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    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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Shore Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 01:00 am

Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014. Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014.

SOMERS POINT – A baby boy born to Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 1 was the first baby of the New Year at Shore Medical Center.

The baby, named Russell Stephen Onorato, is the couple’s first child.

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Making the best of 2014's first winter storm in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 11:25 pm

Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth. Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth.

LINWOOD--School might have closed but the kids were open for fun. Once the roads were cleared in the morning it was time to test the elements. Temperatures in the teens and winds gusting did not keep the kids, young and young at heart from taking to the hill at Fischer Green or heading over to the Mainland Regional High School hill in Linwood.

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Snowy morning drive

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 09:31 am

The first snow shoveler in Northfield The first snow shoveler in Northfield

LINWOOD--Old man winter dealt the region the first storm of the season. While the bitter cold is a rude awakening, an early morning drive shows off the natural beauty of the area shortly after daylight.


  Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township   

 

Rowing for Humanity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 06:04 pm

check presentation Making the presentation of the check to Habitat for Humanity are from left; Dave Bird, head coach for MRHS girls crew, John Rosado-V.P. of Mainland Crew Assoc. Steve Carraccio-President of Mainland Crew Assoc, Rick Ricciardi-President HFH Atlantic County Board of Directors and rowers, Yvonne Olson, Devon Deveney, Alexis Dearborn, all from Northfield. LINWOOD--The Mainland Regional High School Crew teams presented a check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Dec. 21 a result of the team’s hard work during the 2013 “Row for Humanity” erg-a-thon.

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New book explores images from Somers Point’s past

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 05:48 pm

 

Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – When first-time author Lynne Newsome MacEwan wanted to write a book, it was a natural for her to choose the topic she knew best, her home town.

“Images of America, Somers Point” is the result of MacEwan’s effort.

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Health Source collects Toys for Kids

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, December 22, 2013 05:50 pm

Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3. Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3.

LINWOOD – A crowd gathered Thursday evening, Dec. 12 at the Health Source office suite at 401 New Road in Linwood for a tree lighting and fundraiser for the Toys for Kids program.

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It's date night for daddys and daughters

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 20, 2013 05:11 pm

Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive. Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive.

LINWOOD – It was a dressy affair Thursday, Dec. 12 when dads and their daughters had a chance to spend a special night together. The occasion was the inaugural PTO-sponsored father-daughter dance at the Seaview Elementary School.
PTO co-President Ava Cocchi said they decided to do something special where the girls at the school could have a special night with their fathers.

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Belhaven School sixth grader sings the National Anthem at 76ers game

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:07 pm

Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center
LINWOOD—It was not just athletes taking the court at the November 13 when the Houston Rockets were in town to face the Philadelphia 76ers on their Wells Fargo Center home court. 12-year-old Grace Mozitis, a sixth grade student at Belhaven Middle School was invited to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game.

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Northfield surgeon killed in Virginia plane crash

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:14 am

NORTHFIELD—Dr. Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, a prominent orthopedic surgeon with the Shore Orthopedic University Associates group in Somers Point was killed Wednesday, Dec. 18 when the single-engine Beechcraft six passenger plane he was piloting crashed near a residential area in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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In Northfield Community School the key to the lesson is hand held

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 17, 2013 05:55 pm

Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education. Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education.

NORTHFIELD – Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins had an idea when he began in the district in 2012; he wanted to take learning beyond books and computer labs.

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Father and son from Linwood killed in parkway crash Updated

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 03:54 pm

LINWOOD — A single-car accident early Saturday morning claimed the life of James Friedrich, 53, of Linwood and his 22-year-old son Justin.

Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police said the call to the Bass River State Police barracks came in at 2:35 a.m. and officers responded to the accident at mile marker 43.5 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway.

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The boys are back

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.  Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.

NORTHFIELD—Make that the Boy Scouts are back.

For the 54th year Troop 72 Boy Scouts have returned to sell Christmas trees.

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The new look of Shore Orthopaedic in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, December 14, 2013 09:09 am

Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT – With the snip of a ribbon Friday, Dec. 6 by Dr. Stephan Zabinski of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates and architect Michael Graves a new phase of patient first care was welcomed to the city.

Graves utilizes firsthand knowledge when designing a building.

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Despite cancelling the parade Somers Point kids enjoy light up night (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 13, 2013 01:00 am

Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall. Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall.

SOMERS POINT— Somers Point officials weren’t going to let a little rain and wind spoil a great winter evening. The plan was for a big parade beginning at the Dawes Ave. School and heading down Shore Road to City Hall where Mayor Jack Glasser would flip the switch and turn on the Christmas tree but foul weather intervened Friday evening

Dec. 6 and the parade was cancelled.

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Pinky on Pearl Harbor and life during World War II

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 12, 2013 04:50 pm

Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II. Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II.

NORTHFIELD — Students at the Northfield Community School were treated Friday, Dec. 6 to special visitors in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Korean and World War II veterans were invited to speak to the seventh grade students about what life was like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

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Light up night in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 12, 2013 03:28 pm

Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas. Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas.

LINWOOD — The weather turned a bit frightful Friday, Dec. 6, but the planned tree lighting at the Linwood Arboretum managed to still be delightful as many of the evening’s events moved indoors.

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