Somers Point contractor allegedly took $1.3 million in Sandy funds then abandoned jobs

A Somers Point contractor who got more than $1.3 million in federal relief funds, and abandoned many of them, according to a complaint filed by Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs. Werks Intended LLC — which operates as McAllister Building Group —is based in Ocean City with an office in Somers Point. The complaint alleges that the company and owners Lawrence “Tre” McAllister III and Monica McAllister took money from consumers
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Somers Point hosting open talk about heroin, opiate epidemic

Somers Point is hosting a Town Hall meeting Monday night to talk about the opiate problem in the area. The meeting is meant to help parents, teachers and others recognize use, find out what help and resources are available, and hear the impact heroin and other opiates have had on Somers Point and the entire region. The panel is hosted by Promises New Jersey, a Somers Point rehabilitation center that offers in-patient and outpatient care for
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Organ donation gives hope to Somers Point family after loss to addiction

Vincent Battipaglia’s family feared his addiction would take his life. But after the worst happened this past October, they found something to give them hope, they said Friday. The 27-year-old Somers Point man’s organs helped save two others people’s lives. The family was honored yesterday during a ceremony for the Gift of Life Donor Program at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus. The hospital is one of 131 in the South Jersey/eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware region that
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Somers Point man dies in expressway crash

A Somers Point man was killed when his pickup overturned in the Atlantic City Expressway on Thursday morning. William Connor, 33, was heading west on the expressway just after the entrance from the Garden State Parkway. The truck went into the guardrail and overturned, State Police said. Connor was pronounced dead at the scene.
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