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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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JCC Katz free summer programs at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD––The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center at Congregation Beth Israel will host three free summer events for children. The first is Thursday, July 31.
“We invite the children of the Northfield, Linwood Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township communities to help us build our Katz JCC community through these events,” according to Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Director Traci Hazley.

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Connolly Mile in Northfield has its best turnout

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 05:16 pm

Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield. Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The weather caused the annual Frank Connolly mile run to be rescheduled to Saturday morning but it did not diminish the enthusiasm of the runners. A record 132 runners from ages 4 to over well over 60 laced up their sneakers and headed down Shore Road.

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Linwood Board of Education acquires Hasson property

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:16 pm

 

Belhaven Avenue School Belhaven Avenue School LINWOOD—It has been in the works since 2013 but the Linwood Board of Education was finally able to close on the former Hasson property July 8.
The once bustling florist had property on both sides of Patcong Avenue that been vacant for several years and for sale before the school entered into negotiations with them. The board of education acquired only the property on the school side of Patcong Avenue for $220,000.

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Deans List for Little

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Written by staff report Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:37 am

David Cooper Little of Linwood has qualified for the School of Arts and Sciences Deans List at Rutgers University, New Brunswick where he just completed his sophomore year.
Little is majoring in political science. He is the son of Alisa Cooper and Doug Little.

 

Somers Point Police blotter July 3, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, July 06, 2014 11:00 am

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 24 adult arrests in the reporting period June 16-30. 

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The sound and taste of New Orleans combined for a great day in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn. Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn.

SOMERS POINT – Overcast skies did not dampen the spirit of New Orleans that wafted across the parking lot of Somers Point Fire Station #1 Saturday, June 21. The scent of gumbo cooking lured foodies looking for the best of the best.

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Fourth of July, Jaws and shark trivia; perfect together (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 04, 2014 12:33 am

Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th. Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th.  

It is the Fourth of July and while it is definitely time to watch a parade, wave the flag and end the day with great fireworks, there is another tradition you can count on leading up to the holiday; "Jaws" will be on TV.

Since July Fourth weekend in 1975 when Steven Spielberg first introduced us to Chief Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Quint, and let's not forget Amity's Mayor Vaughan, we cannot approach the holiday without catching at least one of the Jaws movies, though preferably the one that really scared us, the original.

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officers locate missing senior with Project Lifesaver

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:12 pm

SOMERS POINT––The Atlantic County Sheriffs Officers really came to the rescue Tuesday, July 1, locating a 74-year old man who had wandered from his Somers Point residence.   Sheriff’s K9 Officers Joseph Kleinow and Tonya Perednas assisted in locating a missing person in Somers Point. The 74 year old man, a Project Lifesaver client, had wandered off and was last seen at his residence at 1:25 p.m. by his caregiver who contacted the Sheriffs Dept. shortly thereafter discovering him missing.

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Splish splash to finish out the year at MRHS (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:03 pm

Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17. Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17.

LINWOOD—Though the school year was longer than students would have liked they did get to end the year with blast, well make that a blast and a splash. The event was Stangfest 2014 held June 17 across the athletic fields and featured plenty of music and plenty of water.
The water slides are not exclusively for little kids; high school students had a great time running, sliding and splashing their way across the field.

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