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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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Contract gives teachers 2.75 percent raise in first year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 14, 2014 06:00 am

Contract gives teachers 2.75 percent raise in first year NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education approved a contract with the Northfield Education Association Oct. 27 that gives the union’s more than 100 teachers, secretaries and support staff a 2.75 percent pay raise the first year.

Under the contract members are to receive 3 percent increases in the second year and 2.75 percent in the final year of the pact.

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AMVETS, Elks laud police officers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:00 pm

From left are AMVETS member Fred Vineyard, Post Cmdr. Jim Donahue, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Somers Point Officer of the Year Joseph Scioli, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and EHT Officer of the Year Kevin Devlin. From left are AMVETS member Fred Vineyard, Post Cmdr. Jim Donahue, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Somers Point Officer of the Year Joseph Scioli, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and EHT Officer of the Year Kevin Devlin. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two patrol officers were recognized at the annual ham dinner of AMVETS Post 911 and Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563 for service to their community.

Patrolman Joseph Scioli of the Somers Point Police Department was recognized as the officer of the year. He was involved in arrests made in September in connection with multiple car burglaries.

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Northfield Middle School students of the month Oct.

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:52 pm

Northfield Middle School students of the month Oct. 2014 The Northfield Middle School students of the month for October received their certificates from Principal Glenn Robbins Oct. 30.

The fifth grade students of the month are Sienna Carroccia and Zachary Podolnick. In sixth grade the students chosen are Julia Lonkart and Logan Russo. The seventh grade students that are recognized for the month are Charlie Sher and Grace Gallagher and the eighth grade students are Riley Murray and Victoria Sokalski.

 

Ruth Newman Shapiro fund donates money to Bacharach

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:18 pm

GALLOWAY – The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund recently donated $150,000 to Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation.

Dr. Richard Kathrins, president and CEO of Bacharach, said the gift will allow Bacharach to purchase the newest and most advanced equipment to offer patients the best overall cardiac rehab experience and best outcomes, according to a news release.    

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Northfield Police Blotter, Nov. 3-9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield 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 received 162 calls for service Nov. 3-9. Officers conducted 52 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle accidents and 46 motor vehicle stops, and issued 11 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Somers Point Police logo Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Mainland starts Veterans off with a good meal Tuesday

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

LINWOOD – The fifth annual Mainland Regional High School Veterans Day breakfast brought more than 60 veterans to the school Tuesday morning for a hearty breakfast, prepared by Heidi Hibbs and the Mainland kitchen staff. It was a healthy way for veterans to start the day and for students and staff to thank the men and women for their military service.

English teacher Jo Carney, who is also a Blue Star mother, spearheaded the annual event. She has supplied packages to the troops for the past four years and is the advisor to the school’s Support the Troops Club, whose members hold fundraisers, collect items and ship them overseas. Carney said her club thought everything would be winding down since the four units the club has been supporting are headed home. 

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Local Realtors hold annual luncheon to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:19 pm

Balsley Losco real estate agents Christine Casetellani and Jeanne Chiaradio are the hosts of the sixth annual luncheon to benefit Alzheimer’s. Balsley Losco real estate agents Christine Casetellani and Jeanne Chiaradio are the hosts of the sixth annual luncheon to benefit Alzheimer’s. Balsley Losco real estate agents, Christine Castellani and Jeanne Chiaradio, hosted their sixth annual Balsley Losco Alzheimer’s Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 3 at their training center in Northfield. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The luncheon is homemade with dishes prepared by the staff and participating vendors in exchange for a minimum donation. Surety Title Company, Aurora Mortgage and Sage Restaurant are among the contributors.

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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives rolls into the area

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:04 pm

Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we are closed for filming.”

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Semper Fidelis U.S.M.C. celebrates their birthday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 10, 2014 04:47 pm

November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. NORTHFIELD--Happy 239th birthday to the United States Marine Corps. On the eve of Veterans Day members of the Corps, like Col. Thomas Fahy, currently stationed in San Diego, proudly serve their nation. Fahy places a wreath in honor of the unknown soldier and those still missing in action.

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Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo of Northfield named on 2015 Best Law Firm list

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 10, 2014 03:40 pm

Frank A. Petro Esq. Frank A. Petro Esq. For the second consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey.  The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.

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Northfield Police blotter, edition of Oct. 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 10:26 am

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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.

From Oct.13-Oct. 26 the Northfield Police Department received 338 calls for service, conducted 218 property checks, responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, made eight warrant arrests and 63 motor vehicle stops, and issued 23 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police blotter, edition of Oct. 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 10:24 am

Somers Point Police logo  Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Trivia Times - November 8, 2014 edition

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

The Big Story for November 8 is the discovery of X rays
On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen's discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature.

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MRHS Homecoming Dance sets the stage for a great weekend.

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 07, 2014 04:55 pm

Some guys have all the luck. Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township is surrounded by, from left, Claire Gadon of Somers Point, Katlalyna Lorick of Northfield, Erica Stuchel of Linwood, Ava Gadon of Somers Point and Brianna Reeves of Northfield. Some guys have all the luck. Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township is surrounded by, from left, Claire Gadon of Somers Point, Katlalyna Lorick of Northfield, Erica Stuchel of Linwood, Ava Gadon of Somers Point and Brianna Reeves of Northfield.

Mainland Regional High School in Linwood held its homecoming dance Thursday, Oct. 30, and judging from the attendance and fun being had, it was the place to be.

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Somers Point kicks off Restaurant Week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 07, 2014 01:21 pm

Somers Point Restaurant Week runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7- 16. Here, partygoers sample offerings from eateries at a kickoff party Sunday, Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro. Somers Point Restaurant Week runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7- 16. Here, partygoers sample offerings from eateries at a kickoff party Sunday, Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro. SOMERS POINT – Diners warmed up their taste buds Sunday afternoon Nov. 2 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, where the annual Restaurant Week Kickoff party offered food, demonstrations, drinks, and an art show compliments of Kathleen Arleth and the Great Bay Art Gallery.

A donation of $5 was requested to support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch.

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