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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Northfield Police Blotter Jan. 30, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, February 01, 2014 05:32 pm

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

The Northfield Police Department responded to 370 calls for service Jan. 16 through Jan. 26. Police performed 283 property checks, investigated 16 motor vehicle crashes, made eight warrant arrest and 154 motor vehicle stops, and issued 34 motor vehicle summonses.

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Trivia Times February 1, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 01, 2014 05:00 am

The Oxford English Dictionary is the big story for Feb. 1
On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. The OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million words, past and present.

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Tighe takes the reins of Linwood City Council

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 31, 2014 05:00 am

Councilman Tim Tighe is sworn in as council president Jan. 22 by the person he replaces in the job, Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor. Tighe’s wife, Michelle, holds the Bible.   Councilman Tim Tighe is sworn in as council president Jan. 22 by the person he replaces in the job, Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor. Tighe’s wife, Michelle, holds the Bible.  LINWOOD – City Councilman Tim Tighe was elected president of City Council by fellow council members at the Jan. 22 meeting. The vacancy in the president’s seat was created when Donna Taylor resigned to take a position on New Jersey Superior Court. Tighe asked Taylor to swear him in at the meeting.

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Another snow day

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 06:33 pm

Suzanne Marino/Forget the cold temperatures John Wood, 10, of Linwood and Cole Arsenalt, 13, of Hammonton get ready to hit the hill at Mainland Regional High School Wednesday morning. Suzanne Marino/Forget the cold temperatures John Wood, 10, of Linwood and Cole Arsenalt, 13, of Hammonton get ready to hit the hill at Mainland Regional High School Wednesday morning. LINWOOD—The thermometer said 16 but the sun was out and by 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 the sledders, with another snow day were starting to make their way to the hill at Mainland Regional High School. It is the place to sled in the Mainland area.

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MRHS welcomes the eighth graders and their folks to the corral

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 05:04 pm

Mainland Ambassadors  Mainland Ambassadors provided information to families attending the MRHS open house for eighth grade students and their parents at the school Tuesday, Jan. 28. The newly formed Ambassadors officers are all juniors, from left, Steven Sedgwick of Northfield, co-vice-president; Andrew Hennessy of Linwood, president and founder of the group; and Maggie Dods of Linwood, co-vice president. LINWOOD – It was standing room only in the Mainland Regional High School auditorium Tuesday evening as the school opened its doors to the current eighth grade students of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point that will be calling MRHS their alma mater in the fall.

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Frank Bakos retires from MRA board of directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, January 29, 2014 05:06 am

Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia. Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia.  LINWOOD—Frank Bakos, of Wildwood Crest and formerly of Linwood, was a member of the Mainland Recreation Association Board of Directors for 23 years. He stepped down at the end of 2013 and was honored for his years of service at the MRA’s end of the year meeting in December.

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Trivia Times January 26, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:40 am

Australia is big story for today mate...

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

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Tilton Road car fire in Northfield (UPDATED)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, January 24, 2014 02:39 pm

Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road

NORTHFIELD – Portions of Tilton Road are blocked off this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 24) as the Northfield Fire Department works to extinguish a car fire outside a home located in the 1800 block.

 The roadway is closed from the bike path to Shore Road until the scene is cleared.

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April Kauffman’s daughter files lawsuit to keep stepfather from collecting on life insurance policy (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:56 pm

Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office. Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Kim Pack, the daughter of slain radio personality and veterans advocate April Kauffman of Linwood, announced Thursday morning that she has filed a federal lawsuit to keep her stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, from receiving any money from his wife’s life insurance policy.

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Trivia Times January 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 23, 2014 05:06 am

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The big story for today is the Frisbee
On this day in 1957, Wham-O Toys rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, we know them of course as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as they let go.

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Belhaven Middle School students of the month

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Written by staff report Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:18 am

Belhaven Middle School students of the month Belhaven Middle School students of the month

LINWOOD--The Belhaven students of the month for January are Sydney Thayer, Jacob Ireland, Nikki Faragher, Anna Padula, Jack Sarkos, Robby Crompton, Molly O'Shea and Tommy Corson. The character trait for the month is respect.

The students were honored at the Linwood Board of Education meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

 

Preparing the challah; it's what they knead

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 22, 2014 09:07 am

Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting; Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting;

NORTHFIELD – Challah is an important part of every Shabbat table and Friday morning, Jan. 17, Rabbi David Weiss and the teachers at the Beth Israel pre-school helped the 4- and 5-year-old students create their own loaves of challah for their Shabbat table.

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CharterTech students learn acting is not a job, it’s a lifestyle

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16. Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16.

SOMERS POINT—Dr. Phil, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Jay Leno all stopped by CharterTech High School Thursday, Jan. 16 to put on a master class for the musical theater students. That cavalcade of personalities came in the singular person of John DiDomenico, an actor who makes a living doing celebrity impersonations.

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Northfield library debuts new gallery of neighborhood heroes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:22 pm

Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases. Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases.  NORTHFIELD – The Otto Bruyns Public Library is more than books. New programs, speakers, events and meeting space for clubs that opened a little more than six months ago is turning the library into a center of community activity.

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Richard Gray new leader on Somers Point Board of Education

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:48 pm

  Jordan Road School Jordan Road School  SOMERS POINT—When the members of the Somers Point Board of Education gathered for their first ever reorganization in January on Thursday, Jan.9 they elected a new president: Rich Gray. He replaces William August as president who was not re-elected to the board. Al Becker was returned as vice president. Gray said he is excited about his new position and since he was elected he has found his mail box filled with requests.

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Trivia Times Janurary 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:05 am

Prohibition is the big story for January 16
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," is ratified on this day in 1919 and becomes the law of the land.

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