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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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Mainland municipalities introduce their budgets

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Linwood

Linwood City Council provided good news to residents when members introduced the 2014 budget at the March 12 meeting and said a decrease in the tax bill is possible.

The $12,404,235 proposed budget is $117,866 less than last year’s spending plan, partly due to the recently completed citywide reassessment, an increase in ratables and because expenses stabilized. However, due to the reassessment the tax rate will change, but it has yet to be set.

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Body removed from Somers Point motel

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Written by staff report Friday, March 28, 2014 07:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS
SOMERS POINT--Police are on the scene at the Owl Motel on New Road in Somers Point where a stretcher was seen removing what appears to be a body. Check back later for more information.

   

Police looking for help in Somers Point armed robbery

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 01:48 pm

Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27 Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27

SOMERS POINT—Police here are looking for help from the public to help find an armed robbery suspect; Thursday night a man walked into the TD Bank located on New Road and brandished a semi-automatic weapon at a teller just before closing.

The call came into the Somers Point Police Department at 7:51 p.m. When police arrived the suspect had gotten an undetermined amount of cash from a teller and reportedly fled in a southbound direction toward Chapman Blvd.

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Letter: Pool parking gate shuts out the handicapped

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Written by Opinion Friday, March 28, 2014 12:39 am

letter clipart To the editor:

We have a beautiful pool at Mainland Regional High School for the use of the students and the community with a parking lot at the pool’s door. However, in the past few weeks the parking lot has been closed and a new lot gate has been installed.

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Belhaven Drama Club goes under the sea for ‘Mermaid Jr.’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 12:08 am

Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School. Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School.
LINWOOD – It is the last week of rehearsals, and the curtain at Belhaven Middle School will go up this weekend for “Mermaid Jr.,” the Disney tale adapted from the film "The Little Mermaid."

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Author tells Seaview students they have the tools to stop bullying

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 02:51 pm

Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying. Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying.

LINWOOD – Kids can be brutal to one another; emotional bullying – the silent treatment, exclusion, gossip, teasing. It's not new, but it is still hurtful and can negatively affect a student's attitude about school. 

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'Hairspray' tackles racial segregation with pump and circumstance

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 pm

Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage. Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage.
SOMERS POINT – CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts will turn back the clock to the ’60s this week when it presents the musical "Hairspray" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29, April 4 and 5.

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Muppets Most Wanted sensory friendly edition

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Written by staff report Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:32 pm

Courtesy of Disney Courtesy of Disney

NORTHFIELD—Head to Frank’s Theater for the 9 a.m. Saturday March 29 sensory friendly edition of the hit movie “Muppets Most Wanted.”
Along with other FACES 4Autism friends enjoy the film in a safe and an accepting environment where you are free to be you.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 27, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 03:09 pm

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 188 calls for service, made 138 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made 100 motor vehicle stops, issued 25 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 10-24.

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Mainland and Linwood Superintendent Tom Baruffi announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 25, 2014 01:34 pm

Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi  LINWOOD -Tom Baruffi, the superintendent of both Mainland Regional High School and the Linwood School District, will retire at the end of the school year.  The popular superintendent said while he has made it no secret that he is leaving, he is not celebrating either because he really has enjoyed his job. 

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Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 03:03 pm

Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC SOMERS POINT—Clancy’s by the Bay is host to a group of talented young musicians Thursday evening when the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra comes to town for a very special performance.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is now in its eleventh year playing at the Jazz Standard in New York City.

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A sure sign of spring

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 10:32 am

 Ritas 17-year-old Scott Jarvie of Egg Harbor Township knows it's twice as nice to share as he gets a gelati for his mom and himself at the first day of spring celebration at Rita's of Northfield. NORTHFIELD- With the fickle weather 2014 has given us so far it's not surprising how excited everyone was to celebrate the first day of spring. And one of the most popular ways to celebrate the new season is with a free cup of Rita's Water Ice. Franchise wide Rita's offers a cup of its smooth, cool ice for free to help usher in spring every year. In Northfield the lines started at 11 a.m. according to owner Roseanne Murphy and it never let up. By dinner time it was an hour's wait to get a taste of summer but no one was complaining. She had her crew and every member of her family scooping to keep the customers happy and the line moving.

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A hot time at the NCS winter carnival

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 12:11 am

Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival. Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival.

NORTHFIELD--Winter Carnival at the Northfield Community School was one big send off to winter and a big hello to spring.  Hundreds of students along with parents headed to NCS for a night of fun and games.

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Trivia Times, March 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:22 am

It's OK is the big story for today
On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll korrect," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

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Somers Point Pack 87 winning wheels

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:22 am

Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby. Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby.  SOMERS POINT--The wheels were rolling in Somers Point Saturday where Cub Scout Pack 87 held their annual pinewood derby at the United Methodist Church on Bethel Road.

Scouts from Tigers through Webelos participated in this always competitive and fun event. 

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Trivia Times March 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 05:00 am

A precursor to the American Revolution the big story today is the Stamp Act
In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765.

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