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Advice on fences, walls and sheds

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Written by By Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, April 10, 2013 01:38 pm

The great American poet Robert Frost certainly got it right when he wrote “Good fences make good neighbors.” Maintaining good neighborly relations as well as an orderly community is why Absecon’s zoning law includes certain reasonable restrictions on the construction of fences, walls and sheds in our residential areas. Unfortunately, many people install a new fence, wall or shed, or replace an old one without following the law’s requirements, including the need to obtain a zoning permit before making the improvement. If these zoning standards are violated, the homeowner must bear the extra expense of removing the nonconforming structure or otherwise apply for a zoning variance. All of this heartache and expense can be avoided, if the homeowner is aware of the law’s requirements.

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Pleasantville welcomes Mambo Café

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, April 02, 2013 04:52 pm

Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle participates in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mambo Café, 226 S. Main St. From left are, State Senator Jeff Van Drew, Council President Judy Ward, Tweedle, Martha Marin and her husband, Jose Marin, the owner of Mambo Café’ and Councilman Lincoln Green. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle participates in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Mambo Café, 226 S. Main St. From left are, State Senator Jeff Van Drew, Council President Judy Ward, Tweedle, Martha Marin and her husband, Jose Marin, the owner of Mambo Café’ and Councilman Lincoln Green.

Pleasantville officials welcomed another new business to the city Monday, April 1 when Mambo Café held a ribbon cutting ceremony. The restaurant at 226 S. Main St. is owned by José Marin, who owns the nearby La Cosecha grocery store. Mambo Café joins a growing list of businesses that have chosen Pleasantville as a city to do business in during the past few years, including CVS, Popeye’s and Subway.

   

A promising start for the Mayor’s Advisory Council

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Written by By Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Thursday, March 07, 2013 12:41 pm

Submitted/From left are Dick Fetter, Dr. Mike Combs, Absecon Mayor John Armstrong and Don Patterson, who recently attended the inaugural meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Council in the Municipal Complex. Submitted/From left are Dick Fetter, Dr. Mike Combs, Absecon Mayor John Armstrong and Don Patterson, who recently attended the inaugural meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Council in the Municipal Complex.

From the Mayor’s Chair

On a recent Saturday morning, I met with 22 concerned Absecon residents, along with Council President Jim Vizthum and Councilman Chris Seher to discuss topics of concern in town. For 90 minutes, each of the participants had an opportunity to weigh in on a number of issues we face as a community. Our group includes a diverse collection of men and women from all parts of Absecon of differing ages and backgrounds. What they have in common is a deep connection with our community and a desire to make things better. Over coffee and Danish and overlooking the pond at Heritage Park from the lobby of the Municipal Complex, we shared opinions about the challenges we face as well as the opportunities available to us.

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From the Mayor's Chair: Improving how we do business in Absecon

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Written by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:23 pm

New Jersey has 565 municipalities operating under a crazy quilt of differing forms of government. Absecon is one of only 12 municipalities organized under the City Act of 1987, which provides for a mayor elected citywide for a term of four years and seven council members, six elected from one of two wards for a term of three years and one elected citywide for a term of four years.

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Stevenson earns Lite Rock Teacher of the Month honors

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, February 25, 2013 12:13 pm

Pleasantville High School Physical Education teacher Michelle Stevenson is Lite Rock 96.9 FM’s February Teacher of the Month. Pleasantville High School Physical Education teacher Michelle Stevenson is Lite Rock 96.9 FM’s February Teacher of the Month.

PLEASANTVILLE _ Michelle Stevenson, a health and physical education teacher at Pleasantville High School, has been honored as Lite Rock 96.9 FM’s Teacher of the Month for February.

Senior Julia Monroe, who is one of Stevenson’s students, nominated her. Monroe said she considers Stevenson as a role model and a mentor.

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