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    Reward for lost dog in Linwood 

    UPDATE Oct. 31. Reilly was reunited with her owners.

    Reilly has gone missing from Linwood. Reilly was last spotted at 2:30p.m. on Oct. 28 near Royal Ave. between Shore Rd. and the bike path. If located call 609-226-8455 or the Linwood Police Department at 609-927-5252. No not chase. 

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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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Dwelling in a new space in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 14, 2013 02:08 am

Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and her business partner, Ray Nunzi of Ocean City have opened Dwell: An Artists Space in the newly completed 1600 New Road in Northfield to give artists a place to work and collaborate. Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and her business partner, Ray Nunzi of Ocean City have opened Dwell: An Artists Space in the newly completed 1600 New Road in Northfield to give artists a place to work and collaborate.

NORTHFIELD—Amy Sullivan of Egg Harbor Township and Ray Nunzi of Ocean City are artists. Sullivan is an accomplished painter and art educator and Nunzi is a photographer. Both were working at their craft from their homes but experiencing definite roadblocks to their creativity.

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MRHS senior makes her second “Dive for Diabetes”

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:51 am

LINWOOD—Casey Butrus, a senior at Mainland Regional High School and member of the Lady Mustang’s swim team is hitting the water for the second year in a row to raise money for the Joslin Diabetes  Research Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
Butrus watched her grandfather struggle with diabetes and one way a 17-year-old might make an impact would be to raise money and awareness about the disease that affects so many people and their families.

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Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point never forget their veterans SLIDESHOW

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 12, 2013 04:49 pm

Ian Evans snaps his salute Ian Evans snaps his salute along with the AMVETS Post 911 Honor Guard at the Dawes Avenue School on Monday, November 11. The members of the honor guard are from left Dennis Quinliven of Somers Point, Vicky Rago of Ventnor Heights, Terri Pierce of Somers Point and Cleveland Barnes of Pleasantville

Remembering the men and women in uniform was not forgotten Monday across all three Mainland communities of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point. Each school and each community did it their own way, adding their own special touch to make November 11, 2013 a very special day.

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Northfield Community Middle School Students of the Month

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:54 pm

Northfiel Community Middle School October students of the month Northfiel Community Middle School October students of the month

NORTHFIELD—The Northfield Community Middle School teachers in connection with their Renaissance character education program nominate two students of the month from each grade based on the character trait they are focusing on that month.

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World War II veterans – ‘They saved the world’

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Written by STEVE PRISAMENT Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:12 pm

Michael Sciullo holds a copy of his book, ‘Okinawa, 1944-1945: The Final Battle of WWII.’ Michael Sciullo holds a copy of his book, ‘Okinawa, 1944-1945: The Final Battle of WWII.’

NORTHFIELD – At Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Atlantic County nursing home, there are more veterans from World War II than any other era.

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Atlantic County Jr. Football League playoff game keeps it all in the family

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 11, 2013 05:59 pm

Suzanne Marino/ACJFL head coaches Joe Russo, left of the Northfield Cardinals and AJ Russo of the Ventnor Pirates Suzanne Marino/ACJFL head coaches Joe Russo, left of the Northfield Cardinals and AJ Russo of the Ventnor Pirates

NORTHFIELD — The Russos kept it all in the family Saturday night as the playoff game for the Atlantic County Junior Football League pitted the varsity squads of Ventnor and Northfield against each other in Northfield.

Joe Russo is in his first year as head coach of the varsity Northfield Cardinal squad. His older brother A.J. Russo is the fifth-year varsity head coach of the Ventnor Pirates. This was the first meeting of the Russo brothers on the field.

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Concerned about the safety of children on Zion Road

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Written by staff report Monday, November 11, 2013 04:33 pm

 

To the editor:
I am writing this letter because I am greatly concerned about the safety of children walking, biking, and skateboarding on Zion Road in Northfield on their way to the Northfield Community School each weekday morning and afternoon.

There is not a day that goes by that there are not speeding cars driving down the road, very close to the children who are on their way to school. The posted speed limit on Zion Road is 35 mph; however, it is extremely rare to see a vehicle traveling even close to that speed.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, November 10, 2013 06:30 am

SPPD  

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

Somers Point

For the reporting period of Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 the Somers Point Police Department made nine adult arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter Nov. 7, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, November 10, 2013 06:30 am

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

Northfield

For the reporting period Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 the Northfield Police Department reported nine warrant arrests, six motor vehicle crashes, and 123 property checks. Officers received 176 calls for service, conducted 95 motor vehicle stops and issued 39 motor vehicle summonses.

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Warming hearts and bodies in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 07, 2013 05:44 pm

 

Eloise Johnson picks out a new jacket for one of her grandchildren at the Mission Point Church Harvest Festival in Somers Point Friday, Oct. 25. Eloise Johnson picks out a new jacket for one of her grandchildren at the Mission Point Church Harvest Festival in Somers Point Friday, Oct. 25.

SOMERS POINT — Keeping kids and their families warm as the weather gets chilly was the plan of the Somers Point Police Department and it found a great community partner in the Mission Point Church, according to Community Police Officer, Lt. Anthony Disciascio.

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Northfield Community School honors veterans

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 06:25 pm

Robert Webb, U.S. Navy veteran and his wife Evelyn at the Northfield Community School for the annual Veterans Day program, Friday, Nov. 1. Robert Webb, U.S. Navy veteran and his wife Evelyn at the Northfield Community School for the annual Veterans Day program, Friday, Nov. 1.

NORTHFIELD — While the calendar may designate November 11 as Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 1 was the day to honor the men and women in uniform at the Northfield Community School. More than a dozen veterans were part of the school’s annual ceremony. Senior among the veterans were Robert Burness, Roy Gibson, Robert Webb and Jules Rosenfeld, all World War II veterans.

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Election night returns put Perri in Northfield at-large council seat

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 09:50 am

Mail-in ballots could be a factor in Ward 1 race 

NORTHFIELD – With mail-in votes yet to be counted, it appears that City Councilman Frank Perri has won the at-large council seat vacated by longtime Councilman Tim Carew.

At least one other council race is still too close to call.

In the race with probably the most at stake here on election night, Perri, a Democrat who occupied the Ward 1 seat, won at the polls by 132 votes over Republican Councilman Jim O’Neill in Ward 2. The election night tally was 1,350 to 1,218.

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Somers Point incumbents win council but Board of Education president comes up short

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 06, 2013 09:02 am

SOMERS POINT—The voters here did not provide any big surprises at the top of the ballot. The closest race and biggest surprise on election night came in the Somers Point School District race where the incumbent; William August, who served as president of the board was apparently ousted from his seat. Four candidates were vying for three seats on the board and the voters chose Mike Magazzu with 1,341 votes followed by Wesley Kazmarck with 1,059 and incumbent Richard Gray with 1,002. August finished out of the running by only 20 with 982 votes. Election results are preliminary until certified by the county and any mail-in ballots are included.

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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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