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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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    Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

    NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

    Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out…

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    Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was…

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    The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

    SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
    The…

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    Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
    SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby…

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Family Fun Day to honor Mary Beth Davis hosted by SOSH Architects

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 26, 2014 03:10 pm

Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. Friends gather at All Wars Memorial Park to honor Mary Beth Davis and her love of life and family. Plans include games, inflatables and refreshments. LINWOOD—Family and friends will head to All Wars Memorial Park here Saturday, July 5 in memory of friend and colleague Mary Beth Davis. SOSH Architects will host the second Annual Family Fun Day in memory of Davis.

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UPDATE: Northfield Community School closed today because of threat

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:17 am

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NORTHFIELD –  Northfield Community School was closed today, Wednesday, June 25 on what was to be the last day of school for the year.

In an email sent to all families and staff in the morning by District Superintendent Janice Fipp said she regretfully had to close the school for today unless the building is deemed safe. Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriffs officers conducted a complete sweep of the building at 8:15 a.m.

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The Mainland Class of 2014 is in the books (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:38 am

Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral Green and white rule the evening at the Mustang Corral

LINWOOD—Draped in green and white, 374 members of the Mainland Class of 2014 walked together one final time Tuesday evening as they headed onto the field, following Mainland teachers onto the field.  Well wishers lined their path; educators from all three sending districts who long ago said their good-byes to the students came together to wish them good luck in their future.

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Going green earns green for YALE School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:16 pm

Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students. Students Cameron Watts of Pleasantville, left, Travis Graham of Washington Township, YALE teacher from the Williamstown campus, George Candia and Mike Harris of Rio Grande deconstruct and recycle electronic items at the YALE School where a partnership with Green Vision Inc, is working well for students.

NORTHFIELD—The Y.A.L.E. School (youth adolescent learning experience) on Burton Avenue has partnered with Green Vision Inc, a New Jersey based non-profit company that is helping find alternate uses for electronic items that would normally end up in a landfill. The experience for students working in the program is going green times two.

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Top readers make the cut in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 23, 2014 04:00 pm

The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.  The top readers that gave their principal, Doreen Lee an 18-inch haircut, with help from stylist Jaclyn Searle, include Gillian Lovett, John and Alex Batty, Ava Croj, Connor Hannon, David Austin, Evan Walsh and Nova Driver.

SOMERS POINT – Back in March, as part of the school’s Read Across America events,  Dawes Avenue Principal Doreen Lee challenged the students in her school to read 100,000 pages before the end of the year.

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Trivia Times June 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, June 22, 2014 10:56 am

The Big Story today is the ratification of the Constitution
New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.
By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

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Somers Point Police Blotter June 19, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:57 pm

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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 8 adult arrests in the reporting period of June 9 through June 16. 

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CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts 2014 graduates

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:47 pm

Carlos Javier Alvira

Tiffani Jo Burns

Moriah Myrrhel Carter

Quajanera Elisheba Chapman

Joshua Ryan Chesney

Tyler James Eckert

Ashley Fazio

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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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