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    Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School.

    SOMERS POINT – Former NBA player Chris Herren delivered a powerful message to parents and high school students gathered Wednesday evening in the Jordan Road School cafeteria.
    Herren, a former Fresno State basketball star who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, shared…

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    The 3 on 3 tournaments feature high school boys and girls teams. From left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.
    NORTHFIELD — Multiple myeloma took Coach Dave Lewis in 2008 but the lessons he taught along the way have not been forgotten by…

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    LINWOOD—When a school returns a second year with state championship hardware, that is an accomplishment. Make it a three-peat and other schools really take notice. But four years in a row? That just might be dominance.

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    Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point

    SOMERS POINT—The show will go on thanks to more than $500,000 in grants, plans to complete the renovation of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue will move forward. Mayor Jack Glasser said he feels it will be an economic engine for Bay Avenue and the arts in Somers Point.

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    LINWOOD – The Board of School Estimate presented a $14,070,612 preliminary budget Monday, March 2 that if approved would raise the local school tax 4.4 cents per $100 of assessed property value. It was anticipated that the board would adopt at the budget at its Wednesday, March 4 meeting, after this newspaper’s deadline.
    The proposed 2015-2016 spending plan is $159,854 lower than the current year. Reasons cited for the rate increase are a drop in ratables, anticipation of flat state aid, higher health care costs, a 2.6 percent salary increase to teachers, and less fund…

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Mainland municipalities introduce their budgets

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:39 am

Linwood

Linwood City Council provided good news to residents when members introduced the 2014 budget at the March 12 meeting and said a decrease in the tax bill is possible.

The $12,404,235 proposed budget is $117,866 less than last year’s spending plan, partly due to the recently completed citywide reassessment, an increase in ratables and because expenses stabilized. However, due to the reassessment the tax rate will change, but it has yet to be set.

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Body removed from Somers Point motel

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Written by staff report Friday, March 28, 2014 06:32 pm

BREAKING NEWS
SOMERS POINT--Police are on the scene at the Owl Motel on New Road in Somers Point where a stretcher was seen removing what appears to be a body. Check back later for more information.

   

Police looking for help in Somers Point armed robbery

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 28, 2014 12:48 pm

Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27 Suspect in the Somers Point TD Bank robbery Thursday, March 27

SOMERS POINT—Police here are looking for help from the public to help find an armed robbery suspect; Thursday night a man walked into the TD Bank located on New Road and brandished a semi-automatic weapon at a teller just before closing.

The call came into the Somers Point Police Department at 7:51 p.m. When police arrived the suspect had gotten an undetermined amount of cash from a teller and reportedly fled in a southbound direction toward Chapman Blvd.

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Letter: Pool parking gate shuts out the handicapped

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:39 pm

letter clipart To the editor:

We have a beautiful pool at Mainland Regional High School for the use of the students and the community with a parking lot at the pool’s door. However, in the past few weeks the parking lot has been closed and a new lot gate has been installed.

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Belhaven Drama Club goes under the sea for ‘Mermaid Jr.’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:08 pm

Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School. Grace Mozitis, who plays Ursula, Emerson Fischer, who plays Ariel share much of the stage time in ‘Mermaid Jr.,’ opening Friday night at Belhaven Middle School.
LINWOOD – It is the last week of rehearsals, and the curtain at Belhaven Middle School will go up this weekend for “Mermaid Jr.,” the Disney tale adapted from the film "The Little Mermaid."

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Author tells Seaview students they have the tools to stop bullying

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 01:51 pm

Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying. Author and child advocate, Trudy Ludwig, uses students to get her message across to students encouraging them not to be bystanders to bullying.

LINWOOD – Kids can be brutal to one another; emotional bullying – the silent treatment, exclusion, gossip, teasing. It's not new, but it is still hurtful and can negatively affect a student's attitude about school. 

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'Hairspray' tackles racial segregation with pump and circumstance

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:00 am

Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage. Suzanne Marino/The entire cast of the CharterTech High School production of ‘Hairspray’ gathers onstage.
SOMERS POINT – CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts will turn back the clock to the ’60s this week when it presents the musical "Hairspray" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29, April 4 and 5.

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Muppets Most Wanted sensory friendly edition

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Written by staff report Wednesday, March 26, 2014 02:32 pm

Courtesy of Disney Courtesy of Disney

NORTHFIELD—Head to Frank’s Theater for the 9 a.m. Saturday March 29 sensory friendly edition of the hit movie “Muppets Most Wanted.”
Along with other FACES 4Autism friends enjoy the film in a safe and an accepting environment where you are free to be you.

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Mainland and Linwood Superintendent Tom Baruffi announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi Linwood and Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi  LINWOOD -Tom Baruffi, the superintendent of both Mainland Regional High School and the Linwood School District, will retire at the end of the school year.  The popular superintendent said while he has made it no secret that he is leaving, he is not celebrating either because he really has enjoyed his job. 

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Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 02:03 pm

Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC Winter Jazz Series Part 2: The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra from NYC SOMERS POINT—Clancy’s by the Bay is host to a group of talented young musicians Thursday evening when the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra comes to town for a very special performance.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is now in its eleventh year playing at the Jazz Standard in New York City.

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A sure sign of spring

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 09:32 am

 Ritas 17-year-old Scott Jarvie of Egg Harbor Township knows it's twice as nice to share as he gets a gelati for his mom and himself at the first day of spring celebration at Rita's of Northfield. NORTHFIELD- With the fickle weather 2014 has given us so far it's not surprising how excited everyone was to celebrate the first day of spring. And one of the most popular ways to celebrate the new season is with a free cup of Rita's Water Ice. Franchise wide Rita's offers a cup of its smooth, cool ice for free to help usher in spring every year. In Northfield the lines started at 11 a.m. according to owner Roseanne Murphy and it never let up. By dinner time it was an hour's wait to get a taste of summer but no one was complaining. She had her crew and every member of her family scooping to keep the customers happy and the line moving.

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A hot time at the NCS winter carnival

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:11 pm

Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival. Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival.

NORTHFIELD--Winter Carnival at the Northfield Community School was one big send off to winter and a big hello to spring.  Hundreds of students along with parents headed to NCS for a night of fun and games.

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Trivia Times, March 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:22 pm

It's OK is the big story for today
On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll korrect," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

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Somers Point Pack 87 winning wheels

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:22 am

Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby. Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby.  SOMERS POINT--The wheels were rolling in Somers Point Saturday where Cub Scout Pack 87 held their annual pinewood derby at the United Methodist Church on Bethel Road.

Scouts from Tigers through Webelos participated in this always competitive and fun event. 

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Trivia Times March 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 04:00 am

A precursor to the American Revolution the big story today is the Stamp Act
In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765.

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Donations wanted for Veterans Park

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTHFIELD - Plans are moving along for Veterans Park on Oak Avenue and donations are being accepted.

Commemorative bricks can be purchased for $50, or a bench that includes a dedication plaque for $1,000.

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