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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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Atlantic City police officer celebrates Eagles victory with a ring of his own

Atllantic City Police Officer Jerard Ingenito decided his beloved Eagles shouldn’t be the only ones celebrating a new ring Thursday. While he and girlfriend Mary McCloskey were still basking in the glow of the Super Bowl Champions’ parade down Broad Street, he took to his knee. Friends started cheering and celebrating before Ingenito even got a chance to get out his proposal. He said, “We won a ring, so you most certainly deserve a ring,
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‘Love is the key,” Atlantic City mayor says of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive

Residents and city leaders joined to honor Dr. Martin Luther King in Atlantic City on Monday. Starting at the school that bears the slain civil rights leader’s name, the march continued to the Civil Rights Garden, where leaders talked about the current times, and King’s legacy. “We’re facing times that we thought were passed,” Mayor Frank Gilliam said, echoing other speakers who touched on the current presidency. “The president has caused us to go back
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Atlantic County cousins helping to keep those in need warm

When Randi Carter saw someone she knew outside I the cold, she felt she needed to do something. That’s when the Pleasantville woman reached out to her cousin Kristin Eason and the two decided to do what they can to help those stuck in the cold as the temperature continues to drop. As the snow fell Saturday, the women and others went out to Atlantic City and Pleasantville with coats, scarves, gloves, hat and hand
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Atlantic City police play Santa for Rescue Mission kids

Boys and girls at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission were told to “dream big” when they made their Christmas wish lists And Atlantic City police didn’t disappoint them. Officers escorted Santa Claus into the mission Thursday to give gifts to 13 children living there. Community Outreach Officer Jose Gonzalez sent the names, ages and wish lists department-wide. Each division/unit picked a child and bought the requested gifts, Sgt. Kevin Fair explained. Gifts included iPads, sneakers,
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Trip to the gym leads to snowy owl rescue in Northfield

Bob DeGaetano figured he was getting a workout Wednesday morning. But when he pulled into the Island Gym parking lot in Northfield, he got a surprise. There was a bird stuck in the grill of a car. So, he took out his phone and, with video rolling, went to investigate. Turns out, it was a snowy owl who had been struck by the car. “The thing was chill as can be,” he said of the
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Atlantic City native talks failures, successes and the importance of testicular self-exams

Scott Petinga thrives on failure and rejection. The Atlantic City native returned to his hometown Tuesday to talk about the success he found by following his passion no matter how many bumps he hit along the way. That includes a battle with testicular cancer whose treatment he says made him a super hero and led to a lasting mission to have men focus on checking below the belt the way women have been taught to
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