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    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…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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Trivia Times Oct. 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:33 am

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A really big story for October 3…

On Oct. 3, 1995 an estimated 14 million people tuned in on the radio or sat glued to their TV’s to hear the verdict in the OJ Simpson trial. The former Heisman Trophy winner, running back for the Buffalo Bills and a popular actor was accused of stabbing to death his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend; Keith Goldman at Brown Simpson’s Brentwood home.

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Linwood family suing Atlantic City Police for alleged use of excessive force in June arrest VIDEO

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 02, 2013 09:07 am

David Connor Castellani, 20, of Linwood was hospitalized for four days after being beaten by Atlantic City Police Officers and bitten by an Atlantic City K-9. The beating, which was caught on casino surveillance video resulted in the 20-year-old being charged with assault and resisting arrest. David Connor Castellani, 20, of Linwood was hospitalized for four days after being beaten by Atlantic City Police Officers and bitten by an Atlantic City K-9. The beating, which was caught on casino surveillance video resulted in the 20-year-old being charged with assault and resisting arrest. LINWOOD - Terri and David Castellani of Linwood would prefer to be going about life as usual, moving into the new fall season with their two kids and two dogs just like any other family. But that’s not in the cards right now. Their family is stuck on June 15.

That is when their son, 20-year-old David Connor Castellani, was caught on video outside The Tropicana being beaten, kicked and punched by six Atlantic City Police officers and then bitten by a K-9.

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Gateway Theater backstage at the beach draws supporters for the arts

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:07 am

Shore Medical Center CEO and Jim Dalfonso of the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey celebrate the progress at the Gateway Theater at the Backstage at the Beach fundraiser Friday, Sept. 27  on the beach in Somers Point.  Shore Medical Center CEO and Jim Dalfonso of the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey celebrate the progress at the Gateway Theater at the Backstage at the Beach fundraiser Friday, Sept. 27 on the beach in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT—Approaching the Bill Morrow Beach along Bay Avenue here Friday evening had a feeling of Newport to it. The event, Backstage at the Beach was a gala fundraiser for the continued restoration at the Gateway Theater. Guests entered a tent on the beach on a picture perfect September evening.

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Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park is a hit (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:40 pm

Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield. Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—It would be difficult to find a more beautiful day than Saturday, Sept. 28 to hold a festival to celebrate the end of summer and revel in what the fall has to offer. Volunteer Bill Coulter who organized this years Northfield Family Fall Fest was thrilled with the events of the day. 

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Happy 90th birthday to Virginia Mahoney

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:00 am

Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday

It was a very happy 90th birthday celebration at The Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point August 21 for Virginia Mahoney and her family.

It is Virginia’s favorite restaurant because the food is great and because her son Don is the owner. Linda Combs said Virginia thoroughly enjoyed the party.

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Trivia Times Oct. 1, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:15 am

trivia A big story for October 1

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "don't feed the bears" signs.

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Radiation Therapist Peter Luce Named Shore Medical Center’s September 2013 Guardian Angel of the Month

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:00 am

Shore Memorial Guardian Angel for the month of September. Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township Shore Memorial Guardian Angel for the month of September. Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township

SOMERS POINT– Shore Medical Center recognizes Radiation Therapist Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township as their September 2013 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients.  The Guardian Angel program was established to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center.  Luce joined Shore Medical Center’s Cancer Center in September 2008.

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POW-MIA's remembered at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 30, 2013 05:00 am

Matt Lishcin plays taps at the POW MIA service at Northfield Community School Friday, Sept. 20 as local veterans Lou Nurnberg and Bob Burness salute. Matt Lischin plays taps at the POW MIA service at Northfield Community School Friday, Sept. 20 as local veterans Lou Nurnberg and Bob Burness salute.

NORTHFIELD—One school that never forgets a day that will allow students a chance to honor veterans as well as understand history first hand is the Northfield Community School. September 20 was POW MIA Day nationwide and veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and who have served in peace time attended a ceremony to honor the men and women who have never come home.

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Bagging hunger in Somers Point

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 29, 2013 08:00 am

Encouraging customers to help fight hunger, the ShopRite in Somers Point held its Partners in Caring Day Wednesday, Sept. 18 and invited local dignitaries and ShopRite mascot; Scrunchy the Bear to take part. Encouraging customers to help fight hunger, the ShopRite in Somers Point held its Partners in Caring Day Wednesday, Sept. 18 and invited local dignitaries and ShopRite mascot; Scrunchy the Bear to take part.

SOMERS POINT – Shoppers might have been surprised at who was tucking their groceries into the bag Sept. 18 at the Somers Point ShopRite. It was the annual “ShopRite Partners in Caring Day” and local officials showed up to demonstrate their support for the program and helped bag hunger. September is National Hunger Action Month, a time when organizations and businesses across the country will be doing their part to help fight hunger in their communities.

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Trivia Times September 29, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 29, 2013 04:56 am

A big story for September 29 
On this day in 1982 Flight attendant Paula Prince buys a bottle of cyanide-laced Tylenol and was found dead Oct. 1. Prince was the final victim of a mysterious ailment in Chicago. Over a 24 hour period six people had suddenly died of unknown causes in northwest Chicago. It was discovered all had ingested Extra-Strength Tylenol prior to becoming ill.

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