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    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.
    Local veterans met Tuesday, Aug.…

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    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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    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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    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – 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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Northfield and hockey share a goal

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 04, 2014 04:21 pm

Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. NORTHFIELD--The city might not exactly be the place where camera crews head to shoot commercials for the NHL but Wednesday morning that is exactly who was in town and DGA  Productions based in Massachusetts was in and the cameras were rolling.

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Atlantic County seeks nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities

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Written by staff report Monday, August 04, 2014 12:50 pm

atlantic-county The public is invited to nominate Atlantic County residents for the Donald J. Sykes awards that honor outstanding individuals with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.

 The Sykes awards are presented each October during Disabilities Awareness Month and are named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and active community advocate.

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At Somers Point beach the water meets all health standards

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, August 02, 2014 04:50 pm

Somers Point SOMERS POINT--Officials met on the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue Saturday morning to counter a report put out by the Natural Resource Defense Council questioning the water quality at the popular bay beach.  "The water at our beach is tested by the Atlantic County Department of Health every week and the results of the testing are posted on the lifeguard stand as well as in City Hall in the clerk's office, " said Mayor Jack Glasser. "It is completly transparent; the water quality at our beach meets all standards."

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Trivia Times August 2, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:43 am

The big story today is the signing of the Declaration of Independence
On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign.

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Fipp had a super career at NCS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 01, 2014 12:12 am

Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp. Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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Linwoods Teri Weeks elected to NJ Assoc. of School Business Officials

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:07 pm

Teri Weeks Teri Weeks

Linwood Board of Education Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was recently elected and is now serving as First Vice President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials for the 2014-15 school year.
Weeks has served as the BA for the Linwood Board of Education since 1997.
During her tenure in Linwood the district began a successful shared services arrangement with Mainland Regional High School to manage financial constraints sharing the superintendent and the facilities manager.

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Take a magic carpet ride to see Aladdin Jr. at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:55 pm

Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes. Leads are double cast.in Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
Director Gina Liscio said they chose the Aladdin Jr. because the kids enjoy the characters so much.

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Curtain goes up on Annie Jr. at Mainland Regional HS Thursday

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:49 pm

Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m. Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m.

The For Kids by Kids Production of Annie Jr. opens on the stage at Mainland Regional High School, 1401 Oak Avenue in Linwood Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 with two shows Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. 

   

Northfield National Night Out is back on track

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:00 am

Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013 Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013

NORTHFIELD—The city will host National Night Out as they have for the past 15 years on Tuesday, Aug. 5. But the decision to do so came after more than an hour of often heated debate.

Mayor Jerry McGee and City Council members were met by a crowd Tuesday night that packed city hall with the vast majority there to lend their voice to the effort to get Northfield National Night Out back. McGee cancelled the popular anti-crime event July 21 citing the lack of police stepping forward to man the event. The first meeting between newly appointed Police Chief Colin Hickey and his officers was scheduled for the following day.

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The good times keep rolling at the Somers Point free beach concert

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:08 pm

Roomful of Blues performing Friday, Aug. 1 on the Bay Ave. Morrow Beach in Somers Point. Roomful of Blues performing Friday, Aug. 1 on the Bay Ave. Morrow Beach in Somers Point. SOMERS POINT - The free Shore Medical Center Concerts on the Beach in Somers Point has a big surprise in store for this week when Roomful of Blues hits the beach at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1. 

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Ventnor police officer bitten by K-9

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, July 28, 2014 04:24 pm

NORTHFIELD – Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio, the only K-9 handler on the city squad, was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K-9 partner, Nico, Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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Letter: Make closed casino into Veterans hospital to support vets and the economy

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

While I sincerely hope additional casinos in Atlantic City do not close, I suggest a possible use for one if it does happen. Consider transforming one closed casino into a VA Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This would not only benefit area Veterans but also provide hundreds of jobs and generate income across the board from Veterans and families for existing casinos, restaurants, hotels, boardwalk, etc.  How therapeutic for the Veterans to enjoy the ocean and beach. Atlantic City hosted them in years past successfully! This would be a year-round entity not dependent upon season, day of the week, or weather conditions.

Sue Weiler

Somers Point

   

Restore liberty, rebuild Atlantic City

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Many casinos in Atlantic City are closing or moving elsewhere.  It is good to talk about replacing them with other things.

But what business is more profitable?  If a casino can’t make enough to cover expenses, how can any seasonal, non-casino hotel, restaurant, stores, or amusement pier survive?  

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Somers Point Police blotter July 24, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:14 am

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 blotters July 24, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, July 26, 2014 12:11 am

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.

The Northfield Police Department responded to 159 calls for service July 14-20. Police conducted 96 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle crashes, made 49 motor vehicle stops, issued 23 motor vehicle summonses and made five warrant arrests.

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‘Annie Jr.’ hits the stage in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 am

Annie and her crew Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

“Annie Jr.” is full theatrical production adapted into a manageable version for the young performers who range in age from 6 through 16. Deborah Glenn, the producer and director of the show, said she chose “Annie Jr.” because the kids love the show and it fit perfectly with the talent of the kids.

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