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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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    Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

    NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

    Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out…

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    Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was…

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    The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

    SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
    The…

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    Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
    SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby…

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In Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point the talk is consolidation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:30 pm

There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. Effective the close of the fiscal year on June 30, all four mainland area school districts were without a permanent superintendent. In a run-up to that event, the city councils Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point each passed a resolution asking the boards of education to consider a consolidation of service agreement between all of the districts to share one superintendent.

While nothing is set in stone, the possibility of conducting a feasibility study is a possibility if funding is available. A study could determine if it is economically feasible to even consider all of the districts operating with just one superintendent.

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Remediation is progressing at New Road eyesore

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 06:00 am

The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. 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 shuttered gas station.

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Somers Point School District hires veteran educator as interim superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:46 pm

Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School. 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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Scoops of support for The Alcove

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. 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 enjoying their sundae on Sunday there was a balloon magician, a giant slide, bounce house, Barnyard Friends Petting Zoo and tractor rides around the park. The midway of the park was filled with vendors offering unique and fun gifts.

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Previti takes the helm at Mainland Regional

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:44 pm

LINWOOD—The new fiscal year begins here with Robert Previti embarking on his tenure as interim Superintendent for Mainland Regional High School, effective July 1. He had been in a shared service capacity with Linwood as well but they have ended their agreement and hired Marianne Gaffney as their permanent superintendent. With 36 years experience in education and a resident of Linwood for the past 27 years, Previti knows the community well and knows how to successfully lead a school district.

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Summer in bloom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 09:02 am

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. 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 and if you missed it, you missed a chance to do what all gardeners love to do; peak at others gardens for inspiration and new ideas.

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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss

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Written by staff report Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:28 am

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 will make a special appearance on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss joining hosts Chris and Heidi Powell to encourage and support this week's contestant, Brandi on her emotional year-long journey to her own personal good health and fitness.

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Letter: Linwood, Northfield deserve full-time police chiefs

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Written by Raymond T. Seyler Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:26 pm

The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. To the editor:

Regarding The Current of July 3 for Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point on the vote to extend a “shared service agreement” with Linwood and Northfield for one chief of police: I am totally displeased with the outcome of the special council meeting held on June 30, which I was unable to attend.

I retired from the city of Northfield after 32 years as a police officer and ultimately the chief of police. I am proud of the present and retired police officers who spoke at the meeting in opposition of having a part-time police chief. I applaud Linwood Police Chief Colin Hickey who addressed council asking them to not approve a shared chief and keep in place the police department’s own chief.

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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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