• Summer Reading Program
    to begin with party June 26

    Steel PierThe Atlantic City Public Library will hold a Summer Reading Program kickoff party Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. The Summer Reading Program, for children and teenagers ages 0-18, will include a magic show and fun activities. Those who sign up for the program at the party will receive a free book to start their summer of reading. Steel Pier in Atlantic City is once again a sponsor of the Summer Reading Program. Click here to read more.
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
    new sponsor of Third Thursday Concert Series

    HRHC Atlantic City Logo 4C CMYK 1 croppedNot only is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City bringing world-class entertainment to the resort, it is supporting the Atlantic City Free Public Library’s efforts to provide free music to the community. The casino is the new sponsor of the library’s Third Thursday Concert Series — a free monthly music series held 5 p.m. at the Main Library on the third Thursday of each month from April through September. Click here to read more.
  • Sharp haircuts, minds: Library brings
    'Fade to Books' to city barbershops

    Barbershop photoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library has made children’s books available at select city barbershops this winter after being named a recipient of a Fade to Books grant in 2017.
    The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with the Long Branch Public Library and the Bridge of Books Foundation, launched a grant opportunity for public libraries to join with their local barbershops in an effort to spur young boys to read. Click here to read more.
  • You can quickly charge your smartphone,
    laptop and tablet at the Main Library

    Charging StationThe Atlantic City Free Public Library now offers a charging station after being selected as a contract award winner for funding under LibraryLinkNJ’s “Powering Up: Library Charging Stations Incubator Project.” Those who visit the Main Library will be able to charge their smartphones, laptops and tablets for free in a Kwikboost Charging Station, which features eight secure, ADA-compliant lockers equipped with 16 connectors and fast-charging technology. Click here to read more.
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John J. Mooney, Jr.

Marker located on NW Corner of Morris and Atlantic Avenues

Marker text:

1921-2005
Affectionately known as "Josie," Mooney was an Atlantic City native, born in his family home on Morris Avenue, was a player, manager and coach of several local ice hockey teams including the Atlantic City Sea Gulls. Mooney began a seven-decade career in public service as an Atlantic City Lifeguard from 1941-43 and again in 1946 after serving with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of the Atlantic City Police Department (1947 to 1972) and, in 1982 was elected to the first of two terms on City Council where he became Council Vice-President. He was Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority, a life member of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol Benevolent Organization, past president and life member of PBA Local 24; VFW Post 9462, Loyal Order of Moose 3216, Catholic War Veterans, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Lions Club, Margate Log Cabin and 1989 Grand Marshall of the Atlantic City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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John J. Mooney, Jr. attended the Our Lady Star of the Sea school, Holy Spirit High School, and the Atlantic City Trade School. His time with the US Military included serving as a medic in New Guinea and the Philipines. As a result of his service, he was awarded the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, and the World War II Victory medal. He retired from the Atlantic City Police Department at the rank of Acting Captain of Detectives.
If you have more information about John J. Mooney, Jr., please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.

 

For more information, see these resources in the Atlantic City Free Public Library, Atlantic City Heritage Collections:
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