Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

Protecting our children

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Monday, April 14, 2014 09:25 am

From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Over the years, Absecon’s youth athletic programs have given our children the opportunity to experience the thrill of competition while also learning many valuable life skills under the supervision of dedicated coaches and other volunteers from our community. Although City government has maintained an excellent complex of recreational fields at Pitney Park, supervision of the day-to-day field conditions and control over access by organized teams has been left to the coaches associated with the Absecon Social and Athletic Club (ASAC) for baseball and soccer and the Absecon Blue Devils for football.

Read more: Protecting our children

 

Presentation paints a picture of Philadelphia mural program

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, April 11, 2014 08:48 am

From left are Lucy Jerue, April Elias, Arts Alliance President Sallie Gorohoff, Jeannine Wescoat, Community Affairs Chairperson and City Councilwoman Kim Horton, Aileen Dey, and City Councilwoman Sandy Cain./Submitted From left are Lucy Jerue, April Elias, Arts Alliance President Sallie Gorohoff, Jeannine Wescoat, Community Affairs Chairperson and City Councilwoman Kim Horton, Aileen Dey, and City Councilwoman Sandy Cain./Submitted ABSECON – The Absecon Cultural Arts Alliance and the Absecon Community Affairs Committee hosted a presentation about the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Tuesday, April 8 at the H. Ashton Marsh School Library.

Read more: Presentation paints a picture of Philadelphia mural program

   

Pleasantville residents face 13-cent city tax increase

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 09, 2014 01:36 pm

PLEASANTVILLE _ City residents are facing a possible 13-cent increase in the municipal portion of their tax bills if the 2014 Pleasantville municipal budget is approved as introduced.

City Council unanimously approved the introduction of its 2014 budget during its April 7 meeting.

Read more: Pleasantville residents face 13-cent city tax increase

 

Snow couldn’t stop the show from going on

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:25 pm

In January when Pleasantville High School drama club students looked out the window and realized the snow must go on, they also felt something else deep down in their hearts. They knew their show must go on as well…somehow, some way./R.J. Liberatore Jr. In January when Pleasantville High School drama club students looked out the window and realized the snow must go on, they also felt something else deep down in their hearts. They knew their show must go on as well…somehow, some way./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE _ In January when Pleasantville High School drama club students looked out the window and realized the snow must go on, they also felt something else deep down in their hearts.

They knew their show must go on as well…somehow, some way.

Read more: Snow couldn’t stop the show from going on

   

Pleasantville Police blotter, March-26-April 8

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:56 am

The Pleasantville Police Department reported 23 arrests during the period of March 26-April 8. They included 13 contempt of court arrests and the following:

Read more: Pleasantville Police blotter, March-26-April 8

 

Update: Absecon gas station bandits still at large

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, April 08, 2014 04:06 pm

The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting a pair of suspects wanted in connection with an overnight gas station armed robbery last month./The Absecon Police Department The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting a pair of suspects wanted in connection with an overnight gas station armed robbery last month./The Absecon Police Department ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying and arresting two men wanted in connection with an overnight armed robbery of a gas station last month.

Read more: Update: Absecon gas station bandits still at large

   

Man injured in Route 30 rollover accident

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, April 04, 2014 09:29 am

ABSECON – A Manahawkin man was injured Thursday evening when he was involved in an accident in the westbound lanes of Route 30 at Turner Avenue, according to Absecon police.

Read more: Man injured in Route 30 rollover accident

 

Officer Friendly shares a smile, the law with Absecon Nursery School students

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, April 02, 2014 04:58 am

 

The long arm of the law wore a friendly smile when Absecon Nursery School students were treated to a warm visit by “Officer Friendly” recently./Submitted The long arm of the law wore a friendly smile when Absecon Nursery School students were treated to a warm visit by “Officer Friendly” recently./Submitted The long arm of the law wore a friendly smile when Absecon Nursery School students were treated to a warm visit by “Officer Friendly” recently.

Read more: Officer Friendly shares a smile, the law with Absecon Nursery School students

   

Absecon city government’s budget remains flat this year

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:05 pm

From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Over this past year, I have tried to communicate how much aware we in city government are of the financial stress all of us are under because of the collapse of the casino industry. We see it in the drop in real estate valuations, the growing local tax delinquencies, the properties we see that are in foreclosure, and the reports of our neighbors of lost jobs and reduced business activity.

City government has responded by reducing the costs of government wherever possible. Over the last year, we moved to a part-time city administrator and reduced a clerical position to part-time also, saving approximately $100,000 a year. We settled responsibly certain litigation against the city which was costing us over $150,000 a year, and we negotiated necessary concessions to our police contract which will save the city additional hundreds of thousands over the next ten years. We do not intend to stop reducing costs, and our proposed 2014 budget reflects that commitment.

Read more: Absecon city government’s budget remains flat this year

 

Pleasantville Recreation tennis club accepting signups

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:52 am

The Pleasantville Recreation Center is accepting signups for its tennis club for ages 7-13. Classes will b e held 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Recreation Center, 400 W. Brighton Ave. Registration is $10. Call 609-484-3627 or 609-484-3608.

   

Page 25 of 42