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    The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site.LINWOOD—In a town where neatly manicured lawns are the norm, the former Garden State Fuel at 1711 New Road is very out of character with the rest of the scenery on a drive through Linwood. 

    City Councilman Todd Gordon chairs the Engineering Committee and explained Tuesday afternoon what is happening at the…

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    Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School.

    SOMERS POINT—The Somers Point Board of Education hired Bruce Greenfield as the interim superintendent. His six-month contract was effective July 1. Greenfield replaces Robert Previti in the interim position (Previti took an interim position at Mainland and Linwood). School Board President Rich Gray said Greenfield is a very good fit for Somers Point.
    Greenfield of Ventnor brings decades of experience to the position in Somers Point.

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    Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. LINWOOD—The volunteer scoopers were busy Sunday as hundreds lined up all day to enjoy ice cream sundaes and support The Alcove Center fro Grieving Children and Families.  

    All Wars Memorial Park was a fun place Sunday. Kids and their families could spend the afternoon and aside from…

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    Gardener Jon Bitzer of Somers Point gives his front lawn just a splash of watering during the heat of the day; just enough to cool off the blades of grass and keep them a bright green.
    Beautiful gardens across the county delight hundreds of visitors

    The sixteenth annual summer Little Gardens Club garden tour was held Sunday, July 13…

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    Belhaven Middle School LINWOOD – Members of the Linwood Board of Education held an early morning special meeting Thursday, July 10 to officially hire a Marianne Gaffney as the new superintendent of the PreK-8 school district.

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Northfield Police Blotter, June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:44 pm

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The Northfield Police Department responded to 142 calls for service June 9-June 15. Police conducted 86 property checks, responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, made five warrant arrests and 52 motor vehicle stops, and issued 24 motor vehicle summonses.

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CharterTech graduates move on to the next act

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:15 am

Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.   Suzanne Marino/CharterTech grads prior to commencement ready for their last time on stage together are from left: Quajanera Chapman of Pleasantville headed to Benedict College in Columbia, S.C.; Moriah Carter of Mays Landing is taking a year dedicated to dancing with the Cygnus Dance Company; Tiffani Burns of Mays Landing is headed to the Air Force; Joshua Chesney of Egg Harbor Township is on his way to Atlantic Cape Community College to study liberal arts, and Carlos Alvira of Pleasantville is also headed to Atlantic Cape with plans to major in computer science.

Students come from as far away as Ocean, Camden and Cape May counties to attend CharterTechHigh School for the Performing Arts. Friday night 52 of those talented students turned their tassels and took their next step heading out of the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center ready to begin the starring role in their own life stories.

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Mainland Regional High School Mustang Roundup

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 05:17 pm

Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Depicted on the cover:Clockwise from the top are Mainland Mustang Marching Band drum major Matthew Johnson of Northfield, Jake Blumberg of Linwood in “Legally Blonde,” A.J. Fortunato of Linwood, Erin Flannigan of Somers Point, Tyler Mindish of Northfield, Morgan Walls of Somers Point and Roman Papadimitriou of Linwood, and Danielle Malamut of Linwood and Nick Droboniku of Northfield. Congratulations to the Class of 2014.  We hope you enjoy our special tribute to the Class of 2014. Inside the edition you will fiind:

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Mainland Regional High School senior survey

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, June 20, 2014 05:05 pm

Now that you’re graduating, what is the best advice you have for someone just getting to Mainland?

Joe Higgins Joe Higgins Joe Higgins

Somers Point

“Be attentive to your grades. If you fall behind, it’ll bite you in the long run.”

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MRHS seniors love their cars (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, June 20, 2014 04:56 pm

The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends. The Volvo driver in this crew is Tyler Barnett of Linwood, center. He is headed to Rutgers in the fall. Alex Anderson, left, of Linwood is going to Brandeis University while their friend Eric Butler will be an MRHS senior next year; he will miss his friends.

Zach Delcher of Northfield is headed to AtlanticCape in the fall and his 2005 Dodge Caravan will be going with him while Kate Sliwinski, also of Northfield, is headed to Temple.

See more seniors and their cars in the slideshow below:

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Hitting the track against cancer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 19, 2014 04:00 pm

Purple and proud, survivors show their fighting spirit. Purple and proud, survivors show their fighting spirit. LINWOOD – More than 500 cancer survivors, caregivers, family, friends and supporters spent Friday night along the track and in the stands at Mainland Regional High School for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

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First rabies case in Northfield found in raccoon

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 03:49 pm

atlantic county logo Next free Rabies Vaccination Clinic is Sunday, June 29

NORTHFIELD – The first case of rabies in Northfield this year has been found in a raccoon collected from Walnut Avenue on June 18. This is the sixth case of rabies found in Atlantic County this year and the fourth that has involved a raccoon. Each of the previous cases was found in Egg Harbor Township.

The raccoon was found trying to attack a dog in a fenced-in property on Walnut Avenue. The homeowner removed the dog to the house and was able to place a trash can over the raccoon, which appeared very weak and lethargic.

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It’s the last class for these local educators

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 19, 2014 02:18 pm

Lindsay Wilson, 36 years and Ruth Kulisek, 34 years at the Dawes Avenue School. Lindsay Wilson, 36 years and Ruth Kulisek, 34 years at the Dawes Avenue School. Over 300 years of educational experience

Students are not the only ones looking for changes when the school year draws to a close in the next few days; a number of educators will be leaving our schools this year.

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Zuccarino’s degree is music to her ears

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

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Sara Teresa Zuccarino of Northfield graduated magna cum laude from the College of New Jersey May 5 with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She is a member of the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Society of Education.

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Mainland Regional High School top ten

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Mainland Regional High School top ten graduates Presenting the Mainland Regional High School Class of 2014 top ten. From left to right, starting at the top they are: 

1. James Mullin, Linwood, Rutgers University 

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