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Longtime Ocean City publicist Mark Soifer dies

Ocean City’s longtime public relations guru Mark Soifer died over the weekend.He was 89.Soifer was the brainchild behind events like Miss Crustacean, Mr. Mature America and Martin Z. Mollusk, a hermit crab mascot for the city.“It’s hard to imagine Ocean City without Mark,” Mayor Jay Gillian said Monday.Soifer worked for 45 years as Ocean City’s public … Read more Longtime Ocean City publicist Mark Soifer dies

Galloway mom looking for lifesaving liver donation

Her doctors call Shamara Archie a mystery.But she prefers miracle.Now the Galloway Township mom is hoping to find someone to become a life-saving part of her miraculous journey.In early May, Archie found out she is in full liver failure.The community has joined her search for a living donor who would give 25 percent of one … Read more Galloway mom looking for lifesaving liver donation

Atlantic City kids bring home dance championship

A group of Atlantic City kids have danced their way to victory.Hot Topic won the Junior Hip Hop Dance championship in Florida last week.“My babies won,” an ecstatic Whitney Brown said of the group of 9- to 12-year-olds she coaches at the Atlantic City Police Athletic League.While the group has been around for a few … Read more Atlantic City kids bring home dance championship

Event honors some special Atlantic County residents

Forget the Oscars.This past week, there was a different kind of red carpet event in Atlantic County.Elijah Langford honored those with special needs and their caretakers at an event at Doc’s Oyster House in Atlantic City with help from his team, DEMCATS, and his brother, Isaiah.“We want to change the narrative on what most people … Read more Event honors some special Atlantic County residents

Atlantic City’s new LGBTQ+ leader has deep understanding of city’s history

Judah-Abijah Dorrington is leading in a new day for Atlantic City.The city’s first LGBTQ+ program coordinator wants to use the newly formed position to create an environment that was much different for those growing up in the 1960s and 70s.While Atlantic City is “a very nurturing place and good community to grow up in, myself … Read more Atlantic City’s new LGBTQ+ leader has deep understanding of city’s history