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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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    The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company provided an autism-friendly hayride to special needs families Saturday, Oct. 19

    NORTHFIELD - American Legion Post 295, 232 Mill Road in Northfield is having a pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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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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In Northfield Community School the key to the lesson is hand held

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 17, 2013 05:55 pm

Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education. Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education.

NORTHFIELD – Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins had an idea when he began in the district in 2012; he wanted to take learning beyond books and computer labs.

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Father and son from Linwood killed in parkway crash Updated

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 03:54 pm

LINWOOD — A single-car accident early Saturday morning claimed the life of James Friedrich, 53, of Linwood and his 22-year-old son Justin.

Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police said the call to the Bass River State Police barracks came in at 2:35 a.m. and officers responded to the accident at mile marker 43.5 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway.

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The boys are back

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.  Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.

NORTHFIELD—Make that the Boy Scouts are back.

For the 54th year Troop 72 Boy Scouts have returned to sell Christmas trees.

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The new look of Shore Orthopaedic in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, December 14, 2013 09:09 am

Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT – With the snip of a ribbon Friday, Dec. 6 by Dr. Stephan Zabinski of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates and architect Michael Graves a new phase of patient first care was welcomed to the city.

Graves utilizes firsthand knowledge when designing a building.

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Despite cancelling the parade Somers Point kids enjoy light up night (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 13, 2013 01:00 am

Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall. Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall.

SOMERS POINT— Somers Point officials weren’t going to let a little rain and wind spoil a great winter evening. The plan was for a big parade beginning at the Dawes Ave. School and heading down Shore Road to City Hall where Mayor Jack Glasser would flip the switch and turn on the Christmas tree but foul weather intervened Friday evening

Dec. 6 and the parade was cancelled.

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Pinky on Pearl Harbor and life during World War II

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:50 pm

Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II. Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II.

NORTHFIELD — Students at the Northfield Community School were treated Friday, Dec. 6 to special visitors in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Korean and World War II veterans were invited to speak to the seventh grade students about what life was like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

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Light up night in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 12, 2013 03:28 pm

Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas. Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas.

LINWOOD — The weather turned a bit frightful Friday, Dec. 6, but the planned tree lighting at the Linwood Arboretum managed to still be delightful as many of the evening’s events moved indoors.

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Amodeo concedes, thankful for three terms in Assembly

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 10, 2013 04:28 pm

NJ Assemblyman, Republican John Amodeo is a six-year veteran in the NJ General Assembly representing the 2nd Legislative District NJ Assemblyman, Republican John Amodeo is a six-year veteran in the NJ General Assembly representing the 2nd Legislative District

NORTHFIELD—Tuesday afternoon Assemblyman John Amodeo called and congratulated Vince Mazzeo and made the following statement:
“I congratulate Mayor Vince Mazzeo on his successful campaign and wish him luck in his first term in the New Jersey Assembly.

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Linwood musician looking for supporters to kickstart a dream

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:40 pm

Mark Slotoroff, 21, of Linwood and three friends make up The Danbees, a popular college scene band in Ithaca. They are hoping to raise enough money through kickstarter.com to produce an album. Mark Slotoroff, 21, of Linwood and three friends make up The Danbees, a popular college scene band in Ithaca. They are hoping to raise enough money through kickstarter.com to produce an album.

Mark Slotoroff of Linwood, a 2010 graduate of Mainland Regional High School is a senior at Ithaca College in upstate New York. While he is not exactly sure of what the next year or years might bring his way, he is covering his bases by taking his LSAT’s and considering heading to law school.

While attending school and maintaining good grades, working as a bartender near campus Slotoroff is also a member of a local band that has developed a strong college crowd following; “The Danbees” with three of his good buddies.

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Longport Media comes up big for the Food Bank

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Written by staff reports Monday, December 09, 2013 01:26 pm

Longport Media on-air personalities Scott Reilly, Barbara Altman and JoJo Borsello present Margie Barham of The Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch, with this year’s donation from Operation Help this morning. From left: Margie Barham; Scott Reilly; Barbara Altman; and JoJo Borsello. Longport Media on-air personalities Scott Reilly, Barbara Altman and JoJo Borsello present Margie Barham of The Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch, with this year’s donation from Operation Help this morning. From left: Margie Barham; Scott Reilly; Barbara Altman; and JoJo Borsello.

LINWOOD—Longport media along with their listeners are sharing the holiday spirit this year in a big way. The stations on-air personalities collected a record 2.2 tons of non-perishable food items along with $12, 735 during their holiday drive.

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Ahoy mateys as pirates flock to the Northfield Library

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 08, 2013 09:34 am

With spy glasses in hand, these pirates are looking for treasure. From left are 4-year-old Heather Milstein of Northfield and Luke O’Dell and Addison Lambert, both 5-years-old, from Egg Harbor Township. With spy glasses in hand, these pirates are looking for treasure. From left are 4-year-old Heather Milstein of Northfield and Luke O’Dell and Addison Lambert, both 5-years-old, from Egg Harbor Township.

NORTHFIELD — It was a full house for the pirate-themed party at the Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library Saturday, Nov. 21 sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Pearl Harbor remembered in Somers Point (Slideshow and Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, December 07, 2013 10:13 pm

Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser is joined by Pearl Harbor survivor, Al Matthews, 90, to throw a wreath in the bay in honor of the lives lost December 7, 1941. Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser is joined by Pearl Harbor survivor, Al Matthews, 90, to throw a wreath in the bay in honor of the lives lost December 7, 1941.

SOMERS POINT—American Legion Post 352 members along with many others found their way to the Morrow Beach in Somers Point Saturday, Dec. 7 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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School spirit is blue and gold

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 07, 2013 01:06 pm

The annual Blue and Gold game at Belhaven Middle School is always fun. Here along with Flash, the Belhaven mascot are, standing from left, Ray Gallagher, teacher Chris Meade, Michael Mitnick as Flash and Jon Rich. Kneeling in front are Marissa Lubeck and Logan Sands. The annual Blue and Gold game at Belhaven Middle School is always fun. Here along with Flash, the Belhaven mascot are, standing from left, Ray Gallagher, teacher Chris Meade, Michael Mitnick as Flash and Jon Rich. Kneeling in front are Marissa Lubeck and Logan Sands.

LINWOOD — The Belhaven Middle School gymnasium was packed Wednesday, Nov. 20 for the 13th annual Blue and Gold basketball game. Students and faculty have a chance to hit the hardwood for bragging rights and to help support the school’s Renaissance character education program. 

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Recount confirms Mazzeo’s victory in District 2 Assembly race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 05, 2013 03:06 pm

Vince Mazzeo Vince Mazzeo

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Nearly a month after most voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 5 general election, it appears that the State Assembly race in District 2 is complete, with Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo winning by the slightest of margins - only 39 votes - over incumbent John Amodeo of Margate - 25,127 to 25,166.

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