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A welcomed warm breeze

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Tuesday, March 11, 2014 03:55 pm

From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong The warm breeze this morning may be a sign that this seemingly endless winter is actually ending. With that comes equally optimistic news from our county and state officials. Both County Executive Dennis Levinson and Senator Jim Whelan have recently spoken about the urgent need for diversification of our local economy. While efforts continue to stabilize the casino industry and improve operations of Atlantic City government, there is a bi-partisan push to provide alternatives to gaming and tourism as a means to produce jobs for our area.

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Pleasantville High School NSBE Jr. chapter hosts Rutgers MEET

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:49 pm

Rutgers University’s Minority Engineering Education Task student group recently visited Pleasantville High School./Submitted Rutgers University’s Minority Engineering Education Task student group recently visited Pleasantville High School./Submitted  PLEASANTVILLE - Rutgers University’s Minority Engineering Education Task student group recently visited Pleasantville High School.

MEET is Rutger’s University’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, sponsored by the College of Engineering, of New Brunswick.

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Absecon Police Department issues scam alert

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:42 pm

ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is investigating a scam complaint in which a caller misrepresented himself as a city employee so he could gain access into a woman’s home.

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South Chester Avenue fire displaces 15 people in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:32 pm

Pleasantville firefighters battle a March 9 South Chester Avenue fire that displaced 15 people and remains under investigation./Dennis C. Sharpe photo Pleasantville firefighters battle a March 9 South Chester Avenue fire that displaced 15 people and remains under investigation./Dennis C. Sharpe photo PLEASANTVILLE - Firefighters from five companies were called into service on Sunday, March 9 to fight a South Chester Avenue fire that displaced 15 people, according to the Pleasantville Fire Department. 

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Pleasantville Police Blotter for February 2014

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:17 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Pleasantville Police Department made 33 adult and 1 juvenile arrest in February 2014. The arrests included:

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Absecon offers presentation on the Philadelphia Mural Project

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 10, 2014 01:44 pm

  _ The Absecon Community Affairs and the Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance are co-hosting a presentation on the Philadelphia Mural Project to be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at the Emma C. Attales School library./Submitted _ The Absecon Community Affairs and the Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance are co-hosting a presentation on the Philadelphia Mural Project to be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at the Emma C. Attales School library./Submitted ABSECON - The Absecon Community Affairs and the Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance are co-hosting a presentation on the Philadelphia Mural Project to be held 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 at the Emma C. Attales School library.  

Discover how more than 3,000 murals replaced graffiti throughout Philadelphia and beautified the City of Brotherly Love.

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Absecon Green Team offers helpful tips

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 10, 2014 12:40 pm

The Absecon Green Team offers the following hints concerning simple ways to save the environment by preserving natural resources: The Absecon Green Team offers the following hints concerning simple ways to save the environment by preserving natural resources: ABSECON - The Absecon Green Team offers the following hints concerning simple ways to save the environment by preserving natural resources:

Drive green

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Pleasantville students attend STEM Expo Community Youth Summit

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 10, 2014 12:29 pm

Nearly 200 middle school students attended the Imagine Greatness STEM Expo and Emerging Young Leaders Community Youth Summit held March 8 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pictured from left are: William Washington, senior, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, Sedona Hill, senior, Our Lady of Mercy Academy; Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr., Courtney Mack, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Chapter president, Iraliz Vazquez-Reyes, Pleasantville High School senior class president; Michael Foster III, Pleasantville High School./ Submitted Nearly 200 middle school students attended the Imagine Greatness STEM Expo and Emerging Young Leaders Community Youth Summit held March 8 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Pictured from left are: William Washington, senior, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, Sedona Hill, senior, Our Lady of Mercy Academy; Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr., Courtney Mack, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Chapter president, Iraliz Vazquez-Reyes, Pleasantville High School senior class president; Michael Foster III, Pleasantville High School./ Submitted

GALLOWAY - Nearly 200 middle school students attended the Imagine Greatness STEM Expo and Emerging Young Leaders Community Youth Summit held March 8 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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UPDATE: Absecon police locate missing man, 83

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 10, 2014 11:17 am

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ABSECON – An 83-year-old city man who has Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing this morning has been located by police and returned to the safety of his relatives.

The Absecon Police Department had issued a notice requesting the public’s help when John Schmutz, 83, of Absecon, was discovered missing. He had told relatives he was headed to Atlantic City.

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Absecon's PTO Supports Our Schools

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Written by From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:41 pm

Over this past year, I have been impressed by the variety of volunteer organizations which contribute to the life of our community. One such group is Absecon's Parent-Teacher Organization. Over this past year, I have been impressed by the variety of volunteer organizations which contribute to the life of our community. One such group is Absecon's Parent-Teacher Organization. Over this past year, I have been impressed by the variety of volunteer organizations which contribute to the life of our community. One such group is Absecon's Parent-Teacher Organization. The PTO is made up of hundreds of parents of Absecon schoolchildren who support our teachers and administration, encouraging them to do their best and offering them activities and program supplements which enrich the educational experience for our children. Examples of this assistance include teacher appreciation luncheons and special requests for classroom materials, student projects, special assemblies and other activities which are outside of the school budget. The PTO also sponsors class parties and school dances.

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