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Weird NJ: Local legends, secrets at the Pleasantville Library

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, March 17, 2014 11:58 am

The Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be taking the cover off of Weird NJ’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets during April and May. The program is open to adults and teens. Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary while enjoying a special lecture about the places, faces and events that make New Jersey both weird and wonderful. Topics to be discussed include local landmarks, shipwrecks, the state song and the Jersey Devil. The Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be taking the cover off of Weird NJ’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets during April and May. The program is open to adults and teens. Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary while enjoying a special lecture about the places, faces and events that make New Jersey both weird and wonderful. Topics to be discussed include local landmarks, shipwrecks, the state song and the Jersey Devil.

The Pleasantville Branch of the Atlantic County Library System will be taking the cover off of Weird NJ’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets during April and May. The program is open to adults and teens. Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th anniversary while enjoying a special lecture about the places, faces and events that make New Jersey both weird and wonderful. Topics to be discussed include local landmarks, shipwrecks, the state song and the Jersey Devil.

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Pleasantville man gets 30 years in fatal Chrismas Eve shooting

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, March 14, 2014 07:09 pm

MAYS LANDING – A Pleasantville man was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for the fatal shooting of a Somers Point man on Christmas Eve in 2011, acting Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain said.

Lenny R. Ross Jr., 31, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Jan. 7 in the killing of Steven Gurss Jr., 28. 

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Teen PEP provides promising potential for Pleasantville teens, family

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, March 13, 2014 04:29 pm

Pleasantville Teen PEP members meet once a month and mentor to eight- and ninth-graders. They are: Ayanna Harris , Jamira Junne, Carmelo Hernandez, Malik Faulkner, Devin Jamison, Quincy Elliot, TyRell Anderson, Na'Mira Crosby, Eric Greene, Iraliz Vasquez, Mike Foster,Selena Mezquita, Kamau Bazemore, Monique Mullings, Khalfani Bazemore, Keila Nieves, Anita Mensa, and Brian Medina. The co-advisors are Michelle Stevenson and Stephen Katzen./Submitted Pleasantville Teen PEP members meet once a month and mentor to eight- and ninth-graders. They are: Ayanna Harris , Jamira Junne, Carmelo Hernandez, Malik Faulkner, Devin Jamison, Quincy Elliot, TyRell Anderson, Na'Mira Crosby, Eric Greene, Iraliz Vasquez, Mike Foster,Selena Mezquita, Kamau Bazemore, Monique Mullings, Khalfani Bazemore, Keila Nieves, Anita Mensa, and Brian Medina. The co-advisors are Michelle Stevenson and Stephen Katzen./Submitted

PLEASANTVILLE _ A group of more than 50 students, friends and family members attended the eighth annual Pleasantville High School Teen PEP Family Night on Thursday, March 6.

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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 04:22 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 04:17 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 04:16 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 04:14 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 01:48 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 03:55 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 02:49 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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