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    The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site.LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

    City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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CharterTech students learn acting is not a job, it’s a lifestyle

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 21, 2014 01:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16. Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16.

SOMERS POINT—Dr. Phil, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Jay Leno all stopped by CharterTech High School Thursday, Jan. 16 to put on a master class for the musical theater students. That cavalcade of personalities came in the singular person of John DiDomenico, an actor who makes a living doing celebrity impersonations.

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New recycling schedule starts Monday in Linwood

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Written by staff report Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:35 am

LINWOOD – Starting Monday, Jan. 20 recycling here will be collected on the same day as trash pickup, only every other week. Residents are instructed to put their recycling in a separate container and place it on the curb alongside their trash every other week. All collections will be performed as scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20, as well as the rest of the week. 

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Date set for Miss America 2015

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 17, 2014 03:16 pm

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is crowned Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan. It marked the triumphant return of the pageant to Atlantic City. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is crowned Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan. It marked the triumphant return of the pageant to Atlantic City.  ATLANTIC CITY-- Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri earned her crown just four months ago, but already plans are in the works for the woman who will follow in her footsteps. With great fanfare on Friday, Jan. 9, Miss America was joined by Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization, newly-elected Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director John Palmieri, Atlantic City Alliance President Liza Cartmell, and Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce at the Atlantic City Sheraton to announce the date for the pageant and events leading up to the crowning later this year.

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Northfield library debuts new gallery of neighborhood heroes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 03:22 pm

Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases. Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases.  NORTHFIELD – The Otto Bruyns Public Library is more than books. New programs, speakers, events and meeting space for clubs that opened a little more than six months ago is turning the library into a center of community activity.

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Richard Gray new leader on Somers Point Board of Education

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:48 pm

  Jordan Road School Jordan Road School  SOMERS POINT—When the members of the Somers Point Board of Education gathered for their first ever reorganization in January on Thursday, Jan.9 they elected a new president: Rich Gray. He replaces William August as president who was not re-elected to the board. Al Becker was returned as vice president. Gray said he is excited about his new position and since he was elected he has found his mail box filled with requests.

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Trivia Times Janurary 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:05 am

Prohibition is the big story for January 16
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land.

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Taylor trades council seat for Superior Court bench

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:06 am

Donna Taylor Donna Taylor

LINWOOD – City Council President Donna Taylor resigned her position on council effective Monday, Jan. 13 to become a New Jersey Superior Court judge. Taylor had been nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to the Superior Court, and was confirmed by the full state Senate Monday. By law she cannot hold both positions.

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NCS students let their inner rock star shine at lip sync

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 15, 2014 06:16 pm

Haley Russo, Helen Shim and Gianna Robinson take on the Miley Cyrus hit ‘Wrecking Ball.’ Haley Russo, Helen Shim and Gianna Robinson take on the Miley Cyrus hit ‘Wrecking Ball.’

NORTHFIELD – Saturday night the stars came out to the Northfield Community
School – or at least the sounds of the stars – for the annual lip sync presented by the Northfield Education Foundation. It was standing room only in the cafetorium Jan. 11 for the event.

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Police investigation in Linwood

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Written by staff reports Monday, January 13, 2014 12:14 pm

The Linwood Police Department released information late Monday morning that they are investigating an attempted burglary in the 400 block of Joseph Avenue.

The accused is described as a white male, thin build, short brown hair between 35-40 years of age and driving a black older "box style" model Volvo station wagon also described as "beat up looking."

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Annual reorganization brings changes in Northfield (Updated)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:28 pm

  Ward 2 Councilman Greg Dewees is sworn in by Assemblyman Chris Brown to his second term with his wife, Jackie, daughter Chelsea and son Chris at his side. Ward 2 Councilman Greg Dewees is sworn in by Assemblyman Chris Brown to his second term with his wife, Jackie, daughter Chelsea and son Chris at his side.

NORTHFIELD – City Council started 2014 by putting some new faces on the dais at the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, and there are more to come.
The first order of business was for Democratic Councilman Frank Perri to resign his Ward 1 seat and then be sworn in by Mayor Vince Mazzeo for a four-year term as councilman at large.

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