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    Reward for lost dog in LinwoodReilly 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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Police investigation in Linwood

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Written by staff reports Monday, January 13, 2014 12:14 pm

The Linwood Police Department released information late Monday morning that they are investigating an attempted burglary in the 400 block of Joseph Avenue.

The accused is described as a white male, thin build, short brown hair between 35-40 years of age and driving a black older "box style" model Volvo station wagon also described as "beat up looking."

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Annual reorganization brings changes in Northfield (Updated)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:28 pm

  Ward 2 Councilman Greg Dewees is sworn in by Assemblyman Chris Brown to his second term with his wife, Jackie, daughter Chelsea and son Chris at his side. Ward 2 Councilman Greg Dewees is sworn in by Assemblyman Chris Brown to his second term with his wife, Jackie, daughter Chelsea and son Chris at his side.

NORTHFIELD – City Council started 2014 by putting some new faces on the dais at the annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, and there are more to come.
The first order of business was for Democratic Councilman Frank Perri to resign his Ward 1 seat and then be sworn in by Mayor Vince Mazzeo for a four-year term as councilman at large.

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Trivia Times January 12, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, January 12, 2014 06:00 am

The big story for January 12 is Broadway Joe and the Jets
On January 12, 1969 quarterback Joe Namath leads the New York Jets to a stunning 16-7 victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.  Born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Namath at one point was offered $50,000 to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs but chose to play football for Coach Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama.

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McGuigan and Tapp sworn in at annual reorganization

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 10, 2014 06:19 pm

Ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp is sworn in by Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa Tapp holding the Bible.  Ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp is sworn in by Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa Tapp holding the Bible. SOMERS POINT - Bad weather forced Somers Point City Council to reschedule its annual reorganization from Friday, Jan. 3 to Monday, Jan. 6, but the delay did not dampen the spirit of cooperation among the members of council for the next 12 months.

Ward one Councilman Sean McGuigan was sworn in by Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson with his wife Teresa and their three children alongside him. The swearing in starts McGuigan's  third three-year term in office.  

Levinson also handled the swearing -in of ward two Councilman Dennis Tapp who had his wife Cheryl hold the Bible. It is Tapp's third term on City Council as well. 

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Chris Brown weighs in on Gov. Christie's apology

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:32 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown Assemblyman Chris Brown

NORTHFIELD - New Jersey Assemblyman Chris A. Brown (R-Atlantic) issued the following statement after Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference on the George Washington Bridge lane closings.

“New Jerseyans are fair, compassionate, understanding, and simply expect and deserve the truth from an open and honest government.

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Starting the year in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 09, 2014 03:05 pm

Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown. Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown.
LINWOOD — On a sunny but very cold Saturday, Jan. 4, Linwood City Council held its annual reorganization meeting, and reflected on the year past and set the table for 2014.
Sworn in were newly reelected council members Stacy DeDominicis in Ward 1, Donna Taylor in Ward 2 and Councilman-at-large, Daren Matik. Taylor was reelected as the president of City Council, her eighth year and Elliot Beinfest was elected president pro tempore.

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Michael Matthews, former mayor of Atlantic City is laid to rest

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:26 pm

Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014 Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014
LINWOOD - Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews died Thursday, Jan. 2 at his home in Linwood.
He had a long and storied career in politics. Matthews began his political career as a councilman in Linwood in 1968.

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Shore Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 01:00 am

Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014. Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014.

SOMERS POINT – A baby boy born to Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 1 was the first baby of the New Year at Shore Medical Center.

The baby, named Russell Stephen Onorato, is the couple’s first child.

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Making the best of 2014's first winter storm in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth. Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth.

LINWOOD--School might have closed but the kids were open for fun. Once the roads were cleared in the morning it was time to test the elements. Temperatures in the teens and winds gusting did not keep the kids, young and young at heart from taking to the hill at Fischer Green or heading over to the Mainland Regional High School hill in Linwood.

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Snowy morning drive

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 09:31 am

The first snow shoveler in Northfield The first snow shoveler in Northfield

LINWOOD--Old man winter dealt the region the first storm of the season. While the bitter cold is a rude awakening, an early morning drive shows off the natural beauty of the area shortly after daylight.


  Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township   

   

Rowing for Humanity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 06:04 pm

check presentation Making the presentation of the check to Habitat for Humanity are from left; Dave Bird, head coach for MRHS girls crew, John Rosado-V.P. of Mainland Crew Assoc. Steve Carraccio-President of Mainland Crew Assoc, Rick Ricciardi-President HFH Atlantic County Board of Directors and rowers, Yvonne Olson, Devon Deveney, Alexis Dearborn, all from Northfield. LINWOOD--The Mainland Regional High School Crew teams presented a check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Dec. 21 a result of the team’s hard work during the 2013 “Row for Humanity” erg-a-thon.

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New book explores images from Somers Point’s past

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 05:48 pm

 

Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – When first-time author Lynne Newsome MacEwan wanted to write a book, it was a natural for her to choose the topic she knew best, her home town.

“Images of America, Somers Point” is the result of MacEwan’s effort.

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Health Source collects Toys for Kids

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, December 22, 2013 05:50 pm

Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3. Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3.

LINWOOD – A crowd gathered Thursday evening, Dec. 12 at the Health Source office suite at 401 New Road in Linwood for a tree lighting and fundraiser for the Toys for Kids program.

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It's date night for daddys and daughters

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 20, 2013 05:11 pm

Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive. Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive.

LINWOOD – It was a dressy affair Thursday, Dec. 12 when dads and their daughters had a chance to spend a special night together. The occasion was the inaugural PTO-sponsored father-daughter dance at the Seaview Elementary School.
PTO co-President Ava Cocchi said they decided to do something special where the girls at the school could have a special night with their fathers.

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Belhaven School sixth grader sings the National Anthem at 76ers game

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:07 pm

Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center
LINWOOD—It was not just athletes taking the court at the November 13 when the Houston Rockets were in town to face the Philadelphia 76ers on their Wells Fargo Center home court. 12-year-old Grace Mozitis, a sixth grade student at Belhaven Middle School was invited to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game.

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Northfield surgeon killed in Virginia plane crash

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:14 am

NORTHFIELD—Dr. Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, a prominent orthopedic surgeon with the Shore Orthopedic University Associates group in Somers Point was killed Wednesday, Dec. 18 when the single-engine Beechcraft six passenger plane he was piloting crashed near a residential area in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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