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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Atlantic City Electric launches new streetlight reporting system

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Written by staff reports Monday, June 30, 2014 11:35 am

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic City Electric has launched a new streetlight reporting system, a self-service, online map tool that enables customers to report a streetlight outage or problem to Atlantic City Electric through its website.

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Belhaven band hits the high notes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 30, 2014 10:58 am

Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. LINWOOD – Music excellence continues at Belhaven.  The band, 101 members strong, headed south to Williamsburg, Va., to participate in the Music in the Parks competition May 20-24. At the end of their four-day journey, according to band director Nancy Robinson, they returned to Linwood with good memories and a lot of hardware.

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Letter: Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever

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Written by Seth Grossman Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever To the editor:

This Friday, July 4, is the most important holiday in America. It celebrates the day our Declaration of Independence was first published in Philadelphia in 1776. Abraham Lincoln explained best why that Declaration is so important.

“It was not the mere separation of the Colonies from the motherland,” but something far more powerful.

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Letter: Have some respect for God

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Written by Virginia Kerr Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:46 am

Have some respect for God Have some respect for God To the editor:

I would like to call your attention to a phrase that is used currently by 98 percent of Americans. Which is “my God,” or as used in last week’s Current, “omigod.”

It seems that 98 percent of Americans don’t realize, or don’t care, what they say. You are taking, using the name of our Lord-God in vain. I don’t think I am a prude or a fanatic.

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Trivia Times June 29, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:46 pm

The Big Story today is the Space Shuttle docking with Russians

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. NASA Chief,  Daniel Goldin  called it the beginning of "a new era of friendship and cooperation" between the U.S. and Russia. With millions of viewers watching on TV,  Atlantis blasted off from  Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995.

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Mainand WeekEnder

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:00 pm

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Letter: Why conservative ideas lose

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Written by Andrew Lee Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Why conservative ideas lose Why conservative ideas lose To the editor:

A recent letter to The Current decried the lack of local interest in far right politics. Because I find conservatives too often be detached from reality, I hope this letter enlightens.

The man complains about the extended reach of government. Considering that virtually all conservatives espouse pro life politics their “embrace of American freedom” talk amounts to blatant hypocrisy. If only he could see the damage this has done to his brand.

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Trivia Times June 28, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 27, 2014 11:22 pm

The Big Story today is GM's Corvette

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the very first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made in 1953.

The idea for the Corvette originated with General Motors' designer Harley J. Earl, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe's MGs, Jaguars and Ferraris.

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Colin Hickey named Linwood police chief

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 27, 2014 04:34 pm

LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced Wednesday, June 25 that Colin Hickey has been named the city’s new police chief. Hickey replaces Robert James whose retirement is effective July 1.

Hickey was one of two Linwood Police Department candidates who sat for the chief’s test, which was open to anyone in the department of the rank of sergeant or above.

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AC Best Docs introduces a healthy kids program in Linwood

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Written by Staff Report Friday, June 27, 2014 03:14 am

LINWOOD--Cornerstone Fitness Center at AC Best Docs opened this year inside the Cornerstone Commerce Center offering the services of their multi-service health, wellness and fitness center.

For the summer they have taken the company’s model for health and wellness and added a kid’s healthy lifestyle program for 12-15 year olds.

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Family Fun Day to honor Mary Beth Davis hosted by SOSH Architects

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:10 pm

Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. LINWOOD—Family and friends will head to All Wars Memorial Park here Saturday, July 5 in memory of friend and colleague Mary Beth Davis. SOSH Architects will host the second Annual Family Fun Day in memory of Davis.

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UPDATE: Northfield Community School closed today because of threat

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:17 am

  Northfield Community School Northfield Community School

NORTHFIELD –  Northfield Community School was closed today, Wednesday, June 25 on what was to be the last day of school for the year.

In an email sent to all families and staff in the morning by District Superintendent Janice Fipp said she regretfully had to close the school for today unless the building is deemed safe. Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriffs officers conducted a complete sweep of the building at 8:15 a.m.

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The Mainland Class of 2014 is in the books (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:38 pm

Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral

LINWOOD—Draped in green and white, 374 members of the Mainland Class of 2014 walked together one final time Tuesday evening as they headed onto the field, following Mainland teachers onto the field.  Well wishers lined their path; educators from all three sending districts who long ago said their good-byes to the students came together to wish them good luck in their future.

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Going green earns green for YALE School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:16 am

Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students. Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students.

NORTHFIELD—The Y.A.L.E. School (youth adolescent learning experience) on Burton Avenue has partnered with Green Vision Inc, a New Jersey based non-profit company that is helping find alternate uses for electronic items that would normally end up in a landfill. The experience for students working in the program is going green times two.

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Top readers make the cut in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 23, 2014 03:00 pm

The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.  The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.

SOMERS POINT – Back in March, as part of the school’s Read Across America events,  Dawes Avenue Principal Doreen Lee challenged the students in her school to read 100,000 pages before the end of the year.

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Trivia Times June 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 22, 2014 09:56 am

The Big Story today is the ratification of the Constitution
New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

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