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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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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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Mainland municipalities introduce their budgets

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:39 am

Linwood

Linwood City Council provided good news to residents when members introduced the 2014 budget at the March 12 meeting and said a decrease in the tax bill is possible.

The $12,404,235 proposed budget is $117,866 less than last year’s spending plan, partly due to the recently completed citywide reassessment, an increase in ratables and because expenses stabilized. However, due to the reassessment the tax rate will change, but it has yet to be set.

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Body removed from Somers Point motel

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Written by staff report Friday, March 28, 2014 06:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS
SOMERS POINT--Police are on the scene at the Owl Motel on New Road in Somers Point where a stretcher was seen removing what appears to be a body. Check back later for more information.

   

Police looking for help in Somers Point armed robbery

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 12:48 pm

Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27 Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27

SOMERS POINT—Police here are looking for help from the public to help find an armed robbery suspect; Thursday night a man walked into the TD Bank located on New Road and brandished a semi-automatic weapon at a teller just before closing.

The call came into the Somers Point Police Department at 7:51 p.m. When police arrived the suspect had gotten an undetermined amount of cash from a teller and reportedly fled in a southbound direction toward Chapman Blvd.

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Letter: Pool parking gate shuts out the handicapped

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:39 pm

letter clipart To the editor:

We have a beautiful pool at Mainland Regional High School for the use of the students and the community with a parking lot at the pool’s door. However, in the past few weeks the parking lot has been closed and a new lot gate has been installed.

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Belhaven Drama Club goes under the sea for ‘Mermaid Jr.’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:08 pm

Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School. Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School.
LINWOOD – It is the last week of rehearsals, and the curtain at Belhaven Middle School will go up this weekend for “Mermaid Jr.,” the Disney tale adapted from the film "The Little Mermaid."

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Author tells Seaview students they have the tools to stop bullying

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 01:51 pm

Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying. Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying.

LINWOOD – Kids can be brutal to one another; emotional bullying – the silent treatment, exclusion, gossip, teasing. It's not new, but it is still hurtful and can negatively affect a student's attitude about school. 

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'Hairspray' tackles racial segregation with pump and circumstance

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:00 am

Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage. Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage.
SOMERS POINT – CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts will turn back the clock to the ’60s this week when it presents the musical "Hairspray" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29, April 4 and 5.

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Muppets Most Wanted sensory friendly edition

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Written by staff report Wednesday, March 26, 2014 02:32 pm

Courtesy of Disney Courtesy of Disney

NORTHFIELD—Head to Frank’s Theater for the 9 a.m. Saturday March 29 sensory friendly edition of the hit movie “Muppets Most Wanted.”
Along with other FACES 4Autism friends enjoy the film in a safe and an accepting environment where you are free to be you.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 27, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 26, 2014 02:09 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 188 calls for service, made 138 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made 100 motor vehicle stops, issued 25 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 10-24.

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Mainland and Linwood Superintendent Tom Baruffi announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi  LINWOOD -Tom Baruffi, the superintendent of both Mainland Regional High School and the Linwood School District, will retire at the end of the school year.  The popular superintendent said while he has made it no secret that he is leaving, he is not celebrating either because he really has enjoyed his job. 

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Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 02:03 pm

Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC SOMERS POINT—Clancy’s by the Bay is host to a group of talented young musicians Thursday evening when the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra comes to town for a very special performance.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is now in its eleventh year playing at the Jazz Standard in New York City.

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A sure sign of spring

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 09:32 am

 Ritas 17-year-old Scott Jarvie of Egg Harbor Township knows it's twice as nice to share as he gets a gelati for his mom and himself at the first day of spring celebration at Rita's of Northfield. NORTHFIELD- With the fickle weather 2014 has given us so far it's not surprising how excited everyone was to celebrate the first day of spring. And one of the most popular ways to celebrate the new season is with a free cup of Rita's Water Ice. Franchise wide Rita's offers a cup of its smooth, cool ice for free to help usher in spring every year. In Northfield the lines started at 11 a.m. according to owner Roseanne Murphy and it never let up. By dinner time it was an hour's wait to get a taste of summer but no one was complaining. She had her crew and every member of her family scooping to keep the customers happy and the line moving.

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A hot time at the NCS winter carnival

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:11 pm

Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival. Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival.

NORTHFIELD--Winter Carnival at the Northfield Community School was one big send off to winter and a big hello to spring.  Hundreds of students along with parents headed to NCS for a night of fun and games.

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Trivia Times, March 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:22 pm

It's OK is the big story for today
On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll korrect," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

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