Garden Pier - home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center - officially reopened in June 2014. The Pier had been closed since October 2012 due to damage suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read more.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library will officially kick off its Summer Reading Program with a launch party 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26. The party will include information about the Summer Reading Program, book giveaways, fun activities, special guests and more. Click here to read more.
The Atlantic City Library International Night Series will rock Kennedy Plaza in both its opener and finale this summer, while continuing to highlight music and dance from around the globe. The weekly series, co-sponsored by the library and City of Atlantic City, will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August at Kennedy Plaza, located on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. Click here to read more. Also, view clips of the shows on our YouTube channel.
The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library will once again present the Bartram Beach Block Concert Series – a biweekly series featuring popular local artists – this summer. The free 90-minute shows will be held 7 p.m. at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. Those attending the shows are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets. Click here to read more.
The 15th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series – a popular Atlantic City summertime tradition that showcases some of the nation’s top jazz artists – returns to Kennedy Plaza on July 3. Click here to read more.
The City of Atlantic City and Atlantic City Free Public Library are pleased to announce the availability of a new digital historical resource featuring the commemorative markers located throughout Atlantic City. These markers share the history of Atlantic City and the stories of many Atlantic City residents. Click here to view this great resource.
Teenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Atlantic City teens are invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It” in the library’s Makerspace, which opened April, 14, 2014. Click here to continue reading.
Marker is located on Northwest corner of Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues.
Historical Marker text:
1921- An Atlantic City native, he was the first African-American Chief of Police in the resort's history. During his 39 years of service, Chief Allmond rose from beat cop to Chief. He received more than 65 honors, including commendations from the F.B.I., the Secret Service, and the Atlantic County Grand Jury. This U.S. Air Force veteran received a special citation for "extreme courage and heroism under fire" for dragging a wounded comrade 50 yards to safety during a gun battle that left seven officers wounded. Chief Allmond was recognized by the City's SWAT Team and by "Who's Who in American Law Enforcement." He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, served on the boards of the YMCA, Westside Convalescent Center, the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and the Vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. In 1979, the NJ State General Assembly issued a proclamation recognizing Chief Allmond's many years of dedicated service.
Joseph Allmond began his first job with the Atlantic City Police Department in 1947, and from the beginning was determined to leave his mark on local law enforcement. He moved up the department's ranks quickly, getting promoted to Sergeant in 1960, then Captain in 1968, and finally Chief in 1979. Across his career, he often gave back to Atlantic City's community, by working with its youth as a role model. If you have more information about Joseph Allmond, 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: Local History Biography Files - Joseph T. Allmond Johnson, Nelson: The Northside
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