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    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…

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    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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    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…

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    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…

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    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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Linwood and Northfield Police Chief announces retirement

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, February 05, 2014 06:00 am

Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Robert James Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Robert James NORTHFIELD--Police Chief Robert James has informed the city that he will retire effective July 1. It was announced by Acting Mayor Jim O'Neill at the Feb. 4 meeting. The popular chief has served the cities of Linwood along with Northfield under a shared service agreement, James oversaw the operations of both departments.

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McGee takes over as mayor in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, February 05, 2014 01:42 am

Gerald McGee is sworn as Mayor in by Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi at the Feb. 4 meeting with his wife Nicola at his side. Gerald McGee is sworn as Mayor in by Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi at the Feb. 4 meeting with his wife Nicola at his side. NORTHFIELD – Gerald McGee, 60, was elected mayor Tuesday, Feb. 4 by City Council, and David Devine was chosen as the new Ward 1 councilman. Both are Democrats.

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Businesses are making Somers Point their new address

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, February 04, 2014 02:54 pm

  

SOMERS POINT—The city that has adopted the slogan “The shore starts here” is able to claim that business starts here as well. In 2013 Somers Point saw some new retailers pick their city as a good locale to open their doors and with the recent announcement that PetSmart will soon have an address in town, 2014 is looking business friendly as well.

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Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company ‘beefs up’ menu

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:44 pm

Claire Lowe / Co-owner Steve Novak stands in front of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company on Laurel Drive in Somers Point. Claire Lowe / Co-owner Steve Novak stands in front of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company on Laurel Drive in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – With the introduction of a smaller but more versatile menu for the winter, Steve Novak aims to give fans of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company the staples they have come to love – and more.

“They’re still going to be able to get their grilled cheese and crab cake fix just like they always have, but now we’ve just added some classic American sandwiches,” he said.

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Two sets of rules in Northfield

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Written by Robert Webb Sr. Tuesday, February 04, 2014 06:03 am

 

To the editor:

The City of Northfield saga continues. What lies ahead? Our mayor was elected assemblyman and the Democrats need to replace him, but in the meantime we have a Republican sitting in the mayor's seat.

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Bring on the bling; prom season kicks off in Linwood (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 03, 2014 04:48 pm

Shelly DeLuca of Margate, the owner of Rissy Roo’s in Linwood kicks off prom season in style at her shop Friday evening, Jan. 31. Shelly DeLuca of Margate, the owner of Rissy Roo’s in Linwood kicks off prom season in style at her shop Friday evening, Jan. 31.  LINWOOD—There may have been snow on the ground but inside Rissy Roo’s Dress Shop where the theme is always, “Life is a party, dress it up” it was time to get ready for high schools spring rite of passage, the prom.

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Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 3, 2014

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Written by staff report Monday, February 03, 2014 01:00 pm

Northfield Police

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

The Northfield Police Department responded to 159 calls for service Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Officers performed 121 property checks, investigated eight motor vehicle crashes, made two warrant arrest and 44 motor vehicle stops, and issued 22 motor vehicle summonses.

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Lack of quorum cancels Northfield Council meeting

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, February 02, 2014 02:11 pm

  Northfield City Hall Northfield City Hall NORTHFIELD – The Tuesday, Jan. 28 regularly scheduled meeting of Northfield City Council has been postponed one week until Tuesday, Feb. 4 due to a lack of quorum, according to City Clerk Mary Canesi. A quorum is the number of members of council who must be present in to legally transact the business of the city.

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Trivia Times February 2, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 02, 2014 06:06 am

Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl are the big stories for Feb. 2

February 2 is Groundhog Day. Legend has it that when Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow on Gobbler's Knob he will predict the rest of the winter weather. If he sees his shadow that will mean there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, that means spring is around the corner.

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Somers Point Police blotter, Jan. 30, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 01, 2014 06:48 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Somers Point Police Department made 7 adult arrests and 2 warrant arrests during the reporting period Jan. 20- 27.

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