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    Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School.

    SOMERS POINT – Former NBA player Chris Herren delivered a powerful message to parents and high school students gathered Wednesday evening in the Jordan Road School cafeteria.
    Herren, a former Fresno State basketball star who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, shared…

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    The 3 on 3 tournaments feature high school boys and girls teams. From left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.
    NORTHFIELD — Multiple myeloma took Coach Dave Lewis in 2008 but the lessons he taught along the way have not been forgotten by…

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    LINWOOD—When a school returns a second year with state championship hardware, that is an accomplishment. Make it a three-peat and other schools really take notice. But four years in a row? That just might be dominance.

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    Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point

    SOMERS POINT—The show will go on thanks to more than $500,000 in grants, plans to complete the renovation of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue will move forward. Mayor Jack Glasser said he feels it will be an economic engine for Bay Avenue and the arts in Somers Point.

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    LINWOOD – The Board of School Estimate presented a $14,070,612 preliminary budget Monday, March 2 that if approved would raise the local school tax 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It was anticipated that the board would adopt at the budget at its Wednesday, March 4 meeting, after this newspaper’s deadline.
    The proposed 2015-2016 spending plan is $159,854 lower than the current year. Reasons cited for the rate increase are a drop in ratables, anticipation of flat state aid, higher health care costs, a 2.6 percent salary increase to teachers, and less fund…

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National Night Out is a big success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 06, 2014 03:29 pm

Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left

In Northfield, where National Night Out was cancelled and then brought back from the brink, a huge crowd enjoying the evening at the Northfield Community School underscored the popularity of the police-community event.
A petting zoo, inflatables, giveaways, pick up games of basketball, firefighting equipment and plenty of games and a cook out made for a good night. Shannon Campbell of the NFPD said more than 1,000 had stopped by for a hot dog.

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West Nile Virus found in Atlantic County mosquito samples and crows

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:00 pm

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. Confirmed samples found in Linwood and Northfield

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples, four taken from Northfield and four from Linwood, in addition to two crows collected from Linwood, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, ongoing edition

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:00 pm

 Baseball cap collection for the homeless

The Linwood Office of Janney Montgomery Scott has partnered with JFS to collect more than 250 hats with its baseball cap collection for the homeless and the JFS Project Homeless Connect event. Through Aug. 8, gently used hats can be donated at the Janney Linwood office, 401 New Road. In addition to hats they are seeking sunscreen, water bottles, Chapstick and flashlights. Everything will be distributed to homeless Aug. 15. Call 609-927-8811.

Robot Club

Robot Club meets 10 a.m. every Monday through the end of August at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. Kids are invited to build robots with Bruce Williams. For more information call 609-646-4476.

Minecraft meeting

Minecraft enthusiasts meet Fridays at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield, gathering at 10 a.m. for fifth grade and 11 a.m. for sixth grade and up at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. For more information call 609-646-4476.

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Digging into science at the Linwood Library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 05, 2014 07:10 pm

Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. LINWOOD—Summertime and the learning is fun at the Linwood Library where this summers fun educational series is “The Mad Scientists” featuring local educators as the special guest scientists each week. The program coincides with the summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read,” a science based program, according to Linwood Library Director, Maria Moss.

Kicking off the series Friday August 1 was Marisa Hieb, a Seaview School teacher who came up with the program for the library. Her lesson was “Rain, rain where did you come from?” and the would-be scientists in the audience enjoyed it.

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Belhaven School supply list for the year

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 01:00 pm

Before you head to the store to shop for your student, check out what the school would like to see inside your child’s backpack as they head off to class this upcoming year.

Belhaven School Supply List

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Seaview School supply list

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 01:00 pm

Before you head to your favorite back to school supplier, check out what the teachers are requesting your child to have in their backpack when they head to Seaview School in Linwood after Labor Day.

2014-2015 Seaview School suggested supplies

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Northfield and hockey share a goal

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 04, 2014 03:21 pm

Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. NORTHFIELD--The city might not exactly be the place where camera crews head to shoot commercials for the NHL but Wednesday morning that is exactly who was in town and DGA  Productions based in Massachusetts was in and the cameras were rolling.

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Atlantic County seeks nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities

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Written by staff report Monday, August 04, 2014 11:50 am

atlantic-county The public is invited to nominate Atlantic County residents for the Donald J. Sykes awards that honor outstanding individuals with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.

 The Sykes awards are presented each October during Disabilities Awareness Month and are named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and active community advocate.

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At Somers Point beach the water meets all health standards

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, August 02, 2014 03:50 pm

Somers Point SOMERS POINT--Officials met on the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue Saturday morning to counter a report put out by the Natural Resource Defense Council questioning the water quality at the popular bay beach.  "The water at our beach is tested by the Atlantic County Department of Health every week and the results of the testing are posted on the lifeguard stand as well as in City Hall in the clerk's office, " said Mayor Jack Glasser. "It is completly transparent; the water quality at our beach meets all standards."

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Trivia Times August 2, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, August 01, 2014 11:43 pm

The big story today is the signing of the Declaration of Independence
On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign.

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Fipp had a super career at NCS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:12 pm

Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp. Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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Linwoods Teri Weeks elected to NJ Assoc. of School Business Officials

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:07 pm

Teri Weeks Teri Weeks

Linwood Board of Education Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was recently elected and is now serving as First Vice President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials for the 2014-15 school year.
Weeks has served as the BA for the Linwood Board of Education since 1997.
During her tenure in Linwood the district began a successful shared services arrangement with Mainland Regional High School to manage financial constraints sharing the superintendent and the facilities manager.

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Take a magic carpet ride to see Aladdin Jr. at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:55 pm

Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes. Leads are double cast.in Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
Director Gina Liscio said they chose the Aladdin Jr. because the kids enjoy the characters so much.

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Northfield National Night Out is back on track

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 04:00 am

Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013 Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013

NORTHFIELD—The city will host National Night Out as they have for the past 15 years on Tuesday, Aug. 5. But the decision to do so came after more than an hour of often heated debate.

Mayor Jerry McGee and City Council members were met by a crowd Tuesday night that packed city hall with the vast majority there to lend their voice to the effort to get Northfield National Night Out back. McGee cancelled the popular anti-crime event July 21 citing the lack of police stepping forward to man the event. The first meeting between newly appointed Police Chief Colin Hickey and his officers was scheduled for the following day.

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Ventnor police officer bitten by K-9

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, July 28, 2014 03:24 pm

NORTHFIELD – Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio, the only K-9 handler on the city squad, was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K-9 partner, Nico, Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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Letter: Make closed casino into Veterans hospital to support vets and the economy

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

While I sincerely hope additional casinos in Atlantic City do not close, I suggest a possible use for one if it does happen. Consider transforming one closed casino into a VA Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This would not only benefit area Veterans but also provide hundreds of jobs and generate income across the board from Veterans and families for existing casinos, restaurants, hotels, boardwalk, etc.  How therapeutic for the Veterans to enjoy the ocean and beach. Atlantic City hosted them in years past successfully! This would be a year-round entity not dependent upon season, day of the week, or weather conditions.

Sue Weiler

Somers Point

   

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