• Middle Township Gazette

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – The state began a project to add centerline rumble strips to Route 47 earlier this month, and a state official said this week that the work should be finished by month’s end.

    “Approximately 24 miles of roadway will have rumble strips added between Dias Creek Road and Route 55,” said Stephen Schapiro, a state Department of Transportation spokesman. “The estimated cost of this work is approximately $100,000.”

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    An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

    Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter…

  • Mainland Current

    Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. LINWOOD – Just the mention of college admission essays can be enough to rattle even the most dedicated upperclassmen.

    Nathan Lichtenwalner, director of guidance at Mainland Regional High School, said the college essay can be a stumbling block…

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    Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park.

    NORTHFIELD – More than 30 people visited Veterans Park on Oak Avenue Sunday afternoon to remember the special veterans in their lives.
    According to park committee member Steve Vain, there have been some improvements to the park of late. The…

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    Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning.

    SOMERS POINT—The flags snapped in the breeze as the veterans present snapped their salute to the flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Patriot’s Park Thursday morning. It was a scene that was played out in small towns and big cities across…

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Remembering JFK: Kennedy had godlike stature in Ireland

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Written by Reader Submission Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:24 pm

The president meets two factory workers in Detroit.National Archive The president meets two factory workers in Detroit./National Archive

Rev. Patrick Brady, pastor of St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield, was a young seminarian in Ireland when he heard the news of the assassination.

Kennedy represents the contributions of immigrants in America

I remember the day and the time clearly: It was shortly after 6 p.m. local time, factoring in the five-hour time differential.

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Remembering JFK: A Eulogy in verse

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Written by Reader Submission Thursday, November 21, 2013 02:58 pm

The president claps while his children play in the Oval Office./National Archive The president claps while his children play in the Oval Office./National Archive

Deborah Taylor was a young mother in 1963, living in Philadelphia and going to school at Holy Family College. She wrote this poem and tucked it away, and it was forgotten until Hurricane Sandy. The storm destroyed many of her possessions but spared this poem.

A Eulogy of JFK

I hear a voice, and it seems to say,
This is not true, this tragic day.
But, the caisson passes by my eyes,
With military death guards on both sides.

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Remembering JFK: Local politicians share their memories

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Written by Reader Submissions Thursday, November 21, 2013 02:19 pm

Nov. 22, 1963 is an event where time seemed to stop for everyone. -- Michael Becker, Margate Nov. 22, 1963 is an event where time seemed to stop for everyone. -- Michael Becker, Margate

The day that time stood still

Margate Mayor Mike Becker was 25 years old on Nov. 22, 1963 and in the U.S. Army stationed in Boston. He was working at a government facility in Natick, Mass., when he heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot.

I was working in a big building with about 2,000 civilian workers. When people heard the news they were just shocked. People were walking through the halls wondering whether this news was for real.

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Trivia Times November 21, 2013 edition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 21, 2013 02:16 am

The big story today is peculiar link between President Abraham Lincoln and President John F. Kennedy. With both the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination and the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address this week it is worth taking another look at how the circumstances surrounding them seem to converge.

• Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

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Recount in Northfield City Council race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 21, 2013 02:02 am

Democrat David Devine Democrat David Devine

NORTHFIELD — By state law any candidate from the Nov. 5 general election who wishes to challenge the final certified count needed to file paperwork to do so by 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20.

David Devine of Northfield, the Democratic candidate to fill the one-year unexpired term on Northfield City Council came up one vote short to Republican Nick Piergiovanni; 632-633 filed his papers contesting the election results and requesting a recount of all of the votes in the city’s first ward including mail-in and provisional ballots.

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Somers Point Police Officer Shawn McKelvey honored for service

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 20, 2013 05:14 pm

Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are Exaulted Ruler of the Egg Harbor Township Elks 2563 Ralph Riggs, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Amvets Post 9-11 member Jim Donahue, Dennis McKelvey, Amvets Post 9-11 member Fred Vineyard, Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and Amvets member Jim Spreng. Laura Stetser/Pictured from left are Exaulted Ruler of the Egg Harbor Township Elks 2563 Ralph Riggs, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Amvets Post 9-11 member Jim Donahue, Dennis McKelvey, Amvets Post 9-11 member Fred Vineyard, Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and Amvets member Jim Spreng.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- The Amvets Post 911 and the Egg Harbor Township Elks have begun sharing space at the Elks’ lodge, and on Saturday, Nov. 16, they joined forces in honoring the two local law enforcement officers as Police Officers of the Year, Shawn Owen of Egg Harbor Township Police Department and Shawn McKelvey of the Somers Point Police Department. The ceremony was part of the organizations’ annual roasted pork dinner fundraiser.

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Mazzeo edges Amodeo for 2nd Legislative District Assembly seat by 40 votes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 20, 2013 06:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Second District Assemblyman John Amodeo, left and Democratic challenger Vince Mazzeo at a Veteran's Day event held at Northfield Community School Nov. 1 Suzanne Marino/Second District Assemblyman John Amodeo, left and Democratic challenger Vince Mazzeo at a Veteran's Day event held at Northfield Community School Nov. 1

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The ballots are counted, and Atlantic County Clerk Ed McGettigan made it official Tuesday: Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo has edged out three-term incumbent Republican John Amodeo of Margate for the 2nd District seat in the New Jersey Assembly. The difference was 40 votes, with the final tally being 25,164 to 25,124.

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Zumba is what’s shakin at Northfield City Hall VIDEO

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:19 pm

Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Police Chief Robert James show a little Zumba with a group can be a lot of fun Saturday, Nov. 16 in front of City Hall. Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Police Chief Robert James show a little Zumba with a group can be a lot of fun Saturday, Nov. 16 in front of City Hall.

NORTHFIELD—A little dampness couldn’t scare away the roughly three dozen participants in the “shake it before bake” it zumba session on the front lawn of City Hall Saturday morning. Northfield Community Police Officer Kristina Longo is hoping to get residents interested in trying some new ways to get in shape and add a little more healthy exercise to their normal routine.

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Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 17, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 03:35 pm

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

From Nov. 4-11 the Northfield Police Department made five warrant arrests, reported 16 motor vehicle crashes and conducted 124 property checks. Officers received 1,149 calls for service, conducted 120 motor vehicle stops and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Blotter Nov. 17, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 03:28 pm

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

From Nov. 4-11 the Somers Point Police Department made 11 adult and four juvenile arrests. Somers Point officers also made 10 warrant arrests.

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Linwood Police Blotter Nov. 17, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 03:21 pm

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

From Oct. 14-Nov. 10 the Linwood Police Department responded to 1,084 calls for service, conducted 31 criminal investigations, answered four calls of domestic violence, aided with 48 medical assists, responded to 11 motor vehicle accidents and 17 fire assists.

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Trivia Times November 17, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, November 17, 2013 06:00 am

The Heidi Bowl is the big story for November 17..
On November 17, 1968, the Oakland Raiders score two touchdowns in nine seconds to beat the New York Jets--and no one sees it, because they’re watching the movie Heidi instead. With just 65 seconds left to play, NBC switched off the game in favor of its previously scheduled programming, a made-for-TV version of the children’s story about a young girl and her grandfather in the Alps. Viewers were outraged and the network execs learned a lesson they’ll never forget: Whatever you do, don’t leave a football game.

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Trivia Times November 16, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 16, 2013 06:00 am

The big story for November 16
On November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor's honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. Pizarro's men massacre the Incans and capture Atahualpa, forcing him to convert to Christianity before eventually killing him.

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2nd District Assembly race in judge's hands

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 14, 2013 07:00 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – It is down to the wire with the 2nd Legislative District Assembly race about as tight as any race could be. Judge Julio L. Mendez, assignment judge in Superior Court, is scheduled to begin reviewing the ballots that have been challenged 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in an Atlantic City courtroom, according to information released through Atlantic County Public Information Office.   

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Trivia Times November 14, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 14, 2013 06:00 am

The big story-Marshall University football team plane crash
On November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team clips a stand of trees and crashes into a hillside just two miles from the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, West Virginia. The team was returning from that day’s game, a 17-14 loss to East Carolina University. Thirty-seven Marshall players were on the plane along with the team’s coach, doctors, the Marshall athletic director and 25 team boosters; some of Huntington, West Virginia’s most prominent citizens who had traveled to North Carolina to cheer on the Thundering Herd. A Huntington citizen wrote later, "The whole heart of the town was aboard."

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Dwelling in a new space in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 14, 2013 02:08 am

Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and her business partner, Ray Nunzi of Ocean City have opened Dwell: An Artists Space in the newly completed 1600 New Road in Northfield to give artists a place to work and collaborate. Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and her business partner, Ray Nunzi of Ocean City have opened Dwell: An Artists Space in the newly completed 1600 New Road in Northfield to give artists a place to work and collaborate.

NORTHFIELD—Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and Ray Nunzi of Ocean City are artists. Sullivan is an accomplished painter and art educator and Nunzi is a photographer. Both were working at their craft from their homes but experiencing definite roadblocks to their creativity.

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