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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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School district consolidation study bill heads to full Assembly

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 12, 2015 02:18 pm


NORTHFIELD – Assembly Bill A-3578, which would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School, was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday, Feb. 5.

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Linwood and Somers Point police join forces for drug bust

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:17 am

police patches LINWOOD—Members of the Linwood Police Department working in concert with the Somers Point Police Department and the United States Secret Service served an arrest warrant Friday, Feb. 6 on Joshua Devericks, 23, of Linwood at a residence in the 600 block of Oak Avenue where Devericks was known to be staying.

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6 charged in bust at ‘one-stop shop for narcotics’ in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, February 10, 2015 02:07 pm

Northfield Police

NORTHFIELD – Police arrested six men and seized cash, heroin, prescription medication and other drugs Monday, Feb. 9 at a Cove Avenue residence that police described as a “one-stop shop for narcotics.”

Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, a “large amount” of prescription medication including fentanyl patches, roxicodone, xanax and suboxone, and about $3,000 in cash were seized in a search conducted at the home in the unit block, according to Northfield police.

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Northfield council passes fair share housing plan

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, February 09, 2015 02:39 pm

Sewer fee up $60 annually

NORTHFIELD – City Council unanimously passed Resolution 34 at the Wednesday, Jan. 28 meeting adopting a fair share housing plan, it was the completion of long process that puts the city in compliance with the Council on Affordable Housing and eliminates its exposure to builder’s remedy lawsuits.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Feb. 5, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 02:36 pm

Somers Point Police Blotter 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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Deans list - local college students make the grade

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

Carolyn Rossetti of Northfield made the dean’s list at Wesley College for the fall semester. Wesley is a United Methodist institution in Dover, Delaware.

Jessie L. Higbee, 19, of Northfield made the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The daughter of Dr. Arthur and Anna Higbee, she is a sophomore majoring in psychology.

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Northfield Community School second marking period honor roll, 2014-2015

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

Northfield Community School second marking period honor roll

Honor Roll

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Education Foundation dinner dance to celebrate teacher, community members

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Written by staff report Thursday, February 05, 2015 06:00 pm

Mimi Lynch, Consumer Science teacher. Mimi Lynch, Consumer Science teacher.

SOMERS POINT – The Somers Point Foundation for Education will celebrate community members and educators who impact the schools and their students at the 21st annual dinner dance and silent auction Saturday, Feb. 21 at Greate Bay Country Club.
The night starts 6 p.m. with a one-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres, and a surf and turf dinner with awards ceremony 7 p.m., followed by dancing and a silent auction at 8:30 p.m.

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School board considers shaving spring break for snow days

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 05, 2015 03:49 pm

NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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Streamwood presents redevelopment plan for The Gates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 05, 2015 01:45 pm

Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations. Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the 5.6 acre, 202-unit complex.

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1976-1979 Lady Bucs courted success on and off the hardwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, February 04, 2015 04:52 pm

The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team  The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team reunited Tuesday, Feb. 3 on the Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing campus. From left are assistant coach Larry Larned of Egg Harbor Township, Nancy Palmentieri Norton of Somers Point, Iris Bundy of Mays Landing, Connie McKinnis of Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic Cape Community College President Peter L. Mora, Sherry Vaughn-Miller of Mays Landing, Avé McCann Guerrieri of Ventnor, head coach Bill Poulson of Moorestown, Donna Price-Green of Galloway and assistant coach Michael Brown of Penns Grove.

MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic Community College women’s basketball team were honored at halftime when the current Lady Bucs took on Cumberland County College Tuesday, Feb. 3.
The event marked the first reunion of the former team. According to athletic director Mike Rennick, the school – now Atlantic Cape Community College – is trying to reunite and reconnect with former student athletes as it approaches its 50th anniversary next year.

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Mazzeo’s consolidation study comes before committee this week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 03, 2015 04:26 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Get the facts on this 129th Groundhog Day

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 02, 2015 01:26 am

groundhog day clip art Long before Bill Murray headed to Punxsutawney in 1993, the good folks in western Pennsylvania had been consulting with the groundhog to find out if spring would be quick to arrive or if winter would hang around for six more weeks.

The tradition of Groundhog Day, and consulting with a large furry critter is not as farfetched as one might think, and actually has its roots in an ancient German festival, Candlemas Day, which is Feb. 2.  It marks the midpoint of winter as it is halfway between the shortest day of the year and the spring equinox.

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MRHS campaign honors Brianna Gansert, a freshman with leukemia

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 30, 2015 03:53 pm

Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School. Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School.
LINWOOD—Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. The class of 2018 at Mainland Regional High School is honoring their hero, 15-year old Brianna Gansert by kicking off the Pennies for Patients campaign.

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Children learn through play at Linwood Nursery School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:25 pm

Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table. Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table.
LINWOOD – It has been more than 43 years since Linwood Nursery School first opened inside Seaview Baptist Church on Shore Road.
It was one of several cooperative nursery schools in the area at the time, but over the years those numbers have dwindled, according to board of directors President Jessica Sykes, and now it is one of the last nursery schools in the state where parents are involved in the classroom and make up the board of directors.

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Letter: Electronic billboard is gone

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Electronic billboard is gone Letter: Electronic billboard is gone To the editor:

The other day I was out in the meadows pursuing my passion for waterfowling when I noticed something was different.

The electronic billboard is gone. The abomination is no more.

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