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    The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf.SOMERS POINT – The 67th annual Charity League Mart opened Friday morning, Nov. 21 with a line of people waiting to buy the league’s 2014 handmade collectible pin. This year’s pin depicts an elf from Santa’s workshop, wearing a green hat and his face peeking out from behind a white beard. His hat is adorned with a snowflake and a dangling red Swarovski crystal.

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    Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. LINWOOD – The Belhaven Middle School gym was jammed Thursday night, Nov. 13 for the annual blue and gold basketball game pitting two mixed squads of students and teachers. As usual, school spirit was the winner. 

    Belhaven students of the future – fourth-graders under the direction of Seaview Elementary School music teacher David Lampkin – put on a halftime performance. They  lined up for an orchestrated basketball dribbling and passing drill set to “Zombie Nation” that got the approval of the standing-room-only crowd.

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    Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield.  
    LINWOOD—A literary classic takes the stage this week as the Drama Department at Mainland Regional High School presents “The Great Gatsby.”…

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     The new grads and their instructors; from left is Jennifer Pielhau of Waretown, Brandall residents Thelma Booker, Marge Phillips, Celia Mastel, Lucille Krachman, Deb Neiburg, Ruth Bonin, Gloria Schaeffer, Margaret Drewes, Frank Phillips and instructor Kim Burns of Egg Harbor Township. Not pictures are residents Tom Micek and…</div>
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    SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

    The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

    Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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    LINWOOD—Thursday afternoon the Mainland Regional High School Mustang freshman football team was supposed to be headed a few miles down the road to play the freshman Silver Eagles at Egg Harbor Township High School.

    Instead, as they were lacing up their cleats the MRHS coach had to let his counterpart at EHTHS know the team would not be coming and the game was canceled. For both teams it was their final game of their season.

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Relay for Life campaign kicks off in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, February 10, 2014 12:45 pm

Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6. Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6.

LINWOOD — June 13 may be months away but Christine Sands Bennett of Linwood urged the Relay for Life volunteers gathered in the Mainland Regional High School library Thursday evening that organizing and fundraising takes time.

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School aims to grow future engineers and computer scientists in STEM lab

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:31 pm

Students from Laura Levy's first-grade class evaluate mortar samples in Kevin Jarrett's STEM lab as part of a lesson on materials engineering Thursday, Jan. 31./Suzanne Marino Students from Laura Levy's first-grade class evaluate mortar samples in Kevin Jarrett's STEM lab as part of a lesson on materials engineering Thursday, Jan. 31./Suzanne Marino  NORTHFIELD – At the Northfield Community School, teachers have gone way past just integrating science, engineering, technology and math to meet the core content standards outlined by the state. “We are really excited with STEM and incorporating the principles in every class,” said Elementary School Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 09, 2014 05:00 am

Satchel Paige is the big story for February 9
On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted to Cooperstown in August of the same year. When Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball, showmanship and a playing career that spanned five decades was inducted Joe DiMaggio called Paige "the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced."

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Somers Point Police Blotter February 6, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, February 08, 2014 12:16 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Somers Point Police Department made 18 adult arrests and one juvenile arrest Jan. 27-Feb. 3

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Trivia Times February 8, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 08, 2014 05:00 am

Japanese troops leaving Guadalcanal is the big story for Feb. 8
On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied victories in the Solomon Islands.

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Heart smart in Somers Point

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, February 07, 2014 04:15 pm

Volunteers provide tips for a healthy heart at Shore Medical Center Friday, Feb. 7, Go Red for Women Day sponsored by the American Heart Association. Volunteers provide tips for a healthy heart at Shore Medical Center Friday, Feb. 7, Go Red for Women Day sponsored by the American Heart Association.

SOMERS POINT—Employees and volunteers were decked out in red Friday, Feb. 7 at Shore Medical Center in support of National Heart Month and Go Red for Women day. Stations set up in the lobby checked the numbers; cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar along with stroke assessments.

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Letter: Two sets of rules in Northfield

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Written by Robert Webb Sr. Friday, February 07, 2014 01:56 pm

Letter: Two sets of rules in Northfield Letter: Two sets of rules in Northfield To the editor:

The City of Northfield saga continues. What lies ahead? Our mayor was elected assemblyman and the Democrats need to replace him, but in the meantime we have a Republican sitting in the mayor's seat.

What a slap in the face to Democratic Councilman Frank Perri, who was our mayor for 12 years. And it’s not the first time Councilman Perri has been ignored, such as when the Republican-controlled council gave away our rescue squad, even though the residents asked them not to.

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SPBA meeting addresses dollars and sense

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, February 06, 2014 02:54 pm

  James D. Hammerstedt CPA James D. Hammerstedt CPA

SOMERS POINT—The monthly meeting of the Somers Point Business Association is slated for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 and the topic is “Dollars and sense – Improving your company’s bottom line.” The guest speaking is James D. Hammerstedt, CPA, business consultant and vice-president of Fabietti, Hale, Hammerstedt and Powers of Northfield and Vineland.

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New total wellness center AC Best Docs opens in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:57 pm

Physical Therapist John McGrail and Dr. Marc Cohen inside the newly created hydro pool facility inside AC Best Docs wellness center in Linwood./Suzanne Marino Physical Therapist John McGrail and Dr. Marc Cohen inside the newly created hydro pool facility inside AC Best Docs wellness center in Linwood./Suzanne Marino LINWOOD – Cornerstone Commerce Center has a new tenant in AC Best Docs that might just change the way patients and clients approach wellness. 

Marc Cohen of Philadelphia and Linwood brought the concept of a total wellness center to the region more than a year ago and vowed at the time to transform the former Mainland Fitness into a facility where health care and wellness would create a synergy that could help every person reach his or her potential.

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Linwood and Northfield Police Chief announces retirement

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, February 05, 2014 05:00 am

Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Robert James Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Robert James NORTHFIELD--Police Chief Robert James has informed the city that he will retire effective July 1. It was announced by Acting Mayor Jim O'Neill at the Feb. 4 meeting. The popular chief has served the cities of Linwood along with Northfield under a shared service agreement, James oversaw the operations of both departments.

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McGee takes over as mayor in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, February 05, 2014 12:42 am

Gerald McGee is sworn as Mayor in by Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi at the Feb. 4 meeting with his wife Nicola at his side. Gerald McGee is sworn as Mayor in by Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi at the Feb. 4 meeting with his wife Nicola at his side. NORTHFIELD – Gerald McGee, 60, was elected mayor Tuesday, Feb. 4 by City Council, and David Devine was chosen as the new Ward 1 councilman. Both are Democrats.

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Businesses are making Somers Point their new address

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, February 04, 2014 01:54 pm

  

SOMERS POINT—The city that has adopted the slogan “The shore starts here” is able to claim that business starts here as well. In 2013 Somers Point saw some new retailers pick their city as a good locale to open their doors and with the recent announcement that PetSmart will soon have an address in town, 2014 is looking business friendly as well.

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Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company ‘beefs up’ menu

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:44 am

Claire Lowe / Co-owner Steve Novak stands in front of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company on Laurel Drive in Somers Point. Claire Lowe / Co-owner Steve Novak stands in front of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company on Laurel Drive in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – With the introduction of a smaller but more versatile menu for the winter, Steve Novak aims to give fans of The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Company the staples they have come to love – and more.

“They’re still going to be able to get their grilled cheese and crab cake fix just like they always have, but now we’ve just added some classic American sandwiches,” he said.

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Bring on the bling; prom season kicks off in Linwood (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 03, 2014 03:48 pm

Shelly DeLuca of Margate, the owner of Rissy Roo’s in Linwood kicks off prom season in style at her shop Friday evening, Jan. 31. Shelly DeLuca of Margate, the owner of Rissy Roo’s in Linwood kicks off prom season in style at her shop Friday evening, Jan. 31.  LINWOOD—There may have been snow on the ground but inside Rissy Roo’s Dress Shop where the theme is always, “Life is a party, dress it up” it was time to get ready for high schools spring rite of passage, the prom.

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Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 3, 2014

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Written by staff report Monday, February 03, 2014 12:00 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 responded to 159 calls for service Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Officers performed 121 property checks, investigated eight motor vehicle crashes, made two warrant arrest and 44 motor vehicle stops, and issued 22 motor vehicle summonses.

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Lack of quorum cancels Northfield Council meeting

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, February 02, 2014 01:11 pm

  Northfield City Hall Northfield City Hall NORTHFIELD – The Tuesday, Jan. 28 regularly scheduled meeting of Northfield City Council has been postponed one week until Tuesday, Feb. 4 due to a lack of quorum, according to City Clerk Mary Canesi. A quorum is the number of members of council who must be present in to legally transact the business of the city.

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