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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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1976-1979 Lady Bucs courted success on and off the hardwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, February 04, 2015 04:52 pm

The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team  The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team reunited Tuesday, Feb. 3 on the Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing campus. From left are assistant coach Larry Larned of Egg Harbor Township, Nancy Palmentieri Norton of Somers Point, Iris Bundy of Mays Landing, Connie McKinnis of Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic Cape Community College President Peter L. Mora, Sherry Vaughn-Miller of Mays Landing, Avé McCann Guerrieri of Ventnor, head coach Bill Poulson of Moorestown, Donna Price-Green of Galloway and assistant coach Michael Brown of Penns Grove.

MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic Community College women’s basketball team were honored at halftime when the current Lady Bucs took on Cumberland County College Tuesday, Feb. 3.
The event marked the first reunion of the former team. According to athletic director Mike Rennick, the school – now Atlantic Cape Community College – is trying to reunite and reconnect with former student athletes as it approaches its 50th anniversary next year.

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Mazzeo’s consolidation study comes before committee this week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 03, 2015 04:26 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Get the facts on this 129th Groundhog Day

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 02, 2015 01:26 am

groundhog day clip art Long before Bill Murray headed to Punxsutawney in 1993, the good folks in western Pennsylvania had been consulting with the groundhog to find out if spring would be quick to arrive or if winter would hang around for six more weeks.

The tradition of Groundhog Day, and consulting with a large furry critter is not as farfetched as one might think, and actually has its roots in an ancient German festival, Candlemas Day, which is Feb. 2.  It marks the midpoint of winter as it is halfway between the shortest day of the year and the spring equinox.

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MRHS campaign honors Brianna Gansert, a freshman with leukemia

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 30, 2015 03:53 pm

Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School. Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School.
LINWOOD—Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. The class of 2018 at Mainland Regional High School is honoring their hero, 15-year old Brianna Gansert by kicking off the Pennies for Patients campaign.

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Children learn through play at Linwood Nursery School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:25 pm

Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table. Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table.
LINWOOD – It has been more than 43 years since Linwood Nursery School first opened inside Seaview Baptist Church on Shore Road.
It was one of several cooperative nursery schools in the area at the time, but over the years those numbers have dwindled, according to board of directors President Jessica Sykes, and now it is one of the last nursery schools in the state where parents are involved in the classroom and make up the board of directors.

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Letter: Electronic billboard is gone

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Electronic billboard is gone Letter: Electronic billboard is gone To the editor:

The other day I was out in the meadows pursuing my passion for waterfowling when I noticed something was different.

The electronic billboard is gone. The abomination is no more.

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MLK and cookies

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:27 pm

MLK and cookies Clockwise from left front, clockwise; Becky Batista of Camden, Clarice Collette of Atlantic City, Erica Oliver of Pleasantville, Andrea Barker-Saunders of Atlantic City and Stacy Zackeroff of Mays Landing mix a batch of sugar cookies. Races, religions come together to carry on King’s message of caring for others

NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel had the ovens working overtime Monday, Jan. 19 as strangers rolled up their sleeves and worked side by side, measuring, mixing, baking and packing nearly 60 dozen cookies and brownies.

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D’Amatos recognized for support of FACES 4 Autism

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 21, 2015 04:32 pm

Paul and Sandi D’Amato of Linwood receive an award from Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor, executive director of FACES 4 Autism. Paul and Sandi D’Amato of Linwood receive an award from Isabelle Mosca of Ventnor, executive director of FACES 4 Autism. LINWOOD – Paul and Sandi D’Amato recently received an award from Isabelle Mosca of FACES 4 Autism for their years of support of the organization.

Mosca said Sandi D’Amato has championed the cause since FACES began in 2002, as a financial contributor and by helping to raise awareness.  

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Linwood man indicted, police cleared in K-9 assisted arrest outside Tropicana

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 20, 2015 06:49 pm

David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after June 15, 2013 A photo provided by the family in 2013 of David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after the June 15, 2013 incident in Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY – A grand jury considering what crimes were committed during a violent 2013 encounter between Atlantic City police officers and a 20-year-old Linwood man outside the Tropicana Casino returned an indictment Tuesday, Jan. 20 against the man and cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

David Connor Castellani, now 22, was indicted on the three counts he was originally charged with after the June 15, 2013 encounter: aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest with threat or use of force or violence, and inflicting harm on a law enforcement animal, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Civil rights movement at the heart of Jordan Road fifth annual march on the library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, January 19, 2015 03:49 pm

Suzanne Marino / Jaquan Mace said he chose to do his research on Emmitt Till because he was shocked to learn about the murder of a 14-year old boy. Suzanne Marino / Jaquan Mace said he chose to do his research on Emmitt Till because he was shocked to learn about the murder of a 14-year old boy.

SOMERS POINT – The students became the teachers Friday morning, Jan. 16, as they honored Martin Luther King at the Jordan Road School with the ninth annual march on the library. 

A language arts project gave students in grades four through eight a chance to learn more about King and the major events in the civil rights movement, according to seventh-grade language arts teacher Danielle Levin.

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Poet laureate adds another dimension to the Somers Point arts scene

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, January 18, 2015 06:00 am

Somers Point poet laureate Maria Provenzano, left, stands with Arts Commission Chairwoman Kathy Arleth at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. Provenzano was introduced to residents and City Council members after a resolution approving her two-year position was approved unanimously. Somers Point poet laureate Maria Provenzano, left, stands with Arts Commission Chairwoman Kathy Arleth at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. Provenzano was introduced to residents and City Council members after a resolution approving her two-year position was approved unanimously. SOMERS POINT – Officials took another step toward proving that the arts have a home here when Maria Provenzano was introduced as the city’s first poet laureate at the Jan. 5 reorganization meeting. 

Provenzano, 26, is a 2010 graduate of Northwest University, were she received a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Jan, 15, 2015

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:18 pm

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

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Northfield Police Blotter edition of Jan, 15, 2015

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, January 17, 2015 11:12 pm

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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 had 271 calls for service Dec. 29-Jan. 11. Officers conducted 206 property checks, responded to 16 motor vehicle crashes, made 51 motor vehicle stops and issued 16 motor vehicle summonses.

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SPBA is talking leadership and change over breakfast in Somers Point

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Written by staff report Friday, January 16, 2015 03:53 pm


 SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Business Association will host its first monthly breakfast meeting of the year beginning at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, 650 New Road in Somers Point.  The cost is $10 per person, with a full breakfast provided. Business owners and managers from Somers Point and surrounding communities are welcome to attend.

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Construction detour to begin Jan. 21 on Zion Road in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 15, 2015 05:55 pm

NORTHFIELD – Reconstruction of Cedar Bridge on Zion Road in Northfield is set to begin on or about Wednesday,  Jan. 21, and a full detour will be in effect, according to Atlantic County  public information officer Linda Gilmore.

The bridge, on Zion at the intersection of Bargaintown Road near Burroughs Avenue where Northfield meets Linwood and Egg Harbor Township, is being replaced as part of the Fire Road and Mill Road intersection project.

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Mainland Regional to eliminate class rank

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 14, 2015 04:15 pm

LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School Principal Mark Marrone told parents at a meeting Monday, Jan. 12 that the Board of Education would vote next week on a proposal to do away with what has long been a sacred cow: class rank.
Speaking at a parents meeting, Marrone said it is time for the school to move beyond class rank.

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