LOWER TWP MOBILE MEETING BIG SUCCESS

Monday night Lower Township Council held their regular meeting at the Town Bank Fire Hall. About 75 township residents attended, and many were attending a council meeting for the first time ever. Deputy Mayor Kevin Lare had the idea for holding mobile meetings throughout Lower Township to allow greater access to see their local government at work.…

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…