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Mayor John Armstrong's State of the City address

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Written by From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Monday, January 05, 2015 02:44 pm

From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor's Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong In 2014, Atlantic City and the surrounding communities of AtlanticCounty felt the full force of an economic tsunami with the closing of four casinos and the loss of several thousand jobs. We have seen its effects in Absecon over the past year, and there may be more bad news ahead before any sign of a turnaround.

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Absecon man, 41, reported missing

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, December 29, 2014 04:22 pm

Absecon police seek public’s help in locating missing man Absecon police seek public’s help in locating missing man

ABSECON – The Absecon Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a man who was reported missing by family members.

The police department is seeking information on the whereabouts of Brandyn F. Schweitzer, 41, of Absecon, who suffers side effects from a brain injury that include slurred speech and slight trouble walking. He can function normally and communicate, police said.

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K-9 searches lead to three Pleasantville arrests on gun, weapons charges

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, December 29, 2014 03:40 pm

Pleasantville police officers arrested three men recently on weapons and drugs charges after conducting separate vehicle stops in which a K-9 search uncovered illegal weapons and drugs. Pleasantville police officers arrested three men recently on weapons and drugs charges after conducting separate vehicle stops in which a K-9 search uncovered illegal weapons and drugs. PLEASANTVILLE — Pleasantville police officers arrested three men during the holiday season on weapons and drugs charges after conducting separate vehicle stops in which a K-9 search uncovered illegal guns and firearms.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter, Dec. 31, 2014

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, December 29, 2014 12:28 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department reported the following arrests:

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Absecon crossing guard says good-bye

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 01:37 pm

For more than a generation of Absecon Public School students, the corner of Faunce Landing and North Shore roads won’t seem like the same anymore. Janice Haines, who served as an Absecon crossing guard for 28 years, retired on Tuesday, Dec. 23 to enjoy her home along the scenic Mullica River./submitted For more than a generation of Absecon Public School students, the corner of Faunce Landing and North Shore roads won’t seem like the same anymore. Janice Haines, who served as an Absecon crossing guard for 28 years, retired on Tuesday, Dec. 23 to enjoy her home along the scenic Mullica River./submitted ABSECON _ For more than a generation of Absecon Public School students, the intersection of Faunce Landing and North Shore roads won’t seem like the same anymore.

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Pleasantville man, 22, shot to death in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:34 am

ATLANTIC CITY – A 22-year-old Pleasantville man was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 22 on Adriatic Avenue in Atlantic City.

Kenneth Sandoz was found dead after Atlantic City police responded to the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue following a 7:47 p.m. report of shots fired, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said. 

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Police seek sister-in-law in Beanie Sigel shooting

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 04:33 pm

PLEASANTVILLE – Police are searching for the sister-in-law of Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, who was critically shot in the chest here Friday, Dec. 5.

Sigel’s sister-in-law, Kamilah Salahuddin, and Ricky Childress have been named as people of interest in the shooting of Dwight Grant, 40, who performs as Beanie Sigel.

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Singing the sounds of the Christmas season

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 03:33 pm

Members of the Mainland Baptist Choir prepare to sing holiday songs to Absecon Manor residents. Members of the Mainland Baptist Choir prepare to sing holiday songs to Absecon Manor residents. Members of the Mainland Baptist Church Choir, joined EmmaC.Attales School students and Absecon Mayor John Armstrong in bringing an evening of holiday cheer to Absecon Manor residents and their relatives on Monday, Dec. 1.

Singing songs of the season and accompanied by the school bands performance and everyone joined in as Mayor Armstrong light up the Absecon Manor Christmas Tree.

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Pleasantville food drive to help displaced workers

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:00 am

The recent casino industry layoffs and their residual effects have prompted Pleasantville officials to ask residents to donate canned items to assist other community members through these difficult times. You may donate at the following locations:

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3 Hamilton men charged in summer burglary spree

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, December 08, 2014 05:30 am

City police department officials have announced the arrest of three individuals who were connected to 13 burglaries between June and September City police department officials have announced the arrest of three individuals who were connected to 13 burglaries between June and September ABSECON – Police Department officials announced the arrest Dec. 6 of three men who are allegedly connected to 13 burglaries between June and September.

Carlos Soler, 24, Tyler Gallagher, 20, and Richard Souder, 24, all of Hamilton Township, according to a statement issued by Absecon Detective Sgt. Joyce Lee.

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