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Absecon police receive ‘numerous’ car break-in complaints

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 04, 2013 12:58 pm

ABSECON - The Absecon Police Department received numerous automobile burglary complaints during the overnight hours of Wednesday, Oct. 2 to Thursday, Oct. 3 in an area that included North Shore Road, Bayview Drive, Sooy Lane, Curran Drive, Howlett Lane, and Hobart Ave.

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Absecon foot chase ends with two arrests

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 04, 2013 12:43 pm

ABSECON - Two suspects were arrested after members of the Absecon police department caught up to them during a vehicle and foot pursuit that began at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in Atlantic City, police said.

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Atlantic City man convicted in 2011 scissor-stabbing death

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 04, 2013 09:26 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHP – An Atlantic City man was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses on Thursday, Oct. 3 in connection with a 2011 scissor-stabbing death in the resort city, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Manuel E. Concepcion Jr., 34, of was convicted of killing Ignacio Castro, 45, of Atlantic City, by stabbing him in the heart with a pair of scissors, McClain said. The stabbing occurred around 5 a.m. July 11, 2011.

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Man indicted in 2012 Pleasantville shooting death

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, October 03, 2013 01:20 pm

MAYS LANDING - The December 2012 deaths of two teenagers that shocked the local community were the result of a home invasion robbery gone wrong, according to acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

An Atlantic City teen who was charged as a juvenile for the shooting death of a Pleasantville man in December 2012, and subsequently waived up to be tried as an adult in criminal court, was indicted for murder on Thursday, Oct. 3., McClain said.

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Pleasantville school district buildings pass mold test

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, October 02, 2013 04:13 pm

PLEASANTVILLE _ All mold has been removed from rooms at the city school district’s City’s Early Childhood Center, three of its four elementary schools and Middle and High schools and those buildings have received safety clearance letters, according to a school official.

Business Administrator Dennis Mulvihill announced during the Board of Education’s Sept. 24 meeting that those buildings have been repaired and tested.

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South Jersey Cultural Alliance gets $10,000 grant from Horizon Foundation

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, October 02, 2013 03:38 pm

Horizon Connect in Moorestown, from left are, Jonathan Pearson, executive director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, who presents a $10,000 grant award to Caz Boyd, manager of education at South Jersey Cultural Alliance and Cynthia Lambert, executive director, South Jersey Cultural Alliance with Jennifer Goudy, program officer of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Horizon Connect in Moorestown, from left are, Jonathan Pearson, executive director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, who presents a $10,000 grant award to Caz Boyd, manager of education at South Jersey Cultural Alliance and Cynthia Lambert, executive director, South Jersey Cultural Alliance with Jennifer Goudy, program officer of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

PLEASANTVILLE _ South Jersey Cultural Alliance in Pleasantville, received a general operating support grant of $10,000 from the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to support the Arts for Students Program.

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Absecon Home Depot displays corporate responsibility to the community it serves

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, October 02, 2013 03:13 pm

Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

Certain business owners recognize that giving back to the community is not only good for business, but also just a good thing. In our community, Joe Smith of Ace Hardware in Galloway, who is our Absecon fire chief, and Stan Weiner of Hometown Variety and Picture Framing come to mind as local businesspersons who always step up to fulfill some local need.

Last week, I learned that our own Absecon Home Depot deserves to be placed among those ranks.

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Absecon races for a good cause

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 01, 2013 03:27 pm

 

Matthew Strabuk/The Weber family, all of Absecon, from left, Janet, John, Tara, Kate, 11, and Emma, 9, cheer for Andrew as he races past. Matthew Strabuk/The Weber family, all of Absecon, from left, Janet, John, Tara, Kate, 11, and Emma, 9, cheer for Andrew as he races past.

Hundreds of competitors rode their bicycles, kayaked down Absecon Creek or ran back to Heritage Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 during the annual Pedal, Paddle, Run held in Absecon. The 9.9-mile event served as the largest fundraiser for the Absecon Education Foundation which sponsors events and awards grants to help educational programs in the Absecon Public Schools District. See more photos here:

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New playground for children of all abilities

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 01, 2013 02:01 pm

R.J. Liberatore Jr./Autumn J. Staats of AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership and Kathleen A. Enerlich, executive director of N.J. Children’s System of Care, take a look at the slide on the new playground built for disabled children. R.J. Liberatore Jr./Autumn J. Staats of AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership and Kathleen A. Enerlich, executive director of N.J. Children’s System of Care, take a look at the slide on the new playground built for disabled children.

ABSECON - An army of volunteers from across the Tri-State area invaded the small empty field next to the South Jersey Field of Dreams on Saturday, Sept. 28 so that all children would have a place to play and share good times.

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department arrest blotter

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:01 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles has announced the following recent arrests made by members of his department:

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