Atlantic City

Story time continues at aquarium

The Atlantic City Aquarium continues its preschool Story Time in December with a selection of seasonal tales. Story Time is at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, and includes a craft or activity for children.

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Programs include Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Dec. 11; The Night Before Christmas, Dec. 18. The Atlantic City Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and under are free. Located in Atlantic City’s Historic Gardner’s Basin, the Atlantic City Aquarium offers a fun and educational look into more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. For more information, call 609-348-2880 or see Coupons for discounted admission are available on the website.


County library opens temporary location

Atlantic County Library System/ Brigantine will offer library services from the Library Outpost at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St. (Lou Wagenheim Drive) while the branch continues to undergo Sandy-related repairs.

Library hours at this location are 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday. Look for Bookmobile visits on Fridays.

Library users will find books, movies, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and computer access at this temporary location. Library materials may be picked up and returned here. Staff will be available to assist users in borrowing materials from other ACLS branches.

Storytime programs for children ages 3 to 5 will be provided at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and 11:30 a.m. Fridays in The Playroom of the community center.

The Dec. 11 Book Discussion group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the community center.


Police Department invites public comment

On Dec. 9, the Pleasantville Police Department will undergo an accreditation assessment by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police — a mandatory examination, lasting three years.

It will focus on the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services, acting Chief Jose L. Ruiz said in a news release.

Agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments to the accreditation assessors assigned to the on-site assessment by calling 609-484-3644 from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10.

Telephone comments are limited to five minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the department, 17 N. First St.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Pleasantville Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation is asked to write to: New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 1 Greentree Centre, Suite 201 Marlton, N.J. 08053.

For more information, call Capt. Rocky Melendez at 609-484-3650.

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