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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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Public Input Can Shape NJ Alzheimer's Disease Study Commission Plan

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 06, 2014 01:16 pm


To the editor:

Alzheimer's is a devastating, debilitating brain disorder that robs people of their cognitive abilities and ultimately their lives.  Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's disease, which is the nation's 6th leading cause of death.  Alzheimer's is the only disease in the list of top-10 causes of death for which there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.  In 2013, Alzheimer's cost the nation more than $200 billion, making it our most expensive disease. 

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Comcast closes Northfield office

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 06, 2014 09:43 am

Comcast closes Northfield office Comcast closes Northfield office NORTHFIELD — It has been more than a year since the sign went up on the window at Comcast’s office in the Mainland Professional Plaza on Tilton Road that it would soon be closing its doors.  

Over the course of five minutes Tuesday, Nov. 4, six Comcast patrons approached the front door only to find the sign directing them to another location.

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Former pros hope to cultivate the next crop of top performers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 06, 2014 09:31 am

Athletes Arbor owners Dave Klemic, left, and Ian Walterson with Sam Madden, an offensive tackle at Barnegat High School who is committed to attending the University of Wisconsin next year, and trainer Kevin Fernsler at their Linwood training facility. Athletes Arbor owners Dave Klemic, left, and Ian Walterson with Sam Madden, an offensive tackle at Barnegat High School who is committed to attending the University of Wisconsin next year, and trainer Kevin Fernsler at their Linwood training facility.

LINWOOD – Tucked away on Hamilton Avenue just behind TV 40 is the newest fitness center in the area, Athletes Arbor.

Owned by former professional athletes Dave Klemic and Ian Walterson, Athletes Arbor is designed to help athletes increase strength, speed and agility and in the process cut down on injuries and help them understand what their training regimen is designed to do for them individually.  

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Northfield voters go Republican

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 05, 2014 01:20 am

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee and newly elected Mayoral candidate Erland Chau share a cordial moment as the results being to trickle in. Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee and newly elected Mayoral candidate Erland Chau share a cordial moment as the results being to trickle in. NORTHFIELD — Voters here had a lot of decisions to make in the voting booth on Tuesday where they were asked to choose a mayor, fill a seat in Ward 1 and 2 and elect one member to a one-year seat. They were also choosing three members of the board of education locally and one for the Mainland Regional Board of Ed. All of the school board seats were unopposed in Northfield. 

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Letter: Christie out of line

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Christie out of line Letter: Christie out of line To the editor:

I watched with disgust as Governor Christie verbally attacked a so called "heckler" who dared to hold up a sign encouraging the governor to finish the job. More than 8,000 people are still out of their homes two years after Hurricane Sandy and 70 percent of the funds given to the governor to distribute by the federal government have not been distributed to people in need.

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Linwood delivers a Republican sweep

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:55 pm

LINWOOD—It was a Republican sweep in Linwood. Corey Booker will return to the U. S. Senate as a result of the statewide vote but on the local front Booker was outpaced newcomer Republican Jeff Bell by a margin of 1200 to 896. 

20-year incumbent Frank LoBiondo will return to the U.S. House of Representatives and in Republican stronghold, Linwood voters delivered 1,388 for LoBiondo and Democratic challenger Bill Hughes had 768.

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Somers Point voters make it an interesting race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:45 pm

SOMERS POINT—The local races for Somers Point City Council and the Board of Education were very competitive. The closest race was in Ward 2 where incumbent Republican Maureen Kern was challenged by former City Councilman and Mayor, Democrat John DiMaria. Kern garnered 763 votes to DiMaria’s 502. The Ward 1 seat currently held by Democrat Ralph Triboletti went to Republican Kirk Gerety. Triboletti was elected in 2012 as a Republican but when he did not get the party nomination in June, Triboletti switched parties and ran as a Democrat. 

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Lieberman case triggering more protections, closer monitoring, Bar Association says

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:19 am

Atlantic County Bar Association Atlantic County Bar Association The Atlantic County Bar Association was quick to renounce the actions of Northfield attorney Barbara Lieberman who Monday pleaded guilty to bilking millions from elderly clients.

Tamara Lamb, executive director of the ACBA, released a statement shortly after Lieberman appeared before Judge Michael Donio admitting her part in the crime.

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Ms. Virginia crowned Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 03, 2014 07:00 pm

 alt= The newly crowned Ms. Senior America, Patsy Godly, 62, of Fredericksburg, Va., is surrounded by the runners-up. From left are Ms. Alabama, Renee Pierce, 62, third runner-up; Ms. Michigan, Carol Thomas, 60, first runner-up; Godly; Ms. Kentucky, Deborah Miller, 66, second runner-up; and Ms. Massachusetts, Ethel Lee, 66, fourth runner-up. alt= ATLANTIC CITY – Patsy Godley, Ms. Virginia, pulled into Atlantic City a wife, a breast cancer survivor and a country singer on Sunday, and on Thursday she added Ms. Senior America 2014 to her list of accomplishments.

The singer wowed the crowd with her rendition of a Patsy Cline song during the talent competition.

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City of Northfield notice of special meeting

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Written by staff reports Monday, November 03, 2014 05:25 pm

A special meeting of the Northfield City Council is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.  6, 2014 in Council Chambers, 1600 Shore Road, Northfield  for the purpose of introducing an amendment to the City’s Land Use and Development Ordinance.  Formal action may be taken.

   

Northfield elder law attorney pleads guilty to stealing millions

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 03, 2014 04:15 pm

Barbara Lieberman, an Elder Law attorney from Northfield faces a 10-year sentence with  3 1/2 years before parole eligibility for theft from elderly clients. Barbara Lieberman, an Elder Law attorney from Northfield faces a 10-year sentence with 3 1/2 years before parole eligibility for theft from elderly clients.

Lieberman faces mandatory 10-year prison sentence

TRENTON – Barbara Lieberman, a prominent local attorney who specialized in elder law, pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 3 to money laundering, admitting that she defrauded elderly clients of millions of dollars and laundered the funds through various accounts, including her attorney trust account, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

Charges remain pending against the owner of an in-home senior care company, her sister and a former employee who allegedly participated in the fraud.

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Flu shots available on a walk-in basis starting Nov.10

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 03, 2014 01:43 pm

Anyone that has not received a flu shot and missed the public flu clinics provided by the Atlantic County Division of Public Health, still has a chance to get one.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 10, the division will provide flu shots to adults 18 years and older on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary.

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MRHS Marching Mustangs definitely hit the high notes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 02, 2014 08:00 am

MRHS Band-State Champs! MRHS Band-State Champs! LINWOOD – The band made some noise among the competitors and brought home the hardware from competition Oct. 18 and 19.

The Mainland Regional High School Marching Band won State Championships at the Tournament of Bands Division 1A competition in Toms River Saturday, Oct. 18. They scored 85.775 points, and won best percussion.

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Its a swan song for popular MRHS music teacher

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 02, 2014 05:39 am

Music teacher Jack Griffin, left, is honored by MRHS Principal Mark Marrone and the Board of Education for his years of service. Music teacher Jack Griffin, left, is honored by MRHS Principal Mark Marrone and the Board of Education for his years of service. Long time Mainland Regional High School music teacher Jack Griffin is honored at the Oct. 20 MRHS Board of Education meeting. Griffin had a crowd of well-wishers at the meeting – all of his choir students who participated in the recent concert with the group Foreigner at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel.

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Ghouls, goblins and cuties on parade in Linwood for Halloween

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 02, 2014 12:09 am

11-year-old Josh Karpinski, right, helps his buddy Lucas Geromini, 10, get all the knobs and dials straight on his washing machine costume for the Halloween parade in Linwood Saturday, Oct. 25. 11-year-old Josh Karpinski, right, helps his buddy Lucas Geromini, 10, get all the knobs and dials straight on his washing machine costume for the Halloween parade in Linwood Saturday, Oct. 25. LINWOOD — Everyone loves a parade - especially when the witches, zombies, pirates and princesses arrive as well.

Saturday night was perfect weather for the Linwood Board of Recreation annual Halloween parade. This year the event started with soccer games and ended with the movie “E.T.” in All Wars Memorial Park.

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Heading to the library for Halloween fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:00 pm

 Smile, its Halloween and these Northfield cuties are ready for some fun at the Northfield Library Saturday, Oct. 25. From left are Anna Santori, Kinsley Smith and Elizabeth Santori. Smile, its Halloween and these Northfield cuties are ready for some fun at the Northfield Library Saturday, Oct. 25. From left are Anna Santori, Kinsley Smith and Elizabeth Santori.

NORTHFIELD — More than three dozen costumed kids hit the Otto Bruyns Northfield Library Saturday morning for Halloween fun, games and plenty of treats. The annual event was sponsored by the Friends of the Northfield Library.

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