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    It was not an interview I wanted to do. Talking to a father who lost his son rips at my own heart because I, too, lost a son. Mark was 33 when he died and would have been in his early 50s now, and I still cannot talk or write about him without choking up.

    Bill Elliott has much the same problem. He has toughened up in order to publicize his successful Hero Campaign, but when he talks about the accident in which a drunken driver killed his son John, you can see him struggling. I admire his courage.

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     Mainland Regional High SchoolLINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

    Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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    Submitted/Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year

     Al Nagbe of Egg Harbor Township, a student at Richard Stockton College, was named the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign’s HERO of the Year. Nagbe is in his senior year studying pre-med. He was selected as HERO of the Year from nominations by classmates based on his service as…

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    An Assembly panel advanced legislation Thursday, Sept. 18 to help train and equip the struggling unemployed to find work in new industries.

    Already approved by the New Jersey Assembly Commerce Committee, the bill (A3021) directs the secretary of higher education – in consultation with the commissioner of labor and workforce development, county colleges, county vocational school districts, and the Adult Education-High School Equivalency Office in the Department of Education – to design and implement a pilot program to help eligible adults obtain a career or technical certificate on an accelerated schedule in order to enter or re-enter…

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    calopen1It was an exciting opening night of the Cape-Atlantic League football season on Friday, Sept. 12.

    These images - by photographers Matt Strabuk, Mike Schultz, Bill LeConey and Laura Stetser - captured just some of the drama and pageantry of high school football in South Jersey. Hopefully, they’ll get you in the mood for another full slate of games coming up this weekend. (Scroll down for more photos).

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Rock stars rule at MRHS lip sync update (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 28, 2013 02:20 pm

 

Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.   Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.

LINWOOD—After weeks of practice and putting costumes together and making time for practice it was finally time for the inner rock stars to emerge on the stage at the always popular annual Mainland Regional High School lip sync contest.
MRHS students competed over two days; Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23 and 24 in the popular event.

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State caps Mainland Regional School Choice program

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 03:00 pm

LINWOOD — The State Department of Education has "derailed" the Mainland Regional High School Choice School program, according to Nathan Lichtenwalner, the school's choice school coordinator.

"We had a lot of interest in the program and brought in 35 students this year, and our plan was to do the same for next year,” he said. “We received an email that said we would only be permitted to add another two students for next year.”

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Veteran Board of Education member John Medica retires

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting. Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting.

LINWOOD— John Medica never considered his time as a member of the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education as a job. Instead, Medica saw it as a three-decade labor of love. Medica led his final flag salute at the board’s Monday, Oct. 21 meeting. His colleagues thanked Medica for his contributions and his sage advice, guidance and work ethic.

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Trivia Times Oct. 27, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 27, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 27
On this day in 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city's new rapid transit system: the subway.
Though London boasts the oldest underground train network (opened in 1863) and Boston built the first subway in the U.S. in 1897, New York’s soon became the largest American system.

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Eight candidates in Northfield City Council race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, October 26, 2013 09:48 pm

Northfield City Hall Northfield City Hall

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will have some choices to make when they enter the voting booth Nov. 5. There are eight candidates seeking four City Council seats. Current Councilmen Jim O’Neill, Republican, and Frank Perri, Democrat, are going head to head for the councilman at large seat which is currently held by Tim Carew. Republican Erland Chau is facing Democrat Paul Utts in Ward 1.

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Trivia Times October 26, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 26, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 26
On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
In 1877 silver was discovered near Tombstone and it quickly grew into a rich mining town. The Earps; Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil were the law and order of Tombstone even though they had a reputation for being power hungry and ruthless.

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Ms. Tennessee Sr. crowned Ms. Senior America; Ms. New Jersey Sr. is first runner-up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 25, 2013 03:00 pm

Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24. Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24.

ATLANTIC CITY — Carolyn Corlew, Ms. Tennessee Senior America, was crowned Ms. Senior America in front of a crowd Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel.

Ms. New Jersey Senior Vanessa Shaw of North Bergen wan named the first runner-up.

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Trivia Times Oct. 24, 2013

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 24, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 24
On this day in 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in A barrel. The 63-year-old schoolteacher lost her husband in the Civil War and moved all over the country before settling in Bay City, Michigan in 1898. Looking for a way to earn some money and fame she had read about a popular spot for tourists; Niagara Falls on the border of New York and Canada. She decided going over the falls in a barrel would be the perfect attention getter. 

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Naval hero Richard Somers monument dedicated in Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 23, 2013 05:30 am

Descendents of Master Commandant Richard Somers for the dedication of his monument Descendents of Master Commandant Richard Somers for the dedication of his monument

SOMERS POINT—It was a history lesson centuries in the making Saturday morning as several hundred people gathered at the newly named Richard Somers Memorial Park on Shore Road for the highly anticipated unveiling of the Richard Somers monument. Laurels were heaped upon Somers for his bravery and service to country above all else even in the face of death.

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Celebrating a new name and expanded services at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Updated

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:37 am

  Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

NORTHFILED-- The recently renamed Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is opening their doors and hoping the public will visit their new sub-acute care unit during an open house scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. A ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. will kick off the days events.
The 180-bed, county-owned and operated facility recently designated a sub-acute care unit to provide a comprehensive program for patients in need of short-term recovery as a result of injury, illness or hospital stay. Sub-acute services aim to return patients home quickly and safely.

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Trivia Times Oct. 22, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:29 am

A big story for October 22…
October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy went on TV to announce that spy planes had discovered soviet missile sites being built in Cuba with medium range missiles pointing at major U.S. cities. Kennedy said the United State would not tolerate the build up of the missile site and called the Russian move a clandestine, reckless and provocative threat to world peace.

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Good food, families, friends, fashions and fun all in one at St. Gianna

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 21, 2013 02:27 pm

Here’s the beef; Chris Ade, left, of Linwood and Rosemary O’Dowd of Northfield serve up the hot roast beef to parishioner Maria Isabelle Duran of Northfield Sunday afternoon at St. Gianna’s where they held their annual beef and beer and fashion show. Here’s the beef; Chris Ade, left, of Linwood and Rosemary O’Dowd of Northfield serve up the hot roast beef to parishioner Maria Isabelle Duran of Northfield Sunday afternoon at St. Gianna’s where they held their annual beef and beer and fashion show.


NORTHFIELD—Even though the Eagles were playing Sunday afternoon the parish hall at St. Gianna Beretta Mola was packed with supporters. It was the annual fashion show/beef and beer and Chinese auction that support parish programs.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Oct. 17, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 20, 2013 01:06 pm

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 11 adult arrests, two juvenile arrests and three warrant arrests in the period of Oct. 7-14.

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Trivia Times Oct. 20, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 20, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 20
On October 20, 1947, the Red Scare kicks into high gear in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating Communist influence in Hollywood.
After WWII conservative watchdogs worked to find alleged “Reds” working in the film industry. The investigation bluntly asked witnesses who were called before the committee; "Are you or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" Whether out of fear or patriotism some very famous names of the time gave up names of those they suspected were communists.

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Trivia Times Oct. 19, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 19, 2013 01:33 am

A big story for October 19…
On October 19, 1781 British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered 7,087 officers and men, 900 seamen, 144 cannons, 15 galleys, a frigate, and 30 transport ships. Pleading illness, he did not attend the surrender ceremony, but his second-in-command, General Charles O'Hara, carried Cornwallis' sword to the American and French commanders.
Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the American Revolution. In 1776, he drove George Washington's troops out of New Jersey. In 1780 he was victorious in South Carolina.

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State Police need assistance to locate missing juvenile

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 18, 2013 02:59 pm

Missing juvenile-Patrick Tohme, 16 Missing juvenile-Patrick Tohme, 16

ALERT: The New Jersey State Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Patrick Tohme, 16, was last seen at 5 a.m. on Pulaski Road in the Whitehouse section of Readington Township. Tohme is described as 6’ 130 lbs. brown hair and brown eyes and a partial beard.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the missing teen is asked to contact the Readington Township Police Dept. (908) 534-4034 ext. 241 or the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (800) 709-5464.

   

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