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Atlantic City father-son hope video helps others struggling with bullying

  Scott Henry knows how lucky he was. The Atlantic City father found out last year that his son was so distraught about bullying in school that he planned to kill himself. Instead, Henry had Jah’Mir sit down with him and help write out a script that explained how the teenager was feeling. The resulting video posted last June made Jah’Mir’s feelings at the time clear. Henry hoped it would help others. Now, he’s posting
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Beyond the bad and the ugly, there is good in the area

Atlantic City and Pleasantville are often presented as the worst Atlantic County has to offer. Shootings, robberies and videoed fights turned entertainment often take the headlines. Or at least, are the headlines of the stories people read and remember. But there are people out there fighting the stereotypes, and using the negative to find positive outcomes. Ibn Ali Miller garnered viral video fame when he broke up a fight between two Atlantic City teens being
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Ladies Night Out will celebrate women in Atlantic City

Atlantic City will celebrate International Women’s Day with a free event Thursday evening. “Women need to know they have a voice,” said Nycole Lyles-Belton, who is hosting the event at Coco’s Chicken & Waffles. “If we can speak, we can cause change to happen.” The theme is “Oh, she will!” There will be poetry and giveaways and Lyles-Belton will speak. She founded Greatness In You, Inc. in 2010 to help women and girls understand their
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Atlantic City author looks to help young women on their path

As Indra Lyn Owens and her best friend shared their mentoring experiences in nightly chats, one line always seemed to come up. “If only she’d listened,” Owens recalled, which is the quote that inspired her book. “If Only She’d Listened… the Afterthoughts of a Mentor” will have its official debut Friday at the Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City as part of its regular Second Friday monthly celebration. Owens was actually working on another book at
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Underdog Super Bowl victory helps bring new K-9s to ACPD

An underdog Super Bowl victory helped the Atlantic City police add two dogs to their ranks. Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Wonder Bar presented a $7,000 check to the Atlantic City Police Foundation Tuesday. Tito’s had pledged $1,000 for every touchdown the Philadelphia Eagles had during the Super Bowl. In addition, Wonder Bar owners, Brian Miranda and Gina Felton, donated an additional $2,000. The money was used to get K-9 dogs Ghost and Chase.
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ACHS, Oakcrest students make award-winning PSAs

An Atlantic City High School student’s public service announcement was awarded by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Kelly Maldonado wrote and directed the 96-second video about the dangers of cyberbullying that won the Public Service Announcement portion of the 2018 Artists Alike Film Festival. There are no words as fellow Atlantic City student Vanessa Mencia-Lopez sits on a bed scrolling social media. Then, the comment on a selfie start to pop up “Eww straight disgrace to the human
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Atlantic City street honors memory of man killed outside Hamilton Mall

An Atlantic City street now honors a man lost to violence. Demond Cottman was just 21 when he was fatally shot outside the Hamilton Mall just after 1 a.m. Nov. 25, 2016, as shoppers arrived for Black Friday deals. He was newly married. His son was just six months old. A.C. man killed in shooting outside Hamilton Mall A dedication ceremony hosted by City Council President Marty Small last Sunday honored “Oskii” — as he
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Atlantic High ROTC qualifies for nationals for third consecutive year

Atlantic City High School’s ROTC is once again heading to national competition. For the third year in a row the teens have qualified for the National Athletic Academic and Military Drill Competition in Pensacola, Fla. The unit includes 161 student cadets who have given 2,500 hours of community service to their school and local communities. In December, they finished second in the Manchester High School Drill Meet, which qualified them for this month’s regional competition.
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Stockton job fair gets mixed reviews

Stockton University’s first job fair in Atlantic City proved a little too popular for some. More than 4,800 job-seekers attended the Gateway Career Fair this week, where more than 80 employers set up tables at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “It was our first one, so we weren’t really sure what to expect,” said university spokeswoman Diane D’Amico. “We were anticipating at least 1,000.” But that was about how many were lined up to get
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Stockton to hold first public job fair Tuesday in Atlantic City

Local job-seekers can visit a lot of potential employers Tuesday. More than 80 Atlantic County-based companies are registered to participate in Stockton University’s first Atlantic City Gateway Career Fair at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is free to the public. No registration is required. Potential employers include Atlantic County government, Hard Rock, the City of Atlantic City, Bass Pro Shops and several casinos.
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