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City Council remembers former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr.

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:43 pm

Members of Pleasantville City Council offered their heartfelt condolences and tearful memories on Monday, June 16 to the friends and family of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr., who passed away last week./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Members of Pleasantville City Council offered their heartfelt condolences and tearful memories on Monday, June 16 to the friends and family of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr., who passed away last week./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE - Members of City Council offered their heartfelt condolences and tearful memories on Monday, June 16 to the friends and family of former Mayor Ralph Peterson Sr., who passed away last week.

Peterson, 81, was the city’s first African-American police chief and mayor, died Thursday, June 12.

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Up! Up! and Away!

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, June 16, 2014 12:19 pm

Higher-level education made a landing for H. Ashton Marsh School students on Monday, June 16, thanks to an annual hot air balloon visit organized by third-grade teacher Kim Horton./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Higher-level education made a landing for H. Ashton Marsh School students on Monday, June 16, thanks to an annual hot air balloon visit organized by third-grade teacher Kim Horton./R.J. Liberatore Jr. ABSECON – Higher-level education made a landing for H. Ashton Marsh School students on Monday, June 16, thanks to an annual hot air balloon visit organized by third-grade teacher Kim Horton.

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Faith Baptist Church Men’s Revival ‘One God, One Man, One Change’

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, June 16, 2014 10:29 am

Faith Baptist Church with present its 2014 Men’s Revival, One God, One Man, One Change, over three nights, Tuesday, June 24-Thursday, June 26. Faith Baptist Church with present its 2014 Men’s Revival, One God, One Man, One Change, over three nights, Tuesday, June 24-Thursday, June 26. Faith Baptist Church with present its 2014 Men’s Revival, One God, One Man, One Change, over three nights, Tuesday, June 24-Thursday, June 26.

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Donny Fund Day celebrates 20 years (VIDEO)

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Written by Michael Carroll Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:00 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – The Donny Fund celebrated its 20th year of giving Sunday, June 15 at the Yacht Club of Pleasantville.

The 20th annual Donny Fund Day included a 2½-mile row, swim or paddle surf across Lake’s Bay and a 5K run or walk along the shore of Lake’s Bay to raise money for the Donny Fund, a division of the John and Nancy Sykes Foundation, which benefits local children with catastrophic illnesses.

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Absecon in Your Town, Edition of June 12, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 04:40 pm

Absecon Ed. Association, PTO and Green Team present free Family Movie Night

  The Absecon Education Association in conjunction with the Absecon Green Team and Absecon PTO is presenting a free family night out.  The event is 8 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the football field at Pitney Park. A free showing of the movie, “ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (which was secured by the Absecon Green Team) will be shown. The PTO will be selling snacks at the concession stand. The Absecon Community Affairs Team will be selling glow in the dark keepsakes, and Absecon teachers will provide the screen and sound system for your viewing pleasure. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and all your family members for this wonderful community event.

American Legion Post No. 28 Family Fun Day

The Absecon Legion Post No. 28 will host a Family Fun Day 4-7 p.m., Saturday, June 21 on its grounds at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road. Enjoy pony rides, games and a dunk tank. A pulled pork dinner with a beverage and dessert is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Hot dogs will be available. Get tickets from any member or call Walt Krouse 609-641-6786.

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Pleasantville mourns former Mayor Ralph Peterson

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, June 13, 2014 01:04 pm

PLEASANTVILLE ­– A pioneer in law enforcement and city politics has died.

Former Mayor Ralph Peterson, the city’s first African-American police chief and mayor, died late Thursday, June 12. He was 81.

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City-wide yard sale a tradition in Absecon (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chelsea White Friday, June 13, 2014 11:18 am

Port Republic resident Tim Sullivan inspects a birdcage. Port Republic resident Tim Sullivan inspects a birdcage. More than 50 homes in the Blenheim Avenue neighborhood in Absecon brought out their unwanted bikes, toys, furniture and even banana plants, hoping to make a few bucks on Saturday, June 7 for the annual Absecon Education Association city-wide yard sale. Sellers paid a fee to have their location listed on maps that were handed out to bargain hunters.

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Letter: Include meat industry in climate change discussion

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I am delighted that EPA has finally moved to abate the disastrous impacts of climate change by regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But, given the adverse reaction from the coal industry, the agency should have issued parallel regulations on emissions from meat industry operations. Each state could then determine its own optimal strategy for curbing greenhouse gases.

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Father, son-in-law face drug charges following Absecon accident

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:03 am

ABSECON _ A Hammonton Father-in-law and his son-in-law are facing traffic and drug charges following a two-car accident that sent two people to an area hospital for treatment.

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Absecon Lions donate sports equipment to CASA

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 04:15 pm

 CASA Volunteer Coordinators Robert Abbamondi, Kelley Waterfall, Sara Passaro, CASA Director of Community Development Karen DeRosa and CASA Program Manager Jennifer Valentine Standing from left are CASA Volunteer Coordinators Robert Abbamondi of Egg Harbor Township, Kelley Waterfall of Longport, Sara Passaro of Manahawkin and in front from left CASA Director of Community Development Karen DeRosa of Beesleys Point and CASA Program Manager Jennifer Valentine of Somers Point./ Submitted by Karen DeRosa ABSECON - The Absecon Lions recently donated sporting equipment to CASA for children of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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