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School district seeks cash to fuel STEAM

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 03:09 pm

ABSECON – Absecon Public Schools Superintendent Theresa DeFranco is asking city businesses to defray the cost of a program to encourage students to excel.

Recently, district teachers selected the theme “Full Steam Ahead” to highlight a five-year education plan that focuses science, technology, engineering, art and math – abbreviated as STEAM – across the district’s two schools, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary and Emma C. Attales Middle School.

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Perspective law firms pitch services to Pleasantville school board

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, February 09, 2015 03:09 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – The Pleasantville Board of Education’s hunt for legal representation will take at least two more weeks after the school board heard presentations, but declined to make a choice Thursday, Jan. 29.

Board members listened to an hour’s worth of proposals from eight law firms, large and small, before adjourning to a half-hour executive session. The board returned to public session, but adjourned before voting on a decision.

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Yellow Brick Road leads to Attales Middle School

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, February 09, 2015 10:31 am

From left are Mia Watson, Lily Pena, Kayla Killian, Victoria Smith and Brianna Phillippou who performed in the Emma C. Attales Middle School production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Feb. 5-6./Chelsea White From left are Mia Watson, Lily Pena, Kayla Killian, Victoria Smith and Brianna Phillippou who performed in the Emma C. Attales Middle School production of “The Wizard of Oz” on Feb. 5-6./Chelsea White Families and friends were greeted by munchkins and winged monkeys when they arrived Friday night Feb. 6 for Emma C. Attales Middle School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” There wasn’t an open seat left in the cafetorium of Absecon Public Schools as guests followed Dorothy and Toto on their journey along the Yellow Brick Road.

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You must take it with you when you go in Pleasantville

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 03:08 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – If you plan to leave the City on the Move, you’ll have to make sure you take it all with you when you go.

At its Feb. 2 meeting, Pleasantville City Council introduced on first reading an ordinance designed to remind homeowners to empty their homes when they move and codify the requirement.

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14th annual Vic Vergata Sr. Memorial Spaghetti Dinner

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, February 03, 2015 01:33 pm

The Absecon Lions Club hosts the 14th annual Vic Vergata Sr. Memorial Spaghetti Dinner 1-6 p.m. Sunday, March 22 ath the John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center, Pitney Road and Crestview Avenue, Absecon.

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Salem United Methodist Church Black History celebration

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, February 02, 2015 12:08 pm

Salem United Methodist Church celebrates its sixth annual Black History Celebration and Soul Food Dinner at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28 at the church grounds, 815 S. Main St., Pleasantville.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for children and free for children under 5 and include program and dinner. For information, contact Alma D. Wiggins 609-652-8972, Phyllis H. Evans 609-464-1774, Sandra Jones 609-645-9475, Dianne Marshall 609-708-0757 or the church office 609-646-2220.

   

Wife convicted in vehicular death of New Hampshire man in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, January 30, 2015 11:36 am

MAYS LANDING – A New Hampshire woman who was captured on surveillance video swerving across two lanes of Black Horse Pike traffic before crashing into a service station light pole in 2012 was convicted of vehicular homicide Thursday, Jan. 29.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter for Wednesday, Jan. 27

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, January 29, 2015 04:27 pm

Pleasantville Police Department Blotter for Jan. 28, 2015 Pleasantville Police Department Blotter for Jan. 28, 2015 The Pleasantville Police Department released the following arrest blotter on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

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Absecon says farewell to Reverend Dave Cobb

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Wednesday, January 28, 2015 02:47 pm

After 34 years, Reverend Dave Cobb has stepped down from the pulpit at Absecon Presbyterian Church for the last time After 34 years, Reverend Dave Cobb has stepped down from the pulpit at Absecon Presbyterian Church for the last time After 34 years, Reverend Dave Cobb has stepped down from the pulpit at Absecon Presbyterian Church for the last time. The man who many consider a great preacher has retired to Galloway Township with Jan, his wife of 44 years. He will devote much of his time to his three children, Laura Kay, Jack, and Janna Beth and his five grandchildren.

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Pre-Prom Fashion Show features beach theme at Holy Spirit

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 02:38 pm

Though it’s cold and little snowy outside, the Holy Spirit High School auditorium will soon seem like a summer-time beach scene when the Mother’s Guild presents its annual Holy Spirit High School Pre-Prom Fashion Show. Though it’s cold and little snowy outside, the Holy Spirit High School auditorium will soon seem like a summer-time beach scene when the Mother’s Guild presents its annual Holy Spirit High School Pre-Prom Fashion Show. ABSECON – Though it’s cold and little snowy outside, the Holy Spirit High School auditorium will soon seem like a summer-time beach scene when the Mother’s Guild presents its annual Holy Spirit High School Pre-Prom Fashion Show.

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