TOURISM SAW GROWTH IN 2011

Local officials joined people from around the state in Atlantic City at the state’s tourism conference. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno was there to provide the keynote speech. Guadagno announced a seven percent increase in tourism spending in 2011, which shows that the state’s economy might be growing some. Tourism remains the third biggest industry in…

VINELAND FINDS NEW SUPERINTENDENT FOR SCHOOLS

A Cumberland County Freeholder is now a superintendent as well. Dr. Mary Gruccio was selected to become the Superintendent of the Vineland Public School district. As Superintendent, Dr. Gruccio will oversee a system of 19 schools, approx.2000 teachers and non-teacher professionals, and a yearly budget of $196 million.  Vineland schools educate 11,000 children yearly. The deal lasts until 2015.

PLEASANTVILLE MAN STABS HIS BROTHER

Brothers often get into fights, but an altercation turned violent Wednesday morning in Pleasantville. Police report that a stabbing occurred in the 300 block of Oakland Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, as 25 year-old Harold Dejesus-Rodriguez stabbed his brother, Allan Diaz, multiple times in the neck, shoulder and arm after a physical altercation. Dejesus-Rodriguez was charged with…

ATLANTIC CITY BOYS ADVANCE IN T.O.C.

The Atlantic City High School boys basketball team continued their march through the post-season with a dramatic, come-from-behind win over Ewing in overtime. Senior point guard Martel Johnson sank a 3-point shot at the final buzzer to force overtime. Then the Vikings went on an 8-0 run to win 68-65. Now they will face undefeated…