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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Children learning to make change happen, one event at a time

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 04, 2014 02:26 pm

Laura Dulac, founder and president of Our Children Making Change, listens to the ideas the young volunteers have planned to earn money for their chosen charities this summer. Laura Dulac, founder and president of Our Children Making Change, listens to the ideas the young volunteers have planned to earn money for their chosen charities this summer. NORTHFIELD – There is a red army 270 members strong that is descending across Atlantic County this summer. Its members are the kids signed on for the Our Children Making Change summer campaign.

Now in its sixth year, the group uses kid power with the help of adults to earn money for their chosen charities.

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O’Grady comfortably ahead in Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:52 pm

NORTHFIELD—The right to appear on the ballot in November as the Democratic candidate for mayor of Northfield was the lone race that had a challenge in the June 3 primary. Endorsed and incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee was challenged by former City Councilman Jason O’Grady.  

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Police investigating Davis Ave. burglary

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Written by Staff Report Monday, June 02, 2014 09:38 pm

LINWOOD--The Linwood Police are investigating a burglary where a male entered an occupied residence through an unlocked door on Friday night, May 30 on the 100 block of Davis Ave. The residence was dark and the owner's vehicle was in the garage at the time of the burglary.

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Trivia Times June 1, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 pm

The Big Story today is the launch of CNN
On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to change the notion that news could only be reported at fixed times throughout the day. At the time of CNN's launch, TV news was dominated by ABC, CBS and NBC--and their nightly 30-minute broadcasts. CNN changed the way news is reported. 

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2014 Mainland Community Guide

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 pm

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Trivia Times May 31, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:15 am

The Big Story for today is the Johnstown flood
Not far from Pittsburgh In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and the prosperous city of  Johnstown, is nearly wiped off the map.

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Somers Point Police Blotter May 29, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Somers Point Police logo 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 in the reporting period May 19-26.

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Northfield Police Blotter May 29, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 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 183 calls for service May 19-25. Police conducted 40 property checks, responded to 11 motor vehicle crashes, made three warrant arrests and 49 motor vehicle stops, and issued 6 motor vehicle summonses. Police need some community help;

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Mill Road ready to reopen

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:42 pm

Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. NORTHFIELD – Motorists who have missed being able to use Mill Road to get to Fire Road or New Road will be happy to hear that one project on the county road is finishing just in time for the summer rush.

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Honoring the Blessed Mother with prayers and balloons

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:53 am

The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world. The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world.

SOMERS POINT – In the Catholic Church, May is the month of Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ. At St. Joseph Regional School, Principal Ted Puglisi said the students have been doing special activities throughout the month to show their devotion to the Blessed Mother, starting with the May crowning on May 1.
To end the month, they chose to say the rosary together as an entire school by conducting a living World Mission Rosary in the gym.

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The MRHS After Prom needs some last minute help

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, May 29, 2014 04:11 pm

Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom. Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom.

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School After Prom is almost here. It will be held at the school, from 11:30 p.m. - 4 a.m. Friday, June 6, right after the prom. The After Prom Committee has been working all year on this event to help make it a safe and memorable night for all of the teens who are attending. The committee still needs your help and donations.

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Mainland residents honor those who died for freedom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 28, 2014 03:13 pm

 

  The best vantage point along the Northfield parade route is right on the bumper of a Northfield fire truck. From left is Charlie Hughes, 4 ½, Patrick Hughes, 2, Laurel Fraser, 9, Gabby Leopardi, 9, Johnny Hughes, 6 ½, and 8-year-old Samuel Leopardi. The best vantage point along the Northfield parade route is right on the bumper of a Northfield fire truck. From left is Charlie Hughes, 4 ½, Patrick Hughes, 2, Laurel Fraser, 9, Gabby Leopardi, 9, Johnny Hughes, 6 ½, and 8-year-old Samuel Leopardi.

The importance of Memorial Day was not lost in Northfield, Linwood or Somers Point this year. Each of the Mainland communities celebrated this important holiday, honoring the men and women who died while serving their nation. 

The first parade of the day began in Northfield. The grand marshals of the parade, Milt Parker and Frank Nugent were escorted down Shore Road in wheel chairs to the cheers coming from friends and neighbors all along the parade route who wanted to show their appreciation for the WWII veterans.

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Zelig crowned Miss Linwood 2014

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 28, 2014 02:47 pm

Miss Linwood 2013, Kalli Herouvis, center with the newly crowned Miss Linwood Brooke Zelig, right, and Miss Linwood ru Miss Linwood 2013, Kalli Herouvis, center with the newly crowned Miss Linwood Brooke Zelig, right, and Miss Linwood ru LINWOOD – A long standing tradition continued last Wednesday evening, May 21, as Miss Linwood 2014 was crowned at City Hall.

The Miss Linwood Contest, organized by Linwood Park Director Laurie Montgomery for the Board of Recreation, dates back to 1949. That year the Linwood Board of Recreation sponsored the first contest to select a “Queen of Youth” and Betty Cordery was crowned.  

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MRHS picks Previti for interim superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:11 pm

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LINWOOD – Robert Previti of Linwood, a retired superintendent for the Brigantine School District, was named interim superintendent for the Mainland Regional High School District at the school board's May 19 meeting, according to board President Jill Ojserkis.

Ojserkis said the term is for six months starting July 1.

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Parade, ceremony mark Memorial Day in Somers Point (VIDEO)

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Written by Mike Carroll Monday, May 26, 2014 09:39 pm

The parade included veterans, military vehicles, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, bands and antique cars. The parade included veterans, military vehicles, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, bands and antique cars. SOMERS POINT – Somers Point remembered those that gave their lives for their country at its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies Monday, May 26.

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Something very special for the new baby in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:43 pm

Bettie Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in Somers Point and Marge Hinman of Galloway, a member and knitter at Epiphany Church in Pleasantville, present nurses from Shore Medical Center, Yvonne Knox of Egg Harbor Township and Lauren Matalucci of South Dennis Township with hundreds of handmade items made by the knitting groups at both churches at the eighth annual baby shower held May 13 at Grace Lutheran Church. Bettie Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in Somers Point and Marge Hinman of Galloway, a member and knitter at Epiphany Church in Pleasantville, present nurses from Shore Medical Center, Yvonne Knox of Egg Harbor Township and Lauren Matalucci of South Dennis Township with hundreds of handmade items made by the knitting groups at both churches at the eighth annual baby shower held May 13 at Grace Lutheran Church. SOMERS POINT—The ladies of Grace Lutheran Church and their counterparts at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pleasantville joined for lunch at their eighth annual baby shower. The shower is held to supply necessities to new mothers who may not have the means to get the items for their new baby. “Every mother wants to be able to bring their baby home in something new and so we decided this is something that we would like to do for new mothers that they might not be able to have otherwise,” said Bettie Cook of Linwood, one of the organizers of the event.

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