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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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No surprises in Linwood’s election results.

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 08:54 am

LINWOOD—Voters here favored Republicans across the ticket. They gave Republican Governor Chris Christie a resounding vote of approval over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono 1,588-632. Although Democrat Jim Whelan prevailed and will return to the NJ State Senate, Linwood favored Republican Frank Balles with 1,209 votes to Whelan’s 1,119.
The 2nd Legislative District incumbents; Republicans Chris Brown and John Amodeo were the top two vote getters with 1,393 and 1,397 respectively over Democratic challengers Vince Mazzeo-992 and Nick Russo-799.

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Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center expands services

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 04:11 pm

Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center  Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Atlantic County Executive, Dennis Levinson explains the county’s effort to help provide more services to residents and help older adults live independently longer through the newly expanded facility at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Wednesday Oct. 30 at the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

NORTHFIELD — Atlantic County and local officials cut the ribbon Wednesday, Oct. 30 on the newly expanded Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The 180-bed county owned and operated facility recently designated a subacute care unit to provide comprehensive care for patients in need of short-term recovery from an injury or illness.

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Setting the record straight on the LED sign

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Written by Richard Levitt Tuesday, November 05, 2013 07:00 am

To the editor:

The Current recently published a letter authorized by the Egg Harbor Township Planning Board that was critical of an editorial appearing in the Press of Atlantic City on Sept. 3. This editorial questioned how the board could have approved the large digital billboard on the Margate Causeway.

That letter has some false and misleading statements. It indicates that a recent court finding calls into question the legality of accessory business signs throughout Egg Harbor Township. It also states that there are 18 billboards in the Marine Commercial Zone when in truth there is not a single one and never has been. Peter Miller, township administrator, has publically made these same false claims.

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Trivia Times November 5, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:30 am

A big story for November 5…
On this day in 1994, George Foreman at the age of 45 becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion by defeating 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the tenth round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who came into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated his upset win to "all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail."

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Christie draws young and old to Somers Point campaign stop

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Monday, November 04, 2013 11:08 am

Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW. Gov. Chris Christie and Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown at Somers Point VFW.

SOMERS POINT – Young and old came to see Gov. Chris Christie Nov. 2 at the Somers Point VFW hall in one of his final days of campaigning for re-election.

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City Council in Somers Point has three running for two seats

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:59 pm

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SOMERS POINT — There are two City Council seats for the voters to fill when they cast their ballots in next weeks general election.
In Ward 1 Republican Sean McGuigan is running unopposed for his third three-year term. In Ward 2 incumbent Republican Dennis Tapp is seeking his second consecutive three-year term and third overall term. Tapp is being challenged by Democrat and first time candidate Vassilios “Basil”Adamakos.
Sean McGuigan, 50, Republican, is married to Teresa and they have three children, Riley, Colin and Erin. McGuigan has lived in Somers Point for 24 years.

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Four running for three 3-year terms on Somers Point Board of Education

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:41 pm

New York Avenue School New York Avenue School

SOMERS POINT—There are four candidates vying for three seats on the Somers Point Board of Education. This year there are two incumbents looking to return for another three-year term; William August and Richard Gray.
William August, 52, is currently president of the Somers Point Board of Education.
Richard Gray, 50, is currently a member of the Somers Point Board of Education. Gray was appointed to fill a one-year term when a previous member moved out of the district.
Gray is an air traffic weather tester for the Federal Aviation Administration. He previously worked on the reaction control system for the space shuttle program, the Titan launch vehicle and the Magellan spacecraft.

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Trivia Times November 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, November 03, 2013 01:51 am

Breakfast with Trivia today-Did you remember to turn your clock back for daylight savings time??
A big story for November 3….
On this day in 1964, residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots in a presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation's capital the right to vote for a commander in chief and vice president. They went on to help Democrat Lyndon Johnson defeat Republican Barry Goldwater in 1964, the next presidential election.

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Northfield Police Blotter October 31, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:03 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

For the reporting period ending Oct. 28 the Northfield Police Department reported I juvenile arrest, two adult arrests, three warrant arrests, seven motor vehicle crashes, and 162 property checks. Officers received 233 calls for service, conducted 105 motor vehicle stops and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.
A 16 year-old from Pleasantville was taken into custody Oct. 21 by Acting Sgt. Martin Peary and Ptl. Gaetano DiMarco.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Oct. 31, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 11:58 am

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
For the reporting period of Oct. 14 through Oct. 28, the Somers Point Police made 35 adult arrests.

Richard Long Jr., 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 16 by Ptl. Peter Burns and charged with contempt of court, driving while suspended and being an unlicensed driver.
Jesus Ramirez, 26, of Somers Point was arrested Oct. 16 by Ptl. John Conover and charged with careless driving and driving while under the influence.

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Trivia Times November 2, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 02, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for November 2…
The Hughes Flying Boat, dubbed the Spruce Goose, the largest aircraft ever built is piloted by designer Howard Hughes on its first and only flight, Nov. 2, 1947. Built with laminated birch and spruce, the massive wooden aircraft had a wingspan longer than a football field and was designed to carry more than 700 men to battle.
Hughes, a successful Hollywood producer when he founded the Hughes Aircraft Company in 1932 personally tested cutting-edge aircraft of his own design and in 1937 broke the transcontinental flight-time record.

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Turnpike Toll Supervisor in Somers Point convicted of theft

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 04:48 pm

 

MAYS LANDING – A New Jersey Turnpike Toll Supervisor was convicted of stealing the wallet of a victim of a car crash that occurred at a toll plaza, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. On Wednesday, Oct. 30 an Atlantic County jury found Thomas Giberson, 35, of Cedar Run, Ocean County, guilty of stealing a Massachusetts man’s wallet from the scene of a car accident.

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Trivia Times Oct. 31, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 31, 2013 04:30 am

A big story for Halloween….
The celebrated magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital, Oct. 31, 1926. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal and he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows. Suddenly, one of the students punched Houdini twice in the stomach.

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Letter: Why minimum wage hike is a bad idea

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Written by Seth Gossman Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:36 pm

Letters to the editor Letters to the editor To the editor:

To me, the most important thing on the Nov. 5 ballot is Public Question No. 2.

It would amend the New Jersey Constitution to not only raise the state minimum wage to $8.25 per hour this year, but raise it automatically next year and every year – even when business is bad.

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Friends quarterback 5th Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone Nov. 3

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:00 pm

Members of the Friends of Tom Cetrone who have planned a fun event; Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone to raise money and spirits of their good friend who is battling ALS since 2008. Members of the Friends of Tom Cetrone who have planned a fun event; Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone to raise money and spirits of their good friend who is battling ALS since 2008.

LINWOOD – Friends of Tom Cetrone have Sunday, Nov. 3 circled on their calendar. It is the fifth annual Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone, a beef and beer being held close to home, from 3-7 p.m. at the Linwood Fire Hall.

In 2008 Cetrone, 49, of Linwood was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Linwood parades a little fright in the night (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 29, 2013 08:55 am

It was through the looking glass and into Linwood’s All Wars Memorial Park for this Alice in Wonderland quartet at the annual Halloween parade Sunday. From left are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum otherwise known as Sarah Thomas, 10, and Sydney Roes, 9. Olivia Molineaux, 10, is a great Alice and Julia Roes is the Mad Hatter. It was through the looking glass and into Linwood’s All Wars Memorial Park for this Alice in Wonderland quartet at the annual Halloween parade Sunday. From left are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum otherwise known as Sarah Thomas, 10, and Sydney Roes, 9. Olivia Molineaux, 10, is a great Alice and Julia Roes is the Mad Hatter.

LINWOOD—Sunday evening the Linwood Board of Recreation held their annual Halloween parade at All Wars Memorial Park. It has become a favorite tradition in town with hundreds coming decked out in outfits that range from frightful to delightful. 

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