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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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O'Grady bows out of Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:39 pm

Jason O'Grady Jason O'Grady NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.

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Northfield Library offering tech help for unemployed

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD—Libraries are so much more than stacks of books. The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library has computers that are utilized all day. With the unemployment of many looming the plan is to assist every member who may need help using the computer as necessary tool in finding a new career or aiding them in any way possible.

Aubrey Gerhardt, director of the library announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 26 City Council meeting that the doors of the library are open to help residents who may find themselves unemployed due to the closing of the casinos over the next few weeks.

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Farm to school Assembly bill package signed into law

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Written by Staff Report Monday, August 25, 2014 11:36 pm

new-jersey Expanding access to nutritious, locally harvested food for school children, a package of five bills sponsored by Assembly Republicans Chris A. Brown and Sam Fiocchi was signed into law Monday, Aug. 25. 

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The first day of school is near; don’t be late for class

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 25, 2014 03:05 pm

Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
Linwood

First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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Northfield Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

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The Northfield Police responded to 185 calls for service for the reporting period Aug. 11-17. They included 111 property checks, nine motor vehicle crashes, 42 motor vehicle stops, 31 motor vehicle summonses and one warrant arrest.

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Local veterans see hope for medical services close to their homes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 05:15 pm

Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans. Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.  NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.

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Grand opening of PetSmart in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:44 pm

 

SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year.  

Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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Chicken for dinner in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:22 pm

Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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Construction zone-Ocean Heights Ave. Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:35 pm

 The county announced Thursday that beginning Tuesday, August 26 and running through Thursday, August 28, a road closure/detour will be in effect on Ocean Heights Ave. between Bethel Road in Somers Point and Blackman Road in Egg Harbor Township from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for emergency road work. 

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Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center NORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Trivia Times August 17, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 17, 2014 06:00 am

The Big Story for August 17 is Woodstock
On this day in 1969, the grooviest event in music history--the Woodstock Music Festival--draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York.
Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the small artsy town of Woodstock, New York. Not able to find an appropriate venue in Woodstock, the promoters contacted Max Yasgur, the owner of a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York about 50 miles outside of town.

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ATV chase in Northfield ends in arrest

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Written by Staff Report Friday, August 15, 2014 08:56 am

Northfield Police NORTHFIELD - Just past noon Thursday, Aug. 14 the Northfield Police received a call that a man was driving an all terrain vehicle in the area of First and Second streets. When the officers arrived on the scene they observed a male who was later identified as Phillip Carrion, 22, of Northfield, riding his ATV recklessly and he was not wearing a helmet.

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Dr. Oz Show makes a house call in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 15, 2014 06:00 am

Dr. Oz Show The Dr. Oz Show the production crew and the locals after a day of filming for an upcoming segment of the show dealing with the caffeine habit. From left is cameraman Darryl Rode of Villanova, Tracey Staab, sound man Paul Alfe of Philadelphia, Library Director Maria Moss, Dr. Oz Producer Lauren Pacheco, Michelle Tomko, Chelsea Ingram of Northfield, Nick Staab of Linwood, John Ferguson of Marmora and Mary Ann Branciforti of the Linwood Library LINWOOD—Tracey Staab, the principal of the Cape Educational Compact in Cape May Court House like millions of others, checks in with the Dr. Oz Show for advice with different medical issues. Staab emailed a question to the show last week and to her surprise the high school principal received a response quickly.

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USPS carrier successfully maneuvers health care nightmare for her newborn

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Josiah Burzynski with the Nasoalveolar Molding or NAM in place to shrink the gap in his lip and gums to prepare him for a more successful outcome to surgery. Josiah Burzynski with the Nasoalveolar Molding or NAM in place to shrink the gap in his lip and gums to prepare him for a more successful outcome to surgery.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP—Somers Point postal carrier Teri Burzynski, formerly of Egg Harbor Township and now living in Mays Landing has learned an awful lot in the past year. She gave birth to her son Josiah in September and with his birth came an education in pediatric health care that she had no clue about just a short time prior. An ultrasound at 20 weeks indicated her baby was going to be born with a cleft concern; the degree they would not discover until his birth.

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Point Eagle project adds a pit at The Pit

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 13, 2014 05:02 pm

Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley. Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley.

SOMERS POINT—Will Fausey will be entering his junior year at Mainland in a few weeks but he added something very important to his resume over the summer vacation; he became an Eagle Scout. The 16-year old, a member of Somers Point Boy Scout Troop 55 and he wanted to come up with a project that would in some way be a long term improvement to the community.

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