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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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Great jazz helps ‘The Right Notes’ fight MS

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Written by SUZAANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT— An evening of evening of smooth jazz featuring the Michael Pedicin Quintet along with great good and a wine testing selection of 100 wines highlights the “Right Notes” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The event is 7-10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Guests will enjoy hors d'ouvres and beverages while listening to "The Latin Side of Jazz," a celebration of Latin music's influence on jazz since the 1940s.

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Trivia Times Oct. 15, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 15, 2013 01:01 am

Its Trivia Tuesday and a big story for October 15…
Mata Hari, the poster child of the seductive female spy, is executed by a French firing squad just outside of Paris on this day in 1917 for espionage.
Her real name was Margaretha Gertruida Zell and she was born in Holland in 1876. She came to Paris in 1905 and was an exotic dancer. Soon she was touring Europe telling the tale of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who had given her the exotic name of Mata Hari.

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Vandals hit Birch Grove Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 14, 2013 12:59 pm

Birch Grove Park

NORTHFIELD — Birch Grove Park employees made the discovery Thursday morning, Oct. 10 that vandals had caused considerable damage overnight to the hayride trail in the park. According to Northfield Police Chief Robert James, the damage occurred sometime after the park had closed at dusk and before the first park employees arrived Thursday.

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3 Miss America hopefuls crowned in Ventnor (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 14, 2013 08:20 am

  Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township is the new Miss Atlantic County, Sandra Okuboyje of Vineland is the new Miss Southern Counties and Miss Columbus Day is Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton. Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township is the new Miss Atlantic County, Sandra Okuboyje of Vineland is the new Miss Southern Counties, and Miss Columbus Day is Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton.

Miss Atlantic County, Miss Columbus Day and Miss Southern Counties chosen Sunday in triple-crown pageant

VENTNOR — The road to the Miss America pageant begins with thousands of young women on small stages in school auditoriums, churches and municipal buildings all over the country. It started Sunday afternoon for 12 of those young women on the stage of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex, where the Bonnie Blue Foundation put together the Three Crowns for Columbus triple-crown pageant.

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Trivia Times Oct. 13, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 13, 2013 02:53 am

A big story for October 13…
On this day in 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in Washington. In 1800 President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion. It soon became known as the “White House” from the white-gray Virginia stone used to make it.

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Linwood investigates what to do with the Poplar Avenue School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 pm

LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of School Estimates held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 to talk about the future of the Poplar Avenue School located across the street from Linwood City Hall.

Linda Guzzi, a resident whose property backs up to the Poplar Avenue School said she was interested in what might be in the offing for the property if the school is demolished. Guzzi said she enjoys hearing the kids play soccer in the fields behind the school. What she was not in favor of would be moving football fields to that spot because that meant there would be lights and night games.

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Northfield Police Blotter Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, October 12, 2013 08:30 am

Northfield Police

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

For the period of Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 7 the Northfield Police Department conducted 98 motor vehicle stops, issued 74 motor vehicle summonses, received 376 calls for service, conducted 190 property checks and made nine warrant arrests.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Oct, 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 12, 2013 08:30 am

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 13 adult arrests and four warrant arrests for the week Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.

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Trivia Times Oct. 12, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 12, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 12…
After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights land Oct. 12, 1492 and believes that he has reached East Asia. He had actually landed on an island in the Bahamas; Watling Island.  His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain as they had provided Columbus with the ships, money and supplies when he set sail to a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and Spice Islands of Asia.

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Sons of Italy honor Joe Valenti as their Man of the Year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:11 pm

Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy. Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy.

NORTHFIELD – The Antonio Meucci Mainland Lodge of the Sons of Italy will honor one of its members Friday evening during a meeting and dinner at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Hall in Northfield, when past president Joe Valenti is presented with the ‘Man of the Year” award. He will receive the New Jersey Sons of Italy Man of the Year at a special dinner in his honor Oct. 26 in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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