• Mainland Current

    Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa.
    LINWOOD – The live music from the…

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    Miss AmericaATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

    The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

  • Mainland Current

    Jason O'Grady

    NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.
    O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
    O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company…

  • Downbeach Current

    Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since…

  • Mainland Current

    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
    Seaview Elementary School
    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
    A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
    Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
    Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
    Lunch in the cafeteria is…

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MRHS senior makes her second “Dive for Diabetes”

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:51 am

LINWOOD—Casey Butrus, a senior at Mainland Regional High School and member of the Lady Mustang’s swim team is hitting the water for the second year in a row to raise money for the Joslin Diabetes  Research Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
Butrus watched her grandfather struggle with diabetes and one way a 17-year-old might make an impact would be to raise money and awareness about the disease that affects so many people and their families.

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Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point never forget their veterans SLIDESHOW

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 12, 2013 04:49 pm

Ian Evans snaps his salute Ian Evans snaps his salute along with the AMVETS Post 911 Honor Guard at the Dawes Avenue School on Monday, November 11. The members of the honor guard are from left Dennis Quinliven of Somers Point, Vicky Rago of Ventnor Heights, Terri Pierce of Somers Point and Cleveland Barnes of Pleasantville

Remembering the men and women in uniform was not forgotten Monday across all three Mainland communities of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point. Each school and each community did it their own way, adding their own special touch to make November 11, 2013 a very special day.

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Northfield Community Middle School Students of the Month

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:54 pm

Northfiel Community Middle School October students of the month Northfiel Community Middle School October students of the month

NORTHFIELD—The Northfield Community Middle School teachers in connection with their Renaissance character education program nominate two students of the month from each grade based on the character trait they are focusing on that month.

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World War II veterans – ‘They saved the world’

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:12 pm

Michael Sciullo holds a copy of his book, ‘Okinawa, 1944-1945: The Final Battle of WWII.’ Michael Sciullo holds a copy of his book, ‘Okinawa, 1944-1945: The Final Battle of WWII.’

NORTHFIELD – At Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Atlantic County nursing home, there are more veterans from World War II than any other era.

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Atlantic County Jr. Football League playoff game keeps it all in the family

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 11, 2013 05:59 pm

Suzanne Marino/ACJFL head coaches Joe Russo, left of the Northfield Cardinals and AJ Russo of the Ventnor Pirates Suzanne Marino/ACJFL head coaches Joe Russo, left of the Northfield Cardinals and AJ Russo of the Ventnor Pirates

NORTHFIELD — The Russos kept it all in the family Saturday night as the playoff game for the Atlantic County Junior Football League pitted the varsity squads of Ventnor and Northfield against each other in Northfield.

Joe Russo is in his first year as head coach of the varsity Northfield Cardinal squad. His older brother A.J. Russo is the fifth-year varsity head coach of the Ventnor Pirates. This was the first meeting of the Russo brothers on the field.

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Concerned about the safety of children on Zion Road

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Written by staff report Monday, November 11, 2013 04:33 pm

 

To the editor:
I am writing this letter because I am greatly concerned about the safety of children walking, biking, and skateboarding on Zion Road in Northfield on their way to the Northfield Community School each weekday morning and afternoon.

There is not a day that goes by that there are not speeding cars driving down the road, very close to the children who are on their way to school. The posted speed limit on Zion Road is 35 mph; however, it is extremely rare to see a vehicle traveling even close to that speed.

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Greeting cards wanted for Holidays Cards for Heroes program

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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.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

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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.

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Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

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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.

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Trivia Times November 10, 2013 edition

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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

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Trivia Times November 9, 2013 edition

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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.

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Warming hearts and bodies in Somers Point

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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.

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Trivia Times Nov. 7, 2013 edition

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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.

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Northfield Community School honors veterans

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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