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    Courtesy of Joyce Hampton Pullan/The Log in its early days, circa 1930s.Lawrence M. Hampton Sr. painted the bottom to look like the log was sitting on a 'bed of fire' according to his daughter Joyce Hampton Pullan.The West Atlantic City restaurant slated for demolition was 'famous' for its burgers, barbecue and clams. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Just as Atlantic…

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    Snowfall totals from the Blizzard of 2015 that were supposed to range from 1-2 feet instead varied between 1-2 inches as measure on the morning of January, 27.Snowfall totals from the Blizzard of 2015 that were supposed to range from 1-2 feet instead varied between 1-2 inches as measure on the morning of January, 27.

    Here are some reports from around South Jersey, as reported by the National…

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    MLK and cookiesRaces, religions come together to carry on King’s message of caring for others

    NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel had the ovens working overtime Monday, Jan. 19 as strangers rolled up their sleeves and worked side by side, measuring, mixing, baking and packing nearly 60 dozen cookies and brownies.

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    Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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    Paul and Sandi D’Amato of Linwood receive an award from Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor, executive director of FACES 4 Autism.LINWOOD – Paul and Sandi D’Amato recently received an award from Isabelle Mosca of FACES 4 Autism for their years of support of the organization.

    Mosca said Sandi D’Amato has championed the cause since FACES began in 2002, as a financial contributor and by helping to raise awareness.  

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    David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after June 15, 2013ATLANTIC CITY – A grand jury considering what crimes were committed during a violent 2013 encounter between Atlantic City police officers and a 20-year-old Linwood man outside the Tropicana Casino returned an indictment Tuesday, Jan. 20 against the man and cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

    David Connor Castellani, now 22, was indicted on the three counts he was originally charged with after…

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Mainland Regional to eliminate class rank

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 14, 2015 04:15 pm

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School Principal Mark Marrone told parents at a meeting Monday, Jan. 12 that the Board of Education would vote next week on a proposal to do away with what has long been a sacred cow: class rank.
Speaking at a parents meeting, Marrone said it is time for the school to move beyond class rank.

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State gets $29M emergency grant to train, support displaced casino workers

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, January 13, 2015 03:22 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

New Jersey was awarded $29.4 million in National Emergency Grant funds for workforce training and education programs for people displaced by the Atlantic City casino closings, U.S. Department of Labor officials announced Tuesday.

New Jersey Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said in a news release that the grant would play a major role in re-establishing a “strong economic footing” in the Atlantic County area.

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With a nod to the year past Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis looks ahead

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Written by Richard DePamphilis Monday, January 12, 2015 03:42 pm

Linwood Mayor Richard DePamphilis Linwood Mayor Richard DePamphilis LINWOOD—Mayor Rick DePamphilis makes good use of the annual reorganization meeting to give residents his annual state of the city message. 

Tuesday, Jan. 6 he thanked the city hall staff, the police, public works and the volunteers who man the committees and boards to help make Linwood a special community. 

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Erland Chau themes his annual city address as accomplishments, achievements and expectations

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Written by Erland Chau Monday, January 12, 2015 03:01 pm

Northfield Mayor Erland Chau Northfield Mayor Erland Chau

NORTHFIELD—Newly elected Mayor Erland Chau is no stranger to politics in the city but Jan. 6 marked his first state of the city of Northfield message to residents.

To the members of the Northfield City Council, to those attending this meeting and to those who are viewing this presentation on the Mainland Regional telecast, I welcome to this 2015 state of the city address.

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Death ruled a homicide for body discovered in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:34 pm

Police block Virginia Ave in Northfield where a body was found Friday morning. Police block Virginia Ave in Northfield where a body was found Friday morning. NORTHFIELD – The body found outside a Virginia Avenue home here Friday, Jan. 9 was that of Franklin Dwayne Gant Smith, 52, and the death has been ruled a homicide, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said Saturday. 

The New Jersey state medical examiner, who completed the autopsy, said the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, according to McClain.

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Our Lady of Sorrows first indoor flea market of the year

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Written by staff report Friday, January 09, 2015 06:21 pm

LINWOOD—It’s a New Year and there will be lots of new and old goodies for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Sorrows first flea market and antique sale. More than 50 vendors are booked to sell their collectibles, art, food items, batteries and much more.
OLOS is located on Wabash Avenue at the corner of Poplar Ave.

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Investigation continues in Northfield where body was discovered

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, January 09, 2015 04:42 pm

Police block Virginia Ave in Northfield where a body was found Friday morning. Police block Virginia Ave in Northfield where a body was found Friday morning.

NORTHFIELD—Investigators from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body in the unit block of Virginia Avenue Friday morning. Atlantic County Prosecutor James McClain issued a release late Friday afternnon.

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Linwood council begins the year with familiar faces

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 08, 2015 05:00 pm

LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

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Linwood native is making a name for herself in music, film

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 08, 2015 02:15 pm

Ashlee Keating Ashlee Keating

LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

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Sweet sounds of MRHS Band trumpet Brandall Estates friendship

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 06, 2015 03:35 pm

Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band. Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the senior living facility to connect the students with the seniors. The common thread for all is the love of great music.

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Point leaders optimistic despite economic challenges ahead

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 06, 2015 01:16 pm

City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she was in the hospital about to give birth to their daughter, Morgan.

This time around, at the annual City Council reorganization meeting Monday, Jan. 5, Morgan, now 19, held the Bible for Gerety while his wife, Margie, stood by his side and Degrassi swore him in to a three-year term serving Ward 1. 

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Shore Medical welcomes first baby of 2015

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Written by Staff Report Monday, January 05, 2015 02:18 pm

Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen. Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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Happy New Year from the Mainland Current

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 01, 2015 01:57 am


Wishing all of the loyal Mainland Current readers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.  Let's hope we can bring you more good news than bad in 2015.

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Welcome 2015 from Times Square

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 31, 2014 01:34 pm

With a helping of trivia

Can't make it to Times Square this year but want to be in the action? Then tune in here and catch the fun leading up to the giant Waterford crystal ball dropping to usher in 2015. 

The ball will be raised atop the 77-foot flagpole at One Times Square, the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street at 6 p.m., and there it will sparkle and shine. Representatives of the Philips Lighting Co. will flip a giant switch to start the events.

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The doctor is in at Northfield Teddy Bear clinic

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 31, 2014 05:49 am

Trevor Hackett, 6, of Northfield explains how his teddy bear, Joe, got hurt to Friends of the Northfield Library President, Heather Mellon at the Teddy Bear clinic held at the library Dec. 6 Trevor Hackett, 6, of Northfield explains how his teddy bear, Joe, got hurt to Friends of the Northfield Library President, Heather Mellon at the Teddy Bear clinic held at the library Dec. 6
NORTHFIELD — The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library became a triage center of sorts Saturday, Dec. 6 for stuffed animals, dolls and even action figures.
With the help of Northfield pediatrician, Dr. Chris Keenan, kids were able to try on a stethoscope, peek in their stuffed bears, dogs and bunnies ears and bandage up their boo-boos.

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Linwood buys 17.6 acres from Cornerstone developer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00 am

Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis and Cornerstone Commerce Center owner and developer Robin Karman close the deal on the purchase of the wooded area adjacent to the center. Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis and Cornerstone Commerce Center owner and developer Robin Karman close the deal on the purchase of the wooded area adjacent to the center.
LINWOOD – Mayor Rick DePamphilis and Cornerstone Commerce Center developer Robin Karman signed an agreement of sale Tuesday, Dec. 16 that conveys 17.6 acres of land surrounding the center to the city of Linwood.
A majority of the property is wetlands, with 6.98 acres of uplands, according to City Council President Tim Tighe. That land, which runs along the Patcong Creek as well as along Monroe Avenue, will remain in its natural state.

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