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Teens to hold karaoke benefit for Rescue Mission Thursday night

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:44 pm

Students at Atlantic City High School who organized the Karaoke for a Cause fundraiser include Seamus Ulmer, Renee Capetola, Molly Kinghorn, Bryam Reales, Olivia Dellston, Hannah D'Amico, Matt McCormick and, not pictured, Doris Zheku. Students at Atlantic City High School who organized the Karaoke for a Cause fundraiser include Seamus Ulmer, Renee Capetola, Molly Kinghorn, Bryam Reales, Olivia Dellston, Hannah D'Amico, Matt McCormick and, not pictured, Doris Zheku. VENTNOR – A group of Atlantic City High School students wanted to do something that would be fun but also help make the holidays merrier for families in need. Because they hang out at Ventnor Coffee, the students often participate in the coffee shop’s karaoke night. They decided to have a karaoke night as a fundraiser to help families in need.

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Students recognized for perfect score on NJASK sections

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:31 pm

Students who graduated from the Margate schools last year attended the Margate Board of Education meeting Dec. 10 to receive recognition for scoring 100 percent on a portion of the 2014 NJASK assessment administered in spring. From left are high school freshmen Nalu Tripician, Megan Reeves, Vaughan Reale, Thomas Rafter, Avi Rabia and Michael Kalaitzis. Students who graduated from the Margate schools last year attended the Margate Board of Education meeting Dec. 10 to receive recognition for scoring 100 percent on a portion of the 2014 NJASK assessment administered in spring. From left are high school freshmen Nalu Tripician, Megan Reeves, Vaughan Reale, Thomas Rafter, Avi Rabia and Michael Kalaitzis. MARGATE – Students who were in grades 3-8 last year were recognized at the Margate Board of Education meeting Dec. 10 for getting a perfect score on a section of the 2014 NJ Assessment of Skills and Knowledge, which was administered to students across the state last spring. Principal Audrey Becker called each of them before the board and handed them certificates of achievement. Forty-five students were recognized.

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Chabad CTeen group celebrates Chanukah

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:23 pm

Steven Newstadter, 13, lights the menorah. Steven Newstadter, 13, lights the menorah. MARGATE – Teens from Chabad at the Shore’s CTeen youth group celebrated the first day of Chanukah Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the Chabad House on Fulton Avenue.

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Judge postpones hearing on OPRA complaint in firefighter case

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:21 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson postponed a hearing scheduled for Dec. 15 on an open-government activist’s complaint against the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for allegedly denying his request for information about the alleged theft of funds from the Margate Firefighters Benevolent Association Inc.

Johnson postponed the hearing to March 9 to give the Prosecutor’s Office time to complete its investigation into the matter.

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Ventnor knows how to throw a parade (SLIDE SHOW)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:15 am

The man of the season, Santa Clause waves the crowd while riding in a Ventnor City Beach Patrol surf boat. The man of the season, Santa Clause waves the crowd while riding in a Ventnor City Beach Patrol surf boat. VENTNOR – It was bright and sunny, although a little blustery for the city’s annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13. Crowds lined the sidewalks and street corners along Ventnor Avenue as community groups, school children and their teachers, and local police and firefighters did their part to entertain the spectators.

The Greater Absecon VFW led the parade with local dignitaries close behind. The Ventnor City Fire Department showed off its apparatus with folks from the North Beach Ventnor group giving away free hugs along the route. The Ventnor Green Team invited Supercan, who attended aboard an ACUA pick-up truck.

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Margate students learn about the technology behind their smart phones

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, December 12, 2014 04:26 pm

Trent Lavenson tries to write computer code in the library at the Eugene A. Tighe School Dec. 12. Trent Lavenson tries to write computer code in the library at the Eugene A. Tighe School Dec. 12. MARGATE – Move over Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook may be getting some new coders. On Friday, Dec. 12, students at the Eugene A. Tighe School tried their hand at writing the algorithms that make the Internet rock.

They joined about 100 million of their counterparts at the William H. Ross School and at 75,000 other locations around the world to learn coding and recognize Computer Technology Week, Dec. 8-12.

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AC, Camden, Philly all stops on Margate model railroad (VIDEOS)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:53 pm

Bob Pinsky of Margate, an avid train collector, sits at his workshop table. Bob Pinsky of Margate, an avid train collector, sits at his workshop table. MARGATE – When he turned what was his family’s summer getaway into a year-round retirement home, Margate resident Bob Pinsky insisted that it have a third floor so he could have his own space to relax, tinker and remember.

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Ventnor solicitor recommends hiring human resources rep

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:29 pm

VENTNOR – City Solicitor Amy Weintrob asked the Board of Commissioners Dec. 8 to consider hiring a human resources professional on a part-time or shared-services basis, saying 

she could not recommend it adopt a new personnel policy without having a qualified personnel officer to ensure it is followed.

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