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Pleasantville school employees received $104,000 in unapproved post-Sandy relief pay, state report says

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 08, 2014 05:11 pm

A group of 74 Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review. A group of 74 Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review. PLEASANTVILLE – Seventy-four Pleasantville School District employees received unapproved payments totaling $104,026.51 for time worked at the Pleasantville High School and Middle School relief shelters during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a state review.

“Payments were issued without appropriate itemization, verification and/or prior board review for approval,” stated a New Jersey Department of Education Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance report issued Aug. 26.

Thirteen workers claimed they worked 24 hours a day for multiple days, the report said.

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Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:10 pm

Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches Letter: Encourage consumption of healthier school lunches To the editor:

With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

Traditionally, the USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks to the point where one-third have become overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

In recent years, several state legislatures asked their schools to offer daily vegetarian options, and 64 percent of United States school districts now do.

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Absecon Historical Society hosts annual Fall Walking Tour

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, September 08, 2014 10:37 am

The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites./Absecon Historical Society The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites./Absecon Historical Society  ABSECON - The Absecon Historical Society welcomes all to step back in time by taking tour of Absecon during its annual free Fall Walking Tour of historic homes, buildings and historic sites.

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Absecon police search for hit-and-run driver

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, September 05, 2014 10:13 pm

A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk when he was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon Police. A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk when he was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon Police. ABSECON – A Pleasantville man suffered head and arm injuries as he walked along a Shore Road sidewalk and was struck by a hit-an-run driver, according to Absecon police.

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Rabid raccoon collected from Pleasantville

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 04:26 pm

Residents Urged to Vaccinate their Pets – Next Free Clinic Sept. 21

Atlantic County health officials strongly encourage residents to vaccinate their pets to protect them from contracting and spreading rabies following the county’s ninth confirmed case and the third case within the last two weeks.

The most recent case involved a raccoon that was collected from a property on Shadeland Avenue in Pleasantville. The homeowner discovered the lethargic raccoon in the yard with his dog. The animal control officer was called to remove the raccoon. The animal was sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for the viral disease on September 5, 2014.

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2 Absecon men charged in 3-week burglary spree

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:06 pm

Absecon police officers have arrested two men they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries./Absecon Police Absecon police officers have arrested two men they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries./Absecon Police ABSECON Police arrested two Absecon men that they say targeted a Route 30 business during a three-week-long spree of burglaries.

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Woman charged with kicking Absecon police officers in legs, groin

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:42 pm

  A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin. A Sayerville woman was arrested at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 and charged with assaulting Absecon police officers after kicking them in the legs and the groin.

ABSECON  A Sayreville woman was charged with assaulting police officers after she allegedly kicked Absecon officers in the legs and groin at about 10:10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, police officers, police said.

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Woman calls Absecon police during break-in, Pleasantville man arrested, charged

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:11 pm

While a man attempted to break into her home, a 36-year-old Absecon woman called police quickly enough to allow them to arrest and charge him before he escaped. While a man attempted to break into her home, a 36-year-old Absecon woman called police quickly enough to allow them to arrest and charge him before he escaped.

ABSECON _ While a man attempted to break into her home, a 36-year-old Absecon woman called police quickly enough to allow them to arrest and charge him before he escaped.

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Absecon in Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Save the date for the Pedal-Paddle-Run

The Absecon Education Foundation will present the 14th annual Pedal-Paddle-Run race on Saturday, Sept. 27 with a rain date of the following day.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at Heritage Park where the race begins at 8 a.m. Advance registration can be made by Sept. 13 and guarantees a race t-shirt. Register online at active.com, abseconschools.org  or in person at the Home Town Variety Store, 150 New Jersey Ave. Call  609-641-5375, ext. 1017 for information.

Lancaster trip

“Moses” at Sight & Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. Oct 9. Price: $106. Hosted by Absecon AARP 705. Price of $106 includes lunch at Hershey Farms. Call 609-350-5063.

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Absecon police investigate Absecon Center attempted robbery

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Saturday, August 30, 2014 09:46 am

An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police. ABSECON _ An Absecon Center worker was attacked by two men who attempted to rob her while she took out the trash at the end of the day, according to the Absecon Police.

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