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    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…

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    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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    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…

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    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…

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    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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MRHS welcomes the eighth graders and their folks to the corral

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 06:04 pm

Mainland Ambassadors  Mainland Ambassadors provided information to families attending the MRHS open house for eighth grade students and their parents at the school Tuesday, Jan. 28. The newly formed Ambassadors officers are all juniors, from left, Steven Sedgwick of Northfield, co-vice-president; Andrew Hennessy of Linwood, president and founder of the group; and Maggie Dods of Linwood, co-vice president. LINWOOD – It was standing room only in the Mainland Regional High School auditorium Tuesday evening as the school opened its doors to the current eighth grade students of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point that will be calling MRHS their alma mater in the fall.

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Frank Bakos retires from MRA board of directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, January 29, 2014 06:06 am

Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia. Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia.  LINWOOD—Frank Bakos, of Wildwood Crest and formerly of Linwood, was a member of the Mainland Recreation Association Board of Directors for 23 years. He stepped down at the end of 2013 and was honored for his years of service at the MRA’s end of the year meeting in December.

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Trivia Times January 26, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:40 am

Australia is big story for today mate...

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

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Tilton Road car fire in Northfield (UPDATED)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, January 24, 2014 03:39 pm

Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road

NORTHFIELD – Portions of Tilton Road are blocked off this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 24) as the Northfield Fire Department works to extinguish a car fire outside a home located in the 1800 block.

 The roadway is closed from the bike path to Shore Road until the scene is cleared.

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April Kauffman’s daughter files lawsuit to keep stepfather from collecting on life insurance policy (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:56 pm

Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office. Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Kim Pack, the daughter of slain radio personality and veterans advocate April Kauffman of Linwood, announced Thursday morning that she has filed a federal lawsuit to keep her stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, from receiving any money from his wife’s life insurance policy.

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Trivia Times January 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 23, 2014 06:06 am

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The big story for today is the Frisbee
On this day in 1957, Wham-O Toys rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, we know them of course as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as they let go.

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Belhaven Middle School students of the month

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Written by staff report Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:18 pm

Belhaven Middle School students of the month Belhaven Middle School students of the month

LINWOOD--The Belhaven students of the month for January are Sydney Thayer, Jacob Ireland, Nikki Faragher, Anna Padula, Jack Sarkos, Robby Crompton, Molly O'Shea and Tommy Corson. The character trait for the month is respect.

The students were honored at the Linwood Board of Education meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

 

Preparing the challah; it's what they knead

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:07 am

Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting; Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting;

NORTHFIELD – Challah is an important part of every Shabbat table and Friday morning, Jan. 17, Rabbi David Weiss and the teachers at the Beth Israel pre-school helped the 4- and 5-year-old students create their own loaves of challah for their Shabbat table.

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CharterTech students learn acting is not a job, it’s a lifestyle

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 21, 2014 01:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16. Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16.

SOMERS POINT—Dr. Phil, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Jay Leno all stopped by CharterTech High School Thursday, Jan. 16 to put on a master class for the musical theater students. That cavalcade of personalities came in the singular person of John DiDomenico, an actor who makes a living doing celebrity impersonations.

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New recycling schedule starts Monday in Linwood

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Written by staff report Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:35 am

LINWOOD – Starting Monday, Jan. 20 recycling here will be collected on the same day as trash pickup, only every other week. Residents are instructed to put their recycling in a separate container and place it on the curb alongside their trash every other week. All collections will be performed as scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20, as well as the rest of the week. 

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