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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Point pedal power

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Written by staff report Monday, May 19, 2014 11:00 am

Principal Doreen Lee greets students from left, Kelani Sharp, Rachel Seler, T.J. Kepner, Mark Anthony and Ricky Reid. Principal Doreen Lee greets students from left, Kelani Sharp, Rachel Seler, T.J. Kepner, Mark Anthony and Ricky Reid. SOMERS POINT--Students and staff at the Dawes Avenue School relied on the power of their own two feet to get to school Wednesday, May 7. They walked, biked, and some even rode scooters, all in the name of getting outdoors and being healthy.

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Turning castoffs into cash

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, May 19, 2014 07:23 am

Selling homemade goodies is a part of the cooperative effort that makes the twice-a-year Beth Israel Sisterhood Thrift Sale such a big success. From left are Beth Israel Rabbi David Weiss, Andrea Sandson of Linwood, Lisa Belkin of Northfield with Jillian Bruno and Amanda Mack of Northfield and Sydney Richards of Linwood lending a hand. Selling homemade goodies is a part of the cooperative effort that makes the twice-a-year Beth Israel Sisterhood Thrift Sale such a big success. From left are Beth Israel Rabbi David Weiss, Andrea Sandson of Linwood, Lisa Belkin of Northfield with Jillian Bruno and Amanda Mack of Northfield and Sydney Richards of Linwood lending a hand. NORTHFIELD – Twice a year members of Congregation Beth Israel hold the Sisterhood Thrift Sale and it has become quite the community event. They have been doing it for so long they have it down to a science, said event chairwoman Nancy Mitnick of Linwood.

Outside the auditorium, homemade goodies are for sale with volunteers manning the tables.

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Mainland April Students of the month named

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, May 19, 2014 05:00 am

Suzanne Marino/ MRHS students of the month from left; Adam Senack of Linwood, Timothy Tighe of Linwood, MRHS Principal Mark Marrone and Nicki Jensen of Somers Point. Suzanne Marino/ MRHS students of the month from left; Adam Senack of Linwood, Timothy Tighe of Linwood, MRHS Principal Mark Marrone and Nicki Jensen of Somers Point. LINWOOD—Every month four students, one from each class are nominated by teachers or staff members for student of the month at Mainland Regional High School. At the April 24 MRHS Board of Education meeting the students of the month were honored.

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Jordan Road School Honor Roll - Third Marking Period

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Written by staff report Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:00 pm


Grade 8 Principal’s List
Benjamin Cacioppo
Pierre Cardoso
Lucero Chavez
Chloe Cottrell
Danielle DiFrancesco
Kyra Gindin
Vincent Giunta
Nicole Lombardo
Edward McGettigan

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Recognizing Mainland community leaders

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 17, 2014 03:17 pm

MRCP Board with District Superintendent Tom Baruffi after presenting him with the Visionary Leadership Award. MRCP Board with District Superintendent Tom Baruffi after presenting him with the Visionary Leadership Award.

NORTHFIELD – The Mainland Regional Community Partnership held its annual recognition dinner May 8 at the Atlantic City Country Club. More than 170 people attended the event, which raised more than $5,000.

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Trivia Times May 17, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 17, 2014 04:00 am

The big Story today is Brown v Board of Education
In a major civil rights victory, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional.

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Board members get MRA back in the swim

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, May 16, 2014 05:15 am

From left, Bob Falk, Pat Child and Joe Marinelli of Linwood and Steve Bushay of Northfield work in the barbecue area on the grounds of the MRA Swim Club. From left, Bob Falk, Pat Child and Joe Marinelli of Linwood and Steve Bushay of Northfield work in the barbecue area on the grounds of the MRA Swim Club.
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and the doors and pools at the Mainland Recreation Association Swim Club in Linwood will be open and the season up and running.
Getting ready for opening day doesn’t come without a lot of planning and elbow grease.  Members of the board of directors said they have been working from at least 9 a.m. till noon each Saturday since St. Patrick’s Day prepping the club for the summer. They have been painting, cleaning, planting and giving the club and the grounds a fresh look. 

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Somers Point Economic Advisory Commission considering shop-local tax reward program

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 15, 2014 03:24 pm


SOMERS POINT – Members of the city’s Economic Development Advisory Commission are working on a plan that could benefit local businesses and taxpayers, City Administrator Wes Swain told City Council at the May 8 meeting.
The commission is looking to establish a program that would reward residents who shop and dine in Somers Point with property tax credits. The businesses would reap rewards through the increase in their business and expansion of their customer base, he said.

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Belhaven again designated a School to Watch

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 15, 2014 03:08 pm

Belhaven Middle School, a Dept. of Education School to Watch Belhaven Middle School, a Dept. of Education School to Watch

LINWOOD – Principal Frank Rudnesky learned last week that Belhaven Middle School has again been designated a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.
Belhaven initially received the designation in 2011. The selection process takes place every three years.
Different from accolades that highlight academic success or athletic prowess, the School to Watch selection goes to schools that are recognized for developing the “whole child,” Rudnesky said.

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Miss Linwood is something special

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:15 pm

Kalli Hervous is crowned Miss Linwood 2013 Kalli Hervous is crowned Miss Linwood 2013

LINWOOD–There is a lot to be said for things and events that are tried, true and trusted like parades and speeches on Memorial Day and summer barbeques at the MRA. The Miss Linwood Contest would fit right in there; a hometown favorite event  in place since Betty Cordery was crowned "Queen of Youth" in 1949. It reminds you that growing up in a small, friendly town is quite special.

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Two years after Kauffman murder, friends and fans want answers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, May 13, 2014 04:36 am

Friends and supporters of April Kauffman look over photos and memorabilia at the Justice for April Kauffman rally in Linwood Saturday, May 10. Friends and supporters of April Kauffman look over photos and memorabilia at the Justice for April Kauffman rally in Linwood Saturday, May 10.

LINWOOD – The American Legion Riders rolled into town on their motorcycles Saturday night May 10, their rumbling arrival signaling the start of a vigil marking two years since April Kauffman was shot and killed in her Woodstock Drive home.

Radio talk show host Harry Hurley was the master of ceremonies again this year and spoke to the somber crowd gathered about his good friend, Kauffman, who was a staunch advocate for veterans.

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Jubiliarians Mass at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Monday, May 12, 2014 07:27 am

  Priests celebrating 50 or more years of service gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Tuesday, May 6. The Jubilarians are Bishop Joseph Galante, Rev. Patrick Brady, Rev. A. Robert Cairone, Rev, Neal Dante, Rev. Francis Gaffney, Rev. Francis Gramigna, Rev. Overton Jones, Rev. Jerome Romanowski and Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott. Priests celebrating 50 or more years of service gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Tuesday, May 6. The Jubilarians are Bishop Joseph Galante, Rev. Patrick Brady, Rev. A. Robert Cairone, Rev, Neal Dante, Rev. Francis Gaffney, Rev. Francis Gramigna, Rev. Overton Jones, Rev. Jerome Romanowski and Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott.

Priests of the Camden Diocese gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield Tuesday, May 6 to celebrate their decades of service to God and Catholics throughout the diocese. 

 

 

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Caring for the caregiver

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, May 12, 2014 04:23 am

PLEASANTVILLE – Here in Atlantic County, Caring Inc. is offers a free program to give caregivers of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia a chance to find a little time for themselves.

Contemplating how to care for aging family members struggling with Alzheimer’s disease can daunting. With no cure and no way to prevent or even slow the progress of the disease, caregivers are faced with many challenges on how they will juggle the obligations of caring for their loved one and their own family.

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Trivia Times, May 10, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 10, 2014 04:05 am

 

The Big Story today is the transcontinental railroad
On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a gold ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train.

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Broadway makes a stop in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 09, 2014 05:11 am

While We Wait Productions will be performing at Congregation Beth Israel’s third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17. From left are Andrew Barry Fritz, Heather Shields, Kristine Bogan, Nick Dothe, Abby Burke and Stephen Tyler Davis. While We Wait Productions will be performing at Congregation Beth Israel’s third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17. From left are Andrew Barry Fritz, Heather Shields, Kristine Bogan, Nick Dothe, Abby Burke and Stephen Tyler Davis.

NORTHFIELD – The Great White Way stretches from Manhattan to Northfield with the third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17 at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield. 
For one night of the year, the synagogue is transformed into the likes Ellen’s Starlight Diner, as Broadway-style entertainment breaks out around dinner. Waiters and waitresses just might be singing while serving.

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Summer project becomes published novel by 2 Linwood teens

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 08, 2014 05:00 pm

Authors Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz enjoy a visit from their former Belhaven Middle School teachers; from left is Amy Ojserkis of Linwood, Susanne Manzini of Northfield, Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz of Linwood and Debbie Levine of Longport.  Authors Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz enjoy a visit from their former Belhaven Middle School teachers; from left is Amy Ojserkis of Linwood, Susanne Manzini of Northfield, Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz of Linwood and Debbie Levine of Longport.

LINWOOD—Two published authors graced the dais at the Linwood Library Sunday afternoon, there to talk about their newly published book and to sign copies. These accomplished writers just happen to be best friends and high school seniors.

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