Atlantic County Region

Court Advocate volunteers needed for foster children in Atlantic and Cape May counties

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:00 am

MAYS LANDING - CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May counties seeks individuals interesting in becoming volunteer court advocates for children living in foster care.

People who would like to learn more should attend an upcoming Information Session 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Atlantic County Library Mays Landing branch.

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Atlantic Electric warns of ‘Green Dot’ scam

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:23 pm

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric cautions customers to beware when someone claiming to represent the comany contacts them either in person or by telephone.

Atlantic City Electric has been alerted to a resurgence of the Green Dot scam, in which a scammer tells a customer that their account is delinquent and their service will be shut off for nonpayment unless the customer purchases Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards for a specific amount from stores such as CVS, Rite Aid and Wawa.

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Arrests target alleged heroin, cocaine ring in Atlantic County

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:38 pm

Eight people were arrested Thursday, Dec. 11 by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities for their involvement in the alleged trafficking of heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City area.

In predawn raids, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and Atlantic City Police Department arrested eight people, seven of whom were charged by indictment with drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

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Atlantic Cape accepting applications for culinary arts scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 05:04 am

MAYS LANDING – A number of $1,500 Academy of Culinary Arts scholarships are available for new students for the spring semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and short-term specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering. Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions.

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Show us your holiday displays

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Christmas lights Show us your holiday displays You worked hard to make your home look beautiful for the holidays, spreading cheer by making your neighborhood a more festive place. The neighbors have seen it, but what about your co-workers or friends living in the next town over?

You can make your holiday cheer go even further by submitting pictures of your display to The Current for publication.

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Tropicana presents free holiday musical light show daily

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:00 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Tropicana has brought back its free holiday musical light show “Deck the Halls” this year, along with the original 35-foot holiday tree, to celebrate The Quarter’s 10th anniversary.

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Rescue Mission presents ‘A Christmas Miracle’ Dec. 13-21

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 07:36 pm

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will present the original musical comedy “A Christmas Miracle” Dec. 13-21 at Atlantic City’s newest theatrical showcase, Theodore Spady Hall in Atlantic City.

The heartwarming, tune-filled Christmas tale tells the story of a little girl’s wish to have her family reunited for the holidays. With her daddy away in the military and her mommy working hard to keep things festive, a young girl enlists the help of Santa Claus and a bumbling elf to make her Christmas wish come true.

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Hillary Clinton to keynote Atlantic City conference in March

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 09:32 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton ATLANTIC CITY – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to be in Atlantic City March 19 to address the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey’s Tri State CAMP Conference.  

Clinton, who is an early favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is slated to address more than 3,000 summer camp and out of school time professionals attending the conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Oct. 16- Nov. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 10:37 am

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Oct. 16- Nov. 29 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Oct. 16- Nov. 29 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Sontaé Harvey of Pleasantville welcomed a son, Karter Monroe Davis, Oct. 16.

Summer and Brent Maurer of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a daughter, Josephine Goldie Maurer, Oct. 16.

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Medical offices holding holiday food, clothing and toy drive

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 03:49 pm

Shore Physicians Group and Shore Urgent Care are holding a holiday food, clothing and toy drive at all 10 of their Atlantic County locations to benefit the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Atlantic County Toys for Kids program. 

Donations of nonperishable food, toiletries and new or gently used clothing can be dropped off at any location by Dec. 31.

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