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    NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education is considering whether to shorten spring break next year rather than extend the school year into the fourth week of June if more than four snow days are needed.
    The option was suggested by school board President Steve Wynne while the board was discussing the 2015-2016 school year calendar at its meeting Monday, Feb. 2.

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    Current Gates complex and rendering after planned renovations.

    SOMERS POINT – Jack Leonard, owner of the Streamwood Co. and developer of Bayview Court, the former Gates Apartments on Shore Road, presented his redevelopment plans for the circa 1960 complex to City Council Jan. 22.
    Leonard and his team – architect Scott Taylor of the Taylor Design Group, attorney Keith Davis of Nehmad, Perillo and Davis, and his son, Scott Leonard, regional manager for Streamwood – laid out plans that city officials hope will breathe new life into the…

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    The 1976-1979 women’s basketball team

    MAYS LANDING – The members of the 1976-1979 Atlantic…

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    Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo

    NORTHFIELD—Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo is continuing to push a bill he sponsored that would allocate $85,000 to fund a consolidation feasibility study among the sending districts of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Mainland Regional High School.

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Somers Point man who pleaded guilty to shooting hawks will spend 6 hours behind bars

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 23, 2014 02:25 pm


SOMERS POINT—Robert Losasso, 70, learned his fate Monday, Dec. 22 for shooting at protected hawks between August, 2010 –August 2012. According to a release from the U.S. Attorneys office Losasso will only serve a six-hour sentence for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Leonard Smith, ‘luckiest man in the world,’ was teacher, coach to many

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 07:37 pm

Len Smith Len Smith NORTHFIELD – Former teacher, coach and school board member N. Leonard Smith, 85, passed away Sunday with his family surrounding him.

Smith wore many hats in his lifetime. He was a husband to Lois for 45 years, and a father to 10 children – Kathi, Michael, Jacqueline, Sean, David, Kevin, Brendan, Terrance, Brian and Timothy.

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Sale of the Gates opens door to redevelopment

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 03:30 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Gates apartment complex on Shore Road has a new owner, and city officials are hoping it is a second chance to bring the once-popular place to live back from the brink.

Streamwood Co. of Haddonfield purchased The Gates from W.W.W. Associates, and Keith Davis, attorney for Streamwood, said the deal closed Nov. 25. He said the company has a proven track record for rehabilitating multifamily complexes throughout the state, and received awards and accolades for its work in transforming a similar complex in Monroe Township.  

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Linwood Police arrest two for impersonating an undercover officer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:05 pm

LINWOOD—Police here arrested Evon Hormozy, 20, of Linwood on Saturday Dec. 13 and Kevin Durkin, 28, of Northfield Dec. 17 on charges stemming from an incident that occurred Friday, Dec. 12 when the two allegedly claimed to be undercover police officers and robbed three teens.

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Possible whooping cough case has MRHS taking precautions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:54 pm

Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School is taking precautions against the possibility that at least one student has contracted whooping cough, even though none of the suspected cases has been officially verified.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Superintendent Robert Previti confirmed that two high school students tested positive for pertussis, more commonly referred to as whooping cough. The first student was diagnosed using the PCR preliminary test on Thursday, Dec. 11; the second came to light Monday, Dec. 15.

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Chanukah celebrates the victory of light over darkness

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:40 am

Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.  Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.

Chanukah begins at sundown Tuesday, Dec. 16 and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Jews around the world will celebrate and light the candles in the menorah, enjoy a dinner together and family time. Though it is a Jewish holiday Chanukah's message of light conquoring the darkness can apply to everyones life.

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Remembering Ralph and thanking the community

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 15, 2014 12:52 pm

 

Ralph Ralph

To the editor;

Ralph and Isabelle
Dog lovers in Atlantic County will no doubt remember the frantic calls for help eight years ago to locate Ralph and Isabelle, brother and sister family pets, adopted at seven months from the Pleasantville Animal Shelter. They escaped one stormy night, leaving through a storm caused hole in the fence, not noticed by their owners.

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Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 pm

Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting LINWOOD – The mayor’s appointed blue ribbon committee of 14 will hold its first meeting Thursday, Dec. 11 at City Hall to discuss ideas and possible plans for the recreation fields at All Wars Memorial Park and the Poplar Avenue School.

Councilman Darren Matick, chairman, said the committee has been tasked with looking at the city’s long-term recreation needs. No funding has been set aside for field plans or upgrades, aside from money earmarked strictly for the demolition of the school.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:30 am

Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014 Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 11, 2014 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 eight arrests during the period ending Dec. 8.

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Lip sync contest gives everyone a chance to be a star

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:00 pm

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. 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 inner star.

Emcees Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township and Josh Ludwig of Northfield, both seniors, are no strangers to the Mainland stage. Their whole journey through the acts was lip synced.

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Lighting up the holidays in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. 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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Channel 40 making plans for life after NBC affiliation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:11 am

Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40 LINWOOD – 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

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:58 pm

Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council 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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Jo-Jo’s of Northfield closes after 25 years

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:26 pm

Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30. 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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AC fire captain charged with showing obscene material to stepdaughter, 16

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 08, 2014 04:15 pm

SOMERS POINT – Atlantic City Fire Capt. Michael Francesca, 39, was arrested Thursday, Dec. 4 at his Somers Point home and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, exhibiting obscene material to someone under the age of 18, and tampering with evidence, according to Somers Point police.

Francesca, a 20-year veteran of the fire department, allegedly showed his 16-year-old stepdaughter a photo of himself naked and gave her an iPad bookmarked at objectionable material.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 08, 2014 02:00 pm

Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service. 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 and the Cub Scouts from Pack 87. 

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