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Atlantic City mentor programs helped teen on path to college

Terri Forrest knew her son had the potential for anything. But getting others onboard wasn’t always easy. Elijah Kelsey was born with his left eardrum closed, which made learning to pronounce words properly difficult. When he couldn’t communicate, he would just stop trying. Learning issues would sometimes be seen as behavioral issues instead. In elementary school, one teacher told him he would never amount to anything. “Now, I am going to be the first in
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Feeding more than 300 in need just the start for Pleasantville friends

James Pressley and Jason Smart-El set out to do something positive for the community. What the two Pleasantville friends got from feeding more than 300 homeless and hungry this weekend was just the beginning. A total of 325 people ate Saturday at Atlantic City’s Turning Point Day Center, a new building there to help the homeless and less fortunate opened by the Rev. Collin Days. They gave out food, personal hygiene products and some hope
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Response to officer’s shooting focus of Atlantic City Police Foundation Hero Luncheon

An Atlantic City officer shot last year and the partner who took out one attacker will be honored at a luncheon next month. The Atlantic City Police Foundation’s second Hero Luncheon will honor Officers Josh Vadell and Thomas McCabe for their actions Sept. 3, 2016. Vadell was shot in the head as he and McCabe got out of their vehicles to stop an armed robbery. WANT TO GO? Tickets can be order via the Atlantic
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Sunday Special: Rewarding smart girls, good cops

Sunday Special is a weekly feature by BreakingAC that will take a look at those doing good in and from our area. If you know someone who deserves attention, email BreakingAC with the subject: Sunday Special. Giving girls the gift of higher education When Indra Owens and  Automne Bennett started Princess Inc., they knew they wanted to have an impact on the girls of Atlantic City. Now, they are helping some get to college —
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Sunday Special: Helping those hit by hurricanes

Sunday Special is a new weekly feature by BreakingAC that will take a look at those doing good in and from our area. If you know someone who deserves attention, email lyndacohen@breakingac.com with the subject: Sunday Special. Atlantic City native brings help home to Houston Qaadir Williams was stuck in Atlantic City when Harvey hit Houston. The Edward Jones financial adviser was celebrating his Atlantic City High School Class of 2002 reunion. Now, he is
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