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Field of eight vie for three Pleasantville School Board seats

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, August 04, 2014 02:36 pm

Six familiar names are on the list of candidates who have registered to participate in the fall Pleasantville Board of Education elections, according to Atlantic County documents.  The list of candidates includes three incumbents, two former School Board members and the wife of a former board member. Six familiar names are on the list of candidates who have registered to participate in the fall Pleasantville Board of Education elections, according to Atlantic County documents. The list of candidates includes three incumbents, two former School Board members and the wife of a former board member. PLEASANTVILLE _ Six familiar names are on the list of candidates who have registered to participate in the fall Pleasantville Board of Education elections, according to Atlantic County documents.  The list of candidates includes three incumbents, two former School Board members and the wife of a former board member.

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The challenges ahead

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Monday, August 04, 2014 02:07 pm

The Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong The Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong In case anyone may have noticed, this is the first column I have written over the last three weeks. I have not been on vacation. It may be a classic case of “writer’s block,” but I just could not fix on a particular topic to write about. I think that the bad news with which we have been inundated lately may have discouraged me. Whether it was the news of civilian deaths in the Middle East, the plane crash in the Ukraine, the endless petty bickering in Washington and Trenton or a combination thereof, I don’t know. To be perfectly honest though, I think what temporarily stopped the presses for me was the latest announcement of casino closings in Atlantic City and what it may mean for Absecon.

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Pleasantville police target crime spike, arrest pair on guns, drug charges

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, August 04, 2014 01:24 pm

A Pleasantville Police Department initiative to target an early-summer spike in violent crime has led to the arrests of two people on drugs and weapons charges. A Pleasantville Police Department initiative to target an early-summer spike in violent crime has led to the arrests of two people on drugs and weapons charges. PLEASANTVILLE _ A Pleasantville Police Department initiative to target an early-summer spike in violent crime has led to the arrests of two people on drugs and weapons charges. 

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Four teens charged with drugs, weapons offenses in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, August 04, 2014 12:43 pm

Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Police Capt. Sean Riggin. Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Police Capt. Sean Riggin. PLEASANTVILLE - Pleasantville police officers arrested and charged four teens with several drugs and weapons charges early Monday morning in the New Hope neighborhood, according to Pleasantville Police Capt. Sean Riggin.

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United Methodist Red Cross blood drive saves lives

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Saturday, August 02, 2014 10:56 am

Submitted by Donna Hill / A Red Cross nurse collects blood during a Red Cross blood drive held July 26 at the Absecon United Methodist Church. Submitted by Donna Hill / A Red Cross nurse collects blood during a Red Cross blood drive held July 26 at the Absecon United Methodist Church. ABSECON –  The Red Cross collected 26 pints of blood during a blood drive held July 30 at the Absecon United Methodist Church.

“Giving back to the community is important to me especially since I have a family member that receives regular blood transfusions," said Donna Hill, a local Realtor and church member who coordinated the event.

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Rush hour fatal accident ties up major highway

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:28 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A 73-year-old Pleasantville man died in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday morning, July 30, according to Hamilton Township police.

The accident forced police to close the eastbound lanes of Route 322 for five hours while officers investigated the crash and cleanup crews cleared the highway.

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New events target younger National Night Out crowd in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, July 25, 2014 01:46 pm

Officials have added rap music, a hula hoop contest and a 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament to this year’s list of events at the annual Pleasantville National Night Out celebration./NNO Officials have added rap music, a hula hoop contest and a 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament to this year’s list of events at the annual Pleasantville National Night Out celebration./NNO Rap music performances along with boys basketball and girls hula hoops contests featured

PLEASANTVILLE – Officials have added rap music, a hula hoop contest and a 3-on-3 boys basketball tournament to this year’s list of events at the annual Pleasantville National Night Out celebration.

The event is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at New Hope Commons Park, 301 Woodland Ave. in Pleasantville.

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Pleasantville man faces multiple drug charges

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:31 pm

GALLOWAY– Police charged two men with theft and drug offenses after conducting a search warrant July 22 at the Quality Inn and Suites on the 328 E. White Horse Pike, Absecon.

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Folk art fun for women of Absecon

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 02:04 pm

Members of the Absecon Woman's Club Members of the Absecon Woman's Club enjoyed a workshop at Swan Bay Folk Art Center in Port Republic. Showing off their basketry skills are Donna Hughes of Galloway, Aileen Dey of Absecon, Mary Polisano of Absecon, Ellie Walker of Galloway, Joani George of Absecon and Mary Ellen Cropper of Galloway./submitted Members of the Absecon Woman's Club enjoyed a workshop at Swan Bay Folk Art Center in Port Republic. Showing off their basketry skills are Donna Hughes of Galloway, Aileen Dey of Absecon, Mary Polisano of Absecon, Ellie Walker of Galloway, Joani George of Absecon and Mary Ellen Cropper of Galloway.

 

Pleasantville promotes sergeant, selects chaplain

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:27 pm

Major Jessie Tweedle Sr. provided the oath of office for a police department lieutenant and a police for chaplain during a brief ceremony held Friday, July 18 in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Major Jessie Tweedle Sr. provided the oath of office for a police department lieutenant and a police for chaplain during a brief ceremony held Friday, July 18 in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Major Jessie Tweedle Sr. provided the oath of office for a police department lieutenant and a police for chaplain during a brief ceremony held Friday, July 18 in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall.

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