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    Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School.

    SOMERS POINT – Former NBA player Chris Herren delivered a powerful message to parents and high school students gathered Wednesday evening in the Jordan Road School cafeteria.
    Herren, a former Fresno State basketball star who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, shared…

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    The 3 on 3 tournaments feature high school boys and girls teams. From left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.
    NORTHFIELD — Multiple myeloma took Coach Dave Lewis in 2008 but the lessons he taught along the way have not been forgotten by…

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    LINWOOD—When a school returns a second year with state championship hardware, that is an accomplishment. Make it a three-peat and other schools really take notice. But four years in a row? That just might be dominance.

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    Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point

    SOMERS POINT—The show will go on thanks to more than $500,000 in grants, plans to complete the renovation of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue will move forward. Mayor Jack Glasser said he feels it will be an economic engine for Bay Avenue and the arts in Somers Point.

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    LINWOOD – The Board of School Estimate presented a $14,070,612 preliminary budget Monday, March 2 that if approved would raise the local school tax 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It was anticipated that the board would adopt at the budget at its Wednesday, March 4 meeting, after this newspaper’s deadline.
    The proposed 2015-2016 spending plan is $159,854 lower than the current year. Reasons cited for the rate increase are a drop in ratables, anticipation of flat state aid, higher health care costs, a 2.6 percent salary increase to teachers, and less fund…

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Have your say in Atlantic County’s future plans

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:56 am

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.

Have a say in Atlantic County's future-take the survey
Residents and business owners have a big stake in the community and the county they choose to live in and grow their business. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, along with local mayors, are asking residents and business owners to take a few minutes to aid planners in establishing the direction that will broaden and diversify Atlantic County’s economic base.

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An extra day off is snow much fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 17, 2015 02:21 pm

An extra day off from school meant fun in the snow. Sledding at the bowl in Fischer Green are from left Hailey DiPrato, 11, Victoria Leeds, 12, Patrick Angelo, 12, Drew Latz, 11, Liam Angelo, 7, Cory Leeds, Brayden Leeds, 3, and 12-year old Emily DiPrato, all from Northfield. An extra day off from school meant fun in the snow. Sledding at the bowl in Fischer Green are from left Hailey DiPrato, 11, Victoria Leeds, 12, Patrick Angelo, 12, Drew Latz, 11, Liam Angelo, 7, Cory Leeds, Brayden Leeds, 3, and 12-year old Emily DiPrato, all from Northfield.

LINWOOD—A four-day holiday weekend rolled into five thanks to an overnight snowstorm that dumped up to 7” of the white stuff across Atlantic County.
By 10 a.m. the temperature began to rise and kids with sleds and tubes and anything that might glide on the snow made their way to the hill at Mainland Regional High School and to the bowl at Fischer Green for some great fun.

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Redevelopment lays groundwork for proposed New Linwood Office Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 17, 2015 05:00 am

LINWOOD—City Council introduced an ordinance at their Wednesday, Feb. 11 that amends the redevelopment plan for the former Bloom Property on New Road at the foot of Seaview Avenue. As the plans for new construction on the site for the New Linwood Office Park, are coming together the city has laid out what can and cannot be included.
The original plans for the site were approved by the planning board in Oct. 2014 to provide additional commercial ratables for the city and completion.

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Correction to police story

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Written by staff report Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:00 am


The Linwood Police Department arrested two men Friday, Feb. 6 on drug charges. A story about the arrests in the Feb. 12 edition of the Mainland Current neglected to note that the New Jersey State Police assisted Linwood police in the investigation and the arrest.

   

Shore Medical Center goes red for women’s health

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Written by staff report Monday, February 16, 2015 05:00 pm

In the front row from left are Brian Cahill, Jessica Goncalves, Valerie DeJoseph, Phyllis Coletta, Shannon O'Brien and Charlotte Mitchell. In the back are Allison Travers, Linda Barbour, Tracy Stover spin instructor at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness, Jenna Fell and Calla Waldron-Buck. All but Stover work at Shore Medical Center. In the front row from left are Brian Cahill, Jessica Goncalves, Valerie DeJoseph, Phyllis Coletta, Shannon O'Brien and Charlotte Mitchell. In the back are Allison Travers, Linda Barbour, Tracy Stover spin instructor at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness, Jenna Fell and Calla Waldron-Buck. All but Stover work at Shore Medical Center.

Employees at Shore Medical Center did more than don red T-shirts to help promote women’s heart health; they pumped up their heart rate by participating in a spin class at Greate Bay Racquet and Fitness Center Feb. 6.

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Linwood emergency management ready to help residents in case of power outages

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 16, 2015 05:00 am

Linwood City Hall will open as a warming center should residents lose power. Linwood City Hall will open as a warming center should residents lose power.

LINWOOD—With temperatures dropping into the single digits, the wind chill below zero and a storm with measurable snow possible this week Mayor Rick DePamphilis said he wanted to let residents know the city would be ready if the weather forced some from their homes in search of a place to keep warm. He discussed the city’s emergency management plans at the Wednesday, Feb. 11 City Council meeting.

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Mazzeo pushes for continuation of shared police chief

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 13, 2015 02:26 pm

NORTHFIELD – State Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sent a letter to Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis and Northfield Mayor Erland Chau Friday, Feb. 13 urging them to continue the two cities’ shared service agreement for police chief.

Mazzeo, who was the mayor of Northfield when the agreement was put into place, said it has saved taxpayers a significant amount of money without denigrating public safety. 

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Police investigating attempted luring of Linwood boy, 10, at Belhaven

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Written by Staff Report Friday, February 13, 2015 12:30 am

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LINWOOD – A male of undertimined age attempted to lure a 10-year-old boy into his car as Belhaven Middle School was dismissing at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, according to police.

The boy was walking out of school when someone in an older model white four-door vehicle, possibly a BMW, parked in the 100 block of Patcong Avenue, told the boy he knew his parents and asked him if he wanted a ride, police said.

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Brown to announce intention to seek re-election

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Written by staff report Thursday, February 12, 2015 04:49 pm

  Assemblyman Chris Brown Assemlyman Chris Brown
Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-2nd Legislative District will formally announce his intention to seek the Republican nomination for re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Irish Pub, St. James Place and the Boardwalk. Brown will be joined by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian.

 

School district consolidation study bill heads to full Assembly

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 12, 2015 02:18 pm


NORTHFIELD – Assembly Bill A-3578, which would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School, was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday, Feb. 5.

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Linwood and Somers Point police join forces for drug bust

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:17 am

police patches LINWOOD—Members of the Linwood Police Department working in concert with the Somers Point Police Department and the United States Secret Service served an arrest warrant Friday, Feb. 6 on Joshua Devericks, 23, of Linwood at a residence in the 600 block of Oak Avenue where Devericks was known to be staying.

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6 charged in bust at ‘one-stop shop for narcotics’ in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, February 10, 2015 02:07 pm

Northfield Police

NORTHFIELD – Police arrested six men and seized cash, heroin, prescription medication and other drugs Monday, Feb. 9 at a Cove Avenue residence that police described as a “one-stop shop for narcotics.”

Heroin, cocaine, marijuana, a “large amount” of prescription medication including fentanyl patches, roxicodone, xanax and suboxone, and about $3,000 in cash were seized in a search conducted at the home in the unit block, according to Northfield police.

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Northfield council passes fair share housing plan

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, February 09, 2015 02:39 pm

Sewer fee up $60 annually

NORTHFIELD – City Council unanimously passed Resolution 34 at the Wednesday, Jan. 28 meeting adopting a fair share housing plan, it was the completion of long process that puts the city in compliance with the Council on Affordable Housing and eliminates its exposure to builder’s remedy lawsuits.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Feb. 5, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 09, 2015 02:36 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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Deans list - local college students make the grade

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

Carolyn Rossetti of Northfield made the dean’s list at Wesley College for the fall semester. Wesley is a United Methodist institution in Dover, Delaware.

Jessie L. Higbee, 19, of Northfield made the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The daughter of Dr. Arthur and Anna Higbee, she is a sophomore majoring in psychology.

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Northfield Community School second marking period honor roll, 2014-2015

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 07, 2015 12:00 am

Northfield Community School second marking period honor roll

Honor Roll

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