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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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Putting STEM to work earns Northfield Middle School first place in Samsung contest

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 30, 2014 06:00 pm

Suzanne Marino/Northfield Community Middle School students learn they won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Suzanne Marino/Northfield Community Middle School students learn they won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

Win gives NCS a shot at $100,000 prize package
NORTHFIELD – Many school districts are working to increase science, technology, engineering and math education, but Northfield has taken STEM beyond the classroom and into the community – and Samsung Electronics has taken notice.

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Host families wanted during papal visit

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:00 pm

Pope Francis Pope Francis With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to converge upon Philadelphia to witness the visit from Pope Francis in September, many delegates will be looking for a place to stay in the surrounding area. 

The World Meeting of Families opens in Philadelphia Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 22- 25 with more than 10,000 delegates from 150 nations, and organizers are looking for families interested in opening their homes to visitors attending the conference and staying through the weekend for the Sept. 26 and 27 visits from Pope Francis.

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No stage fright for Victoria Mozitis in Walnut Street production of Mary Poppins

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 23, 2014 09:00 pm

Victoria Mozitis of Northfield, top right with the other members of the children’s ensemble in Mary Poppins. Victoria Mozitis of Northfield, top right with the other members of the children’s ensemble in Mary Poppins.

NORTHFIELD—Victoria Mozitis, 13, is an eighth grade student at the Northfield Community Middle School but she is also a seasoned veteran of the stage and is getting close to wrapping up a six week stint at the Walnut Street Theater where she is part of the ensemble of Mary Poppins.
Admittedly bitten by the acting bug, Mozitis said she loves everything about the stage. Mary Poppins is her 16th show Mozitis has done.

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Somers Point man who pleaded guilty to shooting hawks will spend 6 hours behind bars

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 23, 2014 02:25 pm


SOMERS POINT—Robert Losasso, 70, learned his fate Monday, Dec. 22 for shooting at protected hawks between August, 2010 –August 2012. According to a release from the U.S. Attorneys office Losasso will only serve a six-hour sentence for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Leonard Smith, ‘luckiest man in the world,’ was teacher, coach to many

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 07:37 pm

Len Smith Len Smith NORTHFIELD – Former teacher, coach and school board member N. Leonard Smith, 85, passed away Sunday with his family surrounding him.

Smith wore many hats in his lifetime. He was a husband to Lois for 45 years, and a father to 10 children – Kathi, Michael, Jacqueline, Sean, David, Kevin, Brendan, Terrance, Brian and Timothy.

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Sale of the Gates opens door to redevelopment

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 03:30 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Gates apartment complex on Shore Road has a new owner, and city officials are hoping it is a second chance to bring the once-popular place to live back from the brink.

Streamwood Co. of Haddonfield purchased The Gates from W.W.W. Associates, and Keith Davis, attorney for Streamwood, said the deal closed Nov. 25. He said the company has a proven track record for rehabilitating multifamily complexes throughout the state, and received awards and accolades for its work in transforming a similar complex in Monroe Township.  

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Linwood Police arrest two for impersonating an undercover officer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:05 pm

LINWOOD—Police here arrested Evon Hormozy, 20, of Linwood on Saturday Dec. 13 and Kevin Durkin, 28, of Northfield Dec. 17 on charges stemming from an incident that occurred Friday, Dec. 12 when the two allegedly claimed to be undercover police officers and robbed three teens.

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Possible whooping cough case has MRHS taking precautions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:54 pm

Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School is taking precautions against the possibility that at least one student has contracted whooping cough, even though none of the suspected cases has been officially verified.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Superintendent Robert Previti confirmed that two high school students tested positive for pertussis, more commonly referred to as whooping cough. The first student was diagnosed using the PCR preliminary test on Thursday, Dec. 11; the second came to light Monday, Dec. 15.

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Chanukah celebrates the victory of light over darkness

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:40 am

Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.  Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.

Chanukah begins at sundown Tuesday, Dec. 16 and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Jews around the world will celebrate and light the candles in the menorah, enjoy a dinner together and family time. Though it is a Jewish holiday Chanukah's message of light conquoring the darkness can apply to everyones life.

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Remembering Ralph and thanking the community

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 15, 2014 12:52 pm

 

Ralph Ralph

To the editor;

Ralph and Isabelle
Dog lovers in Atlantic County will no doubt remember the frantic calls for help eight years ago to locate Ralph and Isabelle, brother and sister family pets, adopted at seven months from the Pleasantville Animal Shelter. They escaped one stormy night, leaving through a storm caused hole in the fence, not noticed by their owners.

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Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 pm

Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting LINWOOD – The mayor’s appointed blue ribbon committee of 14 will hold its first meeting Thursday, Dec. 11 at City Hall to discuss ideas and possible plans for the recreation fields at All Wars Memorial Park and the Poplar Avenue School.

Councilman Darren Matick, chairman, said the committee has been tasked with looking at the city’s long-term recreation needs. No funding has been set aside for field plans or upgrades, aside from money earmarked strictly for the demolition of the school.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:30 am

Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014 Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014 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 eight arrests during the period ending Dec. 8.

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Lip sync contest gives everyone a chance to be a star

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:00 pm

Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their inner star.

Emcees Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township and Josh Ludwig of Northfield, both seniors, are no strangers to the Mainland stage. Their whole journey through the acts was lip synced.

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Lighting up the holidays in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

 

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale

Boy Scout Troop 72 will be selling Christmas trees for sale next to the Burton Avenue firehouse starting Friday, Nov. 28 until they sell out. The trees range from 3 to 10 feet tall. Hours are 2-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.

Our Lady of Sorrows tree sale

The Our Lady of Sorrows Youth Group tree sales start Saturday, Nov. 29 behind the church. Trees range from 5 to 12 feet tall. Hours are  4-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.   

Ongoing

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Channel 40 making plans for life after NBC affiliation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:11 am

Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40 LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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