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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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Mainland Regional High School top ten

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Presenting the Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 top ten. From left to right, starting at the top they are: 

1. James Mullin, Linwood, Rutgers University 

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Mainland Regional High School graduates

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Mainland Regional High School graduates Mainland Regional High School graduates Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 candidates for graduation:

Jabri Zayan Abdullah

Brittany Nichole Ackerman

Meghan Elizabeth Adams*

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Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 memorable moments

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point.These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point. These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point. Classmates and co-workers

These seniors are good friends at school and at work. Sydney Losco, Jim Mullin and Morgan Walls work together at the Clam Bar in Somers Point.

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2013-’14 was a year of achievement for Mainland athletics

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Written by Bill LeConey Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Bill LeConey / The Mainland Regional Mustangs captured the first state baseball title in school history. Bill LeConey / The Mainland Regional Mustangs captured the first state baseball title in school history. A year of outstanding team and individual accomplishments in every sport was capped by the first baseball state title in the history of Mainland Regional High School.

“It was the best feeling of my life,” senior outfielder Drew Riska said after the Mustangs beat Mount Olive for the Group III state championship. “Nobody expected us to win. We were the underdogs in every (playoff) game. We just proved everybody wrong.”

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Celebrating Old Glory in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:20 am

NORTHFIELD—The entire student body, about 1,000 strong crowded in to see the flag raising ceremony at the Northfield Community School. Local veterans and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo attended the ceremony to commemorate Flag Day.

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Relay for Life in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:09 am

Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13. Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13.

More than 500 cancer survivors, their caretakers, family, friends and the faithful filled the stands at Mainland Regional High School and took to the track to support cancer research in the annual Relay for Life Friday, June 13.

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Every organization should have pep rallies

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Written by FRANK RUDNESKY Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:00 am

Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. What makes the Belhaven Renaissance academic pep rally it different from any other pep rally? People have been asking me that for the last 15 years.

It could be the anticipation of the excitement that is generated when all of our students and staffulty (faculty and staff) are in the same room celebrating commitment, hard work, character, leadership and academic success.

Maybe it’s just the comedy of students and staffulty on stage performing or doing skits or celebrating our achievements.

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Get serious about being a good dad is the topic of “Fatherhood in Pieces”

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 13, 2014 11:00 pm

Fathers Day is this Sunday and author Bill McCusker who grew up in Linwood and now shares time between Philadelphia and Brigantine, says being a dad is a tough job and a great job at the same time. He dedicated his first book to fatherhood.

 McCusker, who is father to two daughters, said that about eight years ago he really decided to take a serious look at his role as a dad.

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Prom night sparkles for all MRHS students

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 13, 2014 07:01 pm

Friends from the Peers in Transition program get ready to head to the MRHS prom together. From left is Aryan Hasheminejad of Northfield, David Cozzan of Linwood, Rebecca Lovell of Somers Point, Chelsea Cummings of Northfield, JT Barnett of Somers Point and Michelle McMullin of Linwood. Friends from the Peers in Transition program get ready to head to the MRHS prom together. From left is Aryan Hasheminejad of Northfield, David Cozzan of Linwood, Rebecca Lovell of Somers Point, Chelsea Cummings of Northfield, JT Barnett of Somers Point and Michelle McMullin of Linwood.

LINWOOD – Just like every other student, students in the Peers in Transition program at Mainland Regional High School were excited to attend the Mainland prom and spent all day Friday getting ready. As the big event neared, the students headed back to the school where they waited till their limousine arrived to whisk them away to the Sheraton Atlantic City for the highly anticipated event.  

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Even big kids still love their cartoons at After Prom (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Photos by Greg Marino Thursday, June 12, 2014 05:27 pm

Neil Hutchinson, of Northfield, Roman Papademetriou, of Linwood, Danielle Malamut, of Linwood, Nick Droboniku, of Northfield, and Melissa Mazzeo, of Northfield, all grab a bite to eat after working up an appetite dancing at the prom. Neil Hutchinson, of Northfield, Roman Papademetriou, of Linwood, Danielle Malamut, of Linwood, Nick Droboniku, of Northfield, and Melissa Mazzeo, of Northfield, all grab a bite to eat after working up an appetite dancing at the prom.
When the prom was over at the Sheraton in Atlantic City, the Mainland students and their dates ditched the formal wear and broke out the shorts and T-shirts and headed back to the school for the After Prom.

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Prom time at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 11, 2014 04:15 pm

Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant. Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant.  

LINWOOD – Hair, nails, makeup, done; flowers and boutonnières ready, check; and by about 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 it was time to head off to the Mainland prom. The big event has been months in the planning and shopping stages.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, June 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 pm

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 26 adult arrests in the reporting period May 26 to June 9 including three warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 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 responded to 167 calls for service June 2-June 8. Police conducted 117 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle crashes, made three warrant arrests and 96 motor vehicle stops, and issued 30 motor vehicle summonses.

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A parade for the new baseball champs

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, June 10, 2014 08:43 am

Senior pitcher Matt Tepidino holds the Group III State Championship trophy high as the team celebrates its victory over Mt. Olive back at the school Saturday evening. Senior pitcher Matt Tepidino holds the Group III State Championship trophy high as the team celebrates its victory over Mt. Olive back at the school Saturday evening. Saturday evening, the Mainland Mustang baseball team, freshly crowned Group III State Champs, made the trip back from Toms River South High School along with a caravan of family, fans and the faithful Corral Crazies.

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Family, community mourn Joe DiOrio

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 09, 2014 04:36 pm

Joe and Shirley DiOrio at a formal occasion, in an undated family photo. Joe and Shirley DiOrio at a formal occasion, in an undated family photo. Joseph DiOrio served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II and returned to build a business empire - including the landmark Joe DiOrio’s Circle Café - serve in city government and as a lifetime member of the board of trustees and past president of Shore Medical Center lead the way for several expansions.

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Chris Desch’s smile will be missed at Linwood City Hall

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 08, 2014 08:42 pm

City Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a resolution to Christine Desch of the Linwood tax office on her retirement after 29 years on the job. City Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a resolution to Christine Desch of the Linwood tax office on her retirement after 29 years on the job. LINWOOD—Councilman Ralph Paolone presents a proclamation to Christine Desch at their May 28 meeting, honoring her for 29 years of service as she retires from her position as tax collector for the city of Linwood.

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