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    Courtesy of Joyce Hampton Pullan/The Log in its early days, circa 1930s.Lawrence M. Hampton Sr. painted the bottom to look like the log was sitting on a 'bed of fire' according to his daughter Joyce Hampton Pullan.The West Atlantic City restaurant slated for demolition was 'famous' for its burgers, barbecue and clams. 

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Just as Atlantic…

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    Snowfall totals from the Blizzard of 2015 that were supposed to range from 1-2 feet instead varied between 1-2 inches as measure on the morning of January, 27.Snowfall totals from the Blizzard of 2015 that were supposed to range from 1-2 feet instead varied between 1-2 inches as measure on the morning of January, 27.

    Here are some reports from around South Jersey, as reported by the National…

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    MLK and cookiesRaces, religions come together to carry on King’s message of caring for others

    NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel had the ovens working overtime Monday, Jan. 19 as strangers rolled up their sleeves and worked side by side, measuring, mixing, baking and packing nearly 60 dozen cookies and brownies.

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    Weathermen across Pennsylvania and New Jersey are scratching their heads this morning after a forecast for more than a foot of snow didn't happen and a wintery landcape like this one from last year remained only a memory./R.J. Liberatore Jr.Oops.

    A late-January snowstorm that the National Weather Service, AccuWeather and Weather Channel all forecast would have…

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    Paul and Sandi D’Amato of Linwood receive an award from Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor, executive director of FACES 4 Autism.LINWOOD – Paul and Sandi D’Amato recently received an award from Isabelle Mosca of FACES 4 Autism for their years of support of the organization.

    Mosca said Sandi D’Amato has championed the cause since FACES began in 2002, as a financial contributor and by helping to raise awareness.  

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    David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after June 15, 2013ATLANTIC CITY – A grand jury considering what crimes were committed during a violent 2013 encounter between Atlantic City police officers and a 20-year-old Linwood man outside the Tropicana Casino returned an indictment Tuesday, Jan. 20 against the man and cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

    David Connor Castellani, now 22, was indicted on the three counts he was originally charged with after…

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, June 21, 2014 09:44 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 142 calls for service June 9-June 15. Police conducted 86 property checks, responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, made five warrant arrests and 52 motor vehicle stops, and issued 24 motor vehicle summonses.

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CharterTech graduates move on to the next act

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 20, 2014 11:15 pm

Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.   Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.

Students come from as far away as Ocean, Camden and Cape May counties to attend CharterTechHigh School for the Performing Arts. Friday night 52 of those talented students turned their tassels and took their next step heading out of the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center ready to begin the starring role in their own life stories.

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Mainland Regional High School Mustang Roundup

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 04:17 pm

Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Congratulations to the Class of 2014.  We hope you enjoy our special tribute to the Class of 2014. Inside the edition you will fiind:

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Mainland Regional High School senior survey

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, June 20, 2014 04:05 pm

Now that you’re graduating, what is the best advice you have for someone just getting to Mainland?

Joe Higgins Joe Higgins Joe Higgins

Somers Point

“Be attentive to your grades. If you fall behind, it’ll bite you in the long run.”

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MRHS seniors love their cars (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 03:56 pm

The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends. The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends.

Zach Delcher of Northfield is headed to AtlanticCape in the fall and his 2005 Dodge Caravan will be going with him while Kate Sliwinski, also of Northfield, is headed to Temple.

See more seniors and their cars in the slideshow below:

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Hitting the track against cancer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 19, 2014 03:00 pm

Purple and proud, survivors show their fighting spirit. Purple and proud, survivors show their fighting spirit. LINWOOD – More than 500 cancer survivors, caregivers, family, friends and supporters spent Friday night along the track and in the stands at Mainland Regional High School for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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First rabies case in Northfield found in raccoon

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 02:49 pm

atlantic county logo Next free Rabies Vaccination Clinic is Sunday, June 29

NORTHFIELD – The first case of rabies in Northfield this year has been found in a raccoon collected from Walnut Avenue on June 18. This is the sixth case of rabies found in Atlantic County this year and the fourth that has involved a raccoon. Each of the previous cases was found in Egg Harbor Township.

The raccoon was found trying to attack a dog in a fenced-in property on Walnut Avenue. The homeowner removed the dog to the house and was able to place a trash can over the raccoon, which appeared very weak and lethargic.

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It’s the last class for these local educators

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 19, 2014 01:18 pm

Lindsay Wilson, 36 years and Ruth Kulisek, 34 years at the Dawes Avenue School. Lindsay Wilson, 36 years and Ruth Kulisek, 34 years at the Dawes Avenue School. Over 300 years of educational experience

Students are not the only ones looking for changes when the school year draws to a close in the next few days; a number of educators will be leaving our schools this year.

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Mainland Regional High School top ten

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Presenting the Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 top ten. From left to right, starting at the top they are: 

1. James Mullin, Linwood, Rutgers University 

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Mainland Regional High School graduates

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Mainland Regional High School graduates Mainland Regional High School graduates Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 candidates for graduation:

Jabri Zayan Abdullah

Brittany Nichole Ackerman

Meghan Elizabeth Adams*

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Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 memorable moments

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point.These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point. These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point. Classmates and co-workers

These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point.

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2013-’14 was a year of achievement for Mainland athletics

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Written by Bill LeConey Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Bill LeConey / The Mainland Regional Mustangs captured the first state baseball title in school history. Bill LeConey / The Mainland Regional Mustangs captured the first state baseball title in school history. A year of outstanding team and individual accomplishments in every sport was capped by the first baseball state title in the history of Mainland Regional High School.

“It was the best feeling of my life,” senior outfielder Drew Riska said after the Mustangs beat Mount Olive for the Group III state championship. “Nobody expected us to win. We were the underdogs in every (playoff) game. We just proved everybody wrong.”

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Celebrating Old Glory in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:20 am

NORTHFIELD—The entire student body, about 1,000 strong crowded in to see the flag raising ceremony at the Northfield Community School. Local veterans and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo attended the ceremony to commemorate Flag Day.

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Relay for Life in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:09 am

Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13. Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13.

More than 500 cancer survivors, their caretakers, family, friends and the faithful filled the stands at Mainland Regional High School and took to the track to support cancer research in the annual Relay for Life Friday, June 13.

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Every organization should have pep rallies

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Written by FRANK RUDNESKY Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:00 am

Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. What makes the Belhaven Renaissance academic pep rally it different from any other pep rally? People have been asking me that for the last 15 years.

It could be the anticipation of the excitement that is generated when all of our students and staffulty (faculty and staff) are in the same room celebrating commitment, hard work, character, leadership and academic success.

Maybe it’s just the comedy of students and staffulty on stage performing or doing skits or celebrating our achievements.

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Get serious about being a good dad is the topic of “Fatherhood in Pieces”

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 13, 2014 11:00 pm

Fathers Day is this Sunday and author Bill McCusker who grew up in Linwood and now shares time between Philadelphia and Brigantine, says being a dad is a tough job and a great job at the same time. He dedicated his first book to fatherhood.

 McCusker, who is father to two daughters, said that about eight years ago he really decided to take a serious look at his role as a dad.

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