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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

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Margate Police Blotter, June 26, 2014

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, June 27, 2014 03:58 pm

mcpd Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Margate asks two attorneys for opinions on fighting shore protection project

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, June 27, 2014 03:49 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners June 19 unanimously agreed to hire two attorneys to render opinions about how the municipality would fare in fighting the pending Absecon Island Storm Protection Project, which Governor Chris Christie implemented by executive order.

Administrator Richard Deaney and Solicitor J. Scott Abbott were asked to contact attorneys to find out if the city has legal grounds to stop the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers from building dunes on Margate’s beach.

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Katz JCC to host VIP dinner, lecture on last days of the Holocaust

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, June 27, 2014 03:19 pm

Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. will present a lecture Aug. 7 at Katz JCC on the final hours of the Holocaust. Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. will present a lecture Aug. 7 at Katz JCC on the final hours of the Holocaust. MARGATE – Professor and author Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. returns to the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7.

Watson will present a lecture titled, “Nazi Titanic,” an exploration into the little known event in the final hours of the Holocaust.

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Ventnor Middle School Class of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:05 pm

Ventnor Middle School Class of 2014

Akhsari Ahmed

Shanzida Sehan Alam

Mariah Ayala

Michaela Rose Baker

Theresa Bancheri

Ahjahmee L. Belk

Liam Erickson Bergman

Giovanny Alex Paz

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Ventnor Middle School graduates reflect on their past, present and future (SLIDE SHOW)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, June 27, 2014 01:51 pm

Shanzida Alam, left, will be going to Atlantic City High School while classmate Taylor Stabile will go to Holy Spirit. Shanzida Alam, left, will be going to Atlantic City High School while classmate Taylor Stabile will go to Holy Spirit. VENTNOR – The J. Benjamin Brick Auditorium was filled with family and friends Thursday, June 26, as 102 graduates said goodbye to the Ventnor Educational Community Complex and hello to their new alma maters.

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The Edens of Margate named CASA Family of the Year

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:54 pm

The Eden family of Margate was recognized as the CASA Family of the Year. Pictured here are dad Jim, twins Siena and Sean, and mom Christine. The Eden family of Margate was recognized as the CASA Family of the Year. Pictured here are dad Jim, twins Siena and Sean, and mom Christine. MARGATE – The Eden family of N. Clermont Avenue, Jim, Christine and twins Sean and Siena, were recognized recently for being the Court Appointed Special Advocate Family of the Year. The entire family volunteers for the organization that looks out for the best interests of abused or neglected children who need foster care or are involved in the court system.

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Longport BOE to hold special meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 04:33 pm

The Longport Board of Education will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Monday, July 7 at Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., to discuss the new sending/receiving relationship with Ocean City High School. Action may be taken during the meeting.

 

   

Tighe School promotes 55 to area high schools (SLIDE SHOW)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, June 25, 2014 04:23 pm

Michael Kalaitzis presents Dr. Michelle Carney-Ray with a thank you gift after graduation. Michael Kalaitzis presents Dr. Michelle Carney-Ray with a thank you gift after graduation. MARGATE – Families and community members packed the Dr. Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center Tuesday, June 24 as 55 eighth graders were promoted to their high school careers.

Nalu Tripician gave the welcoming address telling his classmates they are taking a “giant step” forward.

“Wasn’t it just yesterday we were playing tag in the kindergarten playground?” he asked. “Now we will splinter into many different factions as we move forward to start the next journey in our lives.”

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Three from AC indicted on welfare fraud charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 24, 2014 03:05 pm

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic County grand juries indicted three Atlantic City residents on separate and independent welfare fraud charges, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit and the Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development Division of Fraud Investigations conducted three separate investigations over an 18-month period that led to the indictments June 12 of all three defendants for collecting welfare benefits to which they were not entitled, authorities said. All three were charged with one count of theft by deception of the Atlantic County Department of Family and Community Development.

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