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Peterson the drummer comes home to Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 01:48 pm

 

 

From left, Pleasantville High School Wall of Fame basketball player and current Board of Education member Tony Davenport, Pleasantville High School music teacher Hassan Abdur-Reaheem and professional musician and 1980 graduate Ralph Peterson Jr. listen to Kendelle Williams play the piano./R.J. Liberatore Jr. From left, Pleasantville High School Wall of Fame basketball player and current Board of Education member Tony Davenport, Pleasantville High School music teacher Hassan Abdur-Reaheem and professional musician and 1980 graduate Ralph Peterson Jr. listen to Kendelle Williams play the piano./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE – The Music Man came home.

 

Ralph Peterson Jr., one of PleasantvilleHigh School’s most remembered students, came home on Monday, May 12, to talk about life, success and failure to about 50 middle school and high school students.

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Neighborly Needs fills good neighbor role for area residents

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 01:41 pm

Neighborly Needs fed meals to more than 100 seniors on April 19. Now the organization is soliciting donations so that it can do even more for Pleasantville residents./submitted Neighborly Needs fed meals to more than 100 seniors on April 19. Now the organization is soliciting donations so that it can do even more for Pleasantville residents./submitted PLEASANTVILLE – A neighborhood food bank that provided more than 100 meals and supply packages to city senior citizens last month is reaching out for donations so that it can do even more.

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Pleasantville Center City Redevelopment Project to get underway soon

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 01:35 pm

A developer hopes to start work shortly on a multi-million redevelopment project that will change the face of downtown Pleasantville./Submitted A developer hopes to start work shortly on a multi-million redevelopment project that will change the face of downtown Pleasantville./Submitted PLEASANTVILLE – The first real work at the long-awaited Center City Redevelopment Project may just be days away, according to a company official who provided an update at City Council’s May 5 meeting.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter May 7-13

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 01:30 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department reported 13 arrests May 7-May 13. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Earth Day is every day in Absecon

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 01:31 pm

On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. Planting a cherry tree are H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School students Alana Giardina, Jaime Hernandez, Justin Hackett and Jada Lee./Submitted On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. Planting a cherry tree are H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School students Alana Giardina, Jaime Hernandez, Justin Hackett and Jada Lee./Submitted

On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. The tree was donated by the South Jersey Turnpike Authority in honor of the 2013-14 third- and fourth-grade students.

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Proposed cheerleading gym for Delilah Road warehouse

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:58 am

PLEASANTVILLE - Pagano Industries, LLC has applied to the city Zoning Board of Adjustments for variances and waivers to convert an existing warehouse into a cheerleading gym and school.

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Going, going, gone

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:25 am

From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

Last Saturday, I stopped into the Serenity Boutique on New Jersey Avenue to buy my wife a Mother’s Day present. Although I knew that the owners had been struggling to hold on, I was still shocked to find them packing up their inventory and moving out. What a shame! I remember when the young couple who owned the store moved onto the Avenue about 2 years ago. They were excited about the location. They said that New Jersey Avenue had a special feel to it, a sense of community. They planned to hold special events to draw new customers to their store and to help revive a general interest in shopping along the Avenue. Well, they are gone now, and they are part of a larger migration. Earlier this year, Parker and Partners moved out, along with the British Connection. This morning as I drove to City Hall, I counted as many as eight to 10 vacant stores along a two block stretch of New Jersey Avenue. Of those businesses that remain, some show disturbing signs of financial stress.

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Pleasantville women honored on Mother’s Day

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 05:47 am

Two Pleasantville women were honored on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 during the American Mothers Inc. annual luncheon at the Mays Landing Country Club in Mays Landing. Holding the plaque are Sondra Rowley Thompson, the 2014 Mother of the Year, and Pleasantville City Councilwoman Judy Ward, who received the 2014 Woman of Achievement award./submitted Two Pleasantville women were honored on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 during the American Mothers Inc. annual luncheon at the Mays Landing Country Club in Mays Landing. Holding the plaque are Sondra Rowley Thompson, the 2014 Mother of the Year, and Pleasantville City Councilwoman Judy Ward, who received the 2014 Woman of Achievement award./submitted On a day in which America paused to honor its mothers, a national organization honored a pair of Pleasantville woman during the local chapter’s annual Mother’s Day luncheon.

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Tatham E Dilks makes Bucknell’s dean’s list

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 12, 2014 02:26 pm

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell University has listed students named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

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Knights of Columbus honor South Jersey Field of Dreams founder

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 12, 2014 08:41 am

Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park. From left are John Glassy, Larry McCarty, Chuck Dhyne, Robert Luke, grand knight, presenting plaque to Barry Hackett, John DeRitis, deputy grand knight, and Emil Dupuy, treasurer. Team member missing from the picture: Jeff Hayden./Submitted Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park. From left are John Glassy, Larry McCarty, Chuck Dhyne, Robert Luke, grand knight, presenting plaque to Barry Hackett, John DeRitis, deputy grand knight, and Emil Dupuy, treasurer. Team member missing from the picture: Jeff Hayden./Submitted

ABSECON _ Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park.

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council No. 6342 recognized the work of Barry Hackett, founder of the South Jersey Field of Dreams by naming him as its Senior Citizen of the Year.

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