• Downbeach Current

    Margate recreation hoops for all logoMARGATE--Margate Community Education and Recreation presents the ninth annual Hoops for All basketball season begins Sunday, Jan. 11 with games for the next five Sundays and concludes with an awards party Sunday, Feb. 22.

    Hoops for All is an instructional basketball league for physically and cognitively challenged children.  The first games of the season will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11 at the Eugene Tighe School located at 7804 Amherst Ave. in Margate.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

  • Mainland Current

    Ashlee Keating

    LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
    Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

  • Mainland Current

    Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the…

  • Mainland Current

    City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she…

  • Mainland Current

    Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

    SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

    The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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A path to remembering veterans in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:30 pm

The Nugent family donated 12 bricks to the brick walkway at Northfield Veterans Park just before Memorial Day, Friday, May 23. The Nugent’s contingency includes Carol Harris, Steve Nugent, Norma Nugent Johnson, Frank, Bob and Bill Nugent and Paul Gast. The Nugent family donated 12 bricks to the brick walkway at Northfield Veterans Park just before Memorial Day, Friday, May 23. The Nugent’s contingency includes Carol Harris, Steve Nugent, Norma Nugent Johnson, Frank, Bob and Bill Nugent and Paul Gast.

NORTHFIELD—Veterans were remembered in a very special way at the Northfield Veterans Park Friday, May 23. Bricks donated in memory of soldiers were placed in the walkway completing the first phase.
The Nugent family had 12 bricks being placed including one for William and Jane Nugent who sent four sons off to war; Fran, Jack, Charles and Bob, the Murphy’s another handful of bricks; two were placed for Staff Sgt. Albert Marino along with others.

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MRHS seniors-The Mainland Current "Salute to the Class of 2014" wants you

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 05, 2014 12:09 pm

 

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We want your pictures from the bus, the lunch table, the library, the gym; wherever you and your friends get together and enjoy spending time.

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Linwood Police Blotter, June 6, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Linwood Police logo Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.    

The Linwood Police Department responded to 1,871 calls for service for the reporting period of April 7 through June 2, 2014. Officers conducted 44 criminal investigations along with 8 incidents of domestic violence and took part in 136 medical assists, responded to 35 motor vehicle accidents and helped with 36 fire assists.

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 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 141 calls for service May 26-June 1. Police conducted 65 property checks, responded to 2 motor vehicle crashes, made two warrant arrests and 87 motor vehicle stops, and issued 26 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, June 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 04, 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 11 adult arrests in the reporting period May 26 to June 2.

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Children learning to make change happen, one event at a time

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 04, 2014 02:26 pm

Laura Dulac, founder and president of Our Children Making Change, listens to the ideas the young volunteers have planned to earn money for their chosen charities this summer. Laura Dulac, founder and president of Our Children Making Change, listens to the ideas the young volunteers have planned to earn money for their chosen charities this summer. NORTHFIELD – There is a red army 270 members strong that is descending across Atlantic County this summer. Its members are the kids signed on for the Our Children Making Change summer campaign.

Now in its sixth year, the group uses kid power with the help of adults to earn money for their chosen charities.

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O’Grady comfortably ahead in Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:52 pm

NORTHFIELD—The right to appear on the ballot in November as the Democratic candidate for mayor of Northfield was the lone race that had a challenge in the June 3 primary. Endorsed and incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee was challenged by former City Councilman Jason O’Grady.  

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Police investigating Davis Ave. burglary

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Written by Staff Report Monday, June 02, 2014 09:38 pm

LINWOOD--The Linwood Police are investigating a burglary where a male entered an occupied residence through an unlocked door on Friday night, May 30 on the 100 block of Davis Ave. The residence was dark and the owner's vehicle was in the garage at the time of the burglary.

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Trivia Times June 1, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 pm

The Big Story today is the launch of CNN
On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, with a lead story about the attempted assassination of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. CNN went on to change the notion that news could only be reported at fixed times throughout the day. At the time of CNN's launch, TV news was dominated by ABC, CBS and NBC--and their nightly 30-minute broadcasts. CNN changed the way news is reported. 

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2014 Mainland Community Guide

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield Community Guide

   

Trivia Times May 31, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:15 am

The Big Story for today is the Johnstown flood
Not far from Pittsburgh In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and the prosperous city of  Johnstown, is nearly wiped off the map.

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Somers Point Police Blotter May 29, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Somers Point Police logo 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 20 adult arrests in the reporting period May 19-26.

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Northfield Police Blotter May 29, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 pm

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 183 calls for service May 19-25. Police conducted 40 property checks, responded to 11 motor vehicle crashes, made three warrant arrests and 49 motor vehicle stops, and issued 6 motor vehicle summonses. Police need some community help;

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Mill Road ready to reopen

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:42 pm

Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. Work on the Maple Run Bridge is wrapping up. NORTHFIELD – Motorists who have missed being able to use Mill Road to get to Fire Road or New Road will be happy to hear that one project on the county road is finishing just in time for the summer rush.

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Honoring the Blessed Mother with prayers and balloons

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 30, 2014 04:53 am

The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world. The student body of St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point gets ready to say the World Rosary together, praying for people around the world.

SOMERS POINT – In the Catholic Church, May is the month of Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ. At St. Joseph Regional School, Principal Ted Puglisi said the students have been doing special activities throughout the month to show their devotion to the Blessed Mother, starting with the May crowning on May 1.
To end the month, they chose to say the rosary together as an entire school by conducting a living World Mission Rosary in the gym.

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The MRHS After Prom needs some last minute help

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, May 29, 2014 04:11 pm

Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom. Lots of fun games, food, music and prizes are part of the After Prom.

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School After Prom is almost here. It will be held at the school, from 11:30 p.m. - 4 a.m. Friday, June 6, right after the prom. The After Prom Committee has been working all year on this event to help make it a safe and memorable night for all of the teens who are attending. The committee still needs your help and donations.

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