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Atlantic County educator dies of COVID at 45

Two local Atlantic County school districts are mourning an educator whose career brought her to both towns.Cara Surace Bluth, 45, died Saturday from COVID-19 complications.Bluth was a vice principal at the George Hess Educational Complex in Mays Landing, HamiltonTownship.The Ventnor woman started her career as a first-grade teacher at Chelsea Heights Elementary School in Atlantic … Read more Atlantic County educator dies of COVID at 45

Quarantine cancels rest of ACHS basketball season

Atlantic City High School’s basketball season has ended due to COVID-19.Athletic Director Christ Ford Jr. sent a memo to the district this week citing a 14-day quarantine.“In order to do our best to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, we have decided to cancel the remaining boys’ and girls’ … Read more Quarantine cancels rest of ACHS basketball season

COVID cases put Atlantic County jail on lockdown

The Atlantic County Justice Facility went on lockdown this week after several corrections officers and inmates tested positive for COVID-19.But exactly how many are infected isn’t clear cut, some inside the jail say.“There are presently seven officers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and two inmates,” Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore told BreakingAC. “The positive … Read more COVID cases put Atlantic County jail on lockdown

Joe McDevitt, ex-freeholder and former ACHS teacher, dies at 53

Joe McDevitt, a retired Atlantic City High School teacher, coach and former Atlantic County freeholder, died Thursday from complications of COVID-19. He was 53.The Ventnor man was remembered by family and friends as a selfless man who was always helping people and adored his wife and two teenage children.“He donated a lot of time and … Read more Joe McDevitt, ex-freeholder and former ACHS teacher, dies at 53

Businesses help Shore patients communicate, feed workers

Local businesses answered a hospital’s call for helping COVID patients communicate.Alexander Fine Design Construction, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning of South Jersey and Sal’s Coal Fired Pizza donated 12 video baby monitors to help keep an eye on the quarantined patients.The three businesses also joined to feed 75 frontline workers.“Thank you to these generous … Read more Businesses help Shore patients communicate, feed workers