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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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4-year old struck by a car near his Northfield home

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Written by staff report Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:49 am


NORTHFIELD--Police officers William Cornell and Joseph Vola  responded to a call of a child being struck by a car in the 100 block of Cara Court in the Sutton Woods section of the city around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. When the officers arrived they found a 4-year old boy had been struck by a car as he was riding his pedicycle near his family's Cara Court home.

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Trivia Times October 25, 1014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:34 am

It  happened on October 25
 1854 - The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops into a valley and suffered 40 percent casualties. Later it was revealed that the order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.
 1870 - The first U.S. trademark was given. The recipient was the Averill Chemical Paint Company of New York City.
 1881 - The founder of "Cubism," Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain.
 1917 - The Bolsheviks (Communists) under Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seized power in Russia.

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Hoagie sale in Somers Point

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Written by staff reports Friday, October 24, 2014 05:27 pm


Get your taste buds ready; starting at 11 a.m. until they run out Saturday, Oct. 25 the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 352 in Somers Point will be selling the best tasting hoagies around. 

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Library sale is a sweet success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 24, 2014 02:35 pm

Looking for a few good titles to take home and enjoy are Joan Curri, left, and Ruth Traa, both of Somers Point. Looking for a few good titles to take home and enjoy are Joan Curri, left, and Ruth Traa, both of Somers Point.

The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library did a brisk business Saturday morning as patrons scoured tables filled with books to purchase at the library’s fall book and bake sale. After finding an arm full of books to enjoy, shoppers stopped to take home and nibble some of the group’s tempting treats.

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Trail of Two Cities 19th annual Walk and Run steps off Nov. 1

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:05 pm

The Trail of 2 Cities walk and Run is Nov. 1 The Trail of 2 Cities walk and Run is Nov. 1 SOMERS POINT – Lace up those sneakers, the 19th annual Trail of Two Cities from Ocean City to Somers Point steps off Saturday, Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit the Somers Point Foundation for Education and the Ocean City Recreation Department programs for children.

The event brings the neighboring cities together while celebrating community pride, awareness and health. The 5K walk and run will begin at the Ocean City Transportation Center at Ninth Street and Haven Avenue and ends at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. The Route 52 causeway will be closed to vehicles 8-9:30 a.m., and the entire course will be police patrolled, according to organizers.

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Council to consider declaring Somers Point in need of rehabilitation

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:58 pm

 SOMERS POINT – When the mayor and members of City Council meet Thursday, Oct. 23 they will work on several big issues for the city that will lay groundwork for the future.

On the agenda is a resolution to declare the entire city of Somers Point an area in need of rehabilitation as proposed by the Planning Board. It would also authorize the solicitor and other professionals to establish criteria for eligibility.

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Halloween parade and funfest set in Linwood

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, October 22, 2014 05:34 pm

Halloween parade and funfest set in Linwood LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of Recreation Halloween happenings are a little different this year, but organizers are aiming to provide a full night of family-friendly fun Saturday, Oct. 25.

The day begins with a few kicks in the grass during the MUSA annual Soccer-ween Tournament. The hay bale maze opens 4:30, and there will be a bounce house for the kids, pumpkin painting, a photographer and refreshments.

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Mainland’s economic tool kit for student success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 08:00 pm

LINWOOD—When casino doors began to close Mainland Regional High School Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis, Interim Superintendent Bob Previti and Principal Mark Marrone rolled up their sleeves to work on ways to keep the economic downturn from effecting students in any way they could. What they came up with is an economic tool kit designed to keep students from missing out on their high school experience. In one location families are able to see if they qualify for free and reduced lunches, applying for college, tutoring, check on dental insurance and access to county based counseling programs, transportation and much more.

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Scouting around for popcorn in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 01:07 pm

The Cub Scout popcorn salesmen are from left Tommy Shenkus, 10, Philip Stefanowicz, 10, Josh Blanche, 9, and Tommy Mozitis, also 9. The Cub Scout popcorn salesmen are from left; Philip Stefanowicz, 10, Tommy Shenkus, 10, Josh Blanche, 9, and Tommy Mozitis, also 9.

It is time for the Boy Scouts annual popcorn sale and stands a popping up all over. Saturday morning the Cub Scouts from Troop # 72 in Northfield enjoy brisk sales outside of Tilton Market. The Cub Scout popcorn salesmen are from left; Tommy Shenkus, 10, Philip Stefanowicz, 10, Josh Blanche, 9, and Tommy Mozitis, also 9.

 

Monday was demolition day at American Legion Post 353 in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:24 pm

Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20. Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20. LINWOOD—It sounded like a million dry matchsticks snapping in half Monday morning as the excavator being used by Cobra Enterprises of Allentown, NJ finally began the demolition of the long shuttered American Post 353 on Elm Ave. Cobra was the successful bidder on the project at $21,000.

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Linwood Council to consider creating a second liquor license

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 05:00 am

Linwood City Hall Linwood City Hall LINWOOD—When City Council convenes Wednesday evening, Oct.22 one of the issues they will be voting on will determine if a second liquor license will be made available in the city. The city has the ability to create the second license per state law because it is based on the population of the municipality.

The ordinance was introduced at the Oct. 8 city council meeting but members of the governing body have been discussing the possibility of a second license over the last few weeks.  Residents will have the chance to weigh in on the proposed ordinance at the meeting.

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Blessing creatures great and small, even on your Iphone

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 20, 2014 10:01 pm

Suzanne Marino / A prickly but friendly hedgehog named Alef receives a blessing Sunday at Beth El with friends 9-year-old Ella Gurwicz, left, Ben Rosenberg, 7, and Sam Gurwicz, 5, all of Linwood.  Suzanne Marino / A prickly but friendly hedgehog named Alef receives a blessing Sunday at Beth El with friends 9-year-old Ella Gurwicz, left, Ben Rosenberg, 7, and Sam Gurwicz, 5, all of Linwood.

NORTHFIELD-- Members of Beth El Synagogue gathered at their Mainland branch in the London Square Center on Tilton Road Sunday with their pets and in some cases, photos of their pets awaiting a blessing from Rabbi Judi Ahavah Del Bourgo. 

They sang songs and read passages from the Talmud and Book of Psalms to include what the animals might have to say.

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Fatal accident claims pedestrian along Shore Road

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 02:09 pm

NORTHFIELD--Police are still investigating the Shore Road accident, Saturday, Oct. 18 that resulted in the death of Robert R. Simon, 82 of Northfield. Simon, is the owner of Just 4 Wheels Inc. in Galloway.

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Library hosts Halloween party and parade

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD - Join the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library for its annual Halloween costume party with snacks, crafts, music, games and a costume parade around the parking lot starting 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.


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Trivia Times October 18, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:51 am

It happened on October 18
1469 - Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile. The marriage united all the dominions of Spain.
1767 - The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
1842 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.
1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).

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Police and parents team up for coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - The Somers Point Police Department and the Jordan Road School parents group are teaming up for the third annual coat drive for community members who need a little help.

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