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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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Somers Point Police Blotter, March 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 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 13 adult arrests March 3-10 including four warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 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 179 calls for service, made 122 property checks, investigated five motor vehicle crashes, made 111 motor vehicle stops and issued 13 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 3-9.

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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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Somers Point PD promotes Clerico to sergeant

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 08, 2014 12:09 am

Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser swears in Samuel Clerico as sergeant of the Somers Point Police Department at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting while Clerico's uncle Tom Iasis holds the Bible. Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser swears in Samuel Clerico as sergeant of the Somers Point Police Department at the Feb. 27 City Council meeting while Clerico's uncle Tom Iasis holds the Bible.  SOMERS POINT – It was standing room only at the City Council meeting Feb. 27. Many of the people in attendance for the swearing-in of their friend and co-worker Police Officer Sam Clerico, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department who was promoted to sergeant effective March 1.

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Curriculum error has Northfield students crunching numbers to catch up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 07, 2014 08:04 am

clipart NORTHFIELD – A glitch in the eighth grade math curriculum was brought to light in early February. The current non-advanced math students at the Northfield Community School were not taking the same course as their counterparts in Linwood and Somers Point, as is expected by Mainland Regional High School.

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Sticking it to the principal in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, March 07, 2014 07:00 am

Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. NORTHFIELD--Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins got himself into a pretty sticky situation with his students Friday, Feb. 21, and that was just fine with him.

"We put out a challenge to our kids in grades 5 to 8 from Jan. 2  to Feb. 21 to focus on maintaining grades of A, B and C, as well as not receiving any discipline, no detentions or suspensions," said Robbins.

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Northfield welcomes snowmen

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Written by staff reports Friday, March 07, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield  NORTHFIELD - In honor of March being Snowman Appreciation Month, the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield would like to publicly announce that it is a snowman friendly library. 

Librarian Aubrey Gerhardt said snowmen are so comfortable there, they have one hanging around the front of the library reading a book. The library will screen the movie "Frozen" on Tuesday, March 18 to celebrate snowmen everywhere.


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Putting on the glitz for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 04:00 pm

Linwood Education Foundation Gala  LINWOOD – Saturday, March 15 marks the annual Linwood Education Foundation Gala. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the educational support group.

The LEF augments the district’s budget each year with some of the nice-to-have items that are not funded through taxes. The group has purchased computers, Smart Boards, 3-D printers, laptops, cameras and much more, along with supporting the many clubs and activities in the Seaview and Belhaven Schools.

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Somers Point's Glasser heads Atlantic County Mayors Association

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 02:58 pm

Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association. Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.

SOMERS POINT – Mayor Jack Glasser will be the first person to say he loves his home town and loves his job as mayor of the city where the shore starts. He is taking the job of mayor one step further and was recently installed as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.  City Council honored Glasser for taking on additional responsibilities at its Feb. 27 meeting.

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