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    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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Northfield Police Blotter, April 10, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 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 184 calls for service March 31-April 6. Police conducted 87 property checks, responded to three motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 70 motor vehicle stops, and issued 27 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, April 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 pm

Somers Point 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 Somers Point Police Department made 26 adult arrests with 11 warrant arrests for the reporting period ending April 7.

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Linwood Police Blotter, April 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 03:45 pm

Linwood 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 Linwood Police Department answered 2,003 calls for service Feb. 14-April 6. Police conducted 42 criminal investigations, responded to 10 incidents of domestic violence, gave 146 medical assists, responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents and assisted at 20 fires.

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Honoring members of the ‘Greatest Generation’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:21 pm

American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Milton Parker, 93, of Galloway and Francis Nugent, 92, of Northfield were the honored guests at the Harvey Johnson American Legion Post 295 luncheon Thursday, April 3 compliments of the Golden Corral where both men were feted for their longevity in the post.  

Parker is a 70-year member of the post.

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Northfield Superintendent Janice Fipp announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:00 am

Janice Fipp Retiring Northfield School District Superintendent, Janice Fipp.  NORTHFIELD – Janice Fipp, the superintendent of the Northfield Community School, announced Monday that she has tendered her retirement papers to the business administrator and president of the Board of Education.

The surprise announcement by the 25-year veteran of the district came, Fipp said, after a great deal of thought.

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Catching trout and sunshine at Birch Grove Park (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group. Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group.

NORTHFIELD—Saturday was the first day of trout season and after a winter we thought might never end participants were definitely enjoying a day in the park.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Gaming stocked the lakes at Birch Grove earlier in the week just in time to start the season. According to park director Vickie Rudder the trout put in by the state were all supposed to be at least 7” which is also the minimum size for a keeper.

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Artists Dwell here

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing. Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing.  NORTHFIELD--Dwell, an artist's space owners Amy Sullivan and Ray Nunzi decided to turn their studio at 1600 New Rd. over to other local artists Saturday, March 22 for a special sale of locally made, hand crafted items.

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Trivia Times, April 5, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 05, 2014 05:37 pm

trivia logo The big story today is Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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Mighty Math Minds

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:07 pm

From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer. From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so there is enough to go around for all the hungry mouths clamoring for a piece.
On Saturday, the recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics tournament – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and instead of hungry mouths, there were 160 minds hungry for competition.

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Heart Heroes in Linwood Schools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 pm

Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute. Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute.

LINWOOD--Continuing their mission of saving lives, RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare's Heart Institute and Heart Heroes program presented two automatic external defribulators to Belhaven School Nurse Ann Forshaw and District Superintendent, Tom Baruffi at the March 19 Linwood Board of Education meeting.

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Real Troopers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 04, 2014 05:28 pm

 Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 are Lily Lee, Amanda Frambes, Nova Driver, Heather Frambes, Maggie Wilkinson, Devin O’Brien and Ellen O’Brien. Troop leaders are Doreen Lee of Linwood and Kim O’Brien and Arlene Frambes of Somers Point.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—The Girl Scouts of troops 11059 and 11700 of Linwood and Somers Point are a troop on the move and learning about the community around them brought to visit The Current, their community newspaper, Friday, April 4.

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Local access channel moved from 2 to 97 but the info remains vital

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 04, 2014 06:19 am

LINWOOD—The local access channel is by its very name designed to give the local government and schools a forum to broadcast information that is happening right in their immediate area. Up until February 27 that local access was easily found on Channel 2, the Mainland Channel.  Since the first of March it has been relocated to Channel 97.

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Community spirit at the heart of Dave's Day (Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:34 am

Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS. Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.

 

NORTHFIELD – The sixth annual Dave's Day celebration at the Northfield Community School March 22 is an example of a community in action. Coach Dave Lewis passed away and left his family and his community to miss him. In his honor, they got together and had basketball clinics and games, lots of kid-friendly activities, music, food and raffles. Everyone agreed it was a fairly perfect day from morning till night.

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Helen Turner is 107 and darn proud of it (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 05:23 pm

eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner. eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner.

LINWOOD – If the city were to name its most popular citizen, it would most certainly be Helen Turner, who celebrated her 107th birthday April 1 with her many friends at Brandywine Estates. Truth be told, everyone who meets Helen, calls her friend.

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Northfield developer withdraws application for condo complex

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 03:03 pm

NORTHFIELD – Developer Max Gurwitz withdrew his application Wednesday, April 2 for a use variance to build a 216-unit luxury condominium complex on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton 8 and Imax Theater.

The application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board Thursday, April 3.

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Slusher earns ROTC scholarship

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 04:57 pm

Nick Slusher Nick Slusher Nick Slusher, a 2013 graduate of St. Augustine College Preparatory School, is attending University of Tampa majoring in mathematics. Slusher made the dean's list in his first semester and was awarded a 3 1/2 year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship covering tuition, room and board and a monthly stipend.

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