• Mainland Current

    Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa.
    LINWOOD – The live music from the…

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    Miss AmericaATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

    The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

  • Mainland Current

    Jason O'Grady

    NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.
    O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
    O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company…

  • Downbeach Current

    Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since…

  • Mainland Current

    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
    Seaview Elementary School
    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
    A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
    Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
    Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
    Lunch in the cafeteria is…

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Construction zone-Ocean Heights Ave. Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:35 pm

 The county announced Thursday that beginning Tuesday, August 26 and running through Thursday, August 28, a road closure/detour will be in effect on Ocean Heights Ave. between Bethel Road in Somers Point and Blackman Road in Egg Harbor Township from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for emergency road work. 

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Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center NORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Impaired driving enforcement crackdown

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Written by Staff Report Monday, August 18, 2014 12:43 am

Somers Point Police SOMERS POINT– Law enforcement officers from Somers Point will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Beginning August 15 and running through September 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Trivia Times August 17, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 17, 2014 06:00 am

The Big Story for August 17 is Woodstock
On this day in 1969, the grooviest event in music history--the Woodstock Music Festival--draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York.
Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the small artsy town of Woodstock, New York. Not able to find an appropriate venue in Woodstock, the promoters contacted Max Yasgur, the owner of a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York about 50 miles outside of town.

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ATV chase in Northfield ends in arrest

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Written by Staff Report Friday, August 15, 2014 08:56 am

Northfield Police NORTHFIELD - Just past noon Thursday, Aug. 14 the Northfield Police received a call that a man was driving an all terrain vehicle in the area of First and Second streets. When the officers arrived on the scene they observed a male who was later identified as Phillip Carrion, 22, of Northfield, riding his ATV recklessly and he was not wearing a helmet.

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Dr. Oz Show makes a house call in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 15, 2014 06:00 am

Dr. Oz Show The Dr. Oz Show the production crew and the locals after a day of filming for an upcoming segment of the show dealing with the caffeine habit. From left is cameraman Darryl Rode of Villanova, Tracey Staab, sound man Paul Alfe of Philadelphia, Library Director Maria Moss, Dr. Oz Producer Lauren Pacheco, Michelle Tomko, Chelsea Ingram of Northfield, Nick Staab of Linwood, John Ferguson of Marmora and Mary Ann Branciforti of the Linwood Library LINWOOD—Tracey Staab, the principal of the Cape Educational Compact in Cape May Court House like millions of others, checks in with the Dr. Oz Show for advice with different medical issues. Staab emailed a question to the show last week and to her surprise the high school principal received a response quickly.

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USPS carrier successfully maneuvers health care nightmare for her newborn

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Josiah Burzynski with the Nasoalveolar Molding or NAM in place to shrink the gap in his lip and gums to prepare him for a more successful outcome to surgery. Josiah Burzynski with the Nasoalveolar Molding or NAM in place to shrink the gap in his lip and gums to prepare him for a more successful outcome to surgery.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP—Somers Point postal carrier Teri Burzynski, formerly of Egg Harbor Township and now living in Mays Landing has learned an awful lot in the past year. She gave birth to her son Josiah in September and with his birth came an education in pediatric health care that she had no clue about just a short time prior. An ultrasound at 20 weeks indicated her baby was going to be born with a cleft concern; the degree they would not discover until his birth.

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Point Eagle project adds a pit at The Pit

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 13, 2014 05:02 pm

Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley. Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley.

SOMERS POINT—Will Fausey will be entering his junior year at Mainland in a few weeks but he added something very important to his resume over the summer vacation; he became an Eagle Scout. The 16-year old, a member of Somers Point Boy Scout Troop 55 and he wanted to come up with a project that would in some way be a long term improvement to the community.

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6 arrested in attempted carjacking in Somers Point

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:30 pm

somers point police logo SOMERS POINT — Police here have made six arrests in the case of an attempted carjacking at the intersection of Rte 9, New Road and Rte 52 which is McArthur Blvd. on one side and Laurel Drive on the other.

According to police, the accused went up to a car stopped at the traffic light and brandished weapons, demanding that the driver get out of the car. The driver did not get out, but sped off without any further incident.

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Residential burglary under investigation in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:05 pm

NORTHFIELD--The Northfield Police Department responded to a report of a burglary on Aug. 11 in the area of Catherine Avenue and Shore Road.

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Digging in at Veterans Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. NORTHFIELD—Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday, Aug. 8 pitched in and made improvements to Veterans Park on Oak Avenue. Former City Councilman Dave Notaro brought in equipment from his hardscaping and construction business and with the help of another former City Councilman, Steve Vain and Korean War veteran, Bob Webb created a new space for residents and friends of the park to remember veterans and others with a commemorative brick.

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West Nile Virus found in two additional Linwood samples

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, August 12, 2014 05:03 pm

A dead bird and a mosquito sample collected from Wilson Ave. in Linwood have each been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.  Earlier this month four mosquito samples and a bird collected from Vernon Avenue in Linwood were confirmed positive for the mosquito-borne disease in addition to four positive mosquito samples collected from Zion Road in Northfield.

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Linwood native shows it takes talent and grit to star in 'Sound of Music'

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:20 pm

The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp.  The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp. Opening Thursday in Margate
MARGATE — One of the most beloved shows of all time will open Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center with the Beth El Synagogue summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music."

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Paddle-out remembers Mainland football players lost three years ago

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 11, 2014 03:04 pm

Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Wednesday, Aug. 20 will mark three years since a freak accident on the Garden State Parkway claimed the lives of four Mainland Mustang football players and changed the lives of every student and staff member at the school.

Casey Brenner, Edgar Bozzi, Nick Conner and Dean Khoury would have enjoyed the Thursday evening’s group paddle-out on the beach at 30th Avenue in Longport. They would have been happy to hang with their friends on the beach; talking and joking together before heading out past the breakers on their surfboards.

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Letter: Thank you for supporting MRHS baseball team

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Written by Billy Kern Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:19 am

Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. To the editor:

Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take a minute to thank the students, faculty, administration, and community of Mainland Regional High School for the overwhelming support of our baseball team throughout the 2014 NJSIAA baseball playoffs. 

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Northfield reads in record numbers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:42 am

Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. With five days remaining July, Lydia Bickel of Northfield checked out “Digital Photography,” breaking the record set in July 2010 of 3,539 items circulated from the Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield.

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