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    Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

     

    NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23…

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    SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year. 
    Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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    Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township.

    NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.
    Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.
    “This is…

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    The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control will spray for mosquitoes 5-6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Northfield and Linwood, weather permitting.
    The spray is designed to control adult mosquitoes and reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illness, officials said.
    The ground spray will use Scourge, the trade name for resmethrin, applied as an ultra low volume aerosol.
    In Northfield, spraying is set for areas bounded by Mount Vernon Avenue, Shore Road, Oak View Drive, Wabash Avenue, Tilton Road, Infield and First avenues.

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    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

    Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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‘Annie Jr.’ hits the stage in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 am

Annie and her crew Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

“Annie Jr.” is full theatrical production adapted into a manageable version for the young performers who range in age from 6 through 16. Deborah Glenn, the producer and director of the show, said she chose “Annie Jr.” because the kids love the show and it fit perfectly with the talent of the kids.

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Keeping up with Somers Point City Council on the July 24 agenda

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:05 pm


SOMERS POINT—In the summer there is just one scheduled meeting of the Somers Point City Council. For July that is this Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
-On the docket for the meeting will be a resolution honoring resident, businessman and longtime Somers Point volunteer Joe DiOrio who passed away recently. His family has been invited to attend and accept the accolade for the DiOrio family patriarch.

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Hit the beach for Monday night family fun in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:27 pm

The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. SOMERS POINT—There is always something fun to do on Monday nights on the Bay Avenue Morrow Beach through the summer thanks to the Somers Point Community Education and Recreation and the Somers Point Youth Center.

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National Night Out cancelled in Linwood; Northfield event in doubt

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 07:00 pm

Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013. Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out plans Monday afternoon saying as head of public safety for the city, he was not sure he could actually man the event with the necessary number of Northfield police officers to assure the event’s safety which this year had been moved to the Northfield Community School.

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Northfield Little League hit a home run to for the Boys and Girls Club

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 05:39 pm

Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was used by players in the Northfield Little League program and all to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This is the fifth year the Northfield Little League has been donating used baseball equipment to various groups that their kids have outgrown but still has plenty of life left in the cleats, bats, uniforms and balls. This time around they kept the donation close to home.

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Green Thumb Garden Club takes visitors inside the fence

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:16 pm

The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21. The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
The selected gardens took the visitors across the city and included the well-manicured rooftop gardens at Shore Medical Center.

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Tony Mart All-Stars perform the music that made Tony Mart’s famous.

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, July 22, 2014 09:19 am

Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians. Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby Fingers, Danny Eyer, “Ernie T” Trionfo, Howard Isaacson, Rich Kurtz and Jimmy Glenn for a non-stop dance party and show featuring the big hits of Bill Haley and the Comets, Duane Eddie, Del Shannon, Conway Twitty, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Bob Dylan and The Band and the finale featuring the original soundtrack from “Eddie and the Cruisers” filmed at Tony Mart’s in 1982.

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Family flag football tournament in Somers Point (Video)

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Written by Michael Carroll Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Family flag football tournament in Somers Point Family flag football tournament in Somers Point The Somers Point Sharks  hosted a Family Fun Day / Flag Football Fundraiser pn Saturday, July 19 at Bud Kern Field in Somers Point. The fundraiser featured food, music, games and flag football.

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Heart of Surfing aims to let everyone hang 10

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Written by JORDAN MONTGOMERY Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

  Surf Instructor Bob Fertsch on the beach in Ventnor with Deborah Fabi of Margate, Jamie Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township and Marc Fabi of Margate. Surf Instructor Bob Fertsch on the beach in Ventnor with Deborah Fabi of Margate, Jamie Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township and Marc Fabi of Margate. VENTNOR- Local fathers combined their love for surfing with their love of special needs individuals with Heart of Surfing surf camp.

Bob Fertsch and Vinnie Lorenzi of Egg Harbor Township have brought opportunity to the beaches of Ventnor with the Heart of Surfing camp, a non-profit organization that strives to give individuals with special needs the opportunity to learn to surf.

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Letter: Radom drug testing is a violation of student’s rights

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Written by Steven Fenichel Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights To the editor:

The Mainland school bureaucrats are trying to sugarcoat a violation of their students' constitutional rights with their random drug testing policy.

Have they not heard of the Fourth Amendment?

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Somers Point Police Blotter July 17, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

 

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

Louis Burgos, 18, of Northfield was arrested July 8 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

Stephanie Rubin, 33, of Mays Landing was arrested July 11 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Northfield Police Blotter July 17, 2014 edition

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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.

Northfield

The Northfield Police Department responded to 164 calls for service July 7-13. Police conducted 142 property checks, responded to nine motor vehicle crashes, made 94 motor vehicle stops, issued 17 motor vehicle summonses and made one warrant arrest.

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Great Bay Gallery announces exhibit by Mary Ann Kline

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Afternoon Shade by artist Mary Ann Kline Afternoon Shade by artist Mary Ann Kline

Artist Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township, is presenting an exhibit of still life and landscapes entitled A Collection: from the Studio and Plein Aire at the second level dining room of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave. in Somers Point Aug.1 through Oct. 31.

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Pointe Blank Comedy retruns to Somers Point

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Former New Jersey law enforcement officer, Eric Potts turns to comedy full time and will guest emcee at the Pointe Blank Comedy Series at Sandi Pointe starting Friday, July 18. Former New Jersey law enforcement officer, Eric Potts turns to comedy full time and will guest emcee at the Pointe Blank Comedy Series at Sandi Pointe starting Friday, July 18.  SOMERS POINT– Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro is will be kicking off its third annual comedy series, Pointe Blank Comedy, Friday, July 18. Pointe Blank Comedy brings live stand-up entertainment to the Jersey Shore every Friday during July and August.

Seating for the show is at 8:30 with the jokes rolling from 9-10:30p.m.

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In Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point the talk is consolidation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:30 pm

There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. Effective the close of the fiscal year on June 30, all four mainland area school districts were without a permanent superintendent. In a run-up to that event, the city councils Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point each passed a resolution asking the boards of education to consider a consolidation of service agreement between all of the districts to share one superintendent.

While nothing is set in stone, the possibility of conducting a feasibility study is a possibility if funding is available. A study could determine if it is economically feasible to even consider all of the districts operating with just one superintendent.

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Remediation is progressing at New Road eyesore

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 06:00 am

The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. 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 shuttered gas station.

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