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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Prom time at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 11, 2014 04:15 pm

Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant. Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant.  

LINWOOD – Hair, nails, makeup, done; flowers and boutonnières ready, check; and by about 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 it was time to head off to the Mainland prom. The big event has been months in the planning and shopping stages.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, June 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 pm

Somers Point 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 Somers Point Police Department made 26 adult arrests in the reporting period May 26 to June 9 including three warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 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 167 calls for service June 2-June 8. Police conducted 117 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle crashes, made three warrant arrests and 96 motor vehicle stops, and issued 30 motor vehicle summonses.

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A parade for the new baseball champs

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, June 10, 2014 08:43 am

Senior pitcher Matt Tepidino holds the Group III State Championship trophy high as the team celebrates its victory over Mt. Olive back at the school Saturday evening. Senior pitcher Matt Tepidino holds the Group III State Championship trophy high as the team celebrates its victory over Mt. Olive back at the school Saturday evening. Saturday evening, the Mainland Mustang baseball team, freshly crowned Group III State Champs, made the trip back from Toms River South High School along with a caravan of family, fans and the faithful Corral Crazies.

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Family, community mourn Joe DiOrio

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 09, 2014 04:36 pm

Joe and Shirley DiOrio at a formal occasion, in an undated family photo. Joe and Shirley DiOrio at a formal occasion, in an undated family photo. Joseph DiOrio served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II and returned to build a business empire - including the landmark Joe DiOrio’s Circle Café - serve in city government and as a lifetime member of the board of trustees and past president of Shore Medical Center lead the way for several expansions.

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Chris Desch’s smile will be missed at Linwood City Hall

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 08, 2014 08:42 pm

City Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a resolution to Christine Desch of the Linwood tax office on her retirement after 29 years on the job. City Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a resolution to Christine Desch of the Linwood tax office on her retirement after 29 years on the job. LINWOOD—Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a proclamation to Christine Desch at their May 28 meeting, honoring her for 29 years of service as she retires from her position as tax collector for the city of Linwood.

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The force is with Deb Masi

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 08, 2014 05:29 pm

From left are Linwood/Northfield Police Chief Bob James, City Councilman Darren Matik, Deb Masi, Captain Doug Carman and patrol officers Steve Cunningham and Austin Martin. From left are Linwood/Northfield Police Chief Bob James, City Councilman Darren Matik, Deb Masi, Captain Doug Carman and patrol officers Steve Cunningham and Austin Martin. Linwood Crossing Guard, Deb Masi was honored by Linwood City Council for her 26 years and counting keeping the corners safe as the children head to school and back home again.

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Trivia Times June 8, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 07, 2014 11:00 pm

The Big Story for June 8 is the burial of Robert Kennedy
Three days after being shot by assassin Sirhan Sirhan after making a victory speech in California  Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, just 30 yards from the grave of his assassinated older brother, President John F. Kennedy.

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Mustangs win Group III state title

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 07, 2014 03:38 pm

Mainland Mustangs celebrate their Group III state title back at the Mustang Corral in Linwood. Mainland Mustangs celebrate their Group III state title back at the Mustang Corral in Linwood. Mainland Mustangs Baseball team wins their first ever Group III state title beating Mt. Olive 5-3. The game was played at Toms River South High School. 

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All smiles at the ‘Linked in Love’ prom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Conga line at the prom is led by Aaron Melora of Hammonton, followed by peer volunteer Sarah Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township, Mark Fabi of Margate, peer volunteer Hunter Robinson and James and Maeve Sweeny of Egg Harbor City. Conga line at the prom is led by Aaron Melora of Hammonton, followed by peer volunteer Sarah Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township, Mark Fabi of Margate, peer volunteer Hunter Robinson and James and Maeve Sweeny of Egg Harbor City.   VENTNOR – Everyone remembers their prom, and FACES 4Autism, a non-profit group that supports families with autism wanted to make sure that every kid had a chance to experience their special day.

The Ventnor Education Community Complex served as the venue for the first-ever prom.

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Ms New Jersey Senior America crowned in AC

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 06, 2014 02:37 pm

Suzanne Marino/Ms Senior New Jersey America was crowned June 5 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. From left is fourth runner-up; Mary Morris of Manchester, second runner-up; Patricia Genovese of Dover, Ms New Jersey Senior America Diane Beebe of Hopewell Township, third runner-up; Leah Whelan of Southampton and first runner-up; Patricia Andrews of Manalapan. Suzanne Marino/Ms Senior New Jersey America was crowned June 5 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. From left is fourth runner-up; Mary Morris of Manchester, second runner-up; Patricia Genovese of Dover, Ms New Jersey Senior America Diane Beebe of Hopewell Township, third runner-up; Leah Whelan of Southampton and first runner-up; Patricia Andrews of Manalapan.
ATLANTIC CITY—In front of a large crowd inside the Concert Venue at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino 14 contestants that have reached the age of elegance from across the state competed for the title of Ms New Jersey Senior America Thursday, June 5. The winner is Diane Beebe of Hopewell Township.

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A path to remembering veterans in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:30 pm

The Nugent family donated 12 bricks to the brick walkway at Northfield Veterans Park just before Memorial Day, Friday, May 23. The Nugent’s contingency includes Carol Harris, Steve Nugent, Norma Nugent Johnson, Frank, Bob and Bill Nugent and Paul Gast. The Nugent family donated 12 bricks to the brick walkway at Northfield Veterans Park just before Memorial Day, Friday, May 23. The Nugent’s contingency includes Carol Harris, Steve Nugent, Norma Nugent Johnson, Frank, Bob and Bill Nugent and Paul Gast.

NORTHFIELD—Veterans were remembered in a very special way at the Northfield Veterans Park Friday, May 23. Bricks donated in memory of soldiers were placed in the walkway completing the first phase.
The Nugent family had 12 bricks being placed including one for William and Jane Nugent who sent four sons off to war; Fran, Jack, Charles and Bob, the Murphy’s another handful of bricks; two were placed for Staff Sgt. Albert Marino along with others.

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MRHS seniors-The Mainland Current "Salute to the Class of 2014" wants you

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We want your pictures from the bus, the lunch table, the library, the gym; wherever you and your friends get together and enjoy spending time.

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Linwood Police Blotter, June 6, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Linwood 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.    

The Linwood Police Department responded to 1,871 calls for service for the reporting period of April 7 through June 2, 2014. Officers conducted 44 criminal investigations along with 8 incidents of domestic violence and took part in 136 medical assists, responded to 35 motor vehicle accidents and helped with 36 fire assists.

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:00 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 141 calls for service May 26-June 1. Police conducted 65 property checks, responded to 2 motor vehicle crashes, made two warrant arrests and 87 motor vehicle stops, and issued 26 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, June 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Somers Point 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 Somers Point Police Department made 11 adult arrests in the reporting period May 26 to June 2.

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