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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Remediation is progressing at New Road eyesore

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 05:00 am

The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. 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 shuttered gas station.

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Somers Point School District hires veteran educator as interim superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 16, 2014 02:46 pm

Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School. 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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Scoops of support for The Alcove

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. 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 enjoying their sundae on Sunday there was a balloon magician, a giant slide, bounce house, Barnyard Friends Petting Zoo and tractor rides around the park. The midway of the park was filled with vendors offering unique and fun gifts.

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Previti takes the helm at Mainland Regional

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:44 pm

LINWOOD—The new fiscal year begins here with Robert Previti embarking on his tenure as interim Superintendent for Mainland Regional High School, effective July 1. He had been in a shared service capacity with Linwood as well but they have ended their agreement and hired Marianne Gaffney as their permanent superintendent. With 36 years experience in education and a resident of Linwood for the past 27 years, Previti knows the community well and knows how to successfully lead a school district.

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Summer in bloom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 08:02 am

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. 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 and if you missed it, you missed a chance to do what all gardeners love to do; peak at others gardens for inspiration and new ideas.

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Letter: Linwood, Northfield deserve full-time police chiefs

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Written by Raymond T. Seyler Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:26 am

The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. To the editor:

Regarding The Current of July 3 for Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point on the vote to extend a “shared service agreement” with Linwood and Northfield for one chief of police: I am totally displeased with the outcome of the special council meeting held on June 30, which I was unable to attend.

I retired from the city of Northfield after 32 years as a police officer and ultimately the chief of police. I am proud of the present and retired police officers who spoke at the meeting in opposition of having a part-time police chief. I applaud Linwood Police Chief Colin Hickey who addressed council asking them to not approve a shared chief and keep in place the police department’s own chief.

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10 South Jersey events your teen would rather avoid

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, July 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg. Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count the days with undying excitement or maybe do a little of both, there are just some things around here that you can’t live with and can’t live without.

1. Airshows of all kinds

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Linwood School District hires superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 11, 2014 04:00 am

Belhaven Middle School 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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St. Joseph Regional School fourth semester honor roll

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:07 pm

St. Joseph Regional School

St. Joseph Regional School fourth semester honor roll

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Mazzeo weighs in on Showboat shutdown

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:07 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sent a letter Thursday, July 10 to Chris McDonough, the director of the New Jersey Division of Investment, regarding the public pension funding invested in companies that own and operate Showboat Casino, which is scheduled to shut its doors Aug. 31 despite turning a profit. 

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Linwood’s Hi Neighbor Hop is a White Hot Caribbean Night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:00 pm

A party you do not want to miss. A party you do not want to miss.

LINWOOD—The temperature is up and we have that gentle breeze that just makes a “White Hot Caribbean Night” the perfect theme for a summer party.
Coming this Friday night, July 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. it is the annual Linwood Hi Neighbor Hop.
Steel drums will be playing as guests enter the Linwood Country Club for a fun night that benefits the Linwood Recreation Board and support the local sports teams and helps with maintaining the athletic fields in town.

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Remembering Mary Beth Davis with love and fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 03:02 pm

  Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. LINWOOD – Friends, family and coworkers spent Saturday, July 5 at All Wars Memorial Park remembering their friend, Mary Beth Davis, at the second annual Family Fun Day in Davis’ honor. 

More than 150 gathered to celebrate Davis and her love of life and family at the event, which was hosted by SOSH Architects. Everyone painted their handprint on a banner to commemorate the day.

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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 03:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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Connolly Mile in Northfield has its best turnout

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 04:16 pm

Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield. Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The weather caused the annual Frank Connolly mile run to be rescheduled to Saturday morning but it did not diminish the enthusiasm of the runners. A record 132 runners from ages 4 to over well over 60 laced up their sneakers and headed down Shore Road.

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Linwood Board of Education acquires Hasson property

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 02:16 pm

 

Belhaven Avenue School Belhaven Avenue School LINWOOD—It has been in the works since 2013 but the Linwood Board of Education was finally able to close on the former Hasson property July 8.
The once bustling florist had property on both sides of Patcong Avenue that been vacant for several years and for sale before the school entered into negotiations with them. The board of education acquired only the property on the school side of Patcong Avenue for $220,000.

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Deans List for Little

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Written by staff report Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:37 am

David Cooper Little of Linwood has qualified for the School of Arts and Sciences Deans List at Rutgers University, New Brunswick where he just completed his sophomore year.
Little is majoring in political science. He is the son of Alisa Cooper and Doug Little.

   

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