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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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Somers Point candidates bring experience to the table

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:07 pm

Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has endorsed Maureen Kern, an incumbent with six years of experience on council, the last two as council president.

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Letter: Purse returned, lesson learned

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

To the man, a father of two children, who found my purse on Churchill Drive, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an angel on Earth.

Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Kolman, another wonderful person, told me how you wanted to teach your children honesty. You certainly did that and a lot more because you turned what could have been a nightmare into a blessed day.

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Time to honor Art Faden

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the city from the drivers seat of a black and white, Dec. 18, 2012. He was invited back to the September 23 City Council meeting so the members could show their appreciation for his more than two decades of service to the city. 

Faden was presented an engraved clock by Northfield Police Chief Colin Hicks. Touched by the gesture, Faden called the clock a very appropriate symbol not just because it marks the close of his career with the department.

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Northfield Community Elementary School pillars of character for September

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 pm

 Pillars of character for September are bottom row from left Nikko Carfagno, Edward Guevara, Sarah Reina and Colin Kummings in the front row. The middle row is Colt Russo, Michael McGrath and Carly McCarthy. The top row is Northfield Community School Principal Maureen Vacarro and guidance Counselor Ryan Comunale. Pillars of character for September are bottom row from left Nikko Carfagno, Edward Guevara, Sarah Reina and Colin Kummings in the front row. The middle row is Colt Russo, Michael McGrath and Carly McCarthy. The top row is Northfield Community School Principal Maureen Vacarro and guidance Counselor Ryan Comunale.

The Northfield Community Elementary School has named their pillars of character for the month of September. They include the teacher nominated students who best carry forth the reinforced character trait of the month along with the students who are chosen the citizen, leader or recipient of the monthly principals’ award. 

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Miss Columbus Day pageant is a triple-crown event (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 13, 2014 04:36 pm

Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel The crowning touch at the end of the show are the 2015 winners who will go on to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown in June are from left Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel. ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where the new Miss Atlantic County, Miss Columbus Day and Miss Southern Counties were crowned.

The three pageants were held together as the Columbus Day Triple Crown Pageant and were part of a Columbus Day celebration that began Saturday with a parade on the Atlantic City boardwalk and concluded Monday with the laying of a wreath at the Christopher Columbus statue.

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Letter: School board promises are rarely kept

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: School board promises are rarely kept Letter: School board promises are rarely kept To the editor: 

The recent Northfield Community School bond referendum, although successful in its purpose, shined a bright light on a critical issue: lack of voter participation. One only has to look at the number of votes cast, around 500, compared with a voter registration of more than 5,000.

Does having only 10 percent of the registered voters coming to the polls indicate that Northfield residents have an apathetic disposition, are prone to being lazy, or maintain a lackadaisical attitude?

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Trivia Times edition of October 11, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:35 pm

The Big Story for October 11 is Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize 

On this day in 2002 President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."

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Dawes Avenue School kicks off week of respect

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 02:00 pm

Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point. Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – Respect week Oct. 6-10 got a high-energy kickoff at the Dawes Avenue School Friday, Oct. 3 with a visit from Josh Drean, the former mascot for the Brigham Young University Cougars who was once voted the most athletic mascot in college sports.

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Linwood Police Blotter edition of Oct. 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 12:01 pm

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 City Council to hear COAH presentation Tuesday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 pm

northfield city hall NORTHFIELD – City officials are encouraging residents to attend a presentation Tuesday, Oct. 14 that will address the impact of proposed COAH regulations. City Planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who specializes in Mount Laurel litigation, will give the presentation 6 p.m. at the City Council work session.

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Northfield Police Blotter October 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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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From Sept. 29-Oct. 6 the Northfield Police Department received 168 calls for service, conducted 71 property checks, responded to five motor vehicle accidents, made eight warrant arrests and 37 motor vehicle stops, and issued three motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of October 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Report Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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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Honoring St. Francis with a blessing of the animals in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Henry Davis, 4, and his big brother Harrison, 8, bring their 4-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Darby for a blessing Sunday in Linwood. Henry Davis, 4, and his big brother Harrison, 8, bring their 4-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Darby for a blessing Sunday in Linwood. LINWOOD—There were plenty of barks and licks on Sunday as Our Lady of Sorrows celebrated the a blessing of the animals on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint and friend to all animals. All varieties of pooches waited with their owners for OLOS Pastor Reverend Paul Hart to sprinkle each of the pets with holy water and bestow a blessing. 

Acknowledging that pets are very much a part of the family, Hart said pets bestow on their masters encouragement, commitment and affection and demand so little in return. 

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Mainland choir rocks the house with Foreigner at Borgata (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:56 pm

Mainland Regional High School Choir members gather shortly before taking the stage with Foreigner Friday, Oct. 3 at Borgata. From left are Kelsey Wimberg, Katie Carr, Connor Desmond, Archana Pathak and Jenna Jones. Mainland Regional High School Choir members gather shortly before taking the stage with Foreigner Friday, Oct. 3 at Borgata. From left are Kelsey Wimberg, Katie Carr, Connor Desmond, Archana Pathak and Jenna Jones. LINWOOD – When the band Foreigner cranked out the megahit “I Want to Know What Love Is” in 1984, the members of the Mainland Regional High School Choir weren’t even a glimmer in their parents’ eyes. But that mattered little to the sold-out audience at the Borgata Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4 when had the chance of a lifetime: singing backup to Foreigner during a live concert.

Students in teacher Jack Griffin’s choir class earned their shot to be rock stars for a day by winning a contest held by radio station WFPG Lite Rock 96.9.

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A good read and a sweet treat is a winning combo in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 08, 2014 05:00 am

Lydia Bickel, member of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library contributed several recipes including her famous pumpkin spice bread. She is whipping up multiple batches of the bread for the book and bake sale at the library Oct. 17 and 18. Lydia Bickel, member of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library contributed several recipes including her famous pumpkin spice bread. She is whipping up multiple batches of the bread for the book and bake sale at the library Oct. 17 and 18. NORTHFIELD—Members of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library surely know a thing or two about planning events and helping wherever they can at the library. Their mission is to enhance the programs at the library and they do that by lending a hand at events throughout the year and raising money through their spring and fall book sales. 

While the sale of books is the reason folks flock to the library to grab some good reads at bargain basement prices there is another very popular draw at the book sales and that is the bake sales that accompany them.

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The Holocaust survivor and the dog that saved her

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 07, 2014 03:44 pm

Author Steven Winkelstein of Boulder Colorado, formerly of Margate, with his latest book “Brisko, a true tale of Holocaust Survival” that was just released last month. The author hopes to get the book introduced into school districts as part of Holocaust education. Author Steven Winkelstein of Boulder Colorado, formerly of Margate, with his latest book “Brisko, a true tale of Holocaust Survival” that was just released last month. The author hopes to get the book introduced into school districts as part of Holocaust education. Steven Winkelstein has a knack for telling a good story. His fourth book, “Brisko, a True Tale of Holocaust Survival,” published last month, tells a very compelling story.  His first three children’s books had a local connection for the former Margate resident; writing about Lucy the Elephant and the Diving Horse. But even while writing his tales of fantasy and fiction the author had in his mind that he needed to tell a very serious story as well, a story about the Holocaust and he had to do it while there are still survivors to sit down and talk with.

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