHPX3) , the most common symptoms, start with cold-like symptoms and can progress, dramatically to severe coughing fits; which can drastically restrict, the patient’s ability to breathe.

The infection is cyclical and peaks every three to five years. In 2010, a whooping cough epidemic killed 10 California infants.

Infants are most susceptible to the disease, so parents are encouraged to vaccinate their children; as soon as possible. In 2014, so far, two infant deaths have been reported to California Department of Public Health Officials.

Whooping cough, begins with cold-like symptoms and can progress to severe coughing fits.

The California Department of Public Health said, in this statement ( CDPH Release: http://goo.gl/FcESwN : Friday, June 13, 2014)… that more, than 800 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, have been reported; over the past two weeks. As of June 10, there have been 3,458 cases — more than in all of 2013.

#CBS Los Angeles and #KNX 1070 news radio report health officials say more than 85 percent of those who have contracted pertussis had preventative shots.

"The vaccine, while it’s very effective when it’s obtained following the first year, each year thereafter, the effectiveness decreases," said Dr. Wilma Wooten with San Diego County Health and Human Services. "That’s why we’re seeing the infections."

However, the number of overall pertussis cases ( #CDPH #Pertussis Summary Reports, http://goo.gl/5lflGk, by Calendar Year ) could have increased dramatically, more… #statewide,… if fewer people had been vaccinated, Wooten added.

Jun 8
#Supper, aftervtwo days at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NJ  and their 2014 @alexslemonade #Stand,  finished on Sunday, June 8, out front, until 5:00 pm… operated by the store’s barista and other volunteers and #JGadFly #Lemonade #Famtastic #Standtacular #CountryTime

#Supper, aftervtwo days at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NJ and their 2014 @alexslemonade #Stand, finished on Sunday, June 8, out front, until 5:00 pm… operated by the store’s barista and other volunteers and #JGadFly #Lemonade #Famtastic #Standtacular #CountryTime

Jun 8
Good, two days at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NJ  and their 2014 @alexslemonade #Stand,  finished on Sunday, June 8;.. out front, until 5:00 pm… operated by the store’s barista and other volunteers and #JGadFly #Lemonade #Famtastic #Standtacular #CountryTime

Good, two days at #Starbucks of #ConsumerSquare in #MaysLanding, #NJ and their 2014 @alexslemonade #Stand, finished on Sunday, June 8;.. out front, until 5:00 pm… operated by the store’s barista and other volunteers and #JGadFly #Lemonade #Famtastic #Standtacular #CountryTime