• Downbeach Current

    Margate recreation hoops for all logoMARGATE--Margate Community Education and Recreation presents the ninth annual Hoops for All basketball season begins Sunday, Jan. 11 with games for the next five Sundays and concludes with an awards party Sunday, Feb. 22.

    Hoops for All is an instructional basketball league for physically and cognitively challenged children.  The first games of the season will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11 at the Eugene Tighe School located at 7804 Amherst Ave. in Margate.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

  • Mainland Current

    Ashlee Keating

    LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
    Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

  • Mainland Current

    Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the…

  • Mainland Current

    City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she…

  • Mainland Current

    Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

    SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

    The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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Linwood Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:00 pm

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

The Linwood Police Department reports that officers responded to 1,423 calls for service, conducted 29 criminal investigations, answered nine incidents of domestic violence, aided in 106 medical assists, responded to 15 motor vehicle accidents and went on 23 fire assists for the reporting period Jan. 6 through Feb. 13. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter, February 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:00 pm

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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 for the reporting period Feb. 10-17, including six warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:00 pm

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 163 calls for service, made 124 property checks, investigated seven motor vehicle crashes, made 64 motor vehicle stops and issued five motor vehicle summonses for the reporting period Feb. 10-16.

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Mainland mourns the loss of beloved Spanish teacher

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 03:27 pm

Senora Peggy Ramirez Senora Peggy Ramirez

LINWOOD—The student body and staff at Mainland Regional High School are mourning the loss of popular Spanish teacher Peggy Ramirez, who passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 17.

Ramirez, 32, of Mays Landing has been teaching at Mainland since 2005. She is also the advisor to the popular International Culture Club and is involved with many of the student activities around Mainland. Ramirez was among the panel of judges for the annual MRHS Lip Sync earlier in the school year.

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Concern growing for future of local TV news

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 02:55 pm

Advocates want to keep TV 40 on the air

U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo

LINWOOD – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is concerned about local television coverage in light of the recent sale of WMGM-TV NBC 40 in Linwood.
The Republican congressman sent a letter Feb. 11 to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spelling out his concerns about the station’s continued coverage of news in the Atlantic City market.

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Treasure hunting in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 10:21 pm

Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood. Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood.

LINWOOD—The winter flea markets and rummage sale at Our Lady of Sorrows are a winter happening. More than 50 vendors from around the region flock to sell their wares; anything from antiques to jewelry, homemade sauces plus holiday themed items for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter and where shoppers know to hunt for treasures and bargains.

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Fundraiser in honor of Joe Kyle

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Written by staff reports Monday, February 17, 2014 04:51 pm

Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—Joe Kyle, 53, of Linwood passed away suddenly as a result of a car accident on January 23 leaving behind his wife Beth, his girls Liza and Gemma and his trusty sidekick, his dog Jack as well as his siblings and his mother. Elaine Kyle.

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Brushing up on our presidents

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 11:56 am

Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota It's Presidents Day, a national holiday set aside to honor those who have led our country over the past 238 years. But how much do we really know about the men and their families who have occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and earlier presidential homes?

For those who have the day off, it might be a good time to brush up on presidential knowledge. Here is a collection of facts to get you thinking and remind you that those elected to the country's top spot do something other than sign legislation.

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Northfield Community Elementary School Students of the Month have all the right stuff

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 16, 2014 06:00 am

November studetns of the month November students of the month

The elementary students honored in November are, front row from left, Ginger O’Grady, Andrew Jusino, Jaron Douglas and Jillian Schallus; second row from left, Pablo Molina, Fisher Tilson, Jude Maurer and Courtney Ivins; back row, Chris Sacco, elementary school counselor and Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:43 am

The tomb of King Tut is the big story for February 16
On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.
Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife.

Read more: Trivia Times February 16, 2014 edition

   

Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 pm

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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 responded to 136 calls for service Feb. 3-9. Police performed 126 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 83 motor vehicle stops, and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 pm

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Somers Point

From Feb. 2-10 the Somers Point Police Department made 17 adult arrests including nine warrant arrests.

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Linwood teachers of the year have the passion and the tools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 15, 2014 09:00 am

Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. LINWOOD – Belhaven Middle School industrial technology teacher Pete Davis and Seaview Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Christina Riley are the Linwood School District teachers of the year.

Both educators were chosen, in part, for their passion for finding a way to bring out the best in their students.

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Trivia Times February 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 15, 2014 05:31 am


The big story for February 11 is a crash that killed U.S. figure skaters
On this day in 1961, the entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team is killed in a plane crash in Berg-Kampenhout, Belgium. The team was on its way to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Read more: Trivia Times February 15, 2014 edition

   

Somers Point Police make drug arrest

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 am

Police investigation leads to drug arrest

SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Police Department arrested Wallace Knowles, 32, from Pleasantville Thursday, Feb. 13 and charged him with possession with intent to a distribute controlled dangerous substance and possession of a weapon.

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Northfield Community School names students of the month

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Written by staff report Friday, February 14, 2014 07:00 am

Northfield Community Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins congratulates the January students of the month. The students recognized are: fifth grade, Holden Morgan and Celena Rivard; sixth grade, Bryan Kintish and Grace Gallagher; seventh grade; Thomas Zanaras and Madisen Copsey; and eighth grade, Kyle Sacco and Victoria Wray.

   

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