• Downbeach Current

    Margate recreation hoops for all logoMARGATE--Margate Community Education and Recreation presents the ninth annual Hoops for All basketball season begins Sunday, Jan. 11 with games for the next five Sundays and concludes with an awards party Sunday, Feb. 22.

    Hoops for All is an instructional basketball league for physically and cognitively challenged children.  The first games of the season will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11 at the Eugene Tighe School located at 7804 Amherst Ave. in Margate.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

  • Mainland Current

    Ashlee Keating

    LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
    Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

  • Mainland Current

    Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the…

  • Mainland Current

    City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she…

  • Mainland Current

    Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

    SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

    The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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Trivia Times June 28, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 27, 2014 11:22 pm

The Big Story today is GM's Corvette

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the very first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made in 1953.

The idea for the Corvette originated with General Motors' designer Harley J. Earl, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe's MGs, Jaguars and Ferraris.

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Colin Hickey named Linwood police chief

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 27, 2014 04:34 pm

LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced Wednesday, June 25 that Colin Hickey has been named the city’s new police chief. Hickey replaces Robert James whose retirement is effective July 1.

Hickey was one of two Linwood Police Department candidates who sat for the chief’s test, which was open to anyone in the department of the rank of sergeant or above.

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AC Best Docs introduces a healthy kids program in Linwood

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Written by Staff Report Friday, June 27, 2014 03:14 am

LINWOOD--Cornerstone Fitness Center at AC Best Docs opened this year inside the Cornerstone Commerce Center offering the services of their multi-service health, wellness and fitness center.

For the summer they have taken the company’s model for health and wellness and added a kid’s healthy lifestyle program for 12-15 year olds.

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Family Fun Day to honor Mary Beth Davis hosted by SOSH Architects

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:10 pm

Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. LINWOOD—Family and friends will head to All Wars Memorial Park here Saturday, July 5 in memory of friend and colleague Mary Beth Davis. SOSH Architects will host the second Annual Family Fun Day in memory of Davis.

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UPDATE: Northfield Community School closed today because of threat

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:17 am

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NORTHFIELD –  Northfield Community School was closed today, Wednesday, June 25 on what was to be the last day of school for the year.

In an email sent to all families and staff in the morning by District Superintendent Janice Fipp said she regretfully had to close the school for today unless the building is deemed safe. Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriffs officers conducted a complete sweep of the building at 8:15 a.m.

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The Mainland Class of 2014 is in the books (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:38 pm

Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral

LINWOOD—Draped in green and white, 374 members of the Mainland Class of 2014 walked together one final time Tuesday evening as they headed onto the field, following Mainland teachers onto the field.  Well wishers lined their path; educators from all three sending districts who long ago said their good-byes to the students came together to wish them good luck in their future.

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Going green earns green for YALE School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:16 am

Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students. Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students.

NORTHFIELD—The Y.A.L.E. School (youth adolescent learning experience) on Burton Avenue has partnered with Green Vision Inc, a New Jersey based non-profit company that is helping find alternate uses for electronic items that would normally end up in a landfill. The experience for students working in the program is going green times two.

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Top readers make the cut in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 23, 2014 03:00 pm

The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.  The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.

SOMERS POINT – Back in March, as part of the school’s Read Across America events,  Dawes Avenue Principal Doreen Lee challenged the students in her school to read 100,000 pages before the end of the year.

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Trivia Times June 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 22, 2014 09:56 am

The Big Story today is the ratification of the Constitution
New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

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Somers Point Police Blotter June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 21, 2014 09:57 pm

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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 8 adult arrests in the reporting period of June 9 through June 16. 

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CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts 2014 graduates

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 09:47 pm

Carlos Javier Alvira

Tiffani Jo Burns

Moriah Myrrhel Carter

Quajanera Elisheba Chapman

Joshua Ryan Chesney

Tyler James Eckert

Ashley Fazio

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, June 21, 2014 09:44 pm

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 142 calls for service June 9-June 15. Police conducted 86 property checks, responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, made five warrant arrests and 52 motor vehicle stops, and issued 24 motor vehicle summonses.

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CharterTech graduates move on to the next act

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 20, 2014 11:15 pm

Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.   Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.

Students come from as far away as Ocean, Camden and Cape May counties to attend CharterTechHigh School for the Performing Arts. Friday night 52 of those talented students turned their tassels and took their next step heading out of the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center ready to begin the starring role in their own life stories.

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Mainland Regional High School Mustang Roundup

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 04:17 pm

Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Congratulations to the Class of 2014.  We hope you enjoy our special tribute to the Class of 2014. Inside the edition you will fiind:

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Mainland Regional High School senior survey

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, June 20, 2014 04:05 pm

Now that you’re graduating, what is the best advice you have for someone just getting to Mainland?

Joe Higgins Joe Higgins Joe Higgins

Somers Point

“Be attentive to your grades. If you fall behind, it’ll bite you in the long run.”

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MRHS seniors love their cars (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 03:56 pm

The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends. The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends.

Zach Delcher of Northfield is headed to AtlanticCape in the fall and his 2005 Dodge Caravan will be going with him while Kate Sliwinski, also of Northfield, is headed to Temple.

See more seniors and their cars in the slideshow below:

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