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    NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
    City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
    The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center…

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    Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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    Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

    SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

    In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has…

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    Retired Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden, left and Linwood and Northfield Police Chief Colin Hickey at the Northfield City Council meeting Sept. 23 where Faden was presented with a clock for his years of service to the city. NORTHFIELD—It has been more than a year since Northfield Police Capt. Art Faden made his last official loop through the…

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4-car crash in Somers Point sends 9 to hospital Saturday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 22, 2014 05:20 pm

Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital. Dennis Sharpe/Four car accident Saturday morning at Groveland Ave. and Shore Rd. sends nine people two the hospital.

2 children flown to Cooper

SOMERS POINT – A four-car accident Saturday morning, Sept. 20 sent nine people to the hospital, including two children who were flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for treatment of injuries.

Seven people were transported by ambulance to AtlantiCare’s City and Mainland divisions and to Shore Medical Center, according to reports. 

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Mainland student charged with bringing fake gun to school

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 22, 2014 12:17 pm

 Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD  A 15-year-old student from Somers Point was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Mainland Regional High School after bringing a fake but "realistic" looking gun to school in his backpack, authorities said.

Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said he received information that a student had a gun in his backpack, and that he, Principal Mark Marrone and the school resource officer made a split-second decision that brought the indcident to a swift conclusion.

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A Somers they’ll never forget

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, September 21, 2014 06:00 am

Historical Society commemorates the 210th anniversary of the death of Capt. Richard Somers in Tripoli

The flowers at the Richard Somers Day ceremony are from Somers Point’s sister city, Somers, New York. The flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Libya and given to the city by then U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The flowers at the Richard Somers Day ceremony are from Somers Point’s sister city, Somers, New York. The flag was flown over the U.S. Embassy in Libya and given to the city by then U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. SOMERS POINT – A group gathered at City Hall Saturday, Sept. 13 for the 10th annual Richard Somers Day, commemorating the 210th anniversary of his death Sept. 3, 1804 in the harbor in Tripoli. Somers was not yet 26 when he died.

The commemoration was for planned for the Richard Somers Memorial Park, but the weather chased the event indoors.

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Northfield Police Blotter September 18, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

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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.

From Sept. 8-14 the Northfield Police Department received 144 calls for service, conducted 109 property checks, responded to five motor vehicle crashes, made four warrant arrests and 12 motor vehicle stops, and issued 10 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Sept. 18, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Sunday, September 21, 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.

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Auxiliary fashion show raises $15,000 to benefit Shore Medical Center

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon. From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon. SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

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Northfield voters to decide on $7.3M in school upgrades

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 19, 2014 11:20 am

NORTHFIELD – Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 30 to vote on a special referendum for $7.3 million in upgrades to the Northfield Community School, which opened nearly 15 years ago. The Board of Education said in a presentation that the improvements are necessary to keep the school ahead of costly improvements that the district cannot provide via annual budgets.

“Our school is in good shape because we try to stay ahead of big problems, but after nearly 15 years systems go and things need to be replaced,” board President Steve Wynn said.

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College panel gives Mainland students pointers on writing admission essays

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 17, 2014 07:00 pm

Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. LINWOOD – Just the mention of college admission essays can be enough to rattle even the most dedicated upperclassmen.

Nathan Lichtenwalner, director of guidance at Mainland Regional High School, said the college essay can be a stumbling block for students. He spent time over the summer organizing a few programs that he hopes will translate into success for students.

The first component was a college essay panel presented Monday morning, Sept. 15 presented by three college admissions counselors.

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Veterans Park has a new look

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 17, 2014 04:22 pm

Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park. Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park. NORTHFIELD – More than 30 people visited Veterans Park on Oak Avenue Sunday afternoon to remember the special veterans in their lives.

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Politicians point to crumbling state of Atlantic County bridges

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 12, 2014 02:17 pm

Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of Cumberland County, Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell and state Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield. 

Sweeney said the bridge – built in 1967 and known locally as the Jobs Point bridge – is one of the worst in the state, and called for its repair. 

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Somers Point remembers and reflects on Sept. 11

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:32 pm

Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning. Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning.

SOMERS POINT—The flags snapped in the breeze as the veterans present snapped their salute to the flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Patriot’s Park Thursday morning. It was a scene that was played out in small towns and big cities across the country as Americans remember the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in a rural town in Pennsylvania rocked our nation 13 years ago.

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Family of Mainland freshman ask for your prayers

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Written by staff reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:06 pm

MRHS Mainland freshman, Brianna Gansert has been taken to CHOP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to a post on the Mainland Regional Community Partnership Facebook page.

According to the post, Gansert’s mother, Jennifer has taken a leave from her job to be with Brianna while she undergoes treatment for a serious illness. The Gansert family is asking for the community to keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

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Utts enters Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 10, 2014 04:42 pm

Paul Utts, Northfield Democratic candidate for mayor. Paul Utts, Northfield Democratic candidate for mayor. NORTHFIELD – It went down to the wire, but the ballot is set for the Nov. 4 general election after Paul Utts, 58, the president of the Northfield Democratic Club, stepped forward and entered the race for mayor. 

Utts replaces candidate Jason O’Grady, who withdraw from the race because a new employment opportunity required him to relocate to California.

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Deployed now employed with Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:29 pm

Deployed veterans are sworn in as Atlantic County Sheriff Officers Sept. 9 in Northfield. Deployed veterans are sworn in as Atlantic County Sheriff Officers Sept. 9 in Northfield. NORTHFIELD - Sheriff Frank X. Balles administered the oath of office Tuesday, Sept. 9 to 11 officers who will start training at the Atlantic County Police Academy this week.

The new officers are all veterans who have been deployed overseas on at least one tour of duty, he said at the swearing-in, which took place at a meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Saying goodbye to Aisling Cooke in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 09, 2014 04:00 pm

Hundreds fill the church to capacity at a concelebrated funeral mass for 14-year old Aisling Cooke at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood, Monday, Sept. 8. Hundreds fill the church to capacity at a concelebrated funeral mass for 14-year old Aisling Cooke at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood, Monday, Sept. 8. LINWOOD—Hundreds filled Our Lady of Sorrows Church to capacity Monday morning to say a final good bye to 14-year old Aisling Brigid Cooke. Many dabbed their eyes as the organ played “Here I am Lord” and she was remembered by her friends and family. 

They talked about a young lady who loved to be with her family and her friends, was a good musician and a tenacious and fast soccer player who aspired to be a varsity player in her freshman year that would have begun just two days after her passing. Bagpipes followed the remembrances.

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Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 02:06 pm

Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated Letter: Post Crashers’ help is much appreciated To the editor:

I have been the commander of the Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 for the last nine months. Like many Legion posts across the nation, the membership is mostly World War II and Korean War veterans who are aging. We have 50 members, and at 60 years old, I am the second youngest.

We have one man who was a tail gunner on a B-29; he has been a member of the Legion for 70 years. But we now have a building which is old and badly in need of repairs and maintenance because our aging members just haven't been able to keep up with it over the years.

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