Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

Locals launch campaign to send supplies to Ebola-torn West Africa

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 05:00 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

“When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

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Famous S-O-S and Pancake Breakfast

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:52 am

The Cape-Atlantic Detachment Marine Corps League hosts its 28th annual Famous S-0-S and Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 26 at American Legion Post No. 28 at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road in Absecon. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for under 12. Call 609-289-1599 for tickets. The Cape-Atlantic Detachment Marine Corps League hosts its 28th annual Famous S-0-S and Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 26 at American Legion Post No. 28 at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road in Absecon. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for under 12. Call 609-289-1599 for tickets. The Cape-Atlantic Detachment Marine Corps League hosts its 28th annual Famous S-0-S and Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 26 at American Legion Post No. 28 at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road in Absecon. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for under 12. Call 609-289-1599 for tickets.

   

Trip to see ‘Moses’

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:00 pm

“Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. Friday, Nov. 28 with stops for shopping at KitchenKettleVillage and dinner at Dutch Family Restaurant. Sponsored by Absecon Presbyterian Church. Price is $115 for adults, $95 for teens and $75 for children. Price includes round trip transportation, show ticket, dinner and gratuities, and fees. Call 609-641-3759 for information.

 

Brandywine Christmas trip

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:00 pm

 Join the Absecon 9-11 Memorial Committee and Community Affairs for this holiday tour. Tuesday Dec. 2. Cost $100 per person. Transportation, lunch at the Great House Restaurant, tour of QVC studios and shopping followed by a visit to the Longwood Gardens Christmas Display. The bus departs at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. at the Absecon American Legion, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road. Call Terry Iaconelli at 609-383-1010.

   

Absecon ABCD collects food for the Community Food Bank

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, October 13, 2014 11:00 am

The Absecon Business  and  Commercial Development ‘s Holiday Fair will host a charity auction to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. From left are Patti Kuhn, ABCD Holiday Fair coordinator, Mayor John Armstrong, ABCD President Bart Richter and Connie Havens, owner of Connie's Cutting Cove./Submitted The Absecon Business and Commercial Development ‘s Holiday Fair will host a charity auction to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch. From left are Patti Kuhn, ABCD Holiday Fair coordinator, Mayor John Armstrong, ABCD President Bart Richter and Connie Havens, owner of Connie's Cutting Cove./Submitted ABSECON _ The Absecon Business and Commercial Development ‘s Holiday Fair will host a charity auction to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.

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Letter: Animal products are the real killers

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 13, 2014 09:12 am

Letter: Animal products are the real killers Letter: Animal products are the real killers To the editor:

Federal, state and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here.

Where is the comparable effort to stem the spread of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases that kill 1.4 million Americans annually and are linked conclusively to excessive consumption of animal products? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that’s 23 times the number killed by all infectious diseases combined, including AIDS, hepatitis, blood poisoning and intestinal infections.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter for Sept. 17-Oct. 7

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, October 08, 2014 03:46 pm

The following arrests were reported by the Pleasantville Police Department for the period of Sept. 17-Oct. 7. Remember, all are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Woman, 2 children flown to hospital following two-vehicle Absecon accident

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:23 am

A woman and two children were flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with head and neck injuries following a two-car accident Tuesday morning, according to Absecon police. A woman and two children were flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with head and neck injuries following a two-car accident Tuesday morning, according to Absecon police. ABSECON - A woman and two children were flown by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital in Camden with head and neck injuries following a two-car accident Tuesday morning, according to Absecon police.

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Pleasantville woman suffers chest pain in Absecon accident

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, October 03, 2014 07:48 am

A Pleasantville woman was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment of chest pain after she was involved in a single-car accident that knocked down a light pole./Absecon Police Department A Pleasantville woman was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment of chest pain after she was involved in a single-car accident that knocked down a light pole./Absecon Police Department ABSECON  A Pleasantville woman was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus for treatment of chest pain after she was involved in a single-car accident that knocked down a utility pole.

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A new age in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:48 pm

Pleasantville officials hold groundbreaking ceremony for downtown redevelopment project

In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. describes Pleasantville’s downtown redevelopment project as a complex that will “set the tone for Pleasantville.”/R.J. Liberatore Jr. In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age. Pleasantville Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr. describes Pleasantville’s downtown redevelopment project as a complex that will “set the tone for Pleasantville.”/R.J. Liberatore Jr.

PLEASANTVILLE - In the neighborhood where the center of Pleasantville’s culture, business and political climate once thrived 130 years ago, officials gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30 to celebrate it’s rebirth into a new age.

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