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    It was not an interview I wanted to do. Talking to a father who lost his son rips at my own heart because I, too, lost a son. Mark was 33 when he died and would have been in his early 50s now, and I still cannot talk or write about him without choking up.

    Bill Elliott has much the same problem. He has toughened up in order to publicize his successful Hero Campaign, but when he talks about the accident in which a drunken driver killed his son John, you can see him struggling. I admire his courage.

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     Mainland Regional High SchoolLINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

    Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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    Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year

     Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year. Nagbe is in his senior year studying pre-med. He was selected as HERO of the Year from nominations by classmates based on his service as…

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    An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

    Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter…

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    calopen1It was an exciting opening night of the Cape-Atlantic League football season on Friday, Sept. 12.

    These images - by photographers Matt Strabuk, Mike Schultz, Bill LeConey and Laura Stetser - captured just some of the drama and pageantry of high school football in South Jersey. Hopefully, they’ll get you in the mood for another full slate of games coming up this weekend. (Scroll down for more photos).

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Somers Point's Glasser heads Atlantic County Mayors Association

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 03:58 pm

Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association. Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.

SOMERS POINT – Mayor Jack Glasser will be the first person to say he loves his home town and loves his job as mayor of the city where the shore starts. He is taking the job of mayor one step further and was recently installed as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.  City Council honored Glasser for taking on additional responsibilities at its Feb. 27 meeting.

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Police Lt. Colin Hickey is 25 years on the job

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:49 am

Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service. Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service.

LINWOOD—Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey was rather low key when City Council honored him for 25 years on the force at the Feb. 26 meeting. Many of Hickey’s co-workers and friends were on hand to congratulate on a quarter century of keeping the peace in the city.

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Carnival, Seaview School style (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:42 pm

Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth. Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth.

LINWOOD – Seaview Elementary School was hopping Friday night, Feb 28 with the Winter Carnival. It is an end of the winter tradition that stretches back more than two decades.

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Weeks elected to NJ Association of School Business Officials Board of Directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 04, 2014 03:52 pm

Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri  Weeks Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri Weeks  Linwood School District Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was elected second vice-president of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO.)  Her term runs through the end of the year and will then assume the duties of the first vice-president.

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Student-driven ‘Dive in for Diabetes’ raises funds and awareness

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, March 03, 2014 02:41 pm

The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. LINWOOD – Mainland senior Casey Butrus of Linwood will head off to Boston or Pittsburgh or maybe College Park in the fall, but what she started to honor her grandfather’s memory at her alma mater raised funds and awareness about diabetes in the community.

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Getting to know you Oscar

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:56 pm

popcorn clipart It is Hollywood's big night; the 86th annual Academy Awards presentation, and it will be seen live by a global audience that CNN estimates at somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million. Everyone loves the movies.  How about a little prep for this evening's big event? Here are some facts and a few questions that will make you rather Oscar savvy when the red carpet rolls out and the curtain goes up in Los Angeles.

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Trivia Times March 1, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 01, 2014 11:00 am

The Big Story for March 1 is the Lindbergh kidnapping
On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman are Northfield teachers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 28, 2014 07:52 pm

Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman NORTHFIELD—The Board of Education recently honored two veteran educators as the Northfield Community School Teachers of the Year – Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman. Both teachers have taken on the role of mentors and leaders among their peers.

Sue Hinman, 36, lives in Northfield. She teaches third grade and has been in the district for 13 years.

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Atlantic City Restaurant Week preview party offers a tease of what's to come (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:37 pm

Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.  Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.

NORTHFIELD – Several hundred guests at the Atlantic City Country Club had a chance to tease their taste buds at a preview party Wednesday, Feb. 26 for the sixth annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week Sunday through Saturday, March 2-8.

The preview party gives attendees a chance to sample offerings from restaurants participating in the event and map out plans for where they might like to have lunch or dinner. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Somers Point Police 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 11 adult arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-24, including one warrant arrest.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield Police

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 had 167 calls for service, made 110 property checks, investigated eight motor vehicle crashes, made 102 motor vehicle stops and issued 43 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-23.

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Mainland Channel is moving

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Local access Mainland Channel has moved from their familiar Channel 2 location to Channel 97.

It will have the same content, same everything but a new location on the dial. Feb. 28 is the first day the Mainland Channel will be on channel 97. 

   

Chili cook off is a hot ticket in Linwood

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Written by Greg Marino Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:23 pm

Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. LINWOOD--The John J. Heinz 12th annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12868, brought out a big crowd to at Our Lady of Sorrows Church parish hall Saturday, Feb. 22.

Whether they were hungry for a scoop of hot chili or an evening with friends, patrons brought their appetites, sampling comfort food for every palate, whether they craved spicy, medium or mild.

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Atlantic County set to begin Maple Run Bridge replacement next week

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, February 25, 2014 02:05 pm

 NORTHFIELD--Work is set to begin Monday, March 3 for the $1 million county road improvement project of a full replacement of Maple Run Bridge on Mill Road that lies on the border of Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. Signage alerting motorsts have been in place for several weeks.

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High winds claim shed at Northfield Veteran’s Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:41 pm

NORTHFIELD—While we were spared the worst of the ice storm a week ago, the high winds did wreak some havoc. The Veterans Park on Oak Ave. lost the shed volunteers had installed in the fall to protect the control valve for the irrigation system.

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Trivia Times February 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 22, 2014 06:01 am

 

The miracle on ice is the big story for February 22
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.

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