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    The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf.SOMERS POINT – The 67th annual Charity League Mart opened Friday morning, Nov. 21 with a line of people waiting to buy the league’s 2014 handmade collectible pin. This year’s pin depicts an elf from Santa’s workshop, wearing a green hat and his face peeking out from behind a white beard. His hat is adorned with a snowflake and a dangling red Swarovski crystal.

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    Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. LINWOOD – The Belhaven Middle School gym was jammed Thursday night, Nov. 13 for the annual blue and gold basketball game pitting two mixed squads of students and teachers. As usual, school spirit was the winner. 

    Belhaven students of the future – fourth-graders under the direction of Seaview Elementary School music teacher David Lampkin – put on a halftime performance. They  lined up for an orchestrated basketball dribbling and passing drill set to “Zombie Nation” that got the approval of the standing-room-only crowd.

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    Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield.  
    LINWOOD—A literary classic takes the stage this week as the Drama Department at Mainland Regional High School presents “The Great Gatsby.”…

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     The new grads and their instructors; from left is Jennifer Pielhau of Waretown, Brandall residents Thelma Booker, Marge Phillips, Celia Mastel, Lucille Krachman, Deb Neiburg, Ruth Bonin, Gloria Schaeffer, Margaret Drewes, Frank Phillips and instructor Kim Burns of Egg Harbor Township. Not pictures are residents Tom Micek and…</div>
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    SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

    The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

    Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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    LINWOOD—Thursday afternoon the Mainland Regional High School Mustang freshman football team was supposed to be headed a few miles down the road to play the freshman Silver Eagles at Egg Harbor Township High School.

    Instead, as they were lacing up their cleats the MRHS coach had to let his counterpart at EHTHS know the team would not be coming and the game was canceled. For both teams it was their final game of their season.

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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives rolls into the area

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:04 pm

Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we are closed for filming.”

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Semper Fidelis U.S.M.C. celebrates their birthday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 10, 2014 04:47 pm

November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. NORTHFIELD--Happy 239th birthday to the United States Marine Corps. On the eve of Veterans Day members of the Corps, like Col. Thomas Fahy, currently stationed in San Diego, proudly serve their nation. Fahy places a wreath in honor of the unknown soldier and those still missing in action.

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Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo of Northfield named on 2015 Best Law Firm list

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 10, 2014 03:40 pm

Frank A. Petro Esq. Frank A. Petro Esq. For the second consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey.  The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.

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Northfield Police blotter, edition of Oct. 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 10:26 am

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

From Oct.13-Oct. 26 the Northfield Police Department received 338 calls for service, conducted 218 property checks, responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, made eight warrant arrests and 63 motor vehicle stops, and issued 23 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police blotter, edition of Oct. 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 10:24 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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Trivia Times - November 8, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 08, 2014 05:00 am

The Big Story for November 8 is the discovery of X rays
On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen's discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature.

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MRHS Homecoming Dance sets the stage for a great weekend.

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 07, 2014 04:55 pm

Some guys have all the luck. Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township is surrounded by, from left, Claire Gadon of Somers Point, Katlalyna Lorick of Northfield, Erica Stuchel of Linwood, Ava Gadon of Somers Point and Brianna Reeves of Northfield. Some guys have all the luck. Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township is surrounded by, from left, Claire Gadon of Somers Point, Katlalyna Lorick of Northfield, Erica Stuchel of Linwood, Ava Gadon of Somers Point and Brianna Reeves of Northfield.

Mainland Regional High School in Linwood held its homecoming dance Thursday, Oct. 30, and judging from the attendance and fun being had, it was the place to be.

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Somers Point kicks off Restaurant Week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 07, 2014 01:21 pm

Somers Point Restaurant Week runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7- 16. Here, partygoers sample offerings from eateries at a kickoff party Sunday, Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro. Somers Point Restaurant Week runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7- 16. Here, partygoers sample offerings from eateries at a kickoff party Sunday, Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro. SOMERS POINT – Diners warmed up their taste buds Sunday afternoon Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, where the annual Restaurant Week Kickoff party offered food, demonstrations, drinks, and an art show compliments of Kathleen Arleth and the Great Bay Art Gallery.

A donation of $5 was requested to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

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MRHS Homecoming-There’s no place like home (Video, Slideshow)

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Written by Charles Eberson Friday, November 07, 2014 09:30 am

Teddy Manzo and John Kelly are homecoming queen and king. Teddy Manzo and John Kelly are homecoming queen and king. Mainland Regional High School homecoming King John Kelley of Somers Point and Queen Teddy Manzo of Northfield were crowned at halftime during the football homecoming game Friday, Oct. 31. Other halftime activities included honoring the senior cheerleaders, band members and honor guards. Music and a lot of school spirit was provided by the MRHS award winning marching band. 

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Public Input Can Shape NJ Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission Plan

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:16 pm


To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives.  Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's 6th leading cause of death.  Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.  In 2013, Alzheimer's cost the nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease. 

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Comcast closes Northfield office

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 06, 2014 09:43 am

Comcast closes Northfield office Comcast closes Northfield office NORTHFIELD — It has been more than a year since the sign went up on the window at Comcast’s office in the Mainland Professional Plaza on Tilton Road that it would soon be closing its doors.  

Over the course of five minutes Tuesday, Nov. 4, six Comcast patrons approached the front door only to find the sign directing them to another location.

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Former pros hope to cultivate the next crop of top performers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 06, 2014 09:31 am

Athletes Arbor owners Dave Klemic, left, and Ian Walterson with Sam Madden, an offensive tackle at Barnegat High School who is committed to attending the University of Wisconsin next year, and trainer Kevin Fernsler at their Linwood training facility. Athletes Arbor owners Dave Klemic, left, and Ian Walterson with Sam Madden, an offensive tackle at Barnegat High School who is committed to attending the University of Wisconsin next year, and trainer Kevin Fernsler at their Linwood training facility.

LINWOOD – Tucked away on Hamilton Avenue just behind TV 40 is the newest fitness center in the area, Athletes Arbor.

Owned by former professional athletes Dave Klemic and Ian Walterson, Athletes Arbor is designed to help athletes increase strength, speed and agility and in the process cut down on injuries and help them understand what their training regimen is designed to do for them individually.  

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Northfield voters go Republican

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:20 am

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee and newly elected Mayoral candidate Erland Chau share a cordial moment as the results being to trickle in. Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee and newly elected Mayoral candidate Erland Chau share a cordial moment as the results being to trickle in. NORTHFIELD — Voters here had a lot of decisions to make in the voting booth on Tuesday where they were asked to choose a mayor, fill a seat in Ward 1 and 2 and elect one member to a one-year seat. They were also choosing three members of the board of education locally and one for the Mainland Regional Board of Ed. All of the school board seats were unopposed in Northfield. 

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Letter: Christie out of line

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Christie out of line Letter: Christie out of line To the editor:

I watched with disgust as Governor Christie verbally attacked a so called "heckler" who dared to hold up a sign encouraging the governor to finish the job. More than 8,000 people are still out of their homes two years after Hurricane Sandy and 70 percent of the funds given to the governor to distribute by the federal government have not been distributed to people in need.

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Linwood delivers a Republican sweep

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:55 pm

LINWOOD—It was a Republican sweep in Linwood. Corey Booker will return to the U. S. Senate as a result of the statewide vote but on the local front Booker was outpaced newcomer Republican Jeff Bell by a margin of 1200 to 896. 

20-year incumbent Frank LoBiondo will return to the U.S. House of Representatives and in Republican stronghold, Linwood voters delivered 1,388 for LoBiondo and Democratic challenger Bill Hughes had 768.

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Somers Point voters make it an interesting race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:45 pm

SOMERS POINT—The local races for Somers Point City Council and the Board of Education were very competitive. The closest race was in Ward 2 where incumbent Republican Maureen Kern was challenged by former City Councilman and Mayor, Democrat John DiMaria. Kern garnered 763 votes to DiMaria’s 502. The Ward 1 seat currently held by Democrat Ralph Triboletti went to Republican Kirk Gerety. Triboletti was elected in 2012 as a Republican but when he did not get the party nomination in June, Triboletti switched parties and ran as a Democrat. 

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