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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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Success is ‘out there’ for 419 AC High School graduates (SLIDE SHOW)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, June 24, 2014 02:15 pm

In waves of blue and white, 419 students graduate ACHS. In waves of blue and white, 419 students graduate ACHS. ATLANTIC CITY – Members of Atlantic City High School’s Class of 2014 were encouraged Tuesday, June 24 to get out of their own way to achieve success, whether it be in college, military or the workforce.

Families and friends attended the commencement ceremony held at Boardwalk Hall to support the 419 graduates, some of whom will be attending prestigious Princeton and Harvard universities.

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Veterans Museum collecting artifacts on Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:26 pm

The Atlantic County Veterans Museum Committee will hold its next collection date on Saturday, June 28 to accept donations of military service items for future display in an Atlantic County Veterans Museum.   

Donations of military items attributed to the military service of Atlantic County citizens through all conflicts and from all branches of service will be accepted from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atlantic County Library/Ventnor, 6500 Atlantic Ave.

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Nights In Ventnor, Go Green Boat Parade date set

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:47 am

VENTNOR - The Nights In Ventnor, Go Green Boat Parade will host its annual flotilla 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Raindate is Aug. 3. This is Ventnor’s opportunity for everyone to celebrate and show off some of the fun that can happen in the back-bay neighborhood. Adults and children can be part of the largest parade of fossil fuel-free floating vessels along the two-mile waterway route. All kayakers, SUB riders, rowers and scullers are encouraged to take part and be creative with costumes and themes.  

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ACHS to send 419 to college, miltary and workforce

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, June 23, 2014 03:28 pm

Valedictorian Erin Gallagher Valedictorian Erin Gallagher   Salutatorian Steve Thai Salutatorian Steve Thai   Tazim Kabir Tazim Kabir

“High above Atlantic Waters, Waves of Blue and White,” Atlantic City High School will hold commencement its ceremony 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

For 419 graduates it’s either off to college, the military or the workforce. Whatever their future holds, they will go off into the world knowing they have the support of their classmates, teachers, families and citizenry.

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