Submitted/Absecon Police Officers Daniel Krause and Laura Winkel stand alongside Absecon Police Chief David K. Risley. Krasue and Winkel received the department’s Exceptional Duty Awards during the May 16 City Council meeting. They saved the lives of two people who were trapped in underwater following an April 5 automobile accident.
ABSECON _ Two city police officers, who risked their lives to save the lives of two others, were each honored by the mayor, chief of police, and City Council on Thursday, May 16.
Officers Daniel Krause and Laura Winkel where issued Exceptional Duty Awards during the regular City Council meeting. The awards praised their actions following an April 5 traffic accident in which two people were trapped in a submerged vehicle.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 16, 2013 03:30 pm
ABSECON – Two children ages 7 and 9 were airlifted to Cooper University Hospital in Camden Wednesday, May 15 after a head-on crash between two pickup trucks at the intersection of North Shore Road and Faunce Landing Road.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 16, 2013 03:19 pm
ATLANTIC CITY – A Pleasantville man was among 28 people arrested during a major takedown of members of the violent 800 Blok street gang, which deals heroin and cocaine in the back Maryland Avenue section of Atlantic City, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said Tuesday, May 14.
Last Updated on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 04:53 pm
Editor’s note: Atlantic County Fire Chaplain Tom Sweeney offered his reflections on what it means to be a firefighter and feel the heat of the flames during the Absecon Fire Department’s 100th anniversary celebration held Saturday, May 11. Here are his comments:
Today we are celebrating time, 100 years’ worth of time. We are here to enjoy a day of thanksgiving, a day to reflect, to remember. We look around and we see many firefighters and friends, citizens of this fine community, all here to have a wonderful day. We have mugs and t-shirts all with the number 100 imprinted on them to remind us why we are here.
Submitted/In the front row from left are: John DeRitis, deputy Grand Knight, Sam Connahey, youth director, Kathleen Ngo spelling bee winner, Robert Luke, Grand Knight. In the back row from left are: George O’Donnell, Ed Triggs, Tom Mullins, Ray Farrell, John Tinnelly, and Joe Nock.
Kathleen Ngo won the Assumption Regional School Spelling Bee held Jan. 24. She then represented the Villa Marie Council by participating in the Camden Diocese Spelling Bee competition on March 24. The Villa Marie Council 6342 presented her with an achievement certificate and gift card for $ 50 to Books-A-Million.
Last Updated on Friday, May 17, 2013 11:32 am
The Absecon Board of Education has three seats open for election to 3-year terms. Prospective school board candidates may get a petition from the Atlantic County Clerk website at www.atlanticcountyclerk.org, the New Jersey School Boards Association website at www.NJSBA.org, or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Absecon Board of Education Office, 800 Irelan Ave., Absecon., Petitions must be filed with the the Atlantic County Clerk, 5901 Main St., Hamilton Township, by 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 4.
The election is Nov. 5.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 16, 2013 03:14 pm
Historic Smithville Inn owner Tony Coppola talks to eighth-graders from Absecon’s Emma C. Attales Middle School on Tuesday, May 14. Cappola told the students about the inn’s centuries of history. The staff of the Historic Smithville Inn later showed the students what the restaurant industry is like. Photo by R.J. Liberatore Jr.
Last Updated on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 04:53 pm
Editor’s note: Former Absecon Mayor Pete Elco offered his unique perspective on what the members of the Absecon Fire Department have meant to the city during the department’s 100-year anniversary and celebration held Saturday, May 11. The following are his comments:
Submitted/In the front row from left are John DeRitis, deputy Grand Knight; Sam Connahey, Youth Director; Jenna Price, grade 6; John Braudis, grade 7; Timothy Meineke, grade 8; and Robert Luke, Grand Knight. In the back row are: George O’Donnell, Ed Triggs, Tom Mullins, Ray Farrell, Joe Nock, John Tinnelly, and Don Cleary
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Assumption Regional School students were recently challenged to write an essay or poem based on the theme, “Jesus is reflected in me.”
Submitted/In the front row, from left, are John DeRitis, Deputy Grand Knight; Sam Connahey, youth director; Lisa Stewart Colangelo, Parochial Teacher of the Year; and Robert Luke, Grand Knight. In the back row are: George O’Donnell, Ed Triggs, Tom Mullins, Ray Farrell, John Tinnelly and Joe Nock.
Assumption Regional Catholic School kindergarten teacher Lisa Stewart Colangelo has been named Parochial Teacher of the Year.