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    It was not an interview I wanted to do. Talking to a father who lost his son rips at my own heart because I, too, lost a son. Mark was 33 when he died and would have been in his early 50s now, and I still cannot talk or write about him without choking up.

    Bill Elliott has much the same problem. He has toughened up in order to publicize his successful Hero Campaign, but when he talks about the accident in which a drunken driver killed his son John, you can see him struggling. I admire his courage.

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     Mainland Regional High SchoolLINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

    Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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    Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year

     Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year. Nagbe is in his senior year studying pre-med. He was selected as HERO of the Year from nominations by classmates based on his service as…

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    An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

    Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter…

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    calopen1It was an exciting opening night of the Cape-Atlantic League football season on Friday, Sept. 12.

    These images - by photographers Matt Strabuk, Mike Schultz, Bill LeConey and Laura Stetser - captured just some of the drama and pageantry of high school football in South Jersey. Hopefully, they’ll get you in the mood for another full slate of games coming up this weekend. (Scroll down for more photos).

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A sincere thank you

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Written by Kyle family Monday, March 10, 2014 01:00 am

The family of the late Joe Kyle would like to express their most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, donated and helped out with the benefit for us at Ref's Tap House. We also wish to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who attended the funeral and waited in the long line in the frigid weather.

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Trivia Times, March 8 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 08, 2014 12:27 pm

trivia logo The big story for March 8 is the eruption of Mt. Etna

On this day in 1669, Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily begins rumbling. Multiple eruptions over the next few weeks killed more than 20,000 people and left thousands more homeless. Most of the victims could have saved themselves by fleeing, but stayed, in a vain attempt to save their city.

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Somers Point PD promotes Clerico to sergeant

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 08, 2014 01:09 am

Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser swears in Samuel Clerico as sergeant of the Somers Point Police Department at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting while Clerico's uncle Tom Iasis holds the Bible. Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser swears in Samuel Clerico as sergeant of the Somers Point Police Department at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting while Clerico's uncle Tom Iasis holds the Bible.  SOMERS POINT – It was standing room only at the City Council meeting Feb. 27. Many of the people in attendance for the swearing-in of their friend and co-worker Police Officer Sam Clerico, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department who was promoted to sergeant effective March 1.

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Curriculum error has Northfield students crunching numbers to catch up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 07, 2014 09:04 am

clipart NORTHFIELD – A glitch in the eighth grade math curriculum was brought to light in early February. The current non-advanced math students at the Northfield Community School were not taking the same course as their counterparts in Linwood and Somers Point, as is expected by Mainland Regional High School.

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Sticking it to the principal in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, March 07, 2014 08:00 am

Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. NORTHFIELD--Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins got himself into a pretty sticky situation with his students Friday, Feb. 21, and that was just fine with him.

"We put out a challenge to our kids in grades 5 to 8 from Jan. 2  to Feb. 21 to focus on maintaining grades of A, B and C, as well as not receiving any discipline, no detentions or suspensions," said Robbins.

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Northfield welcomes snowmen

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Written by staff reports Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 am

Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield  NORTHFIELD - In honor of March being Snowman Appreciation Month, the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield would like to publicly announce that it is a snowman friendly library. 

Librarian Aubrey Gerhardt said snowmen are so comfortable there, they have one hanging around the front of the library reading a book. The library will screen the movie "Frozen" on Tuesday, March 18 to celebrate snowmen everywhere.


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Putting on the glitz for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:00 pm

Linwood Education Foundation Gala  LINWOOD – Saturday, March 15 marks the annual Linwood Education Foundation Gala. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the educational support group.

The LEF augments the district’s budget each year with some of the nice-to-have items that are not funded through taxes. The group has purchased computers, Smart Boards, 3-D printers, laptops, cameras and much more, along with supporting the many clubs and activities in the Seaview and Belhaven Schools.

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Somers Point's Glasser heads Atlantic County Mayors Association

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 03:58 pm

Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association. Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.

SOMERS POINT – Mayor Jack Glasser will be the first person to say he loves his home town and loves his job as mayor of the city where the shore starts. He is taking the job of mayor one step further and was recently installed as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.  City Council honored Glasser for taking on additional responsibilities at its Feb. 27 meeting.

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Police Lt. Colin Hickey is 25 years on the job

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:49 am

Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service. Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service.

LINWOOD—Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey was rather low key when City Council honored him for 25 years on the force at the Feb. 26 meeting. Many of Hickey’s co-workers and friends were on hand to congratulate on a quarter century of keeping the peace in the city.

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Carnival, Seaview School style (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:42 pm

Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth. Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth.

LINWOOD – Seaview Elementary School was hopping Friday night, Feb 28 with the Winter Carnival. It is an end of the winter tradition that stretches back more than two decades.

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Weeks elected to NJ Association of School Business Officials Board of Directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 04, 2014 03:52 pm

Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri  Weeks Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri Weeks  Linwood School District Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was elected second vice-president of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO.)  Her term runs through the end of the year and will then assume the duties of the first vice-president.

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Student-driven ‘Dive in for Diabetes’ raises funds and awareness

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, March 03, 2014 02:41 pm

The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. LINWOOD – Mainland senior Casey Butrus of Linwood will head off to Boston or Pittsburgh or maybe College Park in the fall, but what she started to honor her grandfather’s memory at her alma mater raised funds and awareness about diabetes in the community.

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Getting to know you Oscar

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:56 pm

popcorn clipart It is Hollywood's big night; the 86th annual Academy Awards presentation, and it will be seen live by a global audience that CNN estimates at somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million. Everyone loves the movies.  How about a little prep for this evening's big event? Here are some facts and a few questions that will make you rather Oscar savvy when the red carpet rolls out and the curtain goes up in Los Angeles.

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Trivia Times March 1, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 01, 2014 11:00 am

The Big Story for March 1 is the Lindbergh kidnapping
On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman are Northfield teachers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 28, 2014 07:52 pm

Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman NORTHFIELD—The Board of Education recently honored two veteran educators as the Northfield Community School Teachers of the Year – Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman. Both teachers have taken on the role of mentors and leaders among their peers.

Sue Hinman, 36, lives in Northfield. She teaches third grade and has been in the district for 13 years.

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Atlantic City Restaurant Week preview party offers a tease of what's to come (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:37 pm

Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.  Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.

NORTHFIELD – Several hundred guests at the Atlantic City Country Club had a chance to tease their taste buds at a preview party Wednesday, Feb. 26 for the sixth annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week Sunday through Saturday, March 2-8.

The preview party gives attendees a chance to sample offerings from restaurants participating in the event and map out plans for where they might like to have lunch or dinner. 

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