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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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A welcomed warm breeze

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:55 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 01:49 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 01:42 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 12:32 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 12:17 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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