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Absecon’s Dr. Anne Petit joins Reliance Medical Group

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 24, 2014 02:10 pm

Longtime area Ob/GYN and women’s health specialist Dr. Anne Petit of Absecon has joined Reliance Medical Group, said Dr. Jon Regis, president and CEO./Submitted Longtime area Ob/GYN and women’s health specialist Dr. Anne Petit of Absecon has joined Reliance Medical Group, said Dr. Jon Regis, president and CEO./Submitted PLEASANTVILLE _ Longtime area Ob/GYN and women’s health specialist Dr. Anne Petit of Absecon has joined Reliance Medical Group, said Dr. Jon Regis, president and CEO. Dr. Petit, who was formerly with Women’s Choice, will be practicing at Reliance’s two offices in Galloway and Somers Point.

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Absecon gas station robbed at gunpoint

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:26 am

ABSECON _ The Absecon Police Department is searching for two men who held up a popular city gasoline station early Saturday morning.

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Preserving the environment is child’s play

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 17, 2014 12:12 pm

Students at the Absecon Nursery School learn about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling during a recent visit from ACUA representatives./Submitted Students at the Absecon Nursery School learn about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling during a recent visit from ACUA representatives./Submitted Staff and students at the Absecon Nursery School learned about preserving Earth’s natural resources last week when they enjoyed a visit from ACUA representatives.

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Pleasantville man gets 30 years in fatal Chrismas Eve shooting

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, March 14, 2014 06:09 pm

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for the fatal shooting of a Somers Point man on Christmas Eve in 2011, acting Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Lenny R. Ross Jr., 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Jan. 7 in the killing of Steven Gurss Jr., 28. 

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Teen PEP provides promising potential for Pleasantville teens, family

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:29 pm

Pleasantville Teen PEP members meet once a month and mentor to eight- and ninth-graders. They are: Ayanna Harris , Jamira Junne, Carmelo Hernandez, Malik Faulkner, Devin Jamison, Quincy Elliot, TyRell Anderson, Na'Mira Crosby, Eric Greene, Iraliz Vasquez, Mike Foster,Selena Mezquita, Kamau Bazemore, Monique Mullings, Khalfani Bazemore, Keila Nieves, Anita Mensa, and Brian Medina. The co-advisors are Michelle Stevenson and Stephen Katzen./Submitted Pleasantville Teen PEP members meet once a month and mentor to eight- and ninth-graders. They are: Ayanna Harris , Jamira Junne, Carmelo Hernandez, Malik Faulkner, Devin Jamison, Quincy Elliot, TyRell Anderson, Na'Mira Crosby, Eric Greene, Iraliz Vasquez, Mike Foster,Selena Mezquita, Kamau Bazemore, Monique Mullings, Khalfani Bazemore, Keila Nieves, Anita Mensa, and Brian Medina. The co-advisors are Michelle Stevenson and Stephen Katzen./Submitted

PLEASANTVILLE _ A group of more than 50 students, friends and family members attended the eighth annual Pleasantville High School Teen PEP Family Night on Thursday, March 6.

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Retroactive Absecon Police contract has PBA members upset

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:22 pm

ABSECON-- While one labor official described the city’s new collective bargaining agreement with its police union as “horrendous,” a city official said current economic conditions demanded concessions.

City Council unanimously approved the contract with its police department during its March 6 meeting, according to a release issued by Mayor John Armstrong.

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Absecon Planning Board OKs Pep Boys project

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:17 pm

ABSECON - A long-vacant piece of prime White Horse Pike real estate could transform into the newest Pep Boys following a decision by the Absecon Planning Board Tuesday, March 11.

The Absecon Planning Board voted, 8-1, to approve site plan waivers, and final major site plan approval for Absecon Equities II’s plan to develop approximately 1.25 acres.

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Pleasantville officers make string of arrests

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:16 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – The Pleasantville Police Department made a string of arrests March 9-11, arresting four people on charges that ranged from stealing metal from a vacant home to threatening a restaurant patron with a gun, according to a report issued by Capt. Sean Riggin.

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P’ville Green Team proposes summer farmers market at former high school site

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:14 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – Where thousands of schoolchildren once fed their minds with knowledge for decades, a city official hopes residents will return this summer to feed their bodies with locally grown, nutritious foods.

Jacqueline Amado-Belton, the city’s director of economic and industrial development, is putting out the call for area farmers and merchants to gauge their interest in participating in a proposed farmers market.

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Absecon voters approve $5.2 million bond referendum

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:48 pm

ABSECON _ Absecon voters approved a $5.2 million bond referendum on Tuesday, March 11 by almost a 2-1 margin.

" We are deeply thankful for the results of today's election,” Absecon Public Schools Superintendent James Giaquinto said. “The community has said yes to a comprehensive, cost-effective solution which will ensure a quality facility to house educational and community programs for many years to come. Today's affirmation will also assist us in providing educational excellence to the children of Absecon."

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