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McGuigan and Tapp sworn in at annual reorganization

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 10, 2014 06:19 pm

Ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp is sworn in by Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa Tapp holding the Bible.  Ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp is sworn in by Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa Tapp holding the Bible. SOMERS POINT - Bad weather forced Somers Point City Council to reschedule its annual reorganization from Friday, Jan. 3 to Monday, Jan. 6, but the delay did not dampen the spirit of cooperation among the members of council for the next 12 months.

Ward one Councilman Sean McGuigan was sworn in by Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa and their three children alongside him. The swearing in starts McGuigan's  third three-year term in office.  

Levinson also handled the swearing -in of ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp who had his wife Cheryl hold the Bible. It is Tapp's third term on City Council as well. 

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Chris Brown weighs in on Gov. Christie's apology

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:32 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown Assemblyman Chris Brown

NORTHFIELD - New Jersey Assemblyman Chris A. Brown (R-Atlantic) issued the following statement after Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference on the George Washington Bridge lane closings.

“New Jerseyans are fair, compassionate, understanding, and simply expect and deserve the truth from an open and honest government.

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Starting the year in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:05 pm

Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown. Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown.
LINWOOD — On a sunny but very cold Saturday, Jan. 4, Linwood City Council held its annual reorganization meeting, and reflected on the year past and set the table for 2014.
Sworn in were newly reelected council members Stacy DeDominicis in Ward 1, Donna Taylor in Ward 2 and Councilman-at-large, Daren Matik. Taylor was reelected as the president of City Council, her eighth year and Elliot Beinfest was elected president pro tempore.

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Michael Matthews, former mayor of Atlantic City is laid to rest

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:26 pm

Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014 Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014
LINWOOD - Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews died Thursday, Jan. 2 at his home in Linwood.
He had a long and storied career in politics. Matthews began his political career as a councilman in Linwood in 1968.

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Trivia Times January 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:04 am

 

A big story for January 9
On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three "mermaids"--in reality manatees--and describes them as "not half as beautiful as they are painted."

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Shore Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 01:00 am

Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014. Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014.

SOMERS POINT – A baby boy born to Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 1 was the first baby of the New Year at Shore Medical Center.

The baby, named Russell Stephen Onorato, is the couple’s first child.

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Making the best of 2014's first winter storm in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth. Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth.

LINWOOD--School might have closed but the kids were open for fun. Once the roads were cleared in the morning it was time to test the elements. Temperatures in the teens and winds gusting did not keep the kids, young and young at heart from taking to the hill at Fischer Green or heading over to the Mainland Regional High School hill in Linwood.

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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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