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    Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School.

    SOMERS POINT – Former NBA player Chris Herren delivered a powerful message to parents and high school students gathered Wednesday evening in the Jordan Road School cafeteria.
    Herren, a former Fresno State basketball star who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, shared…

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    The 3 on 3 tournaments feature high school boys and girls teams. From left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.
    NORTHFIELD — Multiple myeloma took Coach Dave Lewis in 2008 but the lessons he taught along the way have not been forgotten by…

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    LINWOOD—When a school returns a second year with state championship hardware, that is an accomplishment. Make it a three-peat and other schools really take notice. But four years in a row? That just might be dominance.

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    Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point

    SOMERS POINT—The show will go on thanks to more than $500,000 in grants, plans to complete the renovation of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue will move forward. Mayor Jack Glasser said he feels it will be an economic engine for Bay Avenue and the arts in Somers Point.

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    LINWOOD – The Board of School Estimate presented a $14,070,612 preliminary budget Monday, March 2 that if approved would raise the local school tax 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It was anticipated that the board would adopt at the budget at its Wednesday, March 4 meeting, after this newspaper’s deadline.
    The proposed 2015-2016 spending plan is $159,854 lower than the current year. Reasons cited for the rate increase are a drop in ratables, anticipation of flat state aid, higher health care costs, a 2.6 percent salary increase to teachers, and less fund…

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Trivia Times, April 5, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:37 pm

trivia logo The big story today is Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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Mighty Math Minds

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:07 am

From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer. From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so there is enough to go around for all the hungry mouths clamoring for a piece.
On Saturday, the recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics tournament – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and instead of hungry mouths, there were 160 minds hungry for competition.

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Heart Heroes in Linwood Schools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 11:00 am

Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute. Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute.

LINWOOD--Continuing their mission of saving lives, RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare's Heart Institute and Heart Heroes program presented two automatic external defribulators to Belhaven School Nurse Ann Forshaw and District Superintendent, Tom Baruffi at the March 19 Linwood Board of Education meeting.

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Real Troopers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 04, 2014 04:28 pm

 Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 are Lily Lee, Amanda Frambes, Nova Driver, Heather Frambes, Maggie Wilkinson, Devin O’Brien and Ellen O’Brien. Troop leaders are Doreen Lee of Linwood and Kim O’Brien and Arlene Frambes of Somers Point.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—The Girl Scouts of troops 11059 and 11700 of Linwood and Somers Point are a troop on the move and learning about the community around them brought to visit The Current, their community newspaper, Friday, April 4.

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Local access channel moved from 2 to 97 but the info remains vital

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 04, 2014 05:19 am

LINWOOD—The local access channel is by its very name designed to give the local government and schools a forum to broadcast information that is happening right in their immediate area. Up until February 27 that local access was easily found on Channel 2, the Mainland Channel.  Since the first of March it has been relocated to Channel 97.

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Community spirit at the heart of Dave's Day (Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:34 pm

Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS. Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.

 

NORTHFIELD – The sixth annual Dave's Day celebration at the Northfield Community School March 22 is an example of a community in action. Coach Dave Lewis passed away and left his family and his community to miss him. In his honor, they got together and had basketball clinics and games, lots of kid-friendly activities, music, food and raffles. Everyone agreed it was a fairly perfect day from morning till night.

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Helen Turner is 107 and darn proud of it (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 04:23 pm

eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner. eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner.

LINWOOD – If the city were to name its most popular citizen, it would most certainly be Helen Turner, who celebrated her 107th birthday April 1 with her many friends at Brandywine Estates. Truth be told, everyone who meets Helen, calls her friend.

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Northfield developer withdraws application for condo complex

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 02:03 pm

NORTHFIELD – Developer Max Gurwitz withdrew his application Wednesday, April 2 for a use variance to build a 216-unit luxury condominium complex on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton 8 and Imax Theater.

The application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board Thursday, April 3.

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Slusher earns ROTC scholarship

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 03:57 pm

Nick Slusher Nick Slusher Nick Slusher, a 2013 graduate of St. Augustine College Preparatory School, is attending University of Tampa majoring in mathematics. Slusher made the dean's list in his first semester and was awarded a 3 1/2 year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship covering tuition, room and board and a monthly stipend.

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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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