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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 Online panel will discuss resiliency after incarceration

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 comic brings live theater — virtually

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 Atlantic City native hopes achieving firefighting dream inspires others

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

For Atlantic City woman, the (sea) glass is half full

“When I feel my energy is off or I’m feeling drained or just so much is going on, I need to get to the beach. That’s where I ground myself and I’m at my most happiest place being there,” says Lyntaga Smith.E. E. Cummings said, “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) … Read more For Atlantic City woman, the (sea) glass is half full