Atlantic City Walk

Local officials and community walked through Stanley Homes Village handing out candy and information. June 26, 2018 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

EGG HARBOR CITY — Law-enforcement officials will join residents for a walk around the city this week as a way to build a rapport with the community.

This first “community walk” for the city is sponsored by the Atlantic County Coalition for a Safe Community, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, assistant prosecutors, detectives and the Egg Harbor City Police Department.

“Community walks are just like planting a seed, and when you water the seed and nurture it you can then return to the community, build relationships and it grows into something good,” Tyner said.

Similar walks have taken place in Atlantic City over the past five years. Walks were also organized for Pleasantville this year.

Egg Harbor City’s walk begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rittenberg Manor on Philadelphia Avenue and will continue to the Philadelphia Apartments.

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— Claire Lowe

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 NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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