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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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School spirit is blue and gold

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 07, 2013 01:06 pm

The annual Blue and Gold game at Belhaven Middle School is always fun. Here along with Flash, the Belhaven mascot are, standing from left, Ray Gallagher, teacher Chris Meade, Michael Mitnick as Flash and Jon Rich. Kneeling in front are Marissa Lubeck and Logan Sands. The annual Blue and Gold game at Belhaven Middle School is always fun. Here along with Flash, the Belhaven mascot are, standing from left, Ray Gallagher, teacher Chris Meade, Michael Mitnick as Flash and Jon Rich. Kneeling in front are Marissa Lubeck and Logan Sands.

LINWOOD — The Belhaven Middle School gymnasium was packed Wednesday, Nov. 20 for the 13th annual Blue and Gold basketball game. Students and faculty have a chance to hit the hardwood for bragging rights and to help support the school’s Renaissance character education program. 

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Recount confirms Mazzeo’s victory in District 2 Assembly race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 05, 2013 03:06 pm

Vince Mazzeo Vince Mazzeo

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Nearly a month after most voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 5 general election, it appears that the State Assembly race in District 2 is complete, with Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo winning by the slightest of margins - only 39 votes - over incumbent John Amodeo of Margate - 25,127 to 25,166.

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Belhaven School Band and Choir each receive $1,000 South Jersey Energy grants

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 02:54 pm

Behaven Middle School Choir recieves SJI grant Behaven Middle School Choir recieves SJI grant

The Belhaven Middle School Band and Choir were each chosen to receive $1,000 grants from South Jersey Energy. The band and choir programs individually applied for and received two of the 15, $1,000 grants from the South Jersey Industries subsidiary as part of its

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State conducts drug raid in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:08 am

LINWOOD—Police here participated with officers from the Atlantic City Police Task Force to execute a search warrant at 901 Woodlynne Blvd. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The residence is at the corner of East Poplar Ave. and Woodlynne, one short block off Shore Road. The area was closed to vehicular traffic during the investigation.

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Bridal shop is making dreams come true in Linwood (SLIDE SHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:54 am

The Dress 2 Impress team includes sales manager Patty Ogrodnek of Linwood, Ice Delinvanov of Egg Harbor Township and his mother Violet Delinvanova. The Dress 2 Impress team includes sales manager Patty Ogrodnek of Linwood, Ice Delinvanov of Egg Harbor Township and his mother Violet Delinvanova. LINWOOD—Ice Delinvanov of Egg Harbor Township searched all over Atlantic County for a spot to open a shop where his mother, Violet could continue what she loves; selling, designing and altering beautiful dresses for special occasions. What they created is Dress 2 Impress in Linwood’s Central Square on New Road. While they are working hard to make dreams come true for brides and their parties they are making their own dreams come true.

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Good citizens get a head start in the Northfield Community Elementary School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 05:00 pm

The September students of the month are from left; Nicholas Tascon, winner of the Principal Award,, Joseph Russo, who received the respect award. Michaela Werber was named winner of the citizen award, Josie Voermans, the caring award and Brianna Reyes-Torres who was chosen for the fairness award. Second row from left is Chris Sacco, Elementary School Counselor, Craig Plagemen, chosen for the trustworthy award, Angela Claveria, the responsibility award recipient, Andrew Ramos, chosen for the leadership award and Elementary Principal, Maureen Vaccaro.  The September students of the month are from left; Nicholas Tascon, winner of the Principal Award,, Joseph Russo, who received the respect award. Michaela Werber was named winner of the citizen award, Josie Voermans, the caring award and Brianna Reyes-Torres who was chosen for the fairness award. Second row from left is Chris Sacco, Elementary School Counselor, Craig Plagemen, chosen for the trustworthy award, Angela Claveria, the responsibility award recipient, Andrew Ramos, chosen for the leadership award and Elementary Principal, Maureen Vaccaro.

Students of the month at the Northfield Community Elementary School are nominated each month by their teacher for different character traits the students have demonstrated.

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Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 27, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, November 30, 2013 01:37 am

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

For the week Nov. 18 to 25 the Northfield Police Department responded to 155 calls for service, 115 property checks, six motor vehicle crashes, two warrant arrests, 57 motor vehicle stops and 15 motor vehicle summonses.

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St. Joe’s Student Council holds food drive

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 29, 2013 01:52 am

Jordan Callahan of Egg Harbor Township and Lily Ludgate of Somers Point load a van with food donations to be taken to the Grace Lutheran Church food pantry.   Jordan Callahan of Egg Harbor Township and Lily Ludgate of Somers Point load a van with food donations to be taken to the Grace Lutheran Church food pantry.  SOMERS POINT – Students of St. Joseph Regional School and their families participated in a Thanksgiving food drive that ended Thursday, Nov. 21. 

The Student Council organized a food drive for all grades, with members going to each classroom to talk about helping others.

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Students honor beloved school secretary with Alcove donation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 26, 2013 05:36 pm

  Seaview Avenue School students along with PTO co-presidents Ava D’Amato Cocchi, back row center and Mary Fabietti present a check to Mindy Shemtov, back row left,  director of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families in honor of school secretary Shirlie Calabrese, front row, right. Seaview Avenue School students along with PTO co-presidents Ava D’Amato Cocchi, back row center and Mary Fabietti present a check to Mindy Shemtov, back row left, director of The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families in honor of school secretary Shirlie Calabrese, front row, right.

LINWOOD – Friday mornings at the Seaview Elementary School here always include some kind of assembly that brings all the students together for a common theme. On Nov. 22, the Friday morning gathering had a dual purpose; an updated Thanksgiving play followed by a charitable donation in honor of a beloved member of the Seaview School family.

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Atlantic County Historical Society celebrates a century through new cook book

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 26, 2013 04:19 pm

Suzanne Marino/Members of the Atlantic County Historical Society cookbook committee who put two years into creating a collection of tried and true favorite recipes. The committee includes from left; Joan Frankel of Margate, Charlene Canale of Egg Harbor Township, Babs Perry-Silva of Northfield and Sheryl Collins of Egg Harbor Township. They hosted a tasting to kick-off their long anticipated cookbook. Sales of the book will directly benefit the ACHS. Suzanne Marino/Members of the Atlantic County Historical Society cookbook committee who put two years into creating a collection of tried and true favorite recipes. The committee includes from left; Joan Frankel of Margate, Charlene Canale of Egg Harbor Township, Babs Perry-Silva of Northfield and Sheryl Collins of Egg Harbor Township. They hosted a tasting to kick-off their long anticipated cookbook. Sales of the book will directly benefit the ACHS.

SOMERS POINT—Comfort foods, family favorites; tried and true recipes gathered from members and friends of the Somers Point Historical Society fill their 100th anniversary cookbook.
Sharing recipes is something most of us do. It might be your first time preparing a dish but if the recipe came from a friend there is a level of comfort about whipping it up as it already has their stamp of approval.

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Former Somers Point Mayor Harvey Smith is remembered for his dedication to the city

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:57 pm

Former Somers Point Mayor Harvey Smith on June 13, 2013 when he was honored for his many years of dedicated service to the city of Somers Point. Shown with Smith is Somers Point Mayor Jack Glassey, City Clerk Carol DeGrassi and City Administrator, Wes Swain Former Somers Point Mayor Harvey Smith on June 13, 2013 when he was honored for his many years of dedicated service to the city of Somers Point. Shown with Smith is Somers Point Mayor Jack Glassey, City Clerk Carol DeGrassi and City Administrator, Wes Swain

SOMERS POINT—The city lost a good friend Friday, November 22 when former City Councilman and Mayor, Harvey Smith passed away at the age of 86. He had relocated to Florida five months ago.

Smith, a WWII veteran, served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class was also a graduate of both Princeton and Drexel universities and earned a Masters Degree in economics.

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Somers Point Police Blotter November 21, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:47 am

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

From Nov. 11-18 the Somers Point Police Department made 17 adult arrests.

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Charity League pin revealed

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 22, 2013 04:46 pm

2013 Charity League Pin 2013 Charity League Pin

SOMERS POINT—The secret is out and the 2013 installment of the highly coveted Charity League pin is a secret no longer. The hand sewn sequin and bead snowflake is available at the Charity League Christmas Mart at Greate Bay Country Club 901 Somers Point Mays Landing Road in Somers Point Friday, Nov. 22 until 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 23.
The cost of the pin is $20. There are also a very limited number of pins from previous years available. For additional information visit www.charityleague.org

 

Remembering JFK: Readers share their memories, Part III

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Written by Reader Submission Thursday, November 21, 2013 06:28 pm

JFK meets some ballplayers./National Archive JFK meets some ballplayers./National Archive It started as a typical day in the life of a 4-year-old

It was just a typical day in the life of a 4-year-old boy playing and waiting for my brother and sisters to come home from school and my dad to arrive from work so we could eat dinner.

In 1963 families did that. It was a traditional autumn day in Pleasantville, N.J.: cold, cloudy and damp.

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Remembering JFK: Readers share their memories, Part II

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Written by Reader Submission Thursday, November 21, 2013 04:08 pm

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand in front of the White House Christmas tree./National Archive President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand in front of the White House Christmas tree./National Archive  With a tear in his eye, Walter Cronkite breaks the news

I currently live in Egg Harbor Township, but 50 years ago I was living and growing up in my hometown of Woodstown, Salem County, on a beef cattle farm.

Like so many other early baby boomers, I was in school that fateful day. I was sitting in my ninth-grade algebra class when a teacher burst into the room to tell us all that the president had been shot in Dallas. 

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Remembering JFK: Readers share their memories, Part I

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Written by Reader Submission Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:46 pm

President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a convertible./National Archive President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a convertible./National Archive

John Jr. salutes his dad’s casket

My Kennedy memory: I was in second grade and we lived in Margate. We were sent home from school when the news of his death was released.

I was only 7, but I loved President Kennedy. I cried the whole day.

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