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    The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site.LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

    City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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Sons of Italy honor Joe Valenti as their Man of the Year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:11 pm

Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy. Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy.

NORTHFIELD – The Antonio Meucci Mainland Lodge of the Sons of Italy will honor one of its members Friday evening during a meeting and dinner at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Hall in Northfield, when past president Joe Valenti is presented with the ‘Man of the Year” award. He will receive the New Jersey Sons of Italy Man of the Year at a special dinner in his honor Oct. 26 in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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A wreath for Columbus and three crowns for three beauties

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:49 pm

The three recent Miss New Jersey’s who earned their first crown on Columbus weekend; from left Ashley Shaffer, Lindsey Petrosh and Ashley Fairfield. The trio will share hosting responsibilities at this coming weekends triple crown pageants; Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex. The three recent Miss New Jersey’s who earned their first crown on Columbus weekend; from left Ashley Shaffer, Lindsey Petrosh and Ashley Fairfield. The trio will share hosting responsibilities at this coming weekends triple crown pageants; Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex.

ATLANTIC CITY – The Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City along with the Bonnie Blue Foundation annually honors Christopher Columbus and celebrates Italian heritage. The Christopher Columbus Commemorative Celebration 2013 runs Thursday Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct 14. A big component of the weekend is the Miss Columbus Day-Miss Atlantic County pageants, being held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex in Ventnor.

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Trivia Times Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 10, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 10
The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax Oct. 10, 1985 when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded the plane, and the terrorists were taken into Italian custody.

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Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money

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Written by Nate Nathanson Tuesday, October 08, 2013 01:19 pm

Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money To the editor:

I'm upset at what transpired in Northfield’s recent City Council meetings.

Council discussed cutting the salaries of elected officials, a smart idea in these tough times. However, it is a shame when you see some officials ignore our taxpayers.

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Council honors long time Good Old Days volunteers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 08, 2013 05:00 am

SOMERS POINT--City Council chambers were crowded at the Thursday, Sept. 26 meeting with well-wishers and family members of Donna and Tom Majors. The couple was given an official proclamation for their years of volunteerism in the city.
Councilman Sean McGuigan, chairman of the Good Old Days committee said the assistance that Majors gave to helping the annual end of summer celebration in Somers Point grow to the level it has is unparalleled.

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Trivia Times Oct. 8, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:47 am

 

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A big story for October 8…
On this day in 1871 the great fire of Chicago began in Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn that would burn for two days and claim 200-300 lives and destroy more than 4 square miles of homes, farms and businesses. Legend blames O'Leary's cow for causing the fire. 

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Homecoming at Mainland is all about school spirit (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, October 07, 2013 05:46 am

Crowned the Homecoming king and queen are Roman Papademetriou of Linwood and Morgan Walls of Northfield. Crowned the Homecoming king and queen are Roman Papademetriou of Linwood and Morgan Walls of Northfield.

LINWOOD – As dusk slipped in Friday night, it was fairly apparent that all roads in and around Linwood led to the Mustang Corral.

It was Mainland Regional High School homecoming weekend, and while the team may be having a rebuilding season, the fans are always there dressed in their green and white, ready to root for the Mustangs.

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Trivia Times Oct. 6, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 06, 2013 06:10 am

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A big story for October 6
Though it takes nine players to make a team, a team can rise and fall on the bat or the feet one player. Oct. 6, 1926; the Yankees and the Cardinals are playing in the World Series. In game 4 Babe Ruth electrified the crowd, hitting 3 homeruns in the Yankees 10-5 victory.
The Bronx Bombers were heavily favored to win the series; after all, the Babe shared the bench with a very young Lou Gehrig the rest of “Murderers Row.”

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 06, 2013 06:00 am

The corner of Central Avenue on the grounds of the Central United Methodist Church just might be the great pumpkin patch with all sizes and shapes of pumpkins available. The corner of Central Avenue on the grounds of the Central United Methodist Church just might be the great pumpkin patch with all sizes and shapes of pumpkins available.

LINWOOD—Fall means it is time to decorate our yards with pumpkins; big ones, small ones, fat ones and even some thin ones. The Central United Methodist Church in Linwood has turned their yard into a giant pumpkin patch just in time for decorating for the fall season.
Associate Pastor, David Delaney said they have once again brought in over 2,000 pumpkins from a Native America reservation in New Mexico. More than 20 members of the congregation were there waiting to unload the tractor trailer filled with the bright orange pumpkins Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Trivia Times Oct. 5 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 05, 2013 05:00 am

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A big story for October 5

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House. Truman asked Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. At the time Europe was still recovering from World War II and her people facing famine conditions.

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