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    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.

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    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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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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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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Northfield, Somers Point remember the soldiers who never came home

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 25, 2014 03:00 pm

Glowsticks and flags line the walkway at Patriots Park in Somers Point, where a POW/MIA recognition ceremony is held annually on the third Friday in September to honor soldiers who never returned.  Glowsticks and flags line the walkway at Patriots Park in Somers Point, where a POW/MIA recognition ceremony is held annually on the third Friday in September to honor soldiers who never returned. Friday, Sept. 19 was National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and at the Northfield Community School it was a time for the middle school students to learn the reason the black flag hangs under the Stars and Stripes on many flagpoles and what its symbolism means. 

Teacher Mary Ann Devine, who coordinates the school’s veterans programming, enlisted her seventh-grade class to point out the symbolism behind the flag: the soldier looking toward his home, the partial wreath that will be complete when he returns home. The missing man table was set, in preparation for when all prisoners will return home.

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Northfield police seize 315 bags of heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:18 pm

NORTHFIELD – Police seized 315 bags of heroin and arrested two residents on drug charges Thursday, Sept. 25 after a several-months-long investigation.

Charged were Jerome Ellis, 45, and Chaneen McKoy, 39, of the 300 block of Maple Avenue, where the heroin was seized, according to police reports. 

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Class is now in session in the annex at CharterTech

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 24, 2014 04:39 pm

Cutting the ribbon on the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts expansion Tuesday, Sept. 16 are, from left, founders Jerry Klause, Nancy Fox, builder Sean Scarborough, Board of Trustees President Mike Barnow, Principal-lead person Arthur Tubbs, founder Kerry Treasure and Brian McGuire, principal and dean of curriculum.  Cutting the ribbon on the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts expansion Tuesday, Sept. 16 are, from left, founders Jerry Klause, Nancy Fox, builder Sean Scarborough, Board of Trustees President Mike Barnow, Principal-lead person Arthur Tubbs, founder Kerry Treasure and Brian McGuire, principal and dean of curriculum.

SOMERS POINT — Tuesday, Sept. 16 the founders and the administration of CharterTech High School cut the ribbon on a new building on the campus of the school that co-founder and board of trustees’ member Jerry Klause said melds cutting edge technology with the performing arts.
Dubbed simply as the annex for now, the Sean Scarborough-designed building is home to eight classrooms, a recording studio, a multi purpose room, faculty workroom and the office of Principal and Head of Curriculum Brian McGuire.

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Run for the Fallen remembers NJ soldiers and supports their Gold Star families

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:55 am

Hero Marker 47, honoring Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto is set in place at Patriots Park in Somers Point Tuesday, Sept. 23 by Run Director, Mike Simpson of Browns Mills and Ed “Tug” Devine of Deptford in advance of The Run for the Fallen. Saturday morning at 6:25 a.m. members of the run team of volunteer active military will stop, salute and pay their respects to Sausto and present a flower to a member of his family if they are present and then run on to the next marker less than a mile down Shore Road. Supporters are urged to check the website and go to one of the markers to show support for the fallen. Hero Marker 47, honoring Pvt. Anthony J. Sausto is set in place at Patriots Park in Somers Point Tuesday, Sept. 23 by Run Director, Mike Simpson of Browns Mills and Ed “Tug” Devine of Deptford in advance of The Run for the Fallen. Saturday morning at 6:25 a.m. members of the run team of volunteer active military will stop, salute and pay their respects to Sausto and present a flower to a member of his family if they are present and then run on to the next marker less than a mile down Shore Road. Supporters are urged to check the website and go to one of the markers to show support for the fallen. Sunday, Sept. 28 is Gold Star Mothers and Family Day. Set aside by Congress in 1936 to recognize the mothers and their families who carry on with pride everyday honoring their soldier that was killed in service to their country. Leading up to that day is the Run for the Fallen that will begin at the southernmost tip of the state at Cape May Lighthouse and finish up at the New Jersey Vietnam veterans Memorial in Holmdel. 

Along the way will be 226 hero markers placed and each of the markers will honor one of the New Jersey soldiers that have given their all for their country from recent conflicts; Beirut, Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield (Gulf War), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn (Iraq), Operation Restore Hope (Somalia), the Pentagon and 9/11.

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4-car crash in Somers Point sends 9 to hospital Saturday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 22, 2014 05:20 pm

Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital. Dennis Sharpe/Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital.

2 children flown to Cooper

SOMERS POINT – A four-car accident Saturday morning, Sept. 20 sent nine people to the hospital, including two children who were flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of injuries.

Seven people were transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare’s City and Mainland divisions and to Shore Medical Center, according to reports. 

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Mainland student charged with bringing fake gun to school

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 22, 2014 12:17 pm

 Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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A Somers they’ll never forget

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, September 21, 2014 06:00 am

Historical Society commemorates the 210th anniversary of the death of Capt. Richard Somers in Tripoli

The flowers at the Richard Somers Day ceremony are from Somers Point’s sister city, Somers, New York. The flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Libya and given to the city by then U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The flowers at the Richard Somers Day ceremony are from Somers Point’s sister city, Somers, New York. The flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Libya and given to the city by then U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. SOMERS POINT – A group gathered at City Hall Saturday, Sept. 13 for the 10th annual Richard Somers Day, commemorating the 210th anniversary of his death Sept. 3, 1804 in the harbor in Tripoli. Somers was not yet 26 when he died.

The commemoration was for planned for the Richard Somers Memorial Park, but the weather chased the event indoors.

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