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    Suzanne Marino / Members of the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club join coach Alex Marino, left, Chris Kaczmarski and Councilman Tim Tighe, far right, at the City Council meeting Aug. 13.

    LINWOOD – Council congratulated the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club eighth-grade team Aug. 13 for completing a successful season.

    The team went undefeated with a 14-0 season and brought home the Jersey Shore Youth Lacrosse…

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    MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

    LINWOOD – The stadium was filled, and the overflow crowd gathered along the fence of the Mustang Corral at Mainland Regional…

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    Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. NORTHFIELD—To take some of the butterflies away from the first day of school a kindergarten ice cream social was held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Northfield Community School. The new students had a chance to meet their teachers and classmates and hopefully make that…

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    A mosquito sample collected from Northwood Court in Northfield has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    Positive mosquito samples were found last month in both Northfield and Linwood. Northwood Court, the location of the most recent confirmation, is near Birch Grove Park in Northfield where several positive samples were found last year.

    Infected mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus to birds, animals and humans. Crows are particularly susceptible to the virus and are good indicators of the presence of the disease in a…

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    Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival.SOMERS POINT—This weekend its time to turn back the clock and chill a little bit because summer is in the rear view mirror and enjoy friends and neighbor at the 37th annual Good Ol Days Festival.

    Head to Kennedy Park and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 6 for the end of the season favorite event.

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    Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

    WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

    The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

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State Police need assistance to locate missing juvenile

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 18, 2013 02:59 pm

Missing juvenile-Patrick Tohme, 16 Missing juvenile-Patrick Tohme, 16

ALERT: The New Jersey State Police are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Patrick Tohme, 16, was last seen at 5 a.m. on Pulaski Road in the Whitehouse section of Readington Township. Tohme is described as 6’ 130 lbs. brown hair and brown eyes and a partial beard.

Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the missing teen is asked to contact the Readington Township Police Dept. (908) 534-4034 ext. 241 or the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (800) 709-5464.

 

Josephsen inducted into OLMA National Honor Society

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Written by staff reports Friday, October 18, 2013 01:04 pm

Our Lady of Mercy Academy National Honor Society Our Lady of Mercy Academy National Honor Society

Olivia Josephsen, 17, of Northfield, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Newfield, was recently inducted into the Mother Patricia Gaynor Chapter of the National Honor Society, where she holds the title of parliamentarian for the 2013-’14 school year. Josephsen, shown in the middle row, fourth from left, is also Miss Northfield Fourth of July 2013.

   

At Belhaven it’s all about respect

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 01:19 pm

Sixth-graders are mixing it up at lunch Sixth-graders are mixing it up at lunch

 

LINWOOD – The state Department of Education requires all schools include a “week of respect” as part of the curriculum. Belhaven Middle School Principal Frank Rudnesky said a week is just not enough. “Respect is something that should be a focus each day.” Last year he asked Mayor Richard DePamphilis to help them out and the result; the mayor issued a proclamation calling for a year of respect. “At Belhaven Middle School, we celebrate respect all year.

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Bartholomew will preach in Somers Point at the same church she attended growing up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:45 am

Bishop Tracie Bartholomew Bishop Tracie Bartholomew

Newly installed bishop returns to preach at Grace Lutheran Sunday Born and raised here, Tracie Bartholomew brings God’s message home 
SOMERS POINT — There will be a warm celebration and a homecoming of sorts Sunday, Oct. 20 t at Grace Lutheran Church as the newly installed third bishop of the New Jersey Synod, Tracie Bartholomew preaches at the 10:15 a.m. service.

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Trivia Times Oct. 17, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 17, 2013 05:01 am

A big story for October 17…
His alleged crimes included bootlegging murder, racketeering and extortion but it was a tax evasion charge that finally brought Al Capone down. On this day in 1931 Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000. His conviction marked

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Northfield Board of Education fields two incumbents and three write-in candidates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:07 am

 

NORTHFIELD – The race for Board of Education here has grown in the last few days. There are three-three year terms up for election on Nov. 5. Initially only three names were to appear on the ballot, all incumbents: Steve Wynne, Zubair Syed and John Palmieri. Palmieri decided not to seek another term on the board and dropped from consideration. But three candidates have stepped forward with write-in campaigns to be considered by the voters; Stephanie Woodhouse, Jeff Lischin and Mark Bruno.

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Great jazz helps ‘The Right Notes’ fight MS

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Written by SUZAANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT— An evening of evening of smooth jazz featuring the Michael Pedicin Quintet along with great good and a wine testing selection of 100 wines highlights the “Right Notes” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The event is 7-10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Guests will enjoy hors d'ouvres and beverages while listening to "The Latin Side of Jazz," a celebration of Latin music's influence on jazz since the 1940s.

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Trivia Times Oct. 15, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 15, 2013 01:01 am

Its Trivia Tuesday and a big story for October 15…
Mata Hari, the poster child of the seductive female spy, is executed by a French firing squad just outside of Paris on this day in 1917 for espionage.
Her real name was Margaretha Gertruida Zell and she was born in Holland in 1876. She came to Paris in 1905 and was an exotic dancer. Soon she was touring Europe telling the tale of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who had given her the exotic name of Mata Hari.

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Trivia Times Oct. 13, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 13, 2013 02:53 am

A big story for October 13…
On this day in 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in Washington. In 1800 President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion. It soon became known as the “White House” from the white-gray Virginia stone used to make it.

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Northfield Police Blotter Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, October 12, 2013 08:30 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.

For the period of Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 7 the Northfield Police Department conducted 98 motor vehicle stops, issued 74 motor vehicle summonses, received 376 calls for service, conducted 190 property checks and made nine warrant arrests.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Oct, 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 12, 2013 08:30 am

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 and four warrant arrests for the week Sept. 30 to Oct. 7.

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Trivia Times Oct. 12, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 12, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 12…
After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights land Oct. 12, 1492 and believes that he has reached East Asia. He had actually landed on an island in the Bahamas; Watling Island.  His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain as they had provided Columbus with the ships, money and supplies when he set sail to a western ocean route to China, India, and the fabled gold and Spice Islands of Asia.

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Trivia Times Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 10, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 10
The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax Oct. 10, 1985 when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded the plane, and the terrorists were taken into Italian custody.

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Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money

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Written by Nate Nathanson Tuesday, October 08, 2013 01:19 pm

Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money To the editor:

I'm upset at what transpired in Northfield’s recent City Council meetings.

Council discussed cutting the salaries of elected officials, a smart idea in these tough times. However, it is a shame when you see some officials ignore our taxpayers.

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Trivia Times Oct. 8, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:47 am

 

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A big story for October 8…
On this day in 1871 the great fire of Chicago began in Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn that would burn for two days and claim 200-300 lives and destroy more than 4 square miles of homes, farms and businesses. Legend blames O'Leary's cow for causing the fire. 

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Trivia Times Oct. 6, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 06, 2013 06:10 am

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A big story for October 6
Though it takes nine players to make a team, a team can rise and fall on the bat or the feet one player. Oct. 6, 1926; the Yankees and the Cardinals are playing in the World Series. In game 4 Babe Ruth electrified the crowd, hitting 3 homeruns in the Yankees 10-5 victory.
The Bronx Bombers were heavily favored to win the series; after all, the Babe shared the bench with a very young Lou Gehrig the rest of “Murderers Row.”

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