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    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…

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    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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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – 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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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Mill Road ready to reopen

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:42 pm

Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. NORTHFIELD – Motorists who have missed being able to use Mill Road to get to Fire Road or New Road will be happy to hear that one project on the county road is finishing just in time for the summer rush.

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Honoring the Blessed Mother with prayers and balloons

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:53 am

The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world. The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world.

SOMERS POINT – In the Catholic Church, May is the month of Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ. At St. Joseph Regional School, Principal Ted Puglisi said the students have been doing special activities throughout the month to show their devotion to the Blessed Mother, starting with the May crowning on May 1.
To end the month, they chose to say the rosary together as an entire school by conducting a living World Mission Rosary in the gym.

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The MRHS After Prom needs some last minute help

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, May 29, 2014 04:11 pm

Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom. Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom.

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School After Prom is almost here. It will be held at the school, from 11:30 p.m. - 4 a.m. Friday, June 6, right after the prom. The After Prom Committee has been working all year on this event to help make it a safe and memorable night for all of the teens who are attending. The committee still needs your help and donations.

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Mainland residents honor those who died for freedom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 28, 2014 03:13 pm

 

  The best vantage point along the Northfield parade route is right on the bumper of a Northfield fire truck. From left is Charlie Hughes, 4 ½, Patrick Hughes, 2, Laurel Fraser, 9, Gabby Leopardi, 9, Johnny Hughes, 6 ½, and 8-year-old Samuel Leopardi. The best vantage point along the Northfield parade route is right on the bumper of a Northfield fire truck. From left is Charlie Hughes, 4 ½, Patrick Hughes, 2, Laurel Fraser, 9, Gabby Leopardi, 9, Johnny Hughes, 6 ½, and 8-year-old Samuel Leopardi.

The importance of Memorial Day was not lost in Northfield, Linwood or Somers Point this year. Each of the Mainland communities celebrated this important holiday, honoring the men and women who died while serving their nation. 

The first parade of the day began in Northfield. The grand marshals of the parade, Milt Parker and Frank Nugent were escorted down Shore Road in wheel chairs to the cheers coming from friends and neighbors all along the parade route who wanted to show their appreciation for the WWII veterans.

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Zelig crowned Miss Linwood 2014

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 28, 2014 02:47 pm

Miss Linwood 2013, Kalli Herouvis, center with the newly crowned Miss Linwood Brooke Zelig, right, and Miss Linwood ru Miss Linwood 2013, Kalli Herouvis, center with the newly crowned Miss Linwood Brooke Zelig, right, and Miss Linwood ru LINWOOD – A long standing tradition continued last Wednesday evening, May 21, as Miss Linwood 2014 was crowned at City Hall.

The Miss Linwood Contest, organized by Linwood Park Director Laurie Montgomery for the Board of Recreation, dates back to 1949. That year the Linwood Board of Recreation sponsored the first contest to select a “Queen of Youth” and Betty Cordery was crowned.  

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MRHS picks Previti for interim superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:11 pm

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LINWOOD – Robert Previti of Linwood, a retired superintendent for the Brigantine School District, was named interim superintendent for the Mainland Regional High School District at the school board's May 19 meeting, according to board President Jill Ojserkis.

Ojserkis said the term is for six months starting July 1.

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Parade, ceremony mark Memorial Day in Somers Point (VIDEO)

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Written by Mike Carroll Monday, May 26, 2014 09:39 pm

The parade included veterans, military vehicles, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, bands and antique cars. The parade included veterans, military vehicles, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, bands and antique cars. SOMERS POINT – Somers Point remembered those that gave their lives for their country at its annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies Monday, May 26.

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Something very special for the new baby in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:43 pm

Bettie Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in Somers Point and Marge Hinman of Galloway, a member and knitter at Epiphany Church in Pleasantville, present nurses from Shore Medical Center, Yvonne Knox of Egg Harbor Township and Lauren Matalucci of South Dennis Township with hundreds of handmade items made by the knitting groups at both churches at the eighth annual baby shower held May 13 at Grace Lutheran Church. Bettie Cross of Grace Lutheran Church in Somers Point and Marge Hinman of Galloway, a member and knitter at Epiphany Church in Pleasantville, present nurses from Shore Medical Center, Yvonne Knox of Egg Harbor Township and Lauren Matalucci of South Dennis Township with hundreds of handmade items made by the knitting groups at both churches at the eighth annual baby shower held May 13 at Grace Lutheran Church. SOMERS POINT—The ladies of Grace Lutheran Church and their counterparts at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pleasantville joined for lunch at their eighth annual baby shower. The shower is held to supply necessities to new mothers who may not have the means to get the items for their new baby. “Every mother wants to be able to bring their baby home in something new and so we decided this is something that we would like to do for new mothers that they might not be able to have otherwise,” said Bettie Cook of Linwood, one of the organizers of the event.

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Trivia Times May 25, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, May 25, 2014 04:00 am

The Big Story today is Star Wars
On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters.
The incredible success of Star Wars--it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide--began with an extensive, coordinated marketing push by Lucas and 20th Century Fox, months before the movie's release date. "It wasn't like a movie opening," actress Carrie Fisher, who played rebel leader Princess Leia, later told Time magazine. "It was like an earthquake."

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Trivia Times, May 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 24, 2014 04:08 am

The big story today is Bonnie and Clyde
On this day in 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana.
Bonnie Parker met the charismatic Clyde Barrow in Texas when she was 19 years old and her husband (she married when she was 16) was serving time in jail for murder. Shortly after they met, Barrow was imprisoned for robbery.

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Mazzeo Introduces “Mainland Memoriam Act” to Boost Awareness of NJ Graduated Drivers License

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, May 23, 2014 02:50 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo
Remembering a tragedy close to home, Second Legislative District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield introduced legislation Thursday, May 22 to help boost awareness of New Jersey’s Graduated Drivers License (GDL) program among young drivers in order to prevent future tragedies. “The Mainland Memoriam Act,” is named in honor of four Mainland Regional High School football players who were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident, August 20, 2011.

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New Jersey American funds community heroes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 23, 2014 04:49 am

 Community heros Suzanne Marino/Kevin Kirwan of New Jersey American Water Company presents a check to members of the Northfield Fire Department as part of the company’s Community Heroes grant. From left is Northfield Fire Chief Henry Martinelli, Assistant Chief Lauren Crooks, Kevin Kirwan of NJ American Water Company and firefighter and City Councilman Erland Chau. NORTHFIELD – Members of the Northfield Fire Department accepted a $1,000 Community Heroes grant from New Jersey American Water Company at the May 13 City Council meeting.

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A special night for moms and their boys

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 22, 2014 05:01 pm

Smile! Ethan Bongiovanni, 7, and his mom Jennifer pose for some slightly different family photos. Smile! Ethan Bongiovanni, 7, and his mom Jennifer pose for some slightly different family photos.  LINWOOD – Moms and their sons had a chance for a special evening together at the Seaview School Thursday, May 8.

The PTO provided games, inflatables to bounce in, basketball, golf, candy, a balloon magician and a stilt-walking pirate. The event was free; the only cost was to bring a book and all books collected would be donated to the Stanley M. Grossman Paediatric Unit at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. 

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Volunteers do battle along the Patcong

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 22, 2014 01:02 pm

Suzanne Marino/Jim Rutala of the Linwood Environmental Commission takes the large top of a port-a-potty from volunteer Jake Springle during the annual clean up along the Patcong Creek in Linwood. Suzanne Marino/Jim Rutala of the Linwood Environmental Commission takes the large top of a port-a-potty from volunteer Jake Springle during the annual clean up along the Patcong Creek in Linwood.

LINWOOD – It was beautiful Sunday morning as dozens of volunteers set out from the launch site on Hamilton Avenue to take up the fight against litter along the banks and around the Patcong Creek. The annual event was organized by the Linwood Environmental Commission.

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Police chief says right call was made after report of gun at Jordan Road School

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

SOMERS POINT – Police Chief Michael Boyd said Tuesday that administrators at the Jordan Road School made the right decision in not calling for a lockdown after receiving a report of a man with a gun entering the school.

In a telephone interview May 13, Boyd said the call was appropriate given the time of day and the circumstances surrounding the April 30 incident.

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Northfield council approves budget with 2.3 cent tax rate hike

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, May 20, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTHFIELD – City Council approved a $13,044,381 municipal budget at a meeting Tuesday, May 13. The spending plan is down 1.28 percent from the 2013 budget.

The budget calls for $7,810,124 to be raised by the local tax levy, which is $61,020 more than last year. It represents an increase of .79 percent, which is within the 2 percent cap imposed by the state.

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