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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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Halloween parade and funfest set in Linwood

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

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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Mazzeo speaks out on Taj Mahal court decision

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Written by Staff Report Friday, October 17, 2014 06:27 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) issued the following statement today following the federal bankruptcy courts decision to temporarily strip Taj Mahal workers of their pensions and benefits:
"Today's good news on sports betting shouldn't be overshadowed by the blow to the workers of UNITE HERE Local 54 in court today," said Mazzeo.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point teacher contracts

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 17, 2014 05:46 pm

Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired. Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired.

All three Mainland sending districts of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point are completely autonomous, each just happens to have the same negotiation cycle. Each of the three districts educators entered their respective schools this September working under the terms of a contract that had expired June 30, 2013. As of Oct. 17, Somers Point is the only district that is still without a settlement or pending settlement.

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First graders receive Torah at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by staff reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel spends a moment with first graders Zachary Fassman, left, and Jacob Perlman under the Chuppah. Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel spends a moment with first graders Zachary Fassman, left, and Jacob Perlman under the Chuppah.

The first grade class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield marked the start of their Jewish studies Wednesday, Oct. 8 with a consecration ceremony where they received their own miniature Torah scrolls.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, Oct. 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Coat Drive

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. Coats will be collected through Oct. 31 at the following locations: Somers Point City Hall, Shore Medical Center lobby, Mission Point Church (New York Avenue and 10th Street) and the Fusion Church on New Hampshire Avenue. All items will be given out between 8:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 1 at the Jordan Road School. The parents group will also be collecting clothing and bedding for Big Brothers Big Sisters 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 1. 

American Legion Auxiliary 352

American Legion Auxiliary 352 is participating in the Boscov’s Friends helping Friends fundraiser. The coupons are $5 and entitle shoppers to discounts of 25 percent off many items through Oct. 21. They can be purchased at American Legion Post 352 on First Avenue in Somers Point.

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Consultant advises avoiding court fight on Gurwicz plan in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:52 pm

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 and the Frank Tilton 9 Theatre, originally called for 460 units; that number has been cut to 265 one- and two-bedroom units.

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Lots of swearing in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:13 pm

Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. 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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