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    Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

     

    NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23…

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    SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year. 
    Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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    Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township.

    NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.
    Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.
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    The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control will spray for mosquitoes 5-6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Northfield and Linwood, weather permitting.
    The spray is designed to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness, officials said.
    The ground spray will use Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol.
    In Northfield, spraying is set for areas bounded by Mount Vernon Avenue, Shore Road, Oak View Drive, Wabash Avenue, Tilton Road, Infield and First avenues.

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    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

    Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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A league of their own in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 04:42 pm

Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted

SOMERS POINT—Cindy Treen of Somers Point was digging through some old pictures and came across a 1974 Somers Point Girl’s Softball team photos. She recalled vividly the time when girl’s sports were non existent.

“I had two brothers who played baseball and we were always at the park; I wanted to play but there was no team for girls; there was nothing,” said Treen. Other moms were saying the same; there is nothing for the girls to do. Title IX giving parity to women’s sports was just coming into its own and the girls wanted a league of their own.

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Volunteers to bring MRHS back to the ’90s

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 01:00 pm

The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event.  From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake. The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event. From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake.

LINWOOD – After the Mainland Regional High School prom is over June 6, it will be time for students to make a quick change of clothes from their tuxedos and gowns and return to the school for the after prom. Before they get there, an army of volunteers will have transformed the school hallways, cafeteria and gym with characters representing this year’s ’90s theme, including Scooby Doo, Rugrats and a cast of cartoon favorites.

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Brian Heun's installment brings Linwood City Council back to full strength

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 03:12 pm

Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible. Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible.
LINWOOD – City Council is back to full strength now that a replacement has been found for Donna Taylor, who stepped down from her council seat when she was sworn in as a judge. Brian Heun, 43, a resident of Linwood for more than 36 years was sworn in by Freeholder Alex Marino at the Feb. 12 council meeting.

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Local Rotarian heads to India to combat polio

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:21 pm

Stan Malcolm Stan Malcolm
LINWOOD--The motto for Rotary Club is "service above self," and while Stan Malcolm of Linwood has been a Rotarian for a number of years, he is certainly putting that motto to the test right now as part of a Rotary volunteer effort in India that will bring in 2.5 million volunteers to the country to inoculate 175 million against polio. The eradication of polio worldwide is one of Rotary's efforts.

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Letter: Tea party column ignored important facts

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Was the guest column “‘1 percent’ is no friend of the tea party” in the Feb. 13 edition of The Current a liberal media stunt to lampoon the tea party? 

While calling critics of those who oppose the tea party “cherry pickers,” Seth Grossman forgets that the faces of the tea party – Fox News, Sarah Palin, and conservative “authors” – basically cherry pick for profit.

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Linwood Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 am

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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 Linwood Police Department reports that officers responded to 1,423 calls for service, conducted 29 criminal investigations, answered nine incidents of domestic violence, aided in 106 medical assists, responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents and went on 23 fire assists for the reporting period Jan. 6 through Feb. 13. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 am

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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 20 adult arrests for the reporting period Feb. 10-17, including six warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:00 am

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 had 163 calls for service, made 124 property checks, investigated seven motor vehicle crashes, made 64 motor vehicle stops and issued five motor vehicle summonses for the reporting period Feb. 10-16.

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Mainland mourns the loss of beloved Spanish teacher

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 04:27 pm

Senora Peggy Ramirez Senora Peggy Ramirez

LINWOOD—The student body and staff at Mainland Regional High School are mourning the loss of popular Spanish teacher Peggy Ramirez, who passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 17.

Ramirez, 32, of Mays Landing has been teaching at Mainland since 2005. She is also the advisor to the popular International Culture Club and is involved with many of the student activities around Mainland. Ramirez was among the panel of judges for the annual MRHS Lip Sync earlier in the school year.

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Concern growing for future of local TV news

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 03:55 pm

Advocates want to keep TV 40 on the air

U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo

LINWOOD – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is concerned about local television coverage in light of the recent sale of WMGM-TV NBC 40 in Linwood.
The Republican congressman sent a letter Feb. 11 to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spelling out his concerns about the station’s continued coverage of news in the Atlantic City market.

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Treasure hunting in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 11:21 pm

Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood. Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood.

LINWOOD—The winter flea markets and rummage sale at Our Lady of Sorrows are a winter happening. More than 50 vendors from around the region flock to sell their wares; anything from antiques to jewelry, homemade sauces plus holiday themed items for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter and where shoppers know to hunt for treasures and bargains.

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Fundraiser in honor of Joe Kyle

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Written by staff reports Monday, February 17, 2014 05:51 pm

Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—Joe Kyle, 53, of Linwood passed away suddenly as a result of a car accident on January 23 leaving behind his wife Beth, his girls Liza and Gemma and his trusty sidekick, his dog Jack as well as his siblings and his mother. Elaine Kyle.

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Brushing up on our presidents

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota It's Presidents Day, a national holiday set aside to honor those who have led our country over the past 238 years. But how much do we really know about the men and their families who have occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and earlier presidential homes?

For those who have the day off, it might be a good time to brush up on presidential knowledge. Here is a collection of facts to get you thinking and remind you that those elected to the country's top spot do something other than sign legislation.

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Northfield Community Elementary School Students of the Month have all the right stuff

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 16, 2014 07:00 am

November studetns of the month November students of the month

The elementary students honored in November are, front row from left, Ginger O’Grady, Andrew Jusino, Jaron Douglas and Jillian Schallus; second row from left, Pablo Molina, Fisher Tilson, Jude Maurer and Courtney Ivins; back row, Chris Sacco, elementary school counselor and Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 16, 2014 01:43 am

The tomb of King Tut is the big story for February 16
On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.
Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife.

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Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 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 136 calls for service Feb. 3-9. Police performed 126 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 83 motor vehicle stops, and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.

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