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    Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

     NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.
    Local veterans met Tuesday, Aug.…

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    SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year.  

    Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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    Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township.NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

    Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

    Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Family flag football tournament in Somers Point (Video)

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Written by Michael Carroll Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Family flag football tournament in Somers Point Family flag football tournament in Somers Point The Somers Point Sharks  hosted a Family Fun Day / Flag Football Fundraiser pn Saturday, July 19 at Bud Kern Field in Somers Point. The fundraiser featured food, music, games and flag football.

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Heart of Surfing aims to let everyone hang 10

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Written by JORDAN MONTGOMERY Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

  Surf Instructor Bob Fertsch on the beach in Ventnor with Deborah Fabi of Margate, Jamie Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township and Marc Fabi of Margate. Surf Instructor Bob Fertsch on the beach in Ventnor with Deborah Fabi of Margate, Jamie Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township and Marc Fabi of Margate. VENTNOR- Local fathers combined their love for surfing with their love of special needs individuals with Heart of Surfing surf camp.

Bob Fertsch and Vinnie Lorenzi of Egg Harbor Township have brought opportunity to the beaches of Ventnor with the Heart of Surfing camp, a non-profit organization that strives to give individuals with special needs the opportunity to learn to surf.

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Letter: Radom drug testing is a violation of student’s rights

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Written by Steven Fenichel Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:28 pm

Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights Letter: Radom drug testing is violation of student’s rights To the editor:

The Mainland school bureaucrats are trying to sugarcoat a violation of their students' constitutional rights with their random drug testing policy.

Have they not heard of the Fourth Amendment?

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Somers Point Police Blotter July 17, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

 

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Somers Point

Louis Burgos, 18, of Northfield was arrested July 8 and charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

Stephanie Rubin, 33, of Mays Landing was arrested July 11 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Northfield Police Blotter July 17, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Northfield

The Northfield Police Department responded to 164 calls for service July 7-13. Police conducted 142 property checks, responded to nine motor vehicle crashes, made 94 motor vehicle stops, issued 17 motor vehicle summonses and made one warrant arrest.

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Great Bay Gallery announces exhibit by Mary Ann Kline

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Afternoon Shade by artist Mary Ann Kline Afternoon Shade by artist Mary Ann Kline

Artist Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township, is presenting an exhibit of still life and landscapes entitled A Collection: from the Studio and Plein Aire at the second level dining room of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave. in Somers Point Aug.1 through Oct. 31.

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Pointe Blank Comedy retruns to Somers Point

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Former New Jersey law enforcement officer, Eric Potts turns to comedy full time and will guest emcee at the Pointe Blank Comedy Series at Sandi Pointe starting Friday, July 18. Former New Jersey law enforcement officer, Eric Potts turns to comedy full time and will guest emcee at the Pointe Blank Comedy Series at Sandi Pointe starting Friday, July 18.  SOMERS POINT– Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro is will be kicking off its third annual comedy series, Pointe Blank Comedy, Friday, July 18. Pointe Blank Comedy brings live stand-up entertainment to the Jersey Shore every Friday during July and August.

Seating for the show is at 8:30 with the jokes rolling from 9-10:30p.m.

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In Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point the talk is consolidation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:30 pm

There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. There are six public elementary schools and one high school and currently four boards of education for students in the Mainland communities. Effective the close of the fiscal year on June 30, all four mainland area school districts were without a permanent superintendent. In a run-up to that event, the city councils Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point each passed a resolution asking the boards of education to consider a consolidation of service agreement between all of the districts to share one superintendent.

While nothing is set in stone, the possibility of conducting a feasibility study is a possibility if funding is available. A study could determine if it is economically feasible to even consider all of the districts operating with just one superintendent.

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Remediation is progressing at New Road eyesore

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 17, 2014 06:00 am

The now shuttered Garden State Fuel on New Road in Linwood is in the middle of a NJDEP monitored remediation of the site. 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 shuttered gas station.

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Somers Point School District hires veteran educator as interim superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:46 pm

Somers Point School District administrative offices are housed in the New York Ave. School. 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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Scoops of support for The Alcove

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Carm Bradley of Linwood and Atlantic County Surrogate, Jim Curcio are super scoopers at the Sundaes on Sunday event in support of The Alcove. 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 enjoying their sundae on Sunday there was a balloon magician, a giant slide, bounce house, Barnyard Friends Petting Zoo and tractor rides around the park. The midway of the park was filled with vendors offering unique and fun gifts.

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Previti takes the helm at Mainland Regional

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:44 pm

LINWOOD—The new fiscal year begins here with Robert Previti embarking on his tenure as interim Superintendent for Mainland Regional High School, effective July 1. He had been in a shared service capacity with Linwood as well but they have ended their agreement and hired Marianne Gaffney as their permanent superintendent. With 36 years experience in education and a resident of Linwood for the past 27 years, Previti knows the community well and knows how to successfully lead a school district.

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Summer in bloom

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 15, 2014 09:02 am

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. 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 and if you missed it, you missed a chance to do what all gardeners love to do; peak at others gardens for inspiration and new ideas.

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Letter: Linwood, Northfield deserve full-time police chiefs

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Written by Raymond T. Seyler Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:26 pm

The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. The chief’s day is full and requires more than part-time leadership. To the editor:

Regarding The Current of July 3 for Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point on the vote to extend a “shared service agreement” with Linwood and Northfield for one chief of police: I am totally displeased with the outcome of the special council meeting held on June 30, which I was unable to attend.

I retired from the city of Northfield after 32 years as a police officer and ultimately the chief of police. I am proud of the present and retired police officers who spoke at the meeting in opposition of having a part-time police chief. I applaud Linwood Police Chief Colin Hickey who addressed council asking them to not approve a shared chief and keep in place the police department’s own chief.

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10 South Jersey events your teen would rather avoid

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Written by Jordan Montgomery Friday, July 11, 2014 01:15 pm

Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg. Nicole Chain of Seaville with Alyssa Chain, 14, and Amber Glenn, 14, of Ventnor, purchase a few quarts of strawberries from Stoddard Bixby of Petersburg.

Growing up in South Jersey, your parents have more than likely pulled you along to several community events you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the country. Whether you roll your eyes and reluctantly tag along, count the days with undying excitement or maybe do a little of both, there are just some things around here that you can’t live with and can’t live without.

1. Airshows of all kinds

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Linwood School District hires superintendent

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 11, 2014 05:00 am

Belhaven Middle School 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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