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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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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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Trivia Times Oct. 29, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 29, 2013 05:00 am

Totally Trivia Tuesday
A big story for October 29
Black Tuesday hits Wall Street Oct. 29, 1929 as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and thousands of investors were wiped out in one day. The volume was so great the stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery was never designed to handle the volume.

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Rock stars rule at MRHS lip sync update (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 28, 2013 02:20 pm

 

Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.   Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.

LINWOOD—After weeks of practice and putting costumes together and making time for practice it was finally time for the inner rock stars to emerge on the stage at the always popular annual Mainland Regional High School lip sync contest.
MRHS students competed over two days; Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23 and 24 in the popular event.

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State caps Mainland Regional School Choice program

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 03:00 pm

LINWOOD — The State Department of Education has "derailed" the Mainland Regional High School Choice School program, according to Nathan Lichtenwalner, the school's choice school coordinator.

"We had a lot of interest in the program and brought in 35 students this year, and our plan was to do the same for next year,” he said. “We received an email that said we would only be permitted to add another two students for next year.”

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Veteran Board of Education member John Medica retires

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting. Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting.

LINWOOD— John Medica never considered his time as a member of the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education as a job. Instead, Medica saw it as a three-decade labor of love. Medica led his final flag salute at the board’s Monday, Oct. 21 meeting. His colleagues thanked Medica for his contributions and his sage advice, guidance and work ethic.

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Trivia Times Oct. 27, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 27, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 27
On this day in 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city's new rapid transit system: the subway.
Though London boasts the oldest underground train network (opened in 1863) and Boston built the first subway in the U.S. in 1897, New York’s soon became the largest American system.

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Eight candidates in Northfield City Council race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, October 26, 2013 09:48 pm

Northfield City Hall Northfield City Hall

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will have some choices to make when they enter the voting booth Nov. 5. There are eight candidates seeking four City Council seats. Current Councilmen Jim O’Neill, Republican, and Frank Perri, Democrat, are going head to head for the councilman at large seat which is currently held by Tim Carew. Republican Erland Chau is facing Democrat Paul Utts in Ward 1.

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Trivia Times October 26, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 26, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 26
On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
In 1877 silver was discovered near Tombstone and it quickly grew into a rich mining town. The Earps; Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil were the law and order of Tombstone even though they had a reputation for being power hungry and ruthless.

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Ms. Tennessee Sr. crowned Ms. Senior America; Ms. New Jersey Sr. is first runner-up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 25, 2013 03:00 pm

Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24. Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24.

ATLANTIC CITY — Carolyn Corlew, Ms. Tennessee Senior America, was crowned Ms. Senior America in front of a crowd Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel.

Ms. New Jersey Senior Vanessa Shaw of North Bergen wan named the first runner-up.

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