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Suspended Pleasantville High School principal moved to new jail

The Pleasantville principal accused of child pornography has been moved to a different jail. Edward James Bonek, 49, was moved to the Cape May County Jail on Aug. 15. Bonek had been in the Atlantic County Justice Facility since Aug. 8, following a search of his Absecon home. He allegedly was found to have more than 1,000 images and/or videos of child sexual assault. The now-suspended Pleasantville High School principal was ordered detained Aug. 14,
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Alleged A.C. mock merchandise seller has faced similar charges twice before

An Atlantic City merchant accused of selling counterfeit designer products has faced similar charges twice before. Mohammad Usman, 35, was arrested last week with another merchant when police seized more than $1 million worth of counterfeit merchandise from several Boardwalk businesses. He and Kashif Ansari were released on summonses. Usman’s first arrest on similar charges came in 2011, court records show. At that time he was indicted on nine counts, including trademark counterfeiting of more
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NJ Transit’s answers still leave questions for those losing Atlantic City Rail Line

Ashlie Jefferson and her husband moved to Absecon three years ago because it was the perfect location for the couple’s jobs. Jefferson’s husband is a carpenter with deep connections in Atlantic County. She is a clinical research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. Their new home was close to the train station, making it easy for her to get to work in Philadelphia five days a week. But NJ Transit’s upcoming months-long closure of the
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Atlantic City man sentenced to 17 years in sexual assaults of four young children

An Atlantic City man who admitted to sexually assaulting four children young than 10 was sentenced to 17 years in prison Friday. Adan Otero, 27, was deemed a “repetitive and compulsive” offender in an evaluation at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel found, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Avenel is a correctional facility that deals with sex offenders. He must serve at least 85 percent of his term under the No Early Release
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Mays Landing man who admitted killing good Samaritan sentenced to 13 years in prison

A Mays Landing man who admitted to fatally punching a man who tried to stop him from hitting his girlfriend was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced Monday. Calvin Wiggins, 24, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of 55-year-old John Charlton, who was heralded as a good Samaritan for coming to the woman’s aid. Wiggins was allegedly hitting his girlfriend Nov. 2, 2017, along Route
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Atlantic City man arrested on burglary and theft charges out of Margate

An Atlantic City man was arrested on burglary and theft charges Sunday, after three Margate residents reported separate incidents with the suspect in a short period of time. Police were called to Gladstone Avenue at 6:38 p.m., by a resident who reported a burglary in progress, police said. The resident was able to describe the suspect, and told the dispatcher that the man ran from her home. While officers were searching the area, they received
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Atlantic City graduate now advertisement for college program

Elijah Kelsey was the first in his family to go to college. The Give Something Back scholarship he received made it possible for the Atlantic City teen to attend Rowan College at Gloucester County. Now, he’s an advertisement for others to do the same. His picture is featured in advertisements for the program, in which he will begin his second year Sept. 4. “It was Awesome,” Terri Forrest said of seeing her son’s smiling face
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Barbecue celebrates sign ups for Atlantic City’s youngest students

The Head Start program has openings in Atlantic City for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. A registration barbecue will be held Monday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gateway Head Start Early Education Center at 1433 Bacharach Boulevard in Atlantic City. Services are free for eligible children. Parents need to bring their proof of income and their child’s birth certificate. For more information, call 609-487-4540 or go to the website HERE.
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Hundreds come out for Community Day in Atlantic City

Atlantic City came out in full force for a Community Day at Pop Lloyd Stadium on Saturday. The day included bounce houses, laser tag and a book bag giveaway. “The turn out and support today was amazing,” said organizer James Pressley. “It makes me feel great bringing people together to better our community.” “I was pleasantly surprised,” said Ed Ryan, of GreenLife Energy Solutions, who said he has been working together with Pressley on “many
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Two Atlantic City merchants arrested for selling more than $1 million in fake merchandise

  Two men were arrested and more than $1 million worth of counterfeit designer products seized from Atlantic City Boardwalk stores Thursday. Mohammad Usman and Kashif Ansari are accused of selling the mock merchandise at several stores on the Boardwalk. The stores were searched Thursday, following a two-month investigation led by the Interstate Theft South Unit. The Atlantic City Metro Task Force Unit, Homeland Security Investigation – Cherry Hill Office, and Atlantic City Police Department
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