DRUG SENTENCING NETS EIGHT YEARS

A Camden man was sentenced to eight years in state prison for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. On October 5, An Atlantic County Petit Jury convicted Antonio Arroyo, 39, of third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, fourth-degree obstructing the administration of law and fourth-degree resisting arrest by flight. For the possession charge,…

PLEASANTVILLE MAN SENTENCED IN DRUG CASE

A Pleasantville man was sentenced to state prison for nine years on Friday for drug and weapon charges. Clarence Small, 27, was arrested in November of 2009, after authorities from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pleasantville Police Department executed search warrants on Small’s apartments. Small was originally charged with additional counts. In October…

IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE AT GASKILL PARK

Visitors to Atlantic County’s Gaskill Park at the head of the Great Egg Harbor River in Mays Landing will find several new improvements that provide greater accessibility to the park and amenities such as picnic areas and playground facilities. New ADA-compliant restrooms, concrete walkways, and a handicapped accessible ramp to the park’s gazebo are under…

ALBANO REFLECTS ON LOSS OF SON

It was a day that would change one local lawmaker’s life. Assemblyman Nelson Albano shared his thoughts on the loss of his son, who was killed by a drunk driver in an accident on Dec. 20, 2001. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary. Since then, Albano has gotten into office as an Assemblyman and become very…

OFFICER AND DOG GRADUATE K-9 TRAINING

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department announced the graduation of Officer Christopher Berry, and his K-9 Partner Blitz, from the Atlantic County John “Sonny” Burke K-9 Academy Scent Class #27. The graduation took place on Friday December 16th at the Richard Stockton College, Galloway Township. Officer Berry and Blitz were part of a class of…

PROPOSAL TO MAKE LAWMAKERS MORE SUBJECT TO OPRA

A new proposal would allow more access under the Open Public Records Act. Assemblyman John Amodeo and Assemblyman-elect Chris Brown have announced their intentions to propose a measure to force lawmakers correspondence with other lawmakers and government agencies fall under this law. The 2nd District Republicans believe this will help make government more transparent.

VAN DREW BILL TO HELP FISHERMAN ADVANCE

Legislation sponsored by Senators Jeff Van Drew and Jim Beach to drastically reduce penalties associated with the new state fishing registry received final approval in the Assembly, and was sent to the desk of Governor Chris Christie. The state implemented the free state registry for recreational saltwater anglers in May. The intent of the registry…