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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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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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Linwood Police arrest Philadelphia man accused of burglarizing the same home twice

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Written by Staff Report Friday, March 21, 2014 09:22 pm

LINWOOD--A tip from a Linwood resident to the police led to the arrest Christopher Sanchez of Philadelphia in connection with a residential burglary Friday, March 21.
The call came into the Linwood Police Department of a suspicious vehicle. It matched the description of a vehicle linked to burglary investigation in the same area in November of last year.

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Heeding JFK’s call to help others

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 21, 2014 11:11 am

Rachel Belkin visits a zoo in Kampala, Uganda. Rachel Belkin visits a zoo in Kampala, Uganda.

Peace Corps volunteer goes to Uganda
NORTHFIELD – It takes a certain type of person to commit to the Peace Corps, one who will willingly carve 27 months out of their lives to go to a foreign country to help others. Rachel Belkin, 23, of Northfield has made that commitment.
She is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kamurasi, Uganda, three and a half hours away from the capital city of Kampala.

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Oodles of noodles served at Northfield Mothers League spaghetti dinner

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:14 pm

Veteran lunch lady Betty Chau and Rose Cupo enjoy their work at the annual Northfield Mothers League spaghetti dinner. Veteran lunch lady Betty Chau and Rose Cupo enjoy their work at the annual Northfield Mothers League spaghetti dinner.

NORTHFIELD--They were stirring sauce, scooping noodles and filling trays with lots of spaghetti and meatballs for a good cause Wednesday, March 12. It was the Northfield Mothers League annual spaghetti dinner, their major fundraiser of the year and it was a huge success.

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Registration for kindergarten and first grade

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:00 pm

LINWOOD - Families will be able to register for kindergarten and first grade at Seaview School March 31-April 17.

Kindergarten is a half day program, but an expanded program – with students chosen through a lottery - will be offered on a space available basis for a fee.

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4 Atlantic County women charged in theft of millions from elderly

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Written by staff report Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:42 pm

Northfield attorney specializing in elder law and former Linwood social worker stole victims' life savings, state says  

TRENTON – A Northfield attorney and a Linwood woman who owns an in-home senior care company were arrested Wednesday, March 19 and charged with conspiring to steal millions from elderly clients.

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said Barbara Lieberman, 62, of Northfield, an attorney specializing in elder law, and Jan Van Holt, 57, of Linwood, the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered seniors “custom designed life care and legal financial planning,” conspired to prey on the elderly and steal their life savings.

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Nashville North Studio artist tour

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:52 am

LINWOOD - Nashville North Studio Linwood recording artist, Dave Hangley and his band is performing at Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia March 26 and the Rail Bar in Richland April 4 with additional dates still available.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, March 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:37 am

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 20 adult arrests March 10-17 including two warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 20, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:35 am

Northfield Police

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

The Northfield Police Department had 188 calls for service, made 138 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made 100 motor vehicle stops, issued 25 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 10-16.

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Letter: Not amused by principal tricks

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Why do newspapers continue to cover stupid principal tricks?  Is it because you think the “tricks” such as sliming the principal or duct taping a principal to the wall are newsworthy because they are “fun”? Or is it because the taxpayers and parents need to learn what the children are being taught as “rewarding behavior”? 

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Give the gift of Gateway

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:00 pm

SOMERS POINT - A perfect gift this year might just be in honor of someone special with a 6-inch-square permanent tile in the lobby of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue.

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Collection for the troops

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:00 pm

SOMERS POINT - AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point is requesting new and used DVD movies in good condition to send to the troops. Donations will be accepted at: 

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County wide eighth grade dialogue

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 18, 2014 04:30 pm

Eighth grade students attending the county wide Eighth Grade Dialogue at Absegami March 6 are from left; Jeffery Toth of the Northfield Community School, Meena Mandalapu of Belhaven Middle School, Nalu Tripician of the Eugene A. Tighe School and Eddie McGettigan of the Jordan Road School. Eighth grade students attending the county wide Eighth Grade Dialogue at Absegami March 6 are from left; Jeffery Toth of the Northfield Community School, Meena Mandalapu of Belhaven Middle School, Nalu Tripician of the Eugene A. Tighe School and Eddie McGettigan of the Jordan Road School.

GALLOWAY—The Atlantic County School Board Association invited one eighth grade student from each middle school in the county for the annual Eighth Grade Dialogue held March 6 at Absegami.
The event is a chance for eighth grade students to answer questions about their middle school experiences and talk about future goals and plans.

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Veterans enjoy pizza with friends at Meadowview

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 18, 2014 04:06 am

Meadowview Throwing a little pizza party at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are from left standing; Dick Bullock of Somers Point, Gloria Brumbirn of Egg Harbor Township, Neil Regina and Andy Malson of Somers Point, Sandy and Fred Vinyard of Egg Harbor Township and Judy and Jim Donahue of Ocean City. Seated is 23 year U.S. Coastguard veteran, Walt Lagko, of Galloway and now living at Meadowview.  NORTHFIELD--U.S. Coast Guard veteran Walt Lagko, formerly of Galloway and currently a resident of Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoys a visit from members of AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point and the Elks of Egg Harbor Township Friday, March 14. The AMVETS and the Elks held a pizza party and spent the afternoon visiting retired veterans.

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Students put their heads together for 36th annual Think Day competition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 17, 2014 03:14 pm

Belhaven Middle School Think Team the 2014 Think Day Competition champions. Belhaven Middle School Think Team the 2014 Think Day Competition champions.

Belhaven tops field for 13th time

LINWOOD – Brain power ruled Saturday as Mainland Regional High School hosted the 36th annual Think Day Competition. This meeting of middle school minds pitted 12 Atlantic County schools through three rounds of competition. When the scores were tallied, it was Belhaven Middle School that took first place.

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