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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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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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Belhaven wins Think Day Competition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 16, 2014 10:03 am

LINWOOD--Congratulations to Belhaven Middle School Think Team. They took first place at the 36th annual Think Day Competition held at Mainland Regional High School Saturday, March 15.
Check back later for more plus  pictures of the participating teams. 

 

Trivia Times March 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 15, 2014 07:20 am

 

The Big Story for March 15 is LBJ's equal voting rights legislation
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all.
Using the phrase "we shall overcome," borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that "every American citizen must have an equal right to vote."

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Bowling benefits Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, March 13, 2014 04:29 pm

 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP--Atlantic Cape Pediatrics will be hosting Bowling for Wishes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at King Pin Bowling Alley in Egg Harbor Township. The event includes a bowl-a-thon and auction with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

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A blessed celebration of St. Patrick (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 13, 2014 02:14 pm

 The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood prepare for a mass celebrating St. Patrick. The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood prepare for a mass celebrating St. Patrick.

LINWOOD – Our Lady of Sorrows Church celebrated Mass in honor of St. Patrick's Day a little early but in grand style Wednesday evening, March 12.

Sponsored by the Irish American Cultural Society of South Jersey, it was an evening of bagpipes, Irish song, music, pomp and faith.

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Letter: Man’s damaging impact on the planet can’t be denied

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

When I hear these mostly lawyerly types make fun of climate change, the first thing that comes to mind is how they have missed the big picture, probably because it doesn't bode well for their high-maintenance lifestyles.

If you can't see how man has had dramatically negative impact on the planet in the short geological history since the Industrial Revolution, you really have your head in the sand.

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Friendly Sons honor 2 Atlantic City firefighters

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, March 12, 2014 03:40 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year. Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year.
SOMERS POINT - The Atlantic County chapter of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick saluted Atlantic City Fire Department veterans, Norman Wilson of Northfield and John Mistler of Egg Harbor Township, as 2014 Outstanding Men of the Year at the society’s 80th annual dinner and scholarship banquet Saturday, March 8 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

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Mustangs win war of words in dramatic style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 12, 2014 02:02 pm

 NJDFL state Championship team from Mainland Regional High School. NJDFL state Championship team from Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – It is a repeat at Mainland Regional High School, where the Mustangs won back-to-back titles in New Jersey Drama and Forensic League competition. The Mustangs claimed the title by earning the most points at the state championship Feb. 22 at Raritan High School in Hazlet. 

The Looby Cup is back in the trophy case at Mainland to mark the continued commitment of the participants and the strength of the program. Connor Desmond of Linwood was named the league’s 2014 most valuable player.

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Trying new talent in a friendly setting at MRHS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:06 pm

Moral support for singer Victoria Kloster, left rom friends Arianna Ferri, Katie Cabrera, Gianna Briglia and Lauren Cabrera. Moral support for singer Victoria Kloster, left rom friends Arianna Ferri, Katie Cabrera, Gianna Briglia and Lauren Cabrera.

LINWOOD--The Mainland Regional High School Key Club wanted to do a fundraiser to support their activities and rather than bake sale or a car wash they settled on an open mic night in the library. More than 30 students turned out.  Club advisor XXX said the officers of the club pulled it altogether and they were very pleased with how well the evening went.  There are about 140 members to the MRHS chapter of the Key Club.

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Filling the algebra gap in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:47 pm


NORTHFIELD—In recent weeks it came to light that Northfield Community School eighth grade math students are caught in an algebra gap. While the administration is making efforts to bridge that gap with another teacher in the classroom and offering after school instruction a group of parents say it is not enough and have a number of questions they say have yet to be answered.

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The Women's Center receives $350,000 grant to combat human trafficking

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, March 11, 2014 09:57 am

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Monday, March 10 The Women's Center in Linwood is the recipient of a $350,000 grant from the Division of Criminal Justice.  The funds are to further efforts  to combat human trafficking across New Jersey.

Under this grant, The Women’s Center will provide access 24 hours a day to statewide services for victims of human trafficking.  These services include, shelter, food, court accompaniment, transportation, counseling and system linkage, clothing, and referral services. The Women’s Center will also provide crisis response in partnership with identified law enforcement and governmental agencies statewide. 

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A sincere thank you

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Written by Kyle family Monday, March 10, 2014 12:00 am

The family of the late Joe Kyle would like to express their most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended, donated and helped out with the benefit for us at Ref's Tap House. We also wish to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone who attended the funeral and waited in the long line in the frigid weather.

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Trivia Times, March 8 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 08, 2014 11:27 am

trivia logo The big story for March 8 is the eruption of Mt. Etna

On this day in 1669, Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily begins rumbling. Multiple eruptions over the next few weeks killed more than 20,000 people and left thousands more homeless. Most of the victims could have saved themselves by fleeing, but stayed, in a vain attempt to save their city.

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