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Microsoft partnership helps Atlantic City center give kids codes for success

Oceanside Family Success Center had a near-immediate connection with the community when they opened in Atlantic City about five years ago. But when the pandemic closed things down, many wondered what would happen to the place they had come to depend upon to engage entire families. “I can’t even tell you how many phone calls we received,” … Read more

Online panel will discuss resiliency after incarceration

Resiliency is a word that got used a lot as the pandemic left many people out of work and stuck at home last year.But for those who have been incarcerated, it can mean the difference between starting a new life or being pulled back down the same path.“People don’t know where to start when they … Read more

Atlantic City comic brings live theater — virtually

Atlantic City comedian Michelle Tomko is reviving her one-woman show Monday evening.“Yo Eleven!” was developed last year, when Tomko received one of a dozen fellowships presented by Images and Voices of Hope.The name refers what bettors yell at the craps table so that 11 isn’t confused with the similarly sounding seven.Taking a twist on that, … Read more

Atlantic City native hopes achieving firefighting dream inspires others

Turik Hamilton will start his dream job Saturday.He is one of 16 Atlantic City residents recently sworn in this week as part of what the mayor has called a strong recruit class of city firefighters.Hamilton first wanted to become a member of the Atlantic City Fire Department as a kid playing basketball.Firefighter Edward Coursey not … Read more