• Mainland Current

    Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

     

    NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23…

  • Mainland Current

     

    SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year. 
    Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

  • Mainland Current

    Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township.

    NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.
    Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.
    “This is…

  • Mainland Current

    The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control will spray for mosquitoes 5-6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Northfield and Linwood, weather permitting.
    The spray is designed to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness, officials said.
    The ground spray will use Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol.
    In Northfield, spraying is set for areas bounded by Mount Vernon Avenue, Shore Road, Oak View Drive, Wabash Avenue, Tilton Road, Infield and First avenues.

  • Mainland Current

    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

    Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

Current of Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield | MainlandCurrent.com

Greeting cards wanted for Holidays Cards for Heroes program

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 10, 2013 09:54 pm

 

LINWOOD - Linwood Care Center is seeking donations of holiday greeting cards for its Holiday Cards for Heroes program.

The center is looking for blank cards that residents and friends can fill out, but donors who prefer to write out the cards themselves can do so.

Read more: Greeting cards wanted for Holidays Cards for Heroes program

 

Somers Point Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Report Sunday, November 10, 2013 06:30 am

SPPD  

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Somers Point

For the reporting period of Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 the Somers Point Police Department made nine adult arrests.

Read more: Somers Point Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

   

Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Report Sunday, November 10, 2013 06:30 am

NPD  

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Northfield

For the reporting period Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 the Northfield Police Department reported nine warrant arrests, six motor vehicle crashes, and 123 property checks. Officers received 176 calls for service, conducted 95 motor vehicle stops and issued 39 motor vehicle summonses.

Read more: Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

 

Trivia Times November 10, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, November 10, 2013 06:00 am

Semper Fi, the U.S. Marines are the big story for November 10..
On this day in 1775 the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.
Serving on land and at sea the original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations during the

Read more: Trivia Times November 10, 2013 edition

   

Trivia Times November 9, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 09, 2013 06:00 am

Kristallnacht is the big story for November 9…
November 9 is a very dark day in history. In 1938 when night fell an event occurred that would foreshadow the Holocaust. The Nazis would launch a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in both Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November 10, was later dubbed "Kristallnacht," or "Night of Broken Glass," after the countless smashed windows of Jewish-owned establishments.

Read more: Trivia Times November 9, 2013 edition

 

Warming hearts and bodies in Somers Point

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:44 pm

 

Eloise Johnson picks out a new jacket for one of her grandchildren at the Mission Point Church Harvest Festival in Somers Point Friday, Oct. 25. Eloise Johnson picks out a new jacket for one of her grandchildren at the Mission Point Church Harvest Festival in Somers Point Friday, Oct. 25.

SOMERS POINT — Keeping kids and their families warm as the weather gets chilly was the plan of the Somers Point Police Department and it found a great community partner in the Mission Point Church, according to Community Police Officer, Lt. Anthony Disciascio.

Read more: Warming hearts and bodies in Somers Point

   

Trivia Times Nov. 7, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for Nov. 7 ...
The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service could use a man like Benjamin Franklin on their side again. He laid out the framework that would set up the postal system, and when he left the job, he kept it in the family. It was on this day in 1776 that Congress chose Franklin’s son-in-law to succeed him as postmaster general. Franklin had sailed in October for France on behalf of the Continental Congress.

Read more: Trivia Times Nov. 7, 2013 edition

 

Northfield Community School honors veterans

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 06:25 pm

Robert Webb, U.S. Navy veteran and his wife Evelyn at the Northfield Community School for the annual Veterans Day program, Friday, Nov. 1. Robert Webb, U.S. Navy veteran and his wife Evelyn at the Northfield Community School for the annual Veterans Day program, Friday, Nov. 1.

NORTHFIELD — While the calendar may designate November 11 as Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 1 was the day to honor the men and women in uniform at the Northfield Community School. More than a dozen veterans were part of the school’s annual ceremony. Senior among the veterans were Robert Burness, Roy Gibson, Robert Webb and Jules Rosenfeld, all World War II veterans.

Read more: Northfield Community School honors veterans

   

Election night returns put Perri in Northfield at-large council seat

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 09:50 am

Mail-in ballots could be a factor in Ward 1 race 

NORTHFIELD – With mail-in votes yet to be counted, it appears that City Councilman Frank Perri has won the at-large council seat vacated by longtime Councilman Tim Carew.

At least one other council race is still too close to call.

In the race with probably the most at stake here on election night, Perri, a Democrat who occupied the Ward 1 seat, won at the polls by 132 votes over Republican Councilman Jim O’Neill in Ward 2. The election night tally was 1,350 to 1,218.

Read more: Election night returns put Perri in Northfield at-large council seat

 

Somers Point incumbents win council but Board of Education president comes up short

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 09:02 am

SOMERS POINT—The voters here did not provide any big surprises at the top of the ballot. The closest race and biggest surprise on election night came in the Somers Point School District race where the incumbent; William August, who served as president of the board was apparently ousted from his seat. Four candidates were vying for three seats on the board and the voters chose Mike Magazzu with 1,341 votes followed by Wesley Kazmarck with 1,059 and incumbent Richard Gray with 1,002. August finished out of the running by only 20 with 982 votes. Election results are preliminary until certified by the county and any mail-in ballots are included.

Read more: Somers Point incumbents win council but Board of Education president comes up short

   

No surprises in Linwood’s election results.

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:54 am

LINWOOD—Voters here favored Republicans across the ticket. They gave Republican Governor Chris Christie a resounding vote of approval over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono 1,588-632. Although Democrat Jim Whelan prevailed and will return to the NJ State Senate, Linwood favored Republican Frank Balles with 1,209 votes to Whelan’s 1,119.
The 2nd Legislative District incumbents; Republicans Chris Brown and John Amodeo were the top two vote getters with 1,393 and 1,397 respectively over Democratic challengers Vince Mazzeo-992 and Nick Russo-799.

Read more: No surprises in Linwood’s election results.

 

Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center expands services

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by staff reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 04:11 pm

Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

NORTHFIELD — Atlantic County and local officials cut the ribbon Wednesday, Oct. 30 on the newly expanded Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The 180-bed county owned and operated facility recently designated a subacute care unit to provide comprehensive care for patients in need of short-term recovery from an injury or illness.

Read more: Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center expands services

   

Setting the record straight on the LED sign

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Richard Levitt Tuesday, November 05, 2013 07:00 am

To the editor:

The Current recently published a letter authorized by the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board that was critical of an editorial appearing in the Press of Atlantic City on Sept. 3. This editorial questioned how the board could have approved the large digital billboard on the Margate Causeway.

That letter has some false and misleading statements. It indicates that a recent court finding calls into question the legality of accessory business signs throughout Egg Harbor Township. It also states that there are 18 billboards in the Marine Commercial Zone when in truth there is not a single one and never has been. Peter Miller, township administrator, has publically made these same false claims.

Read more: Setting the record straight on the LED sign

 

Trivia Times November 5, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:30 am

A big story for November 5…
On this day in 1994, George Foreman at the age of 45 becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion by defeating 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the tenth round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who came into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated his upset win to "all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail."

Read more: Trivia Times November 5, 2013 edition

   

Christie draws young and old to Somers Point campaign stop

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 04, 2013 11:08 am

Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW. Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW.

SOMERS POINT – Young and old came to see Gov. Chris Christie Nov. 2 at the Somers Point VFW hall in one of his final days of campaigning for re-election.

Read more: Christie draws young and old to Somers Point campaign stop

 

City Council in Somers Point has three running for two seats

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:59 pm

Somers Point City Hall Somers Point City Hall

SOMERS POINT — There are two City Council seats for the voters to fill when they cast their ballots in next weeks general election.
In Ward 1 Republican Sean McGuigan is running unopposed for his third three-year term. In Ward 2 incumbent Republican Dennis Tapp is seeking his second consecutive three-year term and third overall term. Tapp is being challenged by Democrat and first time candidate Vassilios “Basil”Adamakos.
Sean McGuigan, 50, Republican, is married to Teresa and they have three children, Riley, Colin and Erin. McGuigan has lived in Somers Point for 24 years.

Read more: City Council in Somers Point has three running for two seats

   

Page 29 of 42