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‘Too many names’ as those lost to drug overdose remembered in Ventnor

Tracy Smith had to take a breath. “Too many names,” she said, reading from a list of those lost to drug overdoses. The founder of Speakers for Change — a group inspired by her daughter’s battle with addiction — stood on a stage on the beach behind the Ventnor Community Library reading the names as Mike McGaffney rang a bell after each one. The event marked International Overdose Day, bringing awareness to the hundreds lost
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Man fatally shot in Atlantic City

A man was killed Sunday night in Atlantic City, police confirmed. Deshawn Dawkins, 27, was shot in the first block of South Virginia Avenue at about 9:15 p.m., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating with the help of Atlantic City police. About a half-hour later, a 21-year-old man came into the Trauma Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the hand,
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Bayview Inn owner previously convicted in deadly 2005 fire at another of his motels

The owner of a troubled Atlantic City motel was  convicted in a deadly fire at another of his motels a dozen years ago, BreakingAC has learned. Randhir Maisuria owns the Bayview Inn & Suites, which is set for demolition if he doesn’t fix a multitude of problems by Monday. The Albany Avenue motel just off Exit 2 of the Atlantic City Expressway was the target of a raid last Monday and a fire a few
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Prostitution sweep results in 20 arrests in Atlantic City

Nineteen women and one man were arrested Saturday, during an operation targeting prostitution in Atlantic City. Six of the women had active warrants and were taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The others were released on summonses. The women arrested ranged in age from 19 to 55, and came mostly from Atlantic County, although there were women from Newark, Williamstown and Las Vegas.
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Where in the world is Atlantic City motel’s owner?

Bayview faces demolition after a raid *1, an alligator *2 and a suspicious fire *3 Randy Maisuria’s Linked-In photo, which has now been removed. His tenants call him Randy. When they can find him, that is. Randhir Maisuria is the owner of the Bayview Inn & Suites, which was raided last Monday. Without any action, the three buildings and main office that make up the motel owill be demolished next Monday, according to a notice a building inspector
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Fire at closed Atlantic City motel is ‘suspicious,’ chief says

A fire at a closed Atlantic City motel that was recently the focus of a raid is suspicious, according to the fire chief. The blaze, which was contained mostly to one unit, comes just days after a drug investigation led to the removal of more than 30 people — and an alligator —staying at the Bayview Inn on Albany Avenue. It was not clear if anyone was still staying there after multiple agencies were part of
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Video of fatal police chase only tells part of the story

Elvis Nunez didn’t know March 27, 2014, would be his last day of work. The Pleasantville officer wasn’t even scheduled for duty that day. He was at the station to go over a case when a call came in that a man who brandished a gun at a restaurant had fled police. Nunez hopped in the department’s only car with a working dashboard camera, and joined the chase as it headed down the Black Horse
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Suspect sought who crashed into Atlantic City police car with stolen car

Atlantic City police are trying to find a man who jumped from a stolen vehicle that then crashed into a police car. Officers Bryan Fleming and Kenneth Davis were patrolling the 4300 block of North Drive at 11:44 p.m. July 20, when they saw a silver Toyota Camry driving toward them, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. The driver jumped out, but the car kept coming, crashing into the marked car, according to the report. The man
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Seven Class II officers become full-time Atlantic City police

Seven Class II Atlantic City officers are now full-time officers after a swearing-in ceremony Friday. The city had 72 Special Law Enforcement Officers out of 90 it is approved to hire. The officers work limited hours and are paid $15 an hour with no benefits. The move was allowed to happen because Atlantic City is no longer under Civil Service requirements as part of the state takeover. Prior to that, any Class IIs would still
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Pink proves ‘Perfect’ kickoff to Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series

(Photo by Atlantic City Beach Concerts) Pink definitely got the party started Wednesday night as she kicked of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. The pop star brought her signature strong vocals, no-fuss attitude and — of course — an aerial encore to Atlantic City, where an estimated 40,000 fans began packing the beach late morning. It was a homecoming of sorts for the Doylestown, Pa., native. Her mom, Judith Kugel Moore, grew up in
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