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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. 

  • Mainland Current

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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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Trivia Times Oct. 4, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:21 am


The Big Story for today is the death of Janis Joplin
In the summer of 1966, Janis Joplin was a drifter; four years later, she was a rock-and-roll legend. She'd gone from complete unknown to generational icon on the strength of a single, blistering performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in the summer of 1967, and she'd followed that up with three years of touring and recording that cemented her status as, in the words of one critic, "second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator/recorder/embodiment of her generation's history and mythology."

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Businessman and gentleman, Lou DeScioli passes away

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 03, 2014 05:25 pm

dove clipart Community activist and businessman Lou DeScioli passed away Thursay, Oct. 2, he was 63. While he and his family live in the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Township, DeScioli made his presence felt way past his hometown.

DeScioli along with his business partner, Rich Plum have owned the Custard Hut with locations in Somers Point and Upper Township for 37 years. He is also the owner of Bay Harbor Realty in Somers Point. 

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American Legion post crashers bring an old building back to life

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 02, 2014 06:00 pm

Painters from the Northfield Community School  Painters from the Northfield Community School help out at the Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 crashing Thursday, Sept. 25. The students are Brad Ferguson, Seena Ludwig, Luke and Zack Mansueto, Niko Troast, Chris Vandenberg, Carson McElroy, Reid Hurley, Kelley Walsh, Robert Hurley, Libby Little and Chris Silva. NORTHFIELD – Reality TV brings plenty of renovation and restoration shows into our living rooms, like “Yard Crashers” and “Kitchen Crashers,” but here in Northfield we have “post crashers.”

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Charter-Tech film students to premiere ‘Ashling Rising’ in February

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 02, 2014 04:57 pm

Charter-Tech alumni team Charter-Tech alumni team, including John Hicks of Mays Landing, left, Abby McKay of Brigantine, Tyler Hersh of Absecon, and teacher David Von Rohem of Runnemede worked together on “Ashling Rising,” a feature length film that shows the strength of family ties even in the face of adversity. It will hit theaters in February. SOMERS POINT – Class was in session during the summer for three alumni of Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, but class was held several thousand miles from the Somers Point school.

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Helping Hearts at Mainland Regional High School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 01, 2014 06:00 pm

AtlantiCare Heart Heroes recently donated two AEDs to MRHS. From left are Heart Hero volunteer Ray Coleman, Rose McCarthy, MRHS Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis and Interim Superintendent Robert Previti. AtlantiCare Heart Heroes recently donated two AEDs to MRHS. From left are Heart Hero volunteer Ray Coleman, Rose McCarthy, MRHS Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis and Interim Superintendent Robert Previti. LINWOOD – AtlantiCare Medical Center and Shore Medical Center both proved to be good neighbors by each providing two AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to Mainland Regional High School. Superintendent Robert Previti and board President Jill Ojserkis accepted the AEDs at recent board meeting.

The AtlantiCare donation came through its Heart Heroes program. The donation was made by Rose McCarthy of Heart Heroes and volunteer Ray Coleman. McCarthy said it is the 135th AED donated by Heart Heroes.

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Northfield voters approve bond referendum

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:02 pm

Voter NORTHFIELD--Voter turnout was very light Tuesday, Sept. 30 as they headed to the polls to approve a $7,410,085 bond referendum 417-149. There were 106 mail-in ballots sent out but Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi said the status of those ballots or how many were returned is not known but it is not enough to change the outcome of the election regardless of the vote. 

The state of New Jersey approved funding 42 percent of the project and have committed to $3,005,483 while the Northfield share is $4374,602.

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Central Square celebrates fall in style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 am

Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. LINWOOD—Central Square was the place to stop and shop Saturday, Sept. 27 as the center, home to 55 shops, eateries and professional offices held their first ever Harvest Fest. Merchants offered special promotions, along with free tastings and yoga, Pilates and even belly dancing lessons.

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Northfield councilman battling lymphoma is in it to win it

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex. Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.

NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business

On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.

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Fishing management councils seek input at meeting Monday in Somers Point

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Written by staff reports Monday, September 29, 2014 03:07 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a public meeting 6-8 p.m. at Somers Point City Hall Monday, Sept. 29 to gather input on a range of issued to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment.  

The meeting launches a series of scoping hearings being held through Oct. 22 in coastal states from Massachusetts to North Carolina, according to organizers. 

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Trivia Times, Sept. 27, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:17 am

The big story for today is about John Adams; the argumentative peacemaker

On this day in 1779, the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister in charge of negotiating treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.

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Northfield Police blotter Sept. 25, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

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

From Sept. 15-21 the Northfield Police Department received 224 calls for service, conducted 134 property checks, responded to eight motor vehicle crashes, made five warrant arrests and 28 motor vehicle stops, and issued 17 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Sept. 25, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

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

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The Alcove is official KidCents charity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 04:02 pm

Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives.  Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives. NORTHFIELD – Mindy Shemtov, co-founder and director of Alcove Center for Grieving Children announced Monday that The Alcove is now an official KidCents charity. The KidCents program, created by The Rite Aid Foundation allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. 

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Bay-Atlantic Symphony lecture series looks at supernatural and scary music

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:32 pm

Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. MARGATE – You can learn about the supernatural and scary in music at the October installment of music lectures by Paul M. Somers and sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.

Discover how various composers through musical history have portrayed fairies, ghosts, Druids, and the Spanish Inquisition 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave.

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Northfield council eyes emergency medical services

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 06:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Emergency medical services were the focus of the City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23.

While the agreement between Northfield, Linwood and Shore Medical Center for emergency services runs through August 2015, Northfield City Council President Jim Travagline said that after a meeting Monday with Shore representative John Waite, it might be prudent to begin looking around for other providers.

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Northfield School District referendum to be held Tuesday, Sept. 30

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 25, 2014 06:00 pm

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will be going to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 30 to vote on a school district bond referendum. The district is seeking to make what the Northfield Board of Education has determined are needed replacements and improvements at the 15-year old Northfield Community School at 2000 New Road.

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