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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Somers Point's Glasser heads Atlantic County Mayors Association

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 02:58 pm

Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association. Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.

SOMERS POINT – Mayor Jack Glasser will be the first person to say he loves his home town and loves his job as mayor of the city where the shore starts. He is taking the job of mayor one step further and was recently installed as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.  City Council honored Glasser for taking on additional responsibilities at its Feb. 27 meeting.

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Police Lt. Colin Hickey is 25 years on the job

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:49 am

Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service. Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service.

LINWOOD—Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey was rather low key when City Council honored him for 25 years on the force at the Feb. 26 meeting. Many of Hickey’s co-workers and friends were on hand to congratulate on a quarter century of keeping the peace in the city.

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Carnival, Seaview School style (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 04, 2014 10:42 pm

Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth. Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth.

LINWOOD – Seaview Elementary School was hopping Friday night, Feb 28 with the Winter Carnival. It is an end of the winter tradition that stretches back more than two decades.

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Weeks elected to NJ Association of School Business Officials Board of Directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 04, 2014 02:52 pm

Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri  Weeks Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri Weeks  Linwood School District Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was elected second vice-president of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO.)  Her term runs through the end of the year and will then assume the duties of the first vice-president.

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Student-driven ‘Dive in for Diabetes’ raises funds and awareness

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, March 03, 2014 01:41 pm

The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. LINWOOD – Mainland senior Casey Butrus of Linwood will head off to Boston or Pittsburgh or maybe College Park in the fall, but what she started to honor her grandfather’s memory at her alma mater raised funds and awareness about diabetes in the community.

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Getting to know you Oscar

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 02, 2014 12:56 pm

popcorn clipart It is Hollywood's big night; the 86th annual Academy Awards presentation, and it will be seen live by a global audience that CNN estimates at somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million. Everyone loves the movies.  How about a little prep for this evening's big event? Here are some facts and a few questions that will make you rather Oscar savvy when the red carpet rolls out and the curtain goes up in Los Angeles.

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Trivia Times March 1, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 01, 2014 10:00 am

The Big Story for March 1 is the Lindbergh kidnapping
On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman are Northfield teachers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 28, 2014 06:52 pm

Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman NORTHFIELD—The Board of Education recently honored two veteran educators as the Northfield Community School Teachers of the Year – Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman. Both teachers have taken on the role of mentors and leaders among their peers.

Sue Hinman, 36, lives in Northfield. She teaches third grade and has been in the district for 13 years.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:00 pm

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 11 adult arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-24, including one warrant arrest.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:00 pm

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

The Northfield Police Department had 167 calls for service, made 110 property checks, investigated eight motor vehicle crashes, made 102 motor vehicle stops and issued 43 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-23.

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Mainland Channel is moving

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Local access Mainland Channel has moved from their familiar Channel 2 location to Channel 97.

It will have the same content, same everything but a new location on the dial. Feb. 28 is the first day the Mainland Channel will be on channel 97. 

 

Chili cook off is a hot ticket in Linwood

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Written by Greg Marino Wednesday, February 26, 2014 04:23 pm

Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. LINWOOD--The John J. Heinz 12th annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12868, brought out a big crowd to at Our Lady of Sorrows Church parish hall Saturday, Feb. 22.

Whether they were hungry for a scoop of hot chili or an evening with friends, patrons brought their appetites, sampling comfort food for every palate, whether they craved spicy, medium or mild.

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Atlantic County set to begin Maple Run Bridge replacement next week

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, February 25, 2014 01:05 pm

 NORTHFIELD--Work is set to begin Monday, March 3 for the $1 million county road improvement project of a full replacement of Maple Run Bridge on Mill Road that lies on the border of Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. Signage alerting motorsts have been in place for several weeks.

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High winds claim shed at Northfield Veteran’s Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:41 pm

NORTHFIELD—While we were spared the worst of the ice storm a week ago, the high winds did wreak some havoc. The Veterans Park on Oak Ave. lost the shed volunteers had installed in the fall to protect the control valve for the irrigation system.

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Trivia Times February 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 22, 2014 05:01 am

 

The miracle on ice is the big story for February 22
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.

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A league of their own in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 03:42 pm

Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted

SOMERS POINT—Cindy Treen of Somers Point was digging through some old pictures and came across a 1974 Somers Point Girl’s Softball team photos. She recalled vividly the time when girl’s sports were non existent.

“I had two brothers who played baseball and we were always at the park; I wanted to play but there was no team for girls; there was nothing,” said Treen. Other moms were saying the same; there is nothing for the girls to do. Title IX giving parity to women’s sports was just coming into its own and the girls wanted a league of their own.

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