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    The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site.LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

    City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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10 South Jersey events your teen would rather avoid

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, July 11, 2014 01:15 pm

Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg. Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count the days with undying excitement or maybe do a little of both, there are just some things around here that you can’t live with and can’t live without.

1. Airshows of all kinds

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Linwood School District hires superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 11, 2014 05:00 am

Belhaven Middle School Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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St. Joseph Regional School fourth semester honor roll

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Written by Staff Report Friday, July 11, 2014 12:07 am

St. Joseph Regional School

St. Joseph Regional School fourth semester honor roll

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Mazzeo weighs in on Showboat shutdown

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 10, 2014 06:07 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sent a letter Thursday, July 10 to Chris McDonough, the director of the New Jersey Division of Investment, regarding the public pension funding invested in companies that own and operate Showboat Casino, which is scheduled to shut its doors Aug. 31 despite turning a profit. 

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Linwood’s Hi Neighbor Hop is a White Hot Caribbean Night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:00 pm

A party you do not want to miss. A party you do not want to miss.

LINWOOD—The temperature is up and we have that gentle breeze that just makes a “White Hot Caribbean Night” the perfect theme for a summer party.
Coming this Friday night, July 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. it is the annual Linwood Hi Neighbor Hop.
Steel drums will be playing as guests enter the Linwood Country Club for a fun night that benefits the Linwood Recreation Board and support the local sports teams and helps with maintaining the athletic fields in town.

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Remembering Mary Beth Davis with love and fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:02 pm

  Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. LINWOOD – Friends, family and coworkers spent Saturday, July 5 at All Wars Memorial Park remembering their friend, Mary Beth Davis, at the second annual Family Fun Day in Davis’ honor. 

More than 150 gathered to celebrate Davis and her love of life and family at the event, which was hosted by SOSH Architects. Everyone painted their handprint on a banner to commemorate the day.

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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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JCC Katz free summer programs at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD––The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center at Congregation Beth Israel will host three free summer events for children. The first is Thursday, July 31.
“We invite the children of the Northfield, Linwood Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township communities to help us build our Katz JCC community through these events,” according to Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Director Traci Hazley.

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Connolly Mile in Northfield has its best turnout

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 05:16 pm

Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield. Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The weather caused the annual Frank Connolly mile run to be rescheduled to Saturday morning but it did not diminish the enthusiasm of the runners. A record 132 runners from ages 4 to over well over 60 laced up their sneakers and headed down Shore Road.

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Linwood Board of Education acquires Hasson property

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:16 pm

 

Belhaven Avenue School Belhaven Avenue School LINWOOD—It has been in the works since 2013 but the Linwood Board of Education was finally able to close on the former Hasson property July 8.
The once bustling florist had property on both sides of Patcong Avenue that been vacant for several years and for sale before the school entered into negotiations with them. The board of education acquired only the property on the school side of Patcong Avenue for $220,000.

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