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  1. Ocean City - No sooner did the Herald print a good, informative article on bicycling, and the spouts start up about the lack of enforcement. Cyclists riding several abreast (the law calls for single file) and running stops signs (bikes have to obey stop sings, just like cars). Perhaps the problem is not public awareness, but a lack of police enforcement. The shore towns can devote whole squads to enforcing noise ordinances, but seem to ignore bicycle violations year after year. Noisy parties can be annoying, and damage quality of life. Bike accidents can kill and maim people. Cops should read Spout Off.

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  2. Stone Harbor - The Borough of Stone Harbor should consider installing a pedestrian crosswalk sign at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 83rd Street. It is a very busy intersection with a food market, restaurants, several condo buildings and a fishing pier in close proximity.

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  3. Wildwood / Philadelphia - Smoking should be banned on the Wildwood Boardwalk. This is long overdue. Children should not have to breathe in smoke while walking down the Boardwalk. Mayor and council, please do something about this.

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  4. Wildwood Crest - Previous spouters are correct to worry about car-bicycle accidents, and I'm unsure if something more can be done to prevent a serious accident. Bikers in shore towns repeatedly run through red lights just as cars are approaching. Are there any statewide laws that say bikers, like drivers, must stop at a red light? If so, are such laws ever enforced?

    Editor's Note: 
    See the article we published June 22 concerning bike laws: http://goo.gl/6aoZU1
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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  5. Sea Isle City - Where is the police presence in Sea Isle? Go to the center of town around 11:30 p.m. and see 100 teenagers gathered on the promenade, drinking in public. No police around, and isn't there a curfew? I sat on the bench and watched at least two people stagger to their cars and drive the wrong direction on JFK Blvd. Where are the police to monitor those people coming out of the bars?

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  6. North Wildwood - In the Herald article posted June 23 describing activity at the NW council meeting June 16, it states there were resolutions for engineering and affordable housing around Seaport Pier. What does this mean? Are they looking to put "affordable" (low-income) housing on the Boardwalk? Could you expand on your reporting?

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  7. Wildwood - Two spouters criticized the amount of time and obvious expense that it cost to kill/capture the New York prison escapees. I wonder how often either of those spouters have tried to track down a motivated opponent in the type or terrain found in upper New York. I am quite sure that neither have any combat experience, or it would be obvious to them that it is possible to evade even a larger, better trained force than those deployed against the inmates.

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  8. Wildwood - The Avalon anti-gun spouter is at again; trying to use faulty logic to justify disarming the populace to stop violence. The simple fact is that we cannot possibly ban all of those implements that make violence possible, be it guns, rocks, knives or atom bombs, but what we can do is cease tolerating violence and a culture of violence and lawlessness. We can force people to be held responsible for their own actions, and not simply blame their actions on the accessibility of any given implement, and we can stop protecting the privacy of the mentally ill at the expense of the sane.

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  9. North Wildwood / Wildwood Crest - Kudos to the NWPD for rescuing a man from the ocean and saving his life! Why wasn't that on the news and in bold print commending these officers? The press is sure quick to jump on the police for "excessive" force or "brutality," but what about these acts of heroism? Keep up the great work NWPD, and if no one else will recognize it, I will! Put these officers in for an award, as they deserve it!

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    Publication date: 7/8/2015
  10. Avalon - Spout Off bigwigs have repeatedly indicated that certain topics which generate numerous spouts will be limited to one or two that get published. Why then do so many spouts about dogs, almost daily, make it though the editor's screening? We get it that some people dislike dogs, so why keep beating up on a silly subject? Folks, dogs are here to stay.

    Editor's Note: 
    Dogs are a popular topic and dog spouts come in from numerous municipalities. Spouts are published on both sides, specifically if there's something going on in a particular municipality, like what is currently happening in Lower Township. Much like dogs themselves, it seems dog spouts are here to stay.
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    Publication date: 7/8/2015

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