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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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Trivia Times April 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, April 13, 2014 05:00 am

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Today's big story is Tiger Woods winning the Masters at 21
On this day in 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes. It was Woods' first victory in one of golf's four major championships–the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters and it turned the golfing world on its ear.

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Trivia Times April 12, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 12, 2014 01:37 am

 

The big story is the start of the Civil War 154 years ago today
The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay on this day in 1861. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort.

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Egg Harbor Township builder comes to the rescue of Northfield Veterans Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger. Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger.  NORTHFIELD—Saturday morning hammers and drills were working diligently to put up the shed at the Veteran’s Park on Oak Avenue here. The wind destroyed it in February but thanks to Bill Duberson of Egg Harbor Township and a crew of his workers, a new stronger shed has been custom built in its place.  “This one will withstand a hurricane” said Duberson.

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Northfield Police Blotter, April 10, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 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 184 calls for service March 31-April 6. Police conducted 87 property checks, responded to three motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 70 motor vehicle stops, and issued 27 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, April 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 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 with 11 warrant arrests for the reporting period ending April 7.

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Linwood Police Blotter, April 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 pm

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The Linwood Police Department answered 2,003 calls for service Feb. 14-April 6. Police conducted 42 criminal investigations, responded to 10 incidents of domestic violence, gave 146 medical assists, responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents and assisted at 20 fires.

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Honoring members of the ‘Greatest Generation’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:21 pm

American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Milton Parker, 93, of Galloway and Francis Nugent, 92, of Northfield were the honored guests at the Harvey Johnson American Legion Post 295 luncheon Thursday, April 3 compliments of the Golden Corral where both men were feted for their longevity in the post.  

Parker is a 70-year member of the post.

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Northfield Superintendent Janice Fipp announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:00 am

Janice Fipp Retiring Northfield School District Superintendent, Janice Fipp.  NORTHFIELD – Janice Fipp, the superintendent of the Northfield Community School, announced Monday that she has tendered her retirement papers to the business administrator and president of the Board of Education.

The surprise announcement by the 25-year veteran of the district came, Fipp said, after a great deal of thought.

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Catching trout and sunshine at Birch Grove Park (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group. Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group.

NORTHFIELD—Saturday was the first day of trout season and after a winter we thought might never end participants were definitely enjoying a day in the park.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Gaming stocked the lakes at Birch Grove earlier in the week just in time to start the season. According to park director Vickie Rudder the trout put in by the state were all supposed to be at least 7” which is also the minimum size for a keeper.

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Artists Dwell here

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing. Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing.  NORTHFIELD--Dwell, an artist's space owners Amy Sullivan and Ray Nunzi decided to turn their studio at 1600 New Rd. over to other local artists Saturday, March 22 for a special sale of locally made, hand crafted items.

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Trivia Times, April 5, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 05, 2014 05:37 pm

trivia logo The big story today is Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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Mighty Math Minds

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:07 pm

From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer. From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so there is enough to go around for all the hungry mouths clamoring for a piece.
On Saturday, the recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics tournament – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and instead of hungry mouths, there were 160 minds hungry for competition.

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Heart Heroes in Linwood Schools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 pm

Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute. Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute.

LINWOOD--Continuing their mission of saving lives, RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare's Heart Institute and Heart Heroes program presented two automatic external defribulators to Belhaven School Nurse Ann Forshaw and District Superintendent, Tom Baruffi at the March 19 Linwood Board of Education meeting.

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Real Troopers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 04, 2014 05:28 pm

 Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 are Lily Lee, Amanda Frambes, Nova Driver, Heather Frambes, Maggie Wilkinson, Devin O’Brien and Ellen O’Brien. Troop leaders are Doreen Lee of Linwood and Kim O’Brien and Arlene Frambes of Somers Point.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—The Girl Scouts of troops 11059 and 11700 of Linwood and Somers Point are a troop on the move and learning about the community around them brought to visit The Current, their community newspaper, Friday, April 4.

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Local access channel moved from 2 to 97 but the info remains vital

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 04, 2014 06:19 am

LINWOOD—The local access channel is by its very name designed to give the local government and schools a forum to broadcast information that is happening right in their immediate area. Up until February 27 that local access was easily found on Channel 2, the Mainland Channel.  Since the first of March it has been relocated to Channel 97.

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NCS will land ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ when Wizard of Oz opens Thursday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 01:28 pm

Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz.

NORTHFIELD—One of the most beloved tales of all time takes to the stage for four performances beginning Thursday, April 3 as the Drama Club at the Northfield Community School presents “The Wizard of Oz Jr.”

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