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16 arrested in Atlantic City drug-trafficking ring, $400K in drugs taken off streets

Two brothers were allegedly running the local drug trade from an Atlantic City block they controlled. A monthlong investigation centered on the first block of South Florida Avenue dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was pumping heroin, fentanyl and cocaine onto Atlantic County’s streets, Police Chief James Sarkos said during a news conference Tuesday. The multi-agency … Read more

Atlantic City’s anti-violence unit finds its success in what doesn’t happen

Atlantic City’s anti-violence unit has a hard time counting its successes. That’s because they can’t herald the crimes that didn’t happen. “If there’s one shooting, you don’t hear about the 15 that we possibly stopped,” Nafis Hamilton explained when BreakingAC met with the team for a better understanding of their work. “A lot of stuff … Read more

Atlantic County pilot program joins law enforcement and special needs students

A pilot program by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is teaching police and special needs students about one another. The Atlantic County Special Needs Registry School Outreach Program brought police from three different municipalities into classrooms to learn about — and help teach — students with special needs. “Having the police officers come in was … Read more

Ribbon-cutting for new $38.3M. Medical Arts Pavilion in Atlantic City

AtlantiCare offered a preview of its new Medical Arts Pavilion on Tuesday. The $38.3 million facility was specifically developed to enhance access to quality care for the Atlantic City community. It is one of the many ways the organization says it is increasing access to care by addressing health disparities, social determinants of health and … Read more