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    Suzanne Marino / Members of the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club join coach Alex Marino, left, Chris Kaczmarski and Councilman Tim Tighe, far right, at the City Council meeting Aug. 13.

    LINWOOD – Council congratulated the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club eighth-grade team Aug. 13 for completing a successful season.

    The team went undefeated with a 14-0 season and brought home the Jersey Shore Youth Lacrosse…

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    MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

    LINWOOD – The stadium was filled, and the overflow crowd gathered along the fence of the Mustang Corral at Mainland Regional…

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    Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. NORTHFIELD—To take some of the butterflies away from the first day of school a kindergarten ice cream social was held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Northfield Community School. The new students had a chance to meet their teachers and classmates and hopefully make that…

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    A mosquito sample collected from Northwood Court in Northfield has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    Positive mosquito samples were found last month in both Northfield and Linwood. Northwood Court, the location of the most recent confirmation, is near Birch Grove Park in Northfield where several positive samples were found last year.

    Infected mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus to birds, animals and humans. Crows are particularly susceptible to the virus and are good indicators of the presence of the disease in a…

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    Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival.SOMERS POINT—This weekend its time to turn back the clock and chill a little bit because summer is in the rear view mirror and enjoy friends and neighbor at the 37th annual Good Ol Days Festival.

    Head to Kennedy Park and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 6 for the end of the season favorite event.

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    Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the…

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    Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

    WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

    The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

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A new Eagle flies in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:49 pm

New Eagle Scout Ryan Edwards of Troop 72 is congratulated by City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni at the Aug. 26 City Council meeting. New Eagle Scout Ryan Edwards of Troop 72 is congratulated by City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni at the Aug. 26 City Council meeting. NORTHFIELD—Ryan Edwards, 17, of Troop 72 in Northfield earned the distinction of being the latest Eagle Scout in the city. He was honored by Northfield City Council at their Aug. 26 meeting and congratulated by fellow Eagle Scout and councilman, Nick Piergiovanni.

For his project Edwards, who follows in the footsteps of his brother Shane and his grandfather to make Eagle, headed to Birch Grove to see what he might do to improve the park. After meeting with Park Director Vicky Rutter Edwards decided to take on the exterior of the covered bridge that is adjacent to the main lake.

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Somers Point Good Old Days Festival on tap for Saturday

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:22 pm

Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival. Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival. SOMERS POINT—This weekend its time to turn back the clock and chill a little bit because summer is in the rear view mirror and enjoy friends and neighbor at the 37th annual Good Ol Days Festival.

Head to Kennedy Park and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 6 for the end of the season favorite event.

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Help Jim Mangano fight ALS with ice bucket challenge at Good Ol Days

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 02, 2014 06:45 am

Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the strength he can muster every day.

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Mainland announces changes in first-week schedule in light of accident

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 am

Mainland Regional High School Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – In light of the car accident on Route 40 in Hamilton Township Saturday morning, Aug. 30 that sent five Mainland Regional High School soccer players to the hospital, one of them with serious injuries, the schedule for the first week back to school has been changed, Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said.

Previti said the first-week schedule, which would be communicated to parents via the Connect-Ed all-call system Monday, Sept. 1, will differ from that outlined for parent and students Aug. 27 at freshman orientation.

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Environmental delays keep American Legion Hall standing

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:17 am

American Legion Hall when it was used at Linwood City Hall. American Legion Hall when it was used at Linwood City Hall. LINWOOD—The American Legion Hall on Elm Avenue has fallen into a state of disrepair and concerns that someone might get hurt if they enter the building are valid. But delay after delay is keeping the building standing long past when the city thought it would.

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Last shift for Linwood sergeants

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sergeant Wayne Finnegan is congratulated for his many years of service to the City of Linwood by City Councilman Darren Matick at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting. Sergeant Wayne Finnegan is congratulated for his many years of service to the City of Linwood by City Councilman Darren Matick at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting. LINWOOD – City Council said goodbye and passed along best wishes at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting to two police officers who are leaving at the end of August, each with 25 years on the job: Sgt. Wayne Finnegan and Sgt. James Olson.

“We came in together, so we may as well leave the same way,” Finnegan said.

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Northfield Democratic Club fails to name mayoral candidate to replace O'Grady

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – The Democratic Club of Northfield was unable to come up with a new candidate for mayor at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, according to club President Paul Utts.

Jason O’Grady dropped out of the mayor’s race because he will be moving out of the area. In such cases it is the responsibility of the local club to name a replacement to run in the upcoming general election against Republican Erland Chau. The decision now falls to the Northfield members of Atlantic County Democratic Committee.

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Letter: Learning the real story of Richard Somers

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Written by Seth Grossman, Saturday, August 30, 2014 04:08 pm

Learning the real story of Richard Somers Learning the real story of Richard Somers To the editor:

On Sept. 4, 1804, Somers Point native Richard Somers and the crew of his ship Intrepid were killed in Tripoli during America’s first war against Islamic terror. This Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., LibertyAndProsperity.org, the Somers Point Historical Society, and City of Somers Point will hold a brief ceremony to remember them.

As in past years, I and some others, including military journalist/scholar Chipp Reid of Annapolis, will tell their remarkable story.

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Mainland teen in critical condition after 3-car crash on Route 40

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 03:59 pm

4 other teens injured

A Mainland Regional High School freshman was critically injured Saturday, Aug. 30 when the vehicle she traveling in was involved in a three-car crash on Route 40 in Hamilton Township at about 8:45 a.m.

 According to Hamilton Township Police,  a 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Nicholas Gareffi, 39, of Vineland was traveling eastbound on Route 40 near milepost 43.7 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a westbound 2007 Mitsubishi box truck driven by Darrel Jacobs, 48, of Vineland. The Chevy then struck a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta occupied by five people, which was traveling westbound behind the box truck, causing it to spin off the road into the front yard of a residence. 

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Family fun at Linwood Community Church

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:16 pm

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. 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 grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of the summer picnic.

Hundreds came to the Family Fun Festival for the barbecue, games, craft booth, bounce rides, petting zoo, as the church band played from the stage in the middle of the event.

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O'Grady bows out of Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:39 pm

Jason O'Grady 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.

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Northfield Library offering tech help for unemployed

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD—Libraries are so much more than stacks of books. The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library has computers that are utilized all day. With the unemployment of many looming the plan is to assist every member who may need help using the computer as necessary tool in finding a new career or aiding them in any way possible.

Aubrey Gerhardt, director of the library announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 26 City Council meeting that the doors of the library are open to help residents who may find themselves unemployed due to the closing of the casinos over the next few weeks.

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Farm to school Assembly bill package signed into law

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Written by Staff Report Monday, August 25, 2014 11:36 pm

new-jersey Expanding access to nutritious, locally harvested food for school children, a package of five bills sponsored by Assembly Republicans Chris A. Brown and Sam Fiocchi was signed into law Monday, Aug. 25. 

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The first day of school is near; don’t be late for class

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 25, 2014 03:05 pm

Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
Linwood

First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Somers Point Police logo Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Northfield Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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The Northfield Police responded to 185 calls for service for the reporting period Aug. 11-17. They included 111 property checks, nine motor vehicle crashes, 42 motor vehicle stops, 31 motor vehicle summonses and one warrant arrest.

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