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    Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. LINWOOD – Just the mention of college admission essays can be enough to rattle even the most dedicated upperclassmen.

    Nathan Lichtenwalner, director of guidance at Mainland Regional High School, said the college essay can be a stumbling block…

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    Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park.

    NORTHFIELD – More than 30 people visited Veterans Park on Oak Avenue Sunday afternoon to remember the special veterans in their lives.
    According to park committee member Steve Vain, there have been some improvements to the park of late. The…

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    Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning.

    SOMERS POINT—The flags snapped in the breeze as the veterans present snapped their salute to the flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Patriot’s Park Thursday morning. It was a scene that was played out in small towns and big cities across…

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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
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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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Local veterans see hope for medical services close to their homes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 05:15 pm

Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans. Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.  NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.

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Grand opening of PetSmart in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:44 pm

 

SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year.  

Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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Chicken for dinner in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:22 pm

Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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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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