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Pleasantville police investigate third armed home invasion in five days

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Saturday, October 12, 2013 06:56 pm

PLEASANTVILLE - The Pleasantville Police Department is investigating is armed home invasion that occurred at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, according to a statement issued by Police Capt. Sean Riggin.

The invasion occurred on the 200 block of North Third Street and the intruders assaulted the home’s occupants during the attack.

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South Main Street School September Students of the Month

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 11, 2013 01:06 pm

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The following students were named September students of the month at the South Main Street School:

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Absecon awarded $2,000 Sustainable Jersey grant

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 11, 2013 12:10 pm

ABSECON – Sustainable Jersey representatives announced Wednesday, Oct. 9 that Absecon has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey capacity-building grant.

The $2,000 grants are intended to assist community Green Teams as they lead and coordinate the sustainability activities of their communities.

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Absecon’s 9/11 Committee Seeks Community Input

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Friday, October 11, 2013 12:08 pm

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Last spring, the City of Absecon obtained through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey a 16-foot long beam which is part of the remnants of the twin towers destroyed by the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Pleasantville police investigate armed home invasion

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 11, 2013 11:40 am

PLEASANTVILLE -The Pleasantville Police Department is investigating an armed home invasion in which three men barged into a Linden   Avenue home.

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Man in wheelchair struck, dragged by tractor trailer

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 11, 2013 11:36 am

PLEASANTVILLE - A Pleasantville man is suffering from serious and potentially life-threatening injuries after he was struck while crossing the road in his wheelchair and dragged by a tractor trailer on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Pleasantville police warn residents to keep cars locked

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 11, 2013 11:32 am

PLEASANTVILLE - The Pleasantville Police Department is warning city residents to keep their vehicles locked and valuables out of sight after sudden rash of vehicle burglaries on the city’s south side.

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Pleasantville High School students make learning ‘sweet’

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 08, 2013 05:16 pm

Submitted/In the front row is Janice Walker. In the second row, from left, are Oscar Lopez-Antonio, Joseph Rosado, Jordan Hashem, and Brandon Smith. In the back row are: Jean Brevil, Isaiah Harper, Shakur Hancock Palmer and Kamal Williams. Submitted/In the front row is Janice Walker. In the second row, from left, are Oscar Lopez-Antonio, Joseph Rosado, Jordan Hashem, and Brandon Smith. In the back row are: Jean Brevil, Isaiah Harper, Shakur Hancock Palmer and Kamal Williams.

The Pleasantville High School Multimedia class completed a project using Microsoft Word to design a candy bar wrapper.

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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

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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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Fix the Problem: Our broken economy

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Friday, September 27, 2013 09:11 am

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The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one. We, as residents of Atlantic County, have a problem. Put simply, our local economy is broken.

The Atlantic City Press recently described our circumstances as “dire” and the numbers support that characterization. Our unemployment rate has fluctuated between 11.5 percent and 13.5 percent over the last year, reflecting only a seasonal fluctuation in casino business. By comparison, the unemployment rates nationally and statewide have been reduced to 7.3 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively.

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