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Family Service Association names Melton family as 2014 Family of the Year

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 15, 2014 03:42 pm

The Melton Family of Hamilton Township was chosen as the Family Service Association’s 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year. They are, from left, Gary Paul Melton Sr., Malachi Melton, Gary Paul Melton Jr., Vicky Melton and Miles “Bo” Melton. Jasmine Melton is not pictured./Submitted The Melton Family of Hamilton Township was chosen as the Family Service Association’s 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year. They are, from left, Gary Paul Melton Sr., Malachi Melton, Gary Paul Melton Jr., Vicky Melton and Miles “Bo” Melton. Jasmine Melton is not pictured./Submitted The Family Service Association has named the Gary Paul Melton Sr. family of Hamilton Township as its winner of the 2014 Henry West Leeds Family of the Year.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter, Aug. 20 to Sept. 10

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 15, 2014 02:10 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department released the following arrests which occurred Aug. 20 to Sept. 10. The Pleasantville Police Department released the following arrests which occurred Aug. 20 to Sept. 10. The Pleasantville Police Department released the following arrests which occurred Aug. 20 to Sept. 10:

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Absecon Emma C. Attales students take the challenge

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 15, 2014 01:03 pm

More than 300 students of the Emma C. Attales Middle School accepted the challenge of their Principal Andrew Weber and participated in the ALS Challenge after school on Friday, Sept. 12./R.J. Liberatore Jr. More than 300 students of the Emma C. Attales Middle School accepted the challenge of their Principal Andrew Weber and participated in the ALS Challenge after school on Friday, Sept. 12./R.J. Liberatore Jr. More than 300 students of the Emma C.Attales Middle School accepted the challenge of their Principal Andrew Weber and participated in the ALS Challenge after school on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Absecon remembers the fallen heroes of 9/11 (Slideshow)

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, September 11, 2014 09:53 am

Members of the American Legion Color Guard stand at attention. Members of the American Legion Color Guard stand at attention. Several hundred people remembered the fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001 at the city’s annual memorial service Wednesday, Sept. 10 on the fire department grounds at Route 9 and the White Horse Pike.

Mayor John Armstrong addressed the crowd, and members of the local American Legion and VFW color guards and school and civic groups participated.

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Man pleads guilty in death of Pleasantville football star

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 06:43 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A Pleasantville man has pleaded guilty in connection in the 2010 death of a former Pleasantville High School and Junior Jokers youth football star.

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Pleasantville school employees received $104,000 in unapproved post-Sandy relief pay, state report says

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 08, 2014 05:11 pm

A group of 74 Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review. A group of 74 Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review. PLEASANTVILLE – Seventy-four Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review.

“Payments were issued without appropriate itemization, verification and/or prior board review for approval,” stated a New Jersey Department of Education Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance report issued Aug. 26.

Thirteen workers claimed they worked 24 hours a day for multiple days, the report said.

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Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:10 pm

Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches To the editor:

With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

Traditionally, the USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks to the point where one-third have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

In recent years, several state legislatures asked their schools to offer daily vegetarian options, and 64 percent of United States school districts now do.

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Absecon Historical Society hosts annual Fall Walking Tour

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 08, 2014 10:37 am

The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites./Absecon Historical Society The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites./Absecon Historical Society  ABSECON - The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites.

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15th annual Soul Food Gospel Fest

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 08, 2014 09:50 am

The 15th annual South Food Gospel Fest is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the WinSan Center at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S. New Road, Pleasantville.  The 15th annual South Food Gospel Fest is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the WinSan Center at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S. New Road, Pleasantville. The 15th annual South Food Gospel Fest is 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the WinSanCenter at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S. New Road, Pleasantville.

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Absecon police search for hit-and-run driver

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, September 05, 2014 10:13 pm

A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk when he was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon Police. A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk when he was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon Police. ABSECON – A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk and was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon police.

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