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    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…

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    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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    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…

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    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…

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    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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Celebrating Old Glory in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:20 am

NORTHFIELD—The entire student body, about 1,000 strong crowded in to see the flag raising ceremony at the Northfield Community School. Local veterans and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo attended the ceremony to commemorate Flag Day.

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Relay for Life in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:09 am

Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13. Relay for Life in Linwood, Friday, June 13.

More than 500 cancer survivors, their caretakers, family, friends and the faithful filled the stands at Mainland Regional High School and took to the track to support cancer research in the annual Relay for Life Friday, June 13.

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Every organization should have pep rallies

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Written by FRANK RUDNESKY Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00 am

Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. Eighth-graders at Belhaven Middle School get ready for their academic pep rally. What makes the Belhaven Renaissance academic pep rally it different from any other pep rally? People have been asking me that for the last 15 years.

It could be the anticipation of the excitement that is generated when all of our students and staffulty (faculty and staff) are in the same room celebrating commitment, hard work, character, leadership and academic success.

Maybe it’s just the comedy of students and staffulty on stage performing or doing skits or celebrating our achievements.

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Get serious about being a good dad is the topic of “Fatherhood in Pieces”

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:00 am

Fathers Day is this Sunday and author Bill McCusker who grew up in Linwood and now shares time between Philadelphia and Brigantine, says being a dad is a tough job and a great job at the same time. He dedicated his first book to fatherhood.

 McCusker, who is father to two daughters, said that about eight years ago he really decided to take a serious look at his role as a dad.

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Prom night sparkles for all MRHS students

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, June 13, 2014 08:01 pm

Friends from the Peers in Transition program get ready to head to the MRHS prom together. From left is Aryan Hasheminejad of Northfield, David Cozzan of Linwood, Rebecca Lovell of Somers Point, Chelsea Cummings of Northfield, JT Barnett of Somers Point and Michelle McMullin of Linwood. Friends from the Peers in Transition program get ready to head to the MRHS prom together. From left is Aryan Hasheminejad of Northfield, David Cozzan of Linwood, Rebecca Lovell of Somers Point, Chelsea Cummings of Northfield, JT Barnett of Somers Point and Michelle McMullin of Linwood.

LINWOOD – Just like every other student, students in the Peers in Transition program at Mainland Regional High School were excited to attend the Mainland prom and spent all day Friday getting ready. As the big event neared, the students headed back to the school where they waited till their limousine arrived to whisk them away to the Sheraton Atlantic City for the highly anticipated event.  

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Summer beach concert series kicks off Friday in Somers Point

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, June 12, 2014 08:09 pm

SOMERS POINT—Music is a big part of summer in Somers Point. So grab the beach chairs and maybe a blanket and get ready for a good time and some great music to start off the summer at the beach series. The first of the Friday evening beach concerts on the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue here is set for this Friday, June 13.

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Even big kids still love their cartoons at After Prom (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Photos by Greg Marino Thursday, June 12, 2014 06:27 pm

Neil Hutchinson, of Northfield, Roman Papademetriou, of Linwood, Danielle Malamut, of Linwood, Nick Droboniku, of Northfield, and Melissa Mazzeo, of Northfield, all grab a bite to eat after working up an appetite dancing at the prom. Neil Hutchinson, of Northfield, Roman Papademetriou, of Linwood, Danielle Malamut, of Linwood, Nick Droboniku, of Northfield, and Melissa Mazzeo, of Northfield, all grab a bite to eat after working up an appetite dancing at the prom.
When the prom was over at the Sheraton in Atlantic City, the Mainland students and their dates ditched the formal wear and broke out the shorts and T-shirts and headed back to the school for the After Prom.

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Somers Point Master Plan public meeting set

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, June 12, 2014 04:42 pm


SOMERS POINT – It has been 10 years since Somers Point has reviewed its master plan. The state requires a review every 10 years. The first meeting for Somers Point to review the plan is set for next week.
A Master Plan, as the name implies, is the document that lays out the framework for how a municipality will proceed in the next five years, 10 years and beyond.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield

Zumbathon

The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families is having a zumbathon at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14 at Shore Fellowship Church, 1049 Ocean Heights
Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-457-2799.

Plant based diets

Come to Northfield Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 16 for a program titled, “Forks over Knives,” discussing a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Come see the movie and taste some samples. For information visit the library at 241 W. Mill Road or call 609-646-4476.

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Prom time at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, June 11, 2014 05:15 pm

Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant. Why drive to your friend’s house for prom photos when you can take a wave runner? Senior Hunter Hurst heads to a friend’s home for pre-prom pictures with her date Morgan Bryant.  

LINWOOD – Hair, nails, makeup, done; flowers and boutonnières ready, check; and by about 6 p.m. Friday, June 6 it was time to head off to the Mainland prom. The big event has been months in the planning and shopping stages.

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