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    Reward for lost dog in LinwoodReilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

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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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Somers Point man arrested after police find 250 bags of heroin in apartment

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:27 am

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SOMERS POINT-  A Somers Point man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30 after police executed a search warrant on an apartment in The Gates Apartment Complex and located 250 bags of heroin, other drugs and $2,500 in cash.

According to police, Lamar Harris was charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in public housing.

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Ms. Senior America will be crowned Thursday in Atlantic City

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 29, 2014 05:00 am

Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts.  Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts. ATLANTIC CITY –  Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2014 a little more than a month ago, and on Thursday there will be another crowning as Ms. Senior America comes to Atlantic City in search of her crown.

There are 42 competitors from across the country looking to win the crown from Ms. Senior America 2013, Carolyn Corlew.

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Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry To the editor:

The terrorist incident in Canada is but the latest example of why the time to decriminalize the concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens in New Jersey is now.

It is self-evident that we are living in dangerous times. Nothing is more important, and nothing should be held in higher esteem by our political leaders, than our God-given right of self-protection.

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Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue To the editor:

The old American Legion building in Linwood has finally been demolished. After 10 years we no longer have to look at and deal with that unsightly safety hazard. Now in its place the neighborhood has a graded lot, ready for a new home.

With all that behind us, there are several parties that we as Elm Avenue residents would like to say thank you to for their support resolving what turned out to be a very complex situation.

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Belhaven re-designation as a School to Watch is twice as nice

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 26, 2014 06:00 am

Celebrating the distinction as the only School to Watch middle school in Atlantic County are, from left, Guidance Counselor Christine Ruth, Board of Education President Lynn Gibson, City Councilman Darren Matik, Principal Frank Rudnesky, language arts teacher Jill Cuniff, Atlantic County Teacher of the Year Pete Davis, Media Specialist Amy Ojserkis and instructional aide Lisa Hindman. Celebrating the distinction as the only School to Watch middle school in Atlantic County are, from left, Guidance Counselor Christine Ruth, Board of Education President Lynn Gibson, City Councilman Darren Matik, Principal Frank Rudnesky, language arts teacher Jill Cuniff, Atlantic County Teacher of the Year Pete Davis, Media Specialist Amy Ojserkis and instructional aide Lisa Hindman.
LINWOOD — Belhaven Middle School was re-designated as a national School to Watch. There was a celebration earlier in the day to mark the honor with students and the community.
At the Oct. 15 Board of Education meeting Belhaven Principal Frank Rudnesky, along with members of his team, were congratulated for not resting on their laurels after the initial designation back in 2011, and continuing to make the school a place where all students have the chance to find their niche and flourish.

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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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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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