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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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For parents, it is time to make a choice about Choice School program at Mainland Regional HS

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 22, 2013 02:01 pm

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LINWOOD – While the school year has just commenced parents have to already be thinking ahead to where they would like to see their eighth grade students attend high school.

Mainland Regional High School was approved for and accepted 35 students from out of district as part of the Choice School program for this 2013-14 school year. District Superintendent Tom Baruffi announced this week that Mainland has once again been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education as an Inter-district Public School Choice participant. The focus of the program is to allow New Jersey students an opportunity to attend a school outside their district of residence.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Sept. 9-16

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 22, 2013 01:52 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.

For the period of Monday, Sept.9  through Monday, Sept. 16 the Northfield Police Department conducted 93 motor vehicle stops, issued 26 motor vehicle summonses, responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, received 219 calls for service, conducted 134 property checks and made 4 warrant arrests.

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Linwood Police Blotter, Aug. 13-Sept. 15

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:55 pm

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For the reporting period of Aug. 13-Sept. 15 the Linwood Police Department answered 1,052 calls for service, conducted 39 criminal investigations, responded to 7 incidents of domestic violence, aided on 70 medical assists, responded to 28 motor vehicle accidents and backed up on 15 fire arrests.

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Trivia Times Sept. 22, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:27 am

A big story for Sept. 20..
September 20, 1985 was the first Farm Aid concert held in Champlain, Ill to raise money for American farmers. The event raised $10 million. It started with a remark by Bob Dylan at Live Aid early the same year. He asked if maybe some of the money collected to feed the hungry in Africa could go to farmers. Dylan was scolded by Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof for making what he called a nationalistic statement. But the sentiment to help farmers grew and since Farm Aid’s inception in 1985, $33 million has been raised to help farmers.

It happened on September 20…
1862 – President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation; stating all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.
1927 - In Chicago Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight.
1943 - Kate Smith finished her War Bond radio appeal. She had stayed on the air 13 continuous hours and collected $39 million in bond pledges.

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Household renovation debris pick up

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 22, 2013 05:00 am

. . NORTHFIELD--This week only, September 23- 27 with funding provided through the NJ Clean Communities the City of Northfield has scheduled a pick up for household renovation debris, to include doors, windows, fencing, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, scrap wood, etc. to be placed at the curb on residents regular trash day.

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Free admission to area corn maze for teachers

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 21, 2013 08:25 am

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Attention teachers! With your valid school identification, you can get free admission to a local corn maze and even bring a few pals.

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The Battle of the Sexes: Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs 40 years later

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 20, 2013 08:18 am

The Battle of the Sexes; Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs was a catalyst for womens rights The Battle of the Sexes; Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs was a catalyst for womens rights

King's victory was a defining moment for female athletes and women's rights

It has been 40 years since Billie Jean King handily beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match billed as the “Battle of the Sexes.” The match was played in the Houston Astrodome with more than 35,000 fans packing the stadium for the event.

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Trivia Times Sept. 20, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 20, 2013 01:14 am

A big story for September 20..
On this day in 1973, in a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men's player. It was a huge media event seen on TV by more than 50 million viewers. 

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Somers Point Backstage at the Beach Gala to benefit the Gateway Playhouse

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 19, 2013 06:11 pm

Greg Marino/The 101-year-old Gateway Playhouse exterior renovations are nearly complete. The Backstage at the Beach Gala will raise funds for interior renovations. The Playhouse is expected to open by summer 2014. Greg Marino/The 101-year-old Gateway Playhouse exterior renovations are nearly complete. The Backstage at the Beach Gala will raise funds for interior renovations. The Playhouse is expected to open by summer 2014.

SOMERS POINT – Fall might be arriving over the weekend but there is definitely one big beach bash left in the season. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 the best spot to be will be the William Morrow Beach at Bay and Higbee avenues as the Theater Collaborative of South Jersey, in partnership with Shore Medical Center and the Somers Point Business Association will host Backstage at the Beach, a benefit for the Gateway Playhouse renovations in the final push to bring the iconic theater back to life.

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Luncheon raises $60,000 for Gilda’s

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:18 pm

 Gilda’s Club Executives from Cape Bank were on hand to accept the ‘Good Guy-Good Gal’ award the community bank received at Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s ninth annual ‘Movers, Shakers, Difference Makers’ luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Palm Restaurant in Atlantic City. Pictured from left are Darren Mitchell, Cami Bonsera, Mark Holder, Gilda’s Club South Jersey Executive Director Michelle Chalmers, Matt Haines, Lana Latella, Jann Mevoli, Ken Wolfe, Elizabeth Hulitt and Greg Fuller.

ATLANTIC CITY– The annual ‘Movers, Shakers, Difference Makers’ Luncheon was a sellout for the ninth consecutive year, raising more than $60,000 for Gilda’s Club South Jersey Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Palm Restaurant. “The Palm feels privileged to be able to provide our services as the host for such a wonderful charity event,” said Palm General Manager Paul Sandler, who served as Co-Chair of this year’s luncheon. “This was the ninth year we have hosted this highly successful event. It’s a rewarding experience for everyone at the Palm Restaurant in Atlantic City to be a part of Gilda’s Club South Jersey.”

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