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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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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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NCS will land ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ when Wizard of Oz opens Thursday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 01:28 pm

Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz.

NORTHFIELD—One of the most beloved tales of all time takes to the stage for four performances beginning Thursday, April 3 as the Drama Club at the Northfield Community School presents “The Wizard of Oz Jr.”

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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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Geology rocks at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 31, 2014 03:00 pm

Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg. Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg.  LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School World Language Department supervisor Kristen Lavery said the school is always looking to get students motivated to think about different careers and college majors. "We want to give our kids a chance to hear from professionals in the field as well as students currently pursuing a degree in different fields just to have them thinking about what might be of interest and where they find jobs down the road," said Lavery.

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Trivia Times March 30, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 30, 2014 05:00 am

trivia logo The big story today is the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by  John Hinckley Jr. The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, fired six shots at the president, hitting Reagan and three of his attendants.

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Mainland municipalities introduce their budgets

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Linwood

Linwood City Council provided good news to residents when members introduced the 2014 budget at the March 12 meeting and said a decrease in the tax bill is possible.

The $12,404,235 proposed budget is $117,866 less than last year’s spending plan, partly due to the recently completed citywide reassessment, an increase in ratables and because expenses stabilized. However, due to the reassessment the tax rate will change, but it has yet to be set.

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Body removed from Somers Point motel

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Written by staff report Friday, March 28, 2014 07:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS
SOMERS POINT--Police are on the scene at the Owl Motel on New Road in Somers Point where a stretcher was seen removing what appears to be a body. Check back later for more information.

 

Police looking for help in Somers Point armed robbery

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 01:48 pm

Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27 Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27

SOMERS POINT—Police here are looking for help from the public to help find an armed robbery suspect; Thursday night a man walked into the TD Bank located on New Road and brandished a semi-automatic weapon at a teller just before closing.

The call came into the Somers Point Police Department at 7:51 p.m. When police arrived the suspect had gotten an undetermined amount of cash from a teller and reportedly fled in a southbound direction toward Chapman Blvd.

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Letter: Pool parking gate shuts out the handicapped

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Written by Opinion Friday, March 28, 2014 12:39 am

letter clipart To the editor:

We have a beautiful pool at Mainland Regional High School for the use of the students and the community with a parking lot at the pool’s door. However, in the past few weeks the parking lot has been closed and a new lot gate has been installed.

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Belhaven Drama Club goes under the sea for ‘Mermaid Jr.’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 12:08 am

Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School. Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School.
LINWOOD – It is the last week of rehearsals, and the curtain at Belhaven Middle School will go up this weekend for “Mermaid Jr.,” the Disney tale adapted from the film "The Little Mermaid."

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Author tells Seaview students they have the tools to stop bullying

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 02:51 pm

Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying. Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying.

LINWOOD – Kids can be brutal to one another; emotional bullying – the silent treatment, exclusion, gossip, teasing. It's not new, but it is still hurtful and can negatively affect a student's attitude about school. 

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'Hairspray' tackles racial segregation with pump and circumstance

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage. Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage.
SOMERS POINT – CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts will turn back the clock to the ’60s this week when it presents the musical "Hairspray" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29, April 4 and 5.

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Muppets Most Wanted sensory friendly edition

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Written by staff report Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:32 pm

Courtesy of Disney Courtesy of Disney

NORTHFIELD—Head to Frank’s Theater for the 9 a.m. Saturday March 29 sensory friendly edition of the hit movie “Muppets Most Wanted.”
Along with other FACES 4Autism friends enjoy the film in a safe and an accepting environment where you are free to be you.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 27, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:09 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 had 188 calls for service, made 138 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made 100 motor vehicle stops, issued 25 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 10-24.

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