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A.C. man pleads guilty in death of Pleasantville teen

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, January 23, 2015 04:08 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A 19-year-old Atlantic City man pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Friday, Jan. 23 in connection with the Dec. 5, 2012  death of a Pleasantville teen duringn a shootout at his home, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

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State Police charge man with impersonating a police officer in Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:21 am

New Jersey State Police officers stationed at the Atlantic City Expressway Station arrested Angelo Otchy, 39, of Toms River, on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and charged him with impersonating a police officer on the Atlantic City Expressway in Pleasantville on Jan.13.

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Pleasantville Coalition of Community Organizations holds first meeting Jan. 27

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 04:44 pm

PLEASANTVILLE _ An organizational meeting for non-profits, new groups or individuals interested in networking for the benefit of the youths, Military and seniors will be held next week.

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NAACP to host community Town Hall meeting

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 04:00 pm

PLEASANTVILLE _ Saying recent national events have created more of need for open dialogue than ever before, NAACP Mainland/Pleasantville branch officials have schedule a community Town Hall meeting next month with local law enforcement representatives.

“On the heels of all that is going on around the nation we need to be proactive and not reactive,” said Olivia Caldwell, president of the NAACP Pleasantville/Mainland branch.

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Absecon declares Jan. 28 Holy Spirit Day in the city

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 03:11 pm

ABSECON _ In honor of the celebration of Holy Spirit High School’s 50th school year in Absecon, Mayor John Armstrong declared Jan. 28 as Holy Spirit Day in Absecon.

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Absecon American Legion donates canned goods and money to food bank

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:33 pm

American Legion Post No. 28 members Dino Martin, right, and Archie Rinaldo prepare to deliver food and money to the Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch./Submitted American Legion Post No. 28 members Dino Martin, right, and Archie Rinaldo prepare to deliver food and money to the Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch./Submitted ABSECON _ American Legion Post 28 members donated money and food recently to the took up a member’s collection drive for donations to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey, Southern Branch.

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Complacency is the enemy of dreams, bishop says

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, January 19, 2015 02:47 pm

Members of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Combined Choir perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,”  during the 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service held Monday, Jan. 19 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Members of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Combined Choir perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” during the 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service held Monday, Jan. 19 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE – “Complacency is the enemy of all dreams,” said the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service held Monday, Jan. 19 at Mount Zion Baptist Church here.

“Being self-satisfied disables dreams,” Bishop Robert F. Hargrove of Grace Family Church of Egg Harbor Township said, warning that King’s dream of racial equality remains unfulfilled.

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Pleasantville crews extinguish Main Street fire

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, January 19, 2015 10:51 am

Pleasantville Fire Department firefighters extinguished a fire at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at 701 N. Main St. Firefighters from Absecon, Northfield, Atlantic City International Airport and the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company of Egg Harbor Township provided mutual aid. Dennis Sharp photo Pleasantville Fire Department firefighters extinguished a fire at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at 701 N. Main St. Firefighters from Absecon, Northfield, Atlantic City International Airport and the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company of Egg Harbor Township provided mutual aid. Dennis Sharp photo Pleasantville Fire Department firefighters extinguished a fire at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at 701 N. Main St. Firefighters from Absecon, Northfield, Atlantic City International Airport and the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company of Egg Harbor Township provided mutual aid.

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MLK award winner Shelton does it for the smiles

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, January 16, 2015 02:03 pm

Henrietta Shelton, winner of the 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, says she would trade her honors for the smiles she has helped put on the faces of so many others./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Henrietta Shelton, winner of the 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, says she would trade her honors for the smiles she has helped put on the faces of so many others./R.J. Liberatore Jr. ATLANTIC CITY – Clutching an award that places her among a select group of luminaries, Henrietta Shelton said that while it is an honor to receive the 2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, it doesn’t compare to the satisfaction she has gotten from the work she has done.

 

“The smiles, the happy faces, the people mean much more to me than the award,” Shelton said Friday, Jan. 16 after accepting the award at the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Birthday Celebration in the auditorium of the Atlantic County Office Building here.

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Absecon’s Taylor Anderson makes University of Rhode Island’s Dean’s List

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, January 16, 2015 09:49 am

Taylor James Anderson of Absecon was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island.

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