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Food giveaways around the area

With Thanksgiving next week and families still left struggling, there are several food giveaways in the area.From hot meals as part of the eight-week “Community Feeding Tour” to free turkeys and all the Thanksgiving fixings, organizations in the area are reaching out to help.The Community Food Bank’s latest distribution is going on until 1 p.m. … Read more Food giveaways around the area

Atlantic City schools not safe for students, union leaders say

Atlantic City students are set to return to in-person learning starting Monday. But at least one school of teachers won’t be there, citing safety concerns for the children.Brighton Avenue School’s ventilation system has yet to be upgraded and is a threat to student health, the Atlantic City Education Association’s president said.As a result, the teachers … Read more Atlantic City schools not safe for students, union leaders say

Runaway Atlantic City teen found safe

Atlantic City police have located a missing teen and she is safe.Achanty Agesta, 13, ran away from her home Friday morning.She was described as a 5-foot-3 Hispanic girl weighing about 100 pounds.She was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt, jeans and black sneakers. Note: This story originally ran Nov. 13, 2020. It has been updated … Read more Runaway Atlantic City teen found safe

Atlantic City finding new ways to stem violence, serve all residents

Those who once wreaked havoc on Atlantic City’s streets will now be a major part in helping save them, Mayor Marty Small said Thursday, as he laid out several initiatives his administration is enacting.One Neighborhood Evolution will use so-called interrupters or violence preventers to stop violence at its source.“It’s very easy to just say (the … Read more Atlantic City finding new ways to stem violence, serve all residents

Mentors needed for Atlantic County Veteran’s Diversion Program

Mentors are needed for Atlantic County’s Veteran’s Diversion Program through the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.The program allows eligible veterans charged with certain crimes to go through rehabilitative treatment rather than criminal prosecution.Volunteers can be from any military branch, and then are linked with vets to help shepherd them through the program, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon … Read more Mentors needed for Atlantic County Veteran’s Diversion Program