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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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Snowy morning drive

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 09:31 am

The first snow shoveler in Northfield The first snow shoveler in Northfield

LINWOOD--Old man winter dealt the region the first storm of the season. While the bitter cold is a rude awakening, an early morning drive shows off the natural beauty of the area shortly after daylight.


  Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township   

 

Somers Point Business Association offers expert advice

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Written by staff report Friday, January 03, 2014 01:01 am

SOMERS POINT - Turning over the page on the calendar gives a clean slate for the new year. The Somers Point Business Association wants to help members and friends start off the year on the right foot with some tips from a member who has a great track record in the region.

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Atlantic County officials expect satisfactory completion of Tilton Road

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Written by staff report Thursday, January 02, 2014 03:54 pm

NORTHFIELD--Atlantic County officials continue to meet with representatives of Arawak Paving to ensure that the final paving of Tilton Road between Burton Avenue in Northfield and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township will meet the county’s satisfaction.

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Rowing for Humanity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 06:04 pm

check presentation Making the presentation of the check to Habitat for Humanity are from left; Dave Bird, head coach for MRHS girls crew, John Rosado-V.P. of Mainland Crew Assoc. Steve Carraccio-President of Mainland Crew Assoc, Rick Ricciardi-President HFH Atlantic County Board of Directors and rowers, Yvonne Olson, Devon Deveney, Alexis Dearborn, all from Northfield. LINWOOD--The Mainland Regional High School Crew teams presented a check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Dec. 21 a result of the team’s hard work during the 2013 “Row for Humanity” erg-a-thon.

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New book explores images from Somers Point’s past

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 05:48 pm

 

Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – When first-time author Lynne Newsome MacEwan wanted to write a book, it was a natural for her to choose the topic she knew best, her home town.

“Images of America, Somers Point” is the result of MacEwan’s effort.

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Health Source collects Toys for Kids

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, December 22, 2013 05:50 pm

Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3. Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3.

LINWOOD – A crowd gathered Thursday evening, Dec. 12 at the Health Source office suite at 401 New Road in Linwood for a tree lighting and fundraiser for the Toys for Kids program.

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Trivia Times December 22, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 22, 2013 02:32 pm

The big story for December
On this day in 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds, Colo, a western lowland gorilla whose name was a combination of Columbus and Ohio, was the daughter of Millie and Mac, two gorillas captured in French Cameroon, Africa, who were brought to the Columbus Zoo in 1951.

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Trivia Times Dec. 21, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:54 pm

The big story for December 21…
On this day in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet.

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It's date night for daddys and daughters

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 20, 2013 05:11 pm

Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive. Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive.

LINWOOD – It was a dressy affair Thursday, Dec. 12 when dads and their daughters had a chance to spend a special night together. The occasion was the inaugural PTO-sponsored father-daughter dance at the Seaview Elementary School.
PTO co-President Ava Cocchi said they decided to do something special where the girls at the school could have a special night with their fathers.

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Belhaven School sixth grader sings the National Anthem at 76ers game

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:07 pm

Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center
LINWOOD—It was not just athletes taking the court at the November 13 when the Houston Rockets were in town to face the Philadelphia 76ers on their Wells Fargo Center home court. 12-year-old Grace Mozitis, a sixth grade student at Belhaven Middle School was invited to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game.

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