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Atlantic City’s youth will be heard at council meeting, group says

Atlantic City’s children will stand up for themselves at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, according to a group saying the city’s youth need to be heard. Steve Young, local head of the National Action Network, claims that the city is not taking children into account even when it plans for them. Most recently was the closing of the Multicultural Community Center, started by Latoya Dunston. Funeral attempts to save center helping Atlantic City’s youth The building
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Somers Point contractor allegedly took $1.3 million in Sandy funds then abandoned jobs

A Somers Point contractor who got more than $1.3 million in federal relief funds, and abandoned many of them, according to a complaint filed by Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs. Werks Intended LLC — which operates as McAllister Building Group —is based in Ocean City with an office in Somers Point. The complaint alleges that the company and owners Lawrence “Tre” McAllister III and Monica McAllister took money from consumers
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Vineland man sentenced to 10 years in crash that killed Mainland teen

The man convicted in a fatal 2014 crash that killed a Linwood teen was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison Nicholas Garreffi, of Vineland, was found guilty of vehicular homicide and three counts of assault by auto in the Aug. 30, 2014 crash that killed Aisling Cooke and injured three of her friends. He got seven years for the death with three addition consecutive one-year sentences for the three girls who were
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Pleasantville friends paying it forward with Atlantic City homeless event

Friends Jason Smart-El and James Pressley decided they wanted to do something positive for the community. “(We wanted) to be able to bring a positive light to Atlantic City,” said Smart-El, a Pleasantville native who lives in Atlantic City. The result was Community Day Feeding the Homeless and Less Fortunate, set for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will provide a hot meal for those who need it as well as introducing the services of
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End may be in sight for Atlantic City’s troubled Bayview Inn

After a drug raid, an alligator and two suspicious fires, the Bayview Inn is still standing on Albany Avenue. But it may not be for long, Atlantic City’s director of Licensing and Inspection tells BreakingAC. “They have until Nov. 5 to come in to either properly secure the property, renovate it or obtain a certificate of occupancy,” Director Dale Finch said. If not, the demolition process will begin Nov. 12. The motel just off Exit
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Kauffman broke no laws in standoff at EHT practice, attorney’s motion claims

An Egg Harbor Township doctor broke no laws when he pulled a gun threatening to kill himself as investigators came to search his office, according to a motion to dismiss his indictments filed Friday. James Kauffman has been jailed since the June 13 standoff at his Ocean Heights practice. After he surrendered, the 9mm handgun was recovered from a rear office. A search of his vehicle parked in the lot outside found a Keltch .380-caliber
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Longtime Galloway pediatrician remembered as one-of-a-kind

Tears were never seen at Dr. Cheul Kwon’s pediatric office. “I never remember seeing kids in his office crying,” said former patient Valencia Terrell, who sent her children to the Galloway Township doctor as well. “It was like he had a gift.” Kwon, 79, died last week in a crash in Ventnor. What caused his car to cross into the oncoming lane and strike a stopped NJ Transit bus is still under investigation. Many mourned
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Pleasantville man arrested for guns, drugs two days after car was shot at

A Pleasantville man who said his car was shot at last Monday was arrested two days later after Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives allegedly found two guns and more than 400 bags of heroin in his home. Alexander Neewilly, 22, told police Monday he was near the railroad tracks on Devins Lane in Pleasantville when he fled to the NJ Transit Bus Maintenance Yard after his car had been shot at. On Wednesday, detectives from
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‘I wouldn’t risk my life for nothing like that,’ Atlantic City man says of theft charges

Messiah Henry was just rebuilding his life, he told a judge Thursday. The 21-year-old Atlantic City man is now charged in a knifepoint robbery. He was one of two men arrested Friday for allegedly taking the victim’s wallet and cell phone. But Henry insisted to Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor that he wouldn’t risk everything he has done to fix his past mistakes. Henry had four open indictments — including a shooting case and a
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Fire at Atlantic City apartment building

Atlantic City firefighters were on the scene of fire Friday night at Carver Hall. The blaze happened at 509 N. Tennessee Ave., where two rooms on the second floor were fully involved. There were no rescues or injuries as of just before 10 p.m. Twenty-one firefighters responded to the fire, including four who are currently on the layoff list, Fire Union President John Varallo said. “(They’re) still putting it all on the line for the
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