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The sands of time: the saga of our efforts to have the state dredge Absecon Creek

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:19 am

The sands of time: the saga of our efforts to have the state dredge Absecon Creek The sands of time: the saga of our efforts to have the state dredge Absecon Creek Last May, I wrote a column about the impact of the Sandy-related siltation on the channel from Absecon Creek to the bay. It included a photo of a depth finder showing 14 inches of clearance in the channel two hours before dead low tide. I warned our local boaters to be careful of this navigational hazard. I advised that the city was in contact with state representatives about dredging the channel, and that Absecon Creek was scheduled for dredging sometime in mid-June. Since that time, I have spent countless hours on this problem, but to no avail as of yet. The problem remains, if not worse today. We have become accustomed to the chest-thumping of state officials who claim that we are “Jersey Strong” and “Stronger than the Storm.” Judge for yourself as I tell a story that has more twists and turns than Absecon Creek itself.

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Pleasantville Police Department arrest blotter, June 25, 2014

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:09 am

The Pleasantville Police Department made the following recent arrests:

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Atlantic City man faces life in jail for Pleasantville death conviction

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 03:03 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - An Atlantic City man will most likely spend the rest of his life in New Jersey State Prison after he was sentenced for his conviction in the 2012 murder of a Pleasantville man.

Gregory J. Gibbs, 37, of Atlantic City was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 20-year sentence for unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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City business hotspot could become even more crowded

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 01:16 pm

PLEASANTVILLE - The Pleasantville City Planning Board has scheduled a meeting to hear a proposal that fuel South Main Street’s recent economic business explosion.

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Everything’s nice with Rita’s Water Ice (slideshow)

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:24 am

Connor Muskett, 10, is pretty excited for his cherry water ice./Darwisa Kagalingan Connor Muskett, 10, is pretty excited for his cherry water ice./Darwisa Kagalingan Rita’s Water Ice of Absecon celebrated a good deed in a big way on Wednesday, June 18 when the company decided to throw a water ice party for H. Ashton Marsh School students. Recently, those students contributed $1,000 to the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation.

 

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UPDATE: Mullica motorcycle crash claims second victim

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, June 23, 2014 04:07 pm

MULLICA TOWNSHIP –A motorcyclist and his passenger died Sunday evening after they were involved in single-vehicle accident on a twisty and rural section of Pleasant Mills-Weekstown Road.

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Pleasantville says goodbye to Ralph Peterson Sr.

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, June 23, 2014 03:22 pm

The municipality coined as the City on the Move came to a stop on Monday, to honor, cherish and reflect on the memory of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr./R.J. Liberatore Jr. The municipality coined as the City on the Move came to a stop on Monday, to honor, cherish and reflect on the memory of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr./R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE – The municipality whose slogan is the City on the Move came to a stop on Monday to honor, cherish and reflect on the memory of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr.

Peterson died Thursday, June 12, at age 82 after touching nearly every facet of Pleasantville life and society during a civic career that spanned 63 years.

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Motorcyclist dies in Mullica crash

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, June 22, 2014 08:57 pm

MULLICA TOWNSHIP - A favorite riding road of motorcyclists across South Jersey has claimed at least one life following a motorcycle accident shortly after 7 p.m., Sunday, June 22.

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Soaking up the sun

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, June 20, 2014 12:27 pm

Weather conditions in the 70s with a light breeze provided almost perfect conditions on Monday, June 16 for watching a hot air balloon exhibit at the H. Ashton Marsh School in Absecon. From left are third-graders, Gianna Coleman, Alina Divenuto, Ryley Wilson and Makayla Mork./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Weather conditions in the 70s with a light breeze provided almost perfect conditions on Monday, June 16 for watching a hot air balloon exhibit at the H. Ashton Marsh School in Absecon. From left are third-graders, Gianna Coleman, Alina Divenuto, Ryley Wilson and Makayla Mork./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Weather conditions in the 70s with a light breeze provided almost perfect conditions on Monday, June 16 for watching a hot air balloon exhibit at the H. Ashton Marsh School in Absecon. From left are third-graders, Gianna Coleman, Alina Divenuto, Ryley Wilson and Makayla Mork.

 

Pleasantville fire victim’s name released

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, June 20, 2014 11:53 am

County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire./R.J. Liberatore Jr. County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire./R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE – County officials have officially released the name of the man who died as the result of a June 13 arson fire.

The victim is Wilfredo Ortiz, 51, of Pleasantville, said acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain.

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