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    It was not an interview I wanted to do. Talking to a father who lost his son rips at my own heart because I, too, lost a son. Mark was 33 when he died and would have been in his early 50s now, and I still cannot talk or write about him without choking up.

    Bill Elliott has much the same problem. He has toughened up in order to publicize his successful Hero Campaign, but when he talks about the accident in which a drunken driver killed his son John, you can see him struggling. I admire his courage.

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     Mainland Regional High SchoolLINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

    Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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    Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year

     Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year. Nagbe is in his senior year studying pre-med. He was selected as HERO of the Year from nominations by classmates based on his service as…

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    An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

    Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter…

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    calopen1It was an exciting opening night of the Cape-Atlantic League football season on Friday, Sept. 12.

    These images - by photographers Matt Strabuk, Mike Schultz, Bill LeConey and Laura Stetser - captured just some of the drama and pageantry of high school football in South Jersey. Hopefully, they’ll get you in the mood for another full slate of games coming up this weekend. (Scroll down for more photos).

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Northfield voters approve bond referendum

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:02 pm

NORTHFIELD--Voter turnout was very light Tuesday, Sept. 30 as they headed to the polls to approve a $7,410,085 bond referendum 417-149. There were 106 mail-in ballots sent out but Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi said the status of those ballots or how many were returned is not known but it is not enough to change the outcome of the election regardless of the vote. 
The state of New Jersey approved funding 42 percent of the project and have committed to $3,005,483 while the Northfield share is $4374,602.

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Family friendly hayrides in Birch Grove Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, September 30, 2014 05:00 pm

Birch Grove Park hayrides are set to start Friday, Oct. 10. Birch Grove Park hayrides are set to start Friday, Oct. 10.

NORTHFIELD—October is here and so are the hayrides in Birch Grove Park. Perfect for families that are avoiding certain frights; Birch Grove Park is decked out with thousands of twinkling lights. Bring the whole family to enjoy a special fall night.
The festive fun begins at 6 p.m. and winds down by 9 p.m. with the last run normally around 8:30 p.m. 
For those who work up an appetite on the hayride, the snack bar is open with hot chocolate, coffee, hot dogs and other snacks.
The hayride is $5 per person and the Friends of Birch Grove Park provide complimentary snacks at the end of the hayride.

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Special MRHS BOE executive session

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 04:40 pm

Special meeting of the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the school library.
The purpose of the meeting, according to Business Administrator and Board Secretary Kim Jenson will be to conduct a student discipline hearing in executive session, dealing with an unresolved student matter and action may be taken at the meeting.  The executive session is closed to the public.

 

Central Square celebrates fall in style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 am

Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. LINWOOD—Central Square was the place to stop and shop Saturday, Sept. 27 as the center, home to 55 shops, eateries and professional offices held their first ever Harvest Fest. Merchants offered special promotions, along with free tastings and yoga, Pilates and even belly dancing lessons.

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Northfield councilman battling lymphoma is in it to win it

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex. Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.

NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business

On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.

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Fishing management councils seek input at meeting Monday in Somers Point

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Written by staff reports Monday, September 29, 2014 03:07 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a public meeting 6-8 p.m. at Somers Point City Hall Monday, Sept. 29 to gather input on a range of issued to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment.  

The meeting launches a series of scoping hearings being held through Oct. 22 in coastal states from Massachusetts to North Carolina, according to organizers. 

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Boating safety course

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Written by staff reports Monday, September 29, 2014 01:23 pm

A Boat NJ course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Linwood, Tuesday Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct 16.  The two evening "Boat NJ" course meets the requirements of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic overview of boat and PWC operation. The boating safety class is required by the State of New Jersey - Division of State Police Marine Law Enforcement for boat safety education and is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).  The course meets the NJ State law requirements for NJ boating safety certification.  There will be a $75 fee which covers the cost of the course and all materials.

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Trivia Times, Sept. 27, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:17 am

The big story for today is about John Adams; the argumentative peacemaker

On this day in 1779, the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister in charge of negotiating treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.

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Northfield Police blotter Sept. 25, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

From Sept. 15-21 the Northfield Police Department received 224 calls for service, conducted 134 property checks, responded to eight motor vehicle crashes, made five warrant arrests and 28 motor vehicle stops, and issued 17 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Sept. 25, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Police blotter  information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.   

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The Alcove is official KidCents charity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 04:02 pm

Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives.  Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives. NORTHFIELD – Mindy Shemtov, co-founder and director of Alcove Center for Grieving Children announced Monday that The Alcove is now an official KidCents charity. The KidCents program, created by The Rite Aid Foundation allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. 

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Bay-Atlantic Symphony lecture series looks at supernatural and scary music

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:32 pm

Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. MARGATE – You can learn about the supernatural and scary in music at the October installment of music lectures by Paul M. Somers and sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.

Discover how various composers through musical history have portrayed fairies, ghosts, Druids, and the Spanish Inquisition 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave.

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Northfield council eyes emergency medical services

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 06:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Emergency medical services were the focus of the City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23.

While the agreement between Northfield, Linwood and Shore Medical Center for emergency services runs through August 2015, Northfield City Council President Jim Travagline said that after a meeting Monday with Shore representative John Waite, it might be prudent to begin looking around for other providers.

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Northfield School District referendum to be held Tuesday, Sept. 30

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 25, 2014 06:00 pm

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will be going to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 30 to vote on a school district bond referendum. The district is seeking to make what the Northfield Board of Education has determined are needed replacements and improvements at the 15-year old Northfield Community School at 2000 New Road.

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Northfield, Somers Point remember the soldiers who never came home

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 25, 2014 03:00 pm

Glowsticks and flags line the walkway at Patriots Park in Somers Point, where a POW/MIA recognition ceremony is held annually on the third Friday in September to honor soldiers who never returned.  Glowsticks and flags line the walkway at Patriots Park in Somers Point, where a POW/MIA recognition ceremony is held annually on the third Friday in September to honor soldiers who never returned. Friday, Sept. 19 was National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and at the Northfield Community School it was a time for the middle school students to learn the reason the black flag hangs under the Stars and Stripes on many flagpoles and what its symbolism means. 

Teacher Mary Ann Devine, who coordinates the school’s veterans programming, enlisted her seventh-grade class to point out the symbolism behind the flag: the soldier looking toward his home, the partial wreath that will be complete when he returns home. The missing man table was set, in preparation for when all prisoners will return home.

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Northfield police seize 315 bags of heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:18 pm

NORTHFIELD – Police seized 315 bags of heroin and arrested two residents on drug charges Thursday, Sept. 25 after a several-months-long investigation.

Charged were Jerome Ellis, 45, and Chaneen McKoy, 39, of the 300 block of Maple Avenue, where the heroin was seized, according to police reports. 

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