Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

Absecon children spell ‘Respect’ with a capital ‘R’

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:56 am

Respect starts with a captial R for Absecon schoolchildren/submitted Respect starts with a captial R for Absecon schoolchildren/submitted During the week of Oct. 7, students at the Emma C. Attales Middle School in Absecon participated in several respect activities in recognition of Respect Week.

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Absecon welcomes solar energy

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, November 05, 2013 02:36 pm

Superintendent of Absecon Public Schools Jim Giaquinto speaks to more than 200 students on Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 3,000-panel solar project./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Superintendent of Absecon Public Schools Jim Giaquinto speaks to more than 200 students on Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 3,000-panel solar project./R.J. Liberatore Jr.

ABSECON _ More than 200 students, staff members and administrators from the Absecon Public Schools welcomed the future on Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for its solar energy project.

“This is what Absecon education is all about,” said Bill Thompson, the president of the Absecon School Board. “What we do is all for you.”

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Gasoline sinks below $3

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:21 pm

Motorists looked twice on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to see the price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped below $3./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Motorists looked twice on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to see the price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped below $3./R.J. Liberatore Jr.

Area motorists heading to and from Atlantic City witnessed a sight they thought they’d never see again on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Absecon. That’s when a pair of gasoline stations priced a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.99.

Do you know where it is?

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Absecon police officer catches alleged burglar in the act

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, November 03, 2013 07:16 pm

Eric Ireland, 25, of Absecon was arrested three times in the past three weeks and charged with vehicle breakins in Absecon and Galloway Township./The Absecon Police Department Eric Ireland, 25, of Absecon was arrested three times in the past three weeks and charged with vehicle breakins in Absecon and Galloway Township./The Absecon Police Department

ABSECON - An Absecon police officer captured an alleged burglar in the act and arrested and charged the man hours before his victims even knew they were robbed, according to police.

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Atlantic City Expressway bus fire shuts down right-hand lane

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, November 01, 2013 01:06 pm

PLEASANTVILLE - Motorists should expect delays near the Pleasantville toll booths of the Atlantic City Expressway due to a bus fire, according to a report issued by NJ511.org.

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South Main Street School students of the month for October 2013

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, November 01, 2013 12:01 pm

The South Main Street School's students of the month for October 2013. The South Main Street School's students of the month for October 2013.

PLEASANTVILLE - The following students were selected as the South Main Street School’s students of the month for October 2013:

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Halloween not scary for friends of Absecon Nursery School

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, November 01, 2013 09:22 am

Submitted/ There was nothing frightful about a recent Halloween gathering between members of the Absecon Senior Center and their younger counterparts from the Absecon Nursery School. In fact, there were more smiles than shouts. Submitted/ There was nothing frightful about a recent Halloween gathering between members of the Absecon Senior Center and their younger counterparts from the Absecon Nursery School. In fact, there were more smiles than shouts.

There was nothing frightful about a recent Halloween gathering between members of the Absecon Senior Center and their younger counterparts from the Absecon Nursery School. In fact, there were more smiles than shouts.

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Lack of members force school board to abandon meeting

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:49 pm

PLEASANTVILLE _ A lack of members forced the Pleasantville Board of Education to cancel a rescheduled meeting that was to have been held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 and schedule a special meeting for next week.

Only Board President Darleen Bey-Blocker and board member Ethel Seymore were in attendance when the meeting was scheduled to begin. Board member Jerome Page followed a minute later at 5:01 p.m. and fellow member Tony Davenport arrived at 5:10 p.m. No one else came.

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Letter: Time to send a strong message to ‘ruthless’ the GOP

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Written by By Carol Bair Tuesday, October 29, 2013 04:26 pm

To the editor:

How many more times will rationale thinking Americans allow the misguided, misfits paralyze the country with economic fear and anxiety? How many more times will corporate America continue to be fined before real people go to jail? Remember, corporations are people, too, according to the Supreme Court.

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Letter: Facts are facts: House Republicans caused the shutdown

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Written by By Norman Unsworth Tuesday, October 29, 2013 04:24 pm

To the editor:

I'm not a believer in censorship, but I've come to believe in a new concept, common-sense-sorship or the practice by editors of trashing letters which are bereft of facts and/or logic. A letter in the Oct. 25 edition of The Current fits this category perfectly.

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