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    The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site.LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

    City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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Trivia Times June 28, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:22 am

The Big Story today is GM's Corvette

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the very first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon. The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just 300 Corvettes made in 1953.

The idea for the Corvette originated with General Motors' designer Harley J. Earl, who in 1951 began developing plans for a low-cost American sports car that could compete with Europe's MGs, Jaguars and Ferraris.

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Colin Hickey named Linwood police chief

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 27, 2014 05:34 pm

LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced Wednesday, June 25 that Colin Hickey has been named the city’s new police chief. Hickey replaces Robert James whose retirement is effective July 1.

Hickey was one of two Linwood Police Department candidates who sat for the chief’s test, which was open to anyone in the department of the rank of sergeant or above.

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AC Best Docs introduces a healthy kids program in Linwood

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Written by Staff Report Friday, June 27, 2014 04:14 am

LINWOOD--Cornerstone Fitness Center at AC Best Docs opened this year inside the Cornerstone Commerce Center offering the services of their multi-service health, wellness and fitness center.

For the summer they have taken the company’s model for health and wellness and added a kid’s healthy lifestyle program for 12-15 year olds.

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Family Fun Day to honor Mary Beth Davis hosted by SOSH Architects

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 26, 2014 03:10 pm

Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. LINWOOD—Family and friends will head to All Wars Memorial Park here Saturday, July 5 in memory of friend and colleague Mary Beth Davis. SOSH Architects will host the second Annual Family Fun Day in memory of Davis.

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UPDATE: Northfield Community School closed today because of threat

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:17 am

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NORTHFIELD –  Northfield Community School was closed today, Wednesday, June 25 on what was to be the last day of school for the year.

In an email sent to all families and staff in the morning by District Superintendent Janice Fipp said she regretfully had to close the school for today unless the building is deemed safe. Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriffs officers conducted a complete sweep of the building at 8:15 a.m.

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The Mainland Class of 2014 is in the books (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:38 am

Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral

LINWOOD—Draped in green and white, 374 members of the Mainland Class of 2014 walked together one final time Tuesday evening as they headed onto the field, following Mainland teachers onto the field.  Well wishers lined their path; educators from all three sending districts who long ago said their good-byes to the students came together to wish them good luck in their future.

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Going green earns green for YALE School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:16 pm

Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students. Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students.

NORTHFIELD—The Y.A.L.E. School (youth adolescent learning experience) on Burton Avenue has partnered with Green Vision Inc, a New Jersey based non-profit company that is helping find alternate uses for electronic items that would normally end up in a landfill. The experience for students working in the program is going green times two.

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Top readers make the cut in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 23, 2014 04:00 pm

The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.  The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.

SOMERS POINT – Back in March, as part of the school’s Read Across America events,  Dawes Avenue Principal Doreen Lee challenged the students in her school to read 100,000 pages before the end of the year.

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Trivia Times June 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:56 am

The Big Story today is the ratification of the Constitution
New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

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Somers Point Police Blotter June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:57 pm

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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.

The Somers Point Police Department made 8 adult arrests in the reporting period of June 9 through June 16. 

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