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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 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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Volunteers to bring MRHS back to the ’90s

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 pm

The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event.  From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake. The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event. From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake.

LINWOOD – After the Mainland Regional High School prom is over June 6, it will be time for students to make a quick change of clothes from their tuxedos and gowns and return to the school for the after prom. Before they get there, an army of volunteers will have transformed the school hallways, cafeteria and gym with characters representing this year’s ’90s theme, including Scooby Doo, Rugrats and a cast of cartoon favorites.

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Brian Heun's installment brings Linwood City Council back to full strength

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:12 pm

Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible. Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible.
LINWOOD – City Council is back to full strength now that a replacement has been found for Donna Taylor, who stepped down from her council seat when she was sworn in as a judge. Brian Heun, 43, a resident of Linwood for more than 36 years was sworn in by Freeholder Alex Marino at the Feb. 12 council meeting.

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Local Rotarian heads to India to combat polio

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:21 pm

Stan Malcolm Stan Malcolm
LINWOOD--The motto for Rotary Club is "service above self," and while Stan Malcolm of Linwood has been a Rotarian for a number of years, he is certainly putting that motto to the test right now as part of a Rotary volunteer effort in India that will bring in 2.5 million volunteers to the country to inoculate 175 million against polio. The eradication of polio worldwide is one of Rotary's efforts.

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Linwood Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 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 Linwood Police Department reports that officers responded to 1,423 calls for service, conducted 29 criminal investigations, answered nine incidents of domestic violence, aided in 106 medical assists, responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents and went on 23 fire assists for the reporting period Jan. 6 through Feb. 13. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 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 Somers Point Police Department made 20 adult arrests for the reporting period Feb. 10-17, including six warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:00 pm

Northfield 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 Northfield Police Department had 163 calls for service, made 124 property checks, investigated seven motor vehicle crashes, made 64 motor vehicle stops and issued five motor vehicle summonses for the reporting period Feb. 10-16.

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Mainland mourns the loss of beloved Spanish teacher

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 03:27 pm

Senora Peggy Ramirez Senora Peggy Ramirez

LINWOOD—The student body and staff at Mainland Regional High School are mourning the loss of popular Spanish teacher Peggy Ramirez, who passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 17.

Ramirez, 32, of Mays Landing has been teaching at Mainland since 2005. She is also the advisor to the popular International Culture Club and is involved with many of the student activities around Mainland. Ramirez was among the panel of judges for the annual MRHS Lip Sync earlier in the school year.

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Concern growing for future of local TV news

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 02:55 pm

Advocates want to keep TV 40 on the air

U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo

LINWOOD – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is concerned about local television coverage in light of the recent sale of WMGM-TV NBC 40 in Linwood.
The Republican congressman sent a letter Feb. 11 to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spelling out his concerns about the station’s continued coverage of news in the Atlantic City market.

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