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Pleasantville Police Blotter May 7-13

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:30 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department reported 13 arrests May 7-May 13. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Earth Day is every day in Absecon

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:31 pm

On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. Planting a cherry tree are H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School students Alana Giardina, Jaime Hernandez, Justin Hackett and Jada Lee./Submitted On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. Planting a cherry tree are H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School students Alana Giardina, Jaime Hernandez, Justin Hackett and Jada Lee./Submitted

On April 23, H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School third- and fourth-graders went outside to plant and mulch an ornamental cherry tree. The tree was donated by the South Jersey Turnpike Authority in honor of the 2013-14 third- and fourth-grade students.

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Proposed cheerleading gym for Delilah Road warehouse

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:58 am

PLEASANTVILLE - Pagano Industries, LLC has applied to the city Zoning Board of Adjustments for variances and waivers to convert an existing warehouse into a cheerleading gym and school.

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Going, going, gone

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Written by From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:25 am

From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong From the Mayor’s Chair by Absecon Mayor John Armstrong

Last Saturday, I stopped into the Serenity Boutique on New Jersey Avenue to buy my wife a Mother’s Day present. Although I knew that the owners had been struggling to hold on, I was still shocked to find them packing up their inventory and moving out. What a shame! I remember when the young couple who owned the store moved onto the Avenue about 2 years ago. They were excited about the location. They said that New Jersey Avenue had a special feel to it, a sense of community. They planned to hold special events to draw new customers to their store and to help revive a general interest in shopping along the Avenue. Well, they are gone now, and they are part of a larger migration. Earlier this year, Parker and Partners moved out, along with the British Connection. This morning as I drove to City Hall, I counted as many as eight to 10 vacant stores along a two block stretch of New Jersey Avenue. Of those businesses that remain, some show disturbing signs of financial stress.

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Pleasantville women honored on Mother’s Day

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 06:47 am

Two Pleasantville women were honored on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 during the American Mothers Inc. annual luncheon at the Mays Landing Country Club in Mays Landing. Holding the plaque are Sondra Rowley Thompson, the 2014 Mother of the Year, and Pleasantville City Councilwoman Judy Ward, who received the 2014 Woman of Achievement award./submitted Two Pleasantville women were honored on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 during the American Mothers Inc. annual luncheon at the Mays Landing Country Club in Mays Landing. Holding the plaque are Sondra Rowley Thompson, the 2014 Mother of the Year, and Pleasantville City Councilwoman Judy Ward, who received the 2014 Woman of Achievement award./submitted On a day in which America paused to honor its mothers, a national organization honored a pair of Pleasantville woman during the local chapter’s annual Mother’s Day luncheon.

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Tatham E Dilks makes Bucknell’s dean’s list

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 12, 2014 03:26 pm

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell University has listed students named to the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.

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Knights of Columbus honor South Jersey Field of Dreams founder

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 12, 2014 09:41 am

Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park. From left are John Glassy, Larry McCarty, Chuck Dhyne, Robert Luke, grand knight, presenting plaque to Barry Hackett, John DeRitis, deputy grand knight, and Emil Dupuy, treasurer. Team member missing from the picture: Jeff Hayden./Submitted Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park. From left are John Glassy, Larry McCarty, Chuck Dhyne, Robert Luke, grand knight, presenting plaque to Barry Hackett, John DeRitis, deputy grand knight, and Emil Dupuy, treasurer. Team member missing from the picture: Jeff Hayden./Submitted

ABSECON _ Even after 10 years, area groups still remember the dedication, hard work and vision of a local man who created the South Jersey Field of Dreams in Pitney Park.

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council No. 6342 recognized the work of Barry Hackett, founder of the South Jersey Field of Dreams by naming him as its Senior Citizen of the Year.

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Hamilton motorcyclist seriously injured in Absecon accident

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:34 am

ABSECON - A Hamilton Township man was seriously injured Wednesday, May 7 when his motorcycle was struck by a car, throwing him to the ground, according to Absecon Police Sgt. Robert Ponzetti.

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Pleasantville prays for peace

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 05, 2014 03:13 pm

Almost 60 worshipers, city employees and clergy members assembled on the steps of Pleasantville City Hall on Thursday, May 1 to mark the city’s eight annual National Day of Prayer observance./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Almost 60 worshipers, city employees and clergy members assembled on the steps of Pleasantville City Hall on Thursday, May 1 to mark the city’s eight annual National Day of Prayer observance./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE – They came and they prayed.

Almost three dozen worshipers, city employees and clergy members assembled on the steps of Pleasantville City Hall on Thursday, May 1 to mark the city’s eight annual National Day of Prayer observance.

The annual observance brings together people from all walks of life to hold hands and ask for heavenly guidance to improve conditions in the city, nation and world.

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May proclaimed as Poppy Month in memory of our veterans

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 05, 2014 01:17 pm

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Pictured from left are Audrey Robinson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mainland Post No. 81; Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and Miss Poppy Day Se’renity Smith, 6, of Galloway./Submitted Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Pictured from left are Audrey Robinson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mainland Post No. 81; Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and Miss Poppy Day Se’renity Smith, 6, of Galloway./Submitted PLEASANTVILLE _ Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

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