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Is it time to split up Pleasantville High School? Local officials discuss  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — An Atlantic County freeholder thinks dividing Pleasantville High School could help solve at least one of the problems in the beleaguered ...

Pleasantville football holds off Salem behind freshman QB and senior's punt return

It was opening night of the season for two teams trying to continue recent success.

Previews of St. Joe vs. St. Augustine and the rest of this weekend's high school FB games  Press of Atlantic City

St. Joe QB Jayden Shertel, center, is pursued by Highland's Rocky Bass Saturday Aug. 31, 2019 at Rutgers Stadium. (JACKIE SCHEAR/PRESS OF ATLANTIC ...

Derderian, Virginia  Press of Atlantic City

Derderian, Virginia, - 90, of Munster, Indiana passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019, with her family by her side. Born in Worcester, Mass. Virginia resided in ...

PHOTOS from Pleasantville High School 2019 prom | Prom Central  Press of Atlantic City

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Absecon school board looks to leave Pleasantville for Absegami  Press of Atlantic City

ABSECON — Citing concerns about the quality and quantity of educational opportunities offered at Pleasantville High School, the Board of Education in ...

Pleasantville school budget will raise taxes, eliminate 11 positions  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Two principals on special assignment, two deans of students and the district's director of curriculum are among the positions the ...

State threatens Pleasantville schools with second school monitor  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — For the past two months, the city's Board of Education meetings have been plagued by fights over procedure and policy.

Moskalski, Richard W.  Press of Atlantic City

Moskalski, Richard W., - born in Philadelphia, Nov. 28, 1931 to Irene and William Moskalski. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and St. Joseph's College, ...

South Jersey Event Listing  Press of Atlantic City

'AROUND THE WORLD: JAMAICA': 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; open to all families in Atlantic County; enjoy learning fun facts about Jamaica; New Day Family Success ...

English, Albert J. (Albie), Sr.  Press of Atlantic City

English, Albert J. (Albie), Sr., - of Manahawkin, NJ formerly a resident of Absecon for over 20 years. He was born in Northfield, NJ on May 2, 1940 to Egbert.

State adds second monitor to Pleasantville schools  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The state has assigned a second state monitor to the school district, school officials said Tuesday.

Pleasantville school board makes additional staff cuts  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — In its first meeting with a newly appointed interim superintendent and two state monitors present, the local Board of Education took more ...

Pleasantville High School and Middle School | |  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville PD block entrances to Pleasantville HS & Middle School as K-9 units do a “precautionary search” of the buildings. No word from Police or school ...

Pleasantville loses school chiefs, approves staff cuts  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The district's top two administrators are leaving.

Inappropriate Pleasantville High School 'promposal' leads to investigation  The Journal News |

Pleasantville High School has investigated an "inappropriate and unacceptable" promposal involving students and will increase anti-bias education as a result, ...

NFL 2019: AFC East: It's Old Man Brady and the Young Gun QBs  Press of Atlantic City

NEW YORK — Tom Brady is an old man by NFL standards, and he has been for a few years.

Oliver, Robert  Press of Atlantic City

Oliver, Robert, - 70, of Lewes, Delaware formerly of Estell Manor, NJ, died suddenly at home. He was a graduate of Pleasantville High School, Class of 1967.

New monitor invites fears of state takeover in Pleasantville schools  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Saying he was “embarrassed” and “enraged” to learn the school district was getting a second state monitor after 12 years of state oversight, ...

Pleasantville High School teacher accused of sex with student  Press of Atlantic City

A Pleasantville High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.

Pleasantville Early College program gives students taste of college life  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — Students from Pleasantville are getting an on-campus experience this week at Atlantic Cape Community College as part of the district's Early ...

Liberian ambassador in Pleasantville to speak to high school graduates  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Liberia's U.S. ambassador, George S.W. Patten Sr., visited the city Tuesday to address local high school students upon their graduation.

Pleasantville school board meeting continues Tuesday with layoff vote  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The school board here will resume its meeting from last week with a vote on whether to cut at least 11 positions to balance its budget for ...

Frustrated students ask Pleasantville board for payment from summer program  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Eight high school students who participated in a summer education program at Rowan University say they haven't received the stipend they ...

Only 2 members show up for Pleasantville school board meeting  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — For the sixth time in a year, the Pleasantville Board of Education had to cancel its meeting due to a lack of quorum.

Giberson, Nancy (Nee harris)  Press of Atlantic City

Giberson , Nancy (Nee harris), - 84, of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 30th. She was a long-time resident of Mays Landing. Born in ...

Pleasantville school board brings back Anderson as interim super  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Dennis Anderson is coming back to the Pleasantville School District.

Pleasantville's Sahmir Jones is The Press 2018-19 Male Athlete of the Year  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville High School experienced a sports resurgence in 2018-19.

The Press is collecting veterans' stories | Local News  Press of Atlantic City

Military *service* is among the most meaningful ways to protect American democracy. Generations of men and women form a core part of this nation's identity: ...

Pleasantville school board wants to meet with county over staff cuts  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — For the first time since the school board reorganized in January, board members came together in agreement that cutting 11 positions ...

Pleasantville High School students get a chance at graduating with a college degree  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Joining a growing list of school districts in the region, Pleasantville next year will offer high school students a chance at graduating with a ...

Racist 'promposal' posted on Instagram investigated at Westchester County school  WABC-TV

School officials in Pleasantville are investigating an "inappropriate and unacceptable" promposal by a high school senior posted on social media.

Six students, six stories about life in Pleasantville schools  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Latrell Townsend said students in the school district know when something is amiss, so he wasn't surprised when students and staff packed ...

Pleasantville school board attorney in limbo after failed votes  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The local school board failed to select a solicitor for the second time since July, leaving the board without general counsel until the state ...

Community calendar | |  Press of Atlantic City

Events. Wednesday, Sept. 18. ANCESTRY RESEARCH: 3 to 4 p.m.; learn how to use the database to get started on your genealogy research; Cumberland ...

Pleasantville teacher accused of sex with student waives court appearance  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — A Pleasantville High School teacher accused of having sex with a student waived her first appearance in court Friday.

Inside Pleasantville High, Gloria Salazar Ramirez shares her story  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Dressed in her Army blue coat and gray shirt, decorated heavily with ribbons, pins and medals, Gloria Salazar Ramirez grinned as she ...

Pleasantville School District facing budget cuts  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The school district will face another tough budget year due to salary increases coupled with state aid losses, auditor Mike Garcia of Ford ...

Pleasantville man injured in apartment fire  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — A city man was airlifted to the hospital after a fire broke out in a first-floor apartment unit of a multi-resident home in the 100 block of North.

To the residents of Pleasantville — A letter from police Chief Sean Riggin  Press of Atlantic City

Greetings Friends,. I am writing you again to provide some information and opportunities for our community and our department in particular. First, I want to ...

Pleasantville students reflect on year and talk about their future after high school  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville School District has had a tumultuous year, but the students at the high school here aren't fazed.

Pleasantville High School 2018 graduation | Graduation Central  Press of Atlantic City

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a ...

Criminal cases proceed for South Jersey teachers  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — A court appearance for a high school principal charged with distributing child pornography was postponed again to allow more time for the ...

Nixon, Sonja L.  Press of Atlantic City

Nixon, Sonja L., - 48, departed this life on March 28, 2019. She was born April 29, 1970, in Somers Point, NJ, to Rita Lee & Rick Schaefer. She attended.

Pleasantville principal pleads not guilty to child pornography charges  Press of Atlantic City

MAYS LANDING — Pleasantville High School Principal Edward James Bonek pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of possessing child pornography and ...

4 seats up for election on Pleasantville school board, officials clarify  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Following some discrepancies, officials have confirmed that four seats are up for election on the local school board in November, three full ...

Pleasantville principal indicted on child pornography charges  Press of Atlantic City

The Pleasantville High School principal accused of possessing more than 1000 images of child pornography on a work-issued laptop has been indicted, ...

GALLERY: Pleasantville Marching Band | High School  Press of Atlantic City

The Pleasantville High School band performs during the game with the Buena High School football team playing Pleasantville, at Pleasantville, Friday, Oct 19, ...

Pleasantville falls to undefeated Elizabeth but gets encouraging sign  Press of Atlantic City

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP — On a disappointing day, Jacob Valeus gave the Pleasantville High School boys basketball team a reason to be hopeful about the ...

Pleasantville school leading the way on black-history curriculum  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The rhythmic beat of drums played softly in the background as several of Tamar LaSure Owens' first-grade students painted colorful scenes ...

Haddonfield eliminates Pleasantville with big 2nd half | High School  Press of Atlantic City

HADDONFIELD — The Pleasantville High School football team could take no solace Friday night in how far it's come.

Who are the top athletes at Pleasantville High School since 2000?  Press of Atlantic City

The debate has raged for decades: Who is the best athlete at a particular school? The Press' longtime high school sports reporter Michael McGarry attempts to ...

Pleasantville boys basketball advances to S.J. Group II semifinals  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville's Jalen Freeman #0 attempts a jump shot against Cinnaminson's Chad Howard #2 during the first half Boys state basketball South Jersey Group II ...

Layoffs latest in long story of turmoil for Pleasantville schools  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Leadership turnover and alleged financial irregularities have long plagued the Board of Education, which voted Tuesday night to lay off 21 ...

Check out Pleasantville basketball coach Butch Warner’s offseason oasis  Press of Atlantic City

'My Happy Place' is a weekly Press series in which local notables take us on a tour of a favorite spot in their home.

Training camp 2019: A quick look at Pleasantville | South Jersey Sports  Press of Atlantic City

The Pleasantville High School football team will answer a question about itself this season. "Are we a team or are we a program," Greyhounds coach Chris ...

'Locked-in' Camden eliminates Pleasantville boys 77-54 | High School |  Press of Atlantic City

CAMDEN — The Camden High School boys basketball team sank eight 3-pointers in the first half Friday night.

Pleasantville boys have big day at Buena Relays  Press of Atlantic City

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP — It was a medal-winning outing for many local athletes Saturday.

Pleasantville High School teacher pleads guilty in state health benefits fraud  Press of Atlantic City

CAMDEN — A Pleasantville teacher and a Gloucester County salesman joined the growing list of federal guilty pleas Monday in a $50 million fraud scheme ...

License revoked for former Pleasantville teacher involved in health care fraud  Press of Atlantic City

TRENTON — The former Pleasantville English teacher who pleaded guilty last year to his role in the multi-million dollar federal health benefits fraud case can no ...

Pleasantville schools lay off 21 employees in face of $1.5M budget deficit  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — More than 20 school employees, including the director of facilities, lost their jobs as the school board attempted to mend a $1.5 million ...

Pleasantville High School Principal Facing Child Pornography Charges  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (CBS/AP) – The principal of a southern New Jersey high school is facing child pornography ...

My Happy Place: Pleasantville's Annie Smith finds comfort in her personal diva den  Press of Atlantic City

'My Happy Place' is a weekly Press series in which local notables take us on a tour of a favorite spot in their home.

South Jersey graduates prepare for future  Press of Atlantic City

As they collected their diplomas over the past few weeks, top students at local schools had inspiring words for their fellow graduates.

Rosado, Suriel, Zachariades see plenty of promise in Pleasantville  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Alejandro Rosado changed Matt Zachariades' mind with one swing.

Pleasantville firefighters demonstrate crash for high school seniors  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The city Fire Department on Thursday showed high school seniors what could happen if they drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Success on, off basketball court drives Pleasantville's Sahmir Jones: My Life  Press of Atlantic City

Sahmir Jones is a busy 17-year-old. The Pleasantville High School senior is a football, basketball and track and field standout. He maintains a 3.8 grade point ...

Gallery: Cedar Creek Cheerleaders | High School  Press of Atlantic City

The Cedar Creek High School cheerleaders during their school's football playoff game against Pleasantville High School, at Pleasantville, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Pleasantville school board meeting canceled again due to lack of quorum  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — For the third time since July, the Pleasantville Board of Education failed to reach a quorum for its regularly scheduled meeting.

Sahmir Jones and Jalen Freeman hit points milestone as Pville beats Spirit  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville dominated the final eight minutes and beat Holy Spirit 87-65 in the finale to the Seagull Classic at Spirit. The Greyhounds began the fourth quarter ...

Beyond These Halls: PHS senior Akeem Walker sets an example  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Over the summer, Akeem Walker and his friends spotted a preschool-age boy walking alone in the middle of the night. They called 911 and ...

Early College High School opening up opportunity for Pleasantville students  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Next fall, Detty Exantus will begin her sophomore year at Pleasantville High School. At the same time, she will begin her first year of college ...

11th-ranked Pleasantville streaks past Cedar Creek 38-22 | High School  Press of Atlantic City

EGG HARBOR CITY — The Pleasantville High School football team wanted to prove Saturday afternoon that its success wasn't a mirage.

Pleasantville boxer Anthony Young earns upset in Las Vegas on Alvarez-Jacobs undercard  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville welterweight boxer Anthony Young delivered a huge victory in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Pleasantville High School teacher has sex with student- demands evidence be destroyed  scallywagandvagabond

Jessica Gaeckle: Pleasantville High School, NJ teacher has sex with student- demands teen destroy evidence upon learning of launched investigation.

Keeping players at home critical to Pleasantville football's rebirth  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Coach Chris Sacco of the Pleasantville High School football team arrived at 7 a.m. on a steamy summer Monday in August for the first day ...

Pleasantville High School celebrates prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

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Suspended Pleasantville High School principal moved to new jail

The Pleasantville principal accused of child pornography has been moved to a different jail. Edward James Bonek, 49, was moved to the Cape May County Jail ...

Schultz, James C. "Jim"  Press of Atlantic City

Schultz, James C. "Jim", - 75 , of Mays Landing, died on April 23, 2019. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and spent his life in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Pleasantville Mayor Tweedle says city made progress last year  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Mayor Jesse L. Tweedle Sr. looks back on the city's past year both proudly and positively.

Dozens gather to mourn 15-year-old girl outside of the apartment where she was shot

Dozens of children gathered Friday night outside of the Atlantic City apartment where a 15-year-old girl was killed, mourning the loss of another teen tragically ...

A summer look at the WJFL United Division  Press of Atlantic City

Periodically during the summer The Press will preview West Jersey Football League divisions, involving teams from Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland ...

GALLERY: Rise Up March at Pleasantville's South Main Street School  Press of Atlantic City

The seventh annual Rise Up March was held Wednesday, March 20 at the South Main Street School in Pleasantville. The students march on the sidewalks in ...

A Pleasantville woman ran one of the top boxing gyms on the East Coast  Press of Atlantic City

The final challenger on the March 29, 1953, episode of “What's My Line” was a petite woman from Pleasantville.

Pleasantville's Anthony Young wins state welterweight title  Press of Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Pleasantville boxer Anthony Young wants to make noise in the welterweight division this year.

Boxing: Pleasantville's Young ready for big fight  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville welterweight Anthony Young will try to earn the biggest victory in his boxing career Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Pleasantville boys basketball rallies for win over St. Joseph  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — The basketball doesn't fall far from the family tree at Pleasantville High School.

Thomas, John G  Press of Atlantic City

Thomas, John G, - 85, of Absecon, was born December 24, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Ruth (Pitts) and George Thomas, and passed after a long ...

Teacher maintains sexual relationship with teen student, tries to destroy evidence during investigation: Cops  CrimeOnline

Authorities in New Jersey say a high school teacher was arrested on suspicion of engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen student. According to the Press ...

Pleasantville boys track wins Group II state championship  Press of Atlantic City

Pleasantville High School track coach Alan Laws was starting to think the elusive state title would never happen.

Pleasantville football stumbles in opener against Haddonfield | High School  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE – The Pleasantville High School football team has transformed itself from rebuilding to a relevant program the past few seasons.

Pleasantville's Valeus commits to Claflin University  Press of Atlantic City

The best could still be ahead for Pleasantville High School boys basketball standout Jacob Valeus.

Pleasantville school board changes mind on transfer of athletic director  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Stephen Townsend will remain the district's athletic director for the remainder of the year after public outcry regarding his possible transfer ...

Pleasantville High School 2018 valedictorian speech  Press of Atlantic City

Good Evening,. My name is Sullymar Martir and I am the valedictorian of the class of 2018. It is an honor to have the opportunity to speak at our graduation.

Pleasantville school leaders want less input from state monitor  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — Citing a “strong” difference of opinion, school board members and the administration are again challenging the authority of the district's ...

Pleasantville school bus involved in Route 9 crash | News  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — A Pleasantville School District bus was rear-ended Monday morning on Route 9 near West Ashland Avenue, police said.

Pleasantville school board and union members clash at meeting  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — A Board of Education meeting Tuesday turned into a shouting match, with police intervening twice and a pen being thrown across the room, ...

South Jersey high schools prepare for football season with new rules  Press of Atlantic City

It's almost time for high school football in New Jersey — a sport that dominates the fall and brings together family and fans who pack the stands each Friday ...

Newcomer DaSean Lopez helps propel No. 2 Wildwood Catholic past No. 11 Pleasantville  Press of Atlantic City

PLEASANTVILLE — DaSean Lopez got some advice from his Wildwood Catholic High School boys basketball teammates before Monday night's game.

A quick look at Pleasantville football | High School  Press of Atlantic City

The Pleasantville High School football team must confront something it hasn't had to deal with in the recent past – expectations.

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