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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Linwood Police Blotter, April 10, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:45 pm

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

The Linwood Police Department answered 2,003 calls for service Feb. 14-April 6. Police conducted 42 criminal investigations, responded to 10 incidents of domestic violence, gave 146 medical assists, responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents and assisted at 20 fires.

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Honoring members of the ‘Greatest Generation’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 09, 2014 03:21 pm

American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Milton Parker, 93, of Galloway and Francis Nugent, 92, of Northfield were the honored guests at the Harvey Johnson American Legion Post 295 luncheon Thursday, April 3 compliments of the Golden Corral where both men were feted for their longevity in the post.  

Parker is a 70-year member of the post.

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Northfield Superintendent Janice Fipp announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 08, 2014 04:00 am

Janice Fipp Retiring Northfield School District Superintendent, Janice Fipp.  NORTHFIELD – Janice Fipp, the superintendent of the Northfield Community School, announced Monday that she has tendered her retirement papers to the business administrator and president of the Board of Education.

The surprise announcement by the 25-year veteran of the district came, Fipp said, after a great deal of thought.

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Catching trout and sunshine at Birch Grove Park (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 07, 2014 09:00 pm

Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group. Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group.

NORTHFIELD—Saturday was the first day of trout season and after a winter we thought might never end participants were definitely enjoying a day in the park.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Gaming stocked the lakes at Birch Grove earlier in the week just in time to start the season. According to park director Vickie Rudder the trout put in by the state were all supposed to be at least 7” which is also the minimum size for a keeper.

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Artists Dwell here

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 pm

Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing. Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing.  NORTHFIELD--Dwell, an artist's space owners Amy Sullivan and Ray Nunzi decided to turn their studio at 1600 New Rd. over to other local artists Saturday, March 22 for a special sale of locally made, hand crafted items.

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Trivia Times, April 5, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:37 pm

trivia logo The big story today is Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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Mighty Math Minds

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:07 am

From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer. From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so there is enough to go around for all the hungry mouths clamoring for a piece.
On Saturday, the recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics tournament – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and instead of hungry mouths, there were 160 minds hungry for competition.

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Heart Heroes in Linwood Schools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 am

Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute. Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute.

LINWOOD--Continuing their mission of saving lives, RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare's Heart Institute and Heart Heroes program presented two automatic external defribulators to Belhaven School Nurse Ann Forshaw and District Superintendent, Tom Baruffi at the March 19 Linwood Board of Education meeting.

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Real Troopers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 04, 2014 04:28 pm

 Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 are Lily Lee, Amanda Frambes, Nova Driver, Heather Frambes, Maggie Wilkinson, Devin O’Brien and Ellen O’Brien. Troop leaders are Doreen Lee of Linwood and Kim O’Brien and Arlene Frambes of Somers Point.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—The Girl Scouts of troops 11059 and 11700 of Linwood and Somers Point are a troop on the move and learning about the community around them brought to visit The Current, their community newspaper, Friday, April 4.

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Local access channel moved from 2 to 97 but the info remains vital

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 04, 2014 05:19 am

LINWOOD—The local access channel is by its very name designed to give the local government and schools a forum to broadcast information that is happening right in their immediate area. Up until February 27 that local access was easily found on Channel 2, the Mainland Channel.  Since the first of March it has been relocated to Channel 97.

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Community spirit at the heart of Dave's Day (Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:34 pm

Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS. Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.

 

NORTHFIELD – The sixth annual Dave's Day celebration at the Northfield Community School March 22 is an example of a community in action. Coach Dave Lewis passed away and left his family and his community to miss him. In his honor, they got together and had basketball clinics and games, lots of kid-friendly activities, music, food and raffles. Everyone agreed it was a fairly perfect day from morning till night.

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Helen Turner is 107 and darn proud of it (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 04:23 pm

eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner. eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner.

LINWOOD – If the city were to name its most popular citizen, it would most certainly be Helen Turner, who celebrated her 107th birthday April 1 with her many friends at Brandywine Estates. Truth be told, everyone who meets Helen, calls her friend.

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Northfield developer withdraws application for condo complex

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 02:03 pm

NORTHFIELD – Developer Max Gurwitz withdrew his application Wednesday, April 2 for a use variance to build a 216-unit luxury condominium complex on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton 8 and Imax Theater.

The application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board Thursday, April 3.

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Slusher earns ROTC scholarship

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 03:57 pm

Nick Slusher Nick Slusher Nick Slusher, a 2013 graduate of St. Augustine College Preparatory School, is attending University of Tampa majoring in mathematics. Slusher made the dean's list in his first semester and was awarded a 3 1/2 year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship covering tuition, room and board and a monthly stipend.

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Geology rocks at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 31, 2014 02:00 pm

Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg. Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg.  LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School World Language Department supervisor Kristen Lavery said the school is always looking to get students motivated to think about different careers and college majors. "We want to give our kids a chance to hear from professionals in the field as well as students currently pursuing a degree in different fields just to have them thinking about what might be of interest and where they find jobs down the road," said Lavery.

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Trivia Times March 30, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 30, 2014 04:00 am

trivia logo The big story today is the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by  John Hinckley Jr. The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, fired six shots at the president, hitting Reagan and three of his attendants.

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