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Men needed to help Atlantic County’s at-risk youth

Kellie Cors knows firsthand the importance of addressing the impact of violence on youth, especially boys.She lost her own son to gun violence when he was just 13 years old. The painful void impacted the path of her teenage nephew who would himself die in a shooting when he was 17.Seeing the need for a … Read more Men needed to help Atlantic County’s at-risk youth

Atlantic Cape leads grad to front lines in COVID-19 research

An Atlantic County man is now on the front lines working to identify effective COVID-19 treatments.“I would have never thought I’d be here,” Felix Contreras-Castro said of his current position as a clinical research manager at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.When he started Atlantic Cape Community College in 2012, the Absegami High School graduate … Read more Atlantic Cape leads grad to front lines in COVID-19 research

Micah ‘Dew’ Tennant Park honors memory of slain Atlantic City 10-year-old

Atlantic City now has a permanent memorial to a young life lost in the crossfire of violence.Micah Tennant, known lovingly as Dew, died days after being shot at a Pleasantville High School football game in November.Children played in the newly named Micah “Dew” Tennant Park in his Back Maryland neighborhood on what would have been … Read more Micah ‘Dew’ Tennant Park honors memory of slain Atlantic City 10-year-old

Park honoring slain 10-year-old Micah Tennant to be dedicated on his birthday

Micah Tennant would have turned 11 on Wednesday.Instead, the Atlantic City boy’s memory will be permanently honored with the renaming of the Maryland Avenue playground.The boy known as “Dew” was shot while watching Pleasantville High School’s football team in a playoff game Nov. 15. He died days later, never regaining consciousness.But his mother and those … Read more Park honoring slain 10-year-old Micah Tennant to be dedicated on his birthday

Some Galloway students get help starting new ‘virtual’ school year

The school year starting this week looks much different for many students.With virtual teaching requiring many to have a computer, one community leader decided to have a giveaway in Galloway Township.James Pressley, of J.P. Ministries, was able to give away 100 chromebooks to Galloway students.He also distributed more than 600 book bags with the help … Read more Some Galloway students get help starting new ‘virtual’ school year