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    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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Honoring St. Francis with a blessing of the animals in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 am

Henry Davis, 4, and his big brother Harrison, 8, bring their 4-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Darby for a blessing Sunday in Linwood. Henry Davis, 4, and his big brother Harrison, 8, bring their 4-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Darby for a blessing Sunday in Linwood. LINWOOD—There were plenty of barks and licks on Sunday as Our Lady of Sorrows celebrated the a blessing of the animals on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint and friend to all animals. All varieties of pooches waited with their owners for OLOS Pastor Reverend Paul Hart to sprinkle each of the pets with holy water and bestow a blessing. 

Acknowledging that pets are very much a part of the family, Hart said pets bestow on their masters encouragement, commitment and affection and demand so little in return. 

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Mainland choir rocks the house with Foreigner at Borgata (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 08, 2014 04:56 pm

Mainland Regional High School Choir members gather shortly before taking the stage with Foreigner Friday, Oct. 3 at Borgata. From left are Kelsey Wimberg, Katie Carr, Connor Desmond, Archana Pathak and Jenna Jones. Mainland Regional High School Choir members gather shortly before taking the stage with Foreigner Friday, Oct. 3 at Borgata. From left are Kelsey Wimberg, Katie Carr, Connor Desmond, Archana Pathak and Jenna Jones. LINWOOD – When the band Foreigner cranked out the megahit “I Want to Know What Love Is” in 1984, the members of the Mainland Regional High School Choir weren’t even a glimmer in their parents’ eyes. But that mattered little to the sold-out audience at the Borgata Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4 when had the chance of a lifetime: singing backup to Foreigner during a live concert.

Students in teacher Jack Griffin’s choir class earned their shot to be rock stars for a day by winning a contest held by radio station WFPG Lite Rock 96.9.

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A good read and a sweet treat is a winning combo in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 08, 2014 05:00 am

Lydia Bickel, member of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library contributed several recipes including her famous pumpkin spice bread. She is whipping up multiple batches of the bread for the book and bake sale at the library Oct. 17 and 18. Lydia Bickel, member of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library contributed several recipes including her famous pumpkin spice bread. She is whipping up multiple batches of the bread for the book and bake sale at the library Oct. 17 and 18. NORTHFIELD—Members of the Friends of the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library surely know a thing or two about planning events and helping wherever they can at the library. Their mission is to enhance the programs at the library and they do that by lending a hand at events throughout the year and raising money through their spring and fall book sales. 

While the sale of books is the reason folks flock to the library to grab some good reads at bargain basement prices there is another very popular draw at the book sales and that is the bake sales that accompany them.

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The Holocaust survivor and the dog that saved her

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 07, 2014 03:44 pm

Author Steven Winkelstein of Boulder Colorado, formerly of Margate, with his latest book “Brisko, a true tale of Holocaust Survival” that was just released last month. The author hopes to get the book introduced into school districts as part of Holocaust education. Author Steven Winkelstein of Boulder Colorado, formerly of Margate, with his latest book “Brisko, a true tale of Holocaust Survival” that was just released last month. The author hopes to get the book introduced into school districts as part of Holocaust education. Steven Winkelstein has a knack for telling a good story. His fourth book, “Brisko, a True Tale of Holocaust Survival,” published last month, tells a very compelling story.  His first three children’s books had a local connection for the former Margate resident; writing about Lucy the Elephant and the Diving Horse. But even while writing his tales of fantasy and fiction the author had in his mind that he needed to tell a very serious story as well, a story about the Holocaust and he had to do it while there are still survivors to sit down and talk with.

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Columbus Day events are golden

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:13 am

A glamorous event last year; the panel of judges for the Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties pageants pose with the winners, Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton, Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township and Sandra Okuboyejo of Vineland at the conclusion of the competition. This is the golden anniversary year and the pageant is being held at the Tropicana, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. A glamorous event last year; the panel of judges for the Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties pageants pose with the winners, Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton, Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township and Sandra Okuboyejo of Vineland at the conclusion of the competition. This is the golden anniversary year and the pageant is being held at the Tropicana, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Triple Crown Pageant Sunday at Tropicana

ATLANTIC CITY—This Sunday marks 522 years since Christopher Columbus and his crew stepped ashore in the Americas.  The Bonnie Blue Foundation and the Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City will celebrate the history of the Italian explorer during events Saturday, Oct. 11 through Monday Oct. 13.  

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Somers Point seeking a poet laureate

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 06, 2014 10:11 pm

somers point logo SOMERS POINT – William Shakespeare had Romeo ponder “What light through yonder window breaks” to describe the beauty of his fair Juliet.

Centuries later, Somers Point’s poet laureate might someday be searching for the words to describe a person of great beauty gazing across the Great Egg Harbor Bay.

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Northfield Middle School students of the month

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Written by Staff Report Monday, October 06, 2014 04:08 pm

Northfield Community Middle School Students of the month for September. Northfield Community Middle School Students of the month for September.

The Northfield Community Middle School recently named their students of the month for September. Showing off their certificates with NCS Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins is front row from left fifth grade students Emma Smith and Luke McCarthy and sixth grade students Carly Schenck and Ian Asuncion. In the back row from left are Kelley Welsh and Carson McElroy in the seventh grade and eighth grade students Sophia Blake and Skylor Booth.  

 

 

Somers Point Police nab felon with gun

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Written by staff report Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:53 am

Somers Point Police responded to the area of the Somers Point Shopping Center Thursday, Oct. 2 around 8:45 p.m.  when they made contact with Aaron  Kyle, 34, of Somers Point. They  found that Kyle had a fully loaded 45 cal. handgun tucked into his waistband.

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Trivia Times Oct. 4, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:21 am


The Big Story for today is the death of Janis Joplin
In the summer of 1966, Janis Joplin was a drifter; four years later, she was a rock-and-roll legend. She'd gone from complete unknown to generational icon on the strength of a single, blistering performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in the summer of 1967, and she'd followed that up with three years of touring and recording that cemented her status as, in the words of one critic, "second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator/recorder/embodiment of her generation's history and mythology."

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Businessman and gentleman, Lou DeScioli passes away

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 03, 2014 05:25 pm

dove clipart Community activist and businessman Lou DeScioli passed away Thursay, Oct. 2, he was 63. While he and his family live in the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Township, DeScioli made his presence felt way past his hometown.

DeScioli along with his business partner, Rich Plum have owned the Custard Hut with locations in Somers Point and Upper Township for 37 years. He is also the owner of Bay Harbor Realty in Somers Point. 

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American Legion post crashers bring an old building back to life

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 02, 2014 06:00 pm

Painters from the Northfield Community School  Painters from the Northfield Community School help out at the Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 crashing Thursday, Sept. 25. The students are Brad Ferguson, Seena Ludwig, Luke and Zack Mansueto, Niko Troast, Chris Vandenberg, Carson McElroy, Reid Hurley, Kelley Walsh, Robert Hurley, Libby Little and Chris Silva. NORTHFIELD – Reality TV brings plenty of renovation and restoration shows into our living rooms, like “Yard Crashers” and “Kitchen Crashers,” but here in Northfield we have “post crashers.”

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Charter-Tech film students to premiere ‘Ashling Rising’ in February

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 02, 2014 04:57 pm

Charter-Tech alumni team Charter-Tech alumni team, including John Hicks of Mays Landing, left, Abby McKay of Brigantine, Tyler Hersh of Absecon, and teacher David Von Rohem of Runnemede worked together on “Ashling Rising,” a feature length film that shows the strength of family ties even in the face of adversity. It will hit theaters in February. SOMERS POINT – Class was in session during the summer for three alumni of Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, but class was held several thousand miles from the Somers Point school.

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Helping Hearts at Mainland Regional High School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 01, 2014 06:00 pm

AtlantiCare Heart Heroes recently donated two AEDs to MRHS. From left are Heart Hero volunteer Ray Coleman, Rose McCarthy, MRHS Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis and Interim Superintendent Robert Previti. AtlantiCare Heart Heroes recently donated two AEDs to MRHS. From left are Heart Hero volunteer Ray Coleman, Rose McCarthy, MRHS Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis and Interim Superintendent Robert Previti. LINWOOD – AtlantiCare Medical Center and Shore Medical Center both proved to be good neighbors by each providing two AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to Mainland Regional High School. Superintendent Robert Previti and board President Jill Ojserkis accepted the AEDs at recent board meeting.

The AtlantiCare donation came through its Heart Heroes program. The donation was made by Rose McCarthy of Heart Heroes and volunteer Ray Coleman. McCarthy said it is the 135th AED donated by Heart Heroes.

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Northfield voters approve bond referendum

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:02 pm

Voter NORTHFIELD--Voter turnout was very light Tuesday, Sept. 30 as they headed to the polls to approve a $7,410,085 bond referendum 417-149. There were 106 mail-in ballots sent out but Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi said the status of those ballots or how many were returned is not known but it is not enough to change the outcome of the election regardless of the vote. 

The state of New Jersey approved funding 42 percent of the project and have committed to $3,005,483 while the Northfield share is $4374,602.

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Central Square celebrates fall in style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 am

Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. LINWOOD—Central Square was the place to stop and shop Saturday, Sept. 27 as the center, home to 55 shops, eateries and professional offices held their first ever Harvest Fest. Merchants offered special promotions, along with free tastings and yoga, Pilates and even belly dancing lessons.

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Northfield councilman battling lymphoma is in it to win it

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex. Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.

NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business

On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.

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