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    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 grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of…

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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.

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    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.

  • 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…

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    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
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    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule. 

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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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No surprises in Linwood’s election results.

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:54 am

LINWOOD—Voters here favored Republicans across the ticket. They gave Republican Governor Chris Christie a resounding vote of approval over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono 1,588-632. Although Democrat Jim Whelan prevailed and will return to the NJ State Senate, Linwood favored Republican Frank Balles with 1,209 votes to Whelan’s 1,119.
The 2nd Legislative District incumbents; Republicans Chris Brown and John Amodeo were the top two vote getters with 1,393 and 1,397 respectively over Democratic challengers Vince Mazzeo-992 and Nick Russo-799.

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Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center expands services

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 04:11 pm

Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

NORTHFIELD — Atlantic County and local officials cut the ribbon Wednesday, Oct. 30 on the newly expanded Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The 180-bed county owned and operated facility recently designated a subacute care unit to provide comprehensive care for patients in need of short-term recovery from an injury or illness.

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Setting the record straight on the LED sign

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Written by Richard Levitt Tuesday, November 05, 2013 07:00 am

To the editor:

The Current recently published a letter authorized by the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board that was critical of an editorial appearing in the Press of Atlantic City on Sept. 3. This editorial questioned how the board could have approved the large digital billboard on the Margate Causeway.

That letter has some false and misleading statements. It indicates that a recent court finding calls into question the legality of accessory business signs throughout Egg Harbor Township. It also states that there are 18 billboards in the Marine Commercial Zone when in truth there is not a single one and never has been. Peter Miller, township administrator, has publically made these same false claims.

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Trivia Times November 5, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:30 am

A big story for November 5…
On this day in 1994, George Foreman at the age of 45 becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion by defeating 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the tenth round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who came into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated his upset win to "all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail."

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Christie draws young and old to Somers Point campaign stop

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 04, 2013 11:08 am

Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW. Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW.

SOMERS POINT – Young and old came to see Gov. Chris Christie Nov. 2 at the Somers Point VFW hall in one of his final days of campaigning for re-election.

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City Council in Somers Point has three running for two seats

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:59 pm

Somers Point City Hall Somers Point City Hall

SOMERS POINT — There are two City Council seats for the voters to fill when they cast their ballots in next weeks general election.
In Ward 1 Republican Sean McGuigan is running unopposed for his third three-year term. In Ward 2 incumbent Republican Dennis Tapp is seeking his second consecutive three-year term and third overall term. Tapp is being challenged by Democrat and first time candidate Vassilios “Basil”Adamakos.
Sean McGuigan, 50, Republican, is married to Teresa and they have three children, Riley, Colin and Erin. McGuigan has lived in Somers Point for 24 years.

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Four running for three 3-year terms on Somers Point Board of Education

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:41 pm

New York Avenue School New York Avenue School

SOMERS POINT—There are four candidates vying for three seats on the Somers Point Board of Education. This year there are two incumbents looking to return for another three-year term; William August and Richard Gray.
William August, 52, is currently president of the Somers Point Board of Education.
Richard Gray, 50, is currently a member of the Somers Point Board of Education. Gray was appointed to fill a one-year term when a previous member moved out of the district.
Gray is an air traffic weather tester for the Federal Aviation Administration. He previously worked on the reaction control system for the space shuttle program, the Titan launch vehicle and the Magellan spacecraft.

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Trivia Times November 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:51 am

Breakfast with Trivia today-Did you remember to turn your clock back for daylight savings time??
A big story for November 3….
On this day in 1964, residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots in a presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation's capital the right to vote for a commander in chief and vice president. They went on to help Democrat Lyndon Johnson defeat Republican Barry Goldwater in 1964, the next presidential election.

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Northfield Police Blotter October 31, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:03 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

For the reporting period ending Oct. 28 the Northfield Police Department reported I juvenile arrest, two adult arrests, three warrant arrests, seven motor vehicle crashes, and 162 property checks. Officers received 233 calls for service, conducted 105 motor vehicle stops and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.
A 16 year-old from Pleasantville was taken into custody Oct. 21 by Acting Sgt. Martin Peary and Ptl. Gaetano DiMarco.

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