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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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Northfield mayor's vote extends a shared police chief with Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:00 am

NORTHFIELD—City Council here held a special meeting Monday afternoon to vote on whether they would extend the police chief shared service agreement that has been in place for three years having one chief for neighboring Linwood and Northfield police departments.
Linwood approved extending the contract at their Wednesday, June 25 meeting and at that time appointed Lt. Colin Hickey as the new chief.  Robert James has been at the helm of both departments for those three years. James retired effective July 1 after a 29-year law enforcement career.

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Atlantic City Electric launches new streetlight reporting system

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Written by staff reports Monday, June 30, 2014 12:35 pm

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 11:58 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 Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 am

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 12:46 pm

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 Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:46 am

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 Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

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Letter: Why conservative ideas lose

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Written by Andrew Lee Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

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 Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:22 am

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 05:34 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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