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Pleasantville police find woman with baby in stroller, loaded handguns

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 pm

PLEASANTVILLE - City police officers have three people in custody, including a woman who was walking a baby in a stroller, after the department received multiple 911 calls reporting a man with a gun.

At 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Pleasantville police officers quickly responded to the 911 calls reporting of a man a gun near the intersection of First Street and Lake Place and about two blocks away from the city police department headquarters.

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Pleasantville’s Board of Education meets new state monitor

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 03:11 pm

R.J. Liberatore Jr. / Lester W. Richens speaks before the Pleasantville Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Richens will take over as the district’s state-appointed monitor when the current monitor, James Riehman, leaves on Sept. 13. R.J. Liberatore Jr. / Lester W. Richens speaks before the Pleasantville Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Richens will take over as the district’s state-appointed monitor when the current monitor, James Riehman, leaves on Sept. 13.

PLEASANTVILLE — Department of Education officials introduced Lester W. Richens of Neptune as the new state-appointed monitor for the troubled Pleasantville Public Schools during the Board of Education’s Sept. 10 meeting.

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ACUA kicks off 'Put it out There' recycling campaign

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:45 pm

R.J. Liberatore Jr./Pleasantville Mayor Jessie Tweedle listens as ACUA President Richard S. Dovey unveils the utility’s recycling public awareness campaign. R.J. Liberatore Jr./Pleasantville Mayor Jessie Tweedle listens as ACUA President Richard S. Dovey unveils the utility’s recycling public awareness campaign.

PLEASANTVILLE – Atlantic County Utilities Authority officials launched a three-month public relations campaign Tuesday, Sept. 10 that’s designed to increase the recycling rate to 50 percent.

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Absecon police, council urge speeding parents to slow down

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 09, 2013 02:51 pm

ABSECON _ Slow down, the police are watching you.

That’s the word that came out of the Sept. 5 Absecon City Council meeting toward parents who disobey traffic laws while motoring down one of the city’s main east-west roadways each morning.

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‘When the Baton is Dropped’ Community Forum in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 09, 2013 12:32 pm

The When the Baton is Dropped Community Forum is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Lighthouse Community Church in Pleasantville. The When the Baton is Dropped Community Forum is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Lighthouse Community Church in Pleasantville.

PLEASANTVILLE _ A Pleasantville church has brought together local officials, leaders, and community representatives for a community development forum to be held next week.

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Pleasantville’s North Main Street School students hit the books in style

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 09, 2013 11:18 am

Submitted/The staff and students of Pleasantville’s North Main Street School received 416 book bags stocked with school supplies from the Kids in Need Foundation on the first day of school last week. Submitted/The staff and students of Pleasantville’s North Main Street School received 416 book bags stocked with school supplies from the Kids in Need Foundation on the first day of school last week.

PLEASANTVILLE — Elementary School students at Pleasantville’s North Main Street School headed back to classes in style this year thanks to the efforts of the Kids in Need Foundation.

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Uncover the written world with Pleasantville’s Page turners

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 09, 2013 10:32 am

Submitted/ Sandra Santa Maria of the Bargaintown section of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville staff member Paula Stanton start the discussion of the novel “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick. Submitted/ Sandra Santa Maria of the Bargaintown section of Egg Harbor Township and Atlantic County Library System/Pleasantville staff member Paula Stanton start the discussion of the novel “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick.

The Pleasantville branch of the Atlantic County Library System hosts a monthly book discussion group, Pleasantville's Page Turners, at the library branch.

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New Jersey offers Pleasantville homeowners grants to elevate homes

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, September 08, 2013 07:28 pm

Homeowners have until Sept. 15 to apply for $30,000 in grants to pay for raising their homes to avoid the type of damage Superstorm Sandy caused along the east coast of the United States in 2012. Homeowners have until Sept. 15 to apply for $30,000 in grants to pay for raising their homes to avoid the type of damage Superstorm Sandy caused along the east coast of the United States in 2012.

PLEASANTVILLE — City residents have little time left to apply for a state grant that can offer them up to $30,000 toward the cost of elevating their home to meet new FEMA elevation guidelines.

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Letter: Overspending on legal budget not Save Absecon's fault

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Written by Joseph A. Courter Wednesday, September 04, 2013 05:53 pm

Letter: Overspending on legal budget not Save Absecon’s fault Letter: Overspending on legal budget not Save Absecon’s fault

To the editor:

I take serious umbrage at Absecon Mayor John Armstrong blaming the increase in city taxes on the Absecon Gardens and Visions lawsuits. I am responding to the article, “Nobody likes paying taxes, but Absecon has an explanation,” in the Aug. 16 edition of The Current.

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Absecon city leaders must plan now to avoid 2014 tax increase

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Written by By Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, September 04, 2013 01:07 pm

Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

It is good to get away. Vacations allow us to throttle back a bit, enjoy family and friends, and also reflect a bit on the challenges and frustrations that are a part of everyday life. Last week, my family and I spent a week along the coastline of Maine.

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