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    Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

     NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.
    Local veterans met Tuesday, Aug.…

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    SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year.  

    Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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    Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township.NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

    Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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    Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning centerNORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

    Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Mazzeo weighs in on Showboat shutdown

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 10, 2014 06:07 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sent a letter Thursday, July 10 to Chris McDonough, the director of the New Jersey Division of Investment, regarding the public pension funding invested in companies that own and operate Showboat Casino, which is scheduled to shut its doors Aug. 31 despite turning a profit. 

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Linwood’s Hi Neighbor Hop is a White Hot Caribbean Night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:00 pm

A party you do not want to miss. A party you do not want to miss.

LINWOOD—The temperature is up and we have that gentle breeze that just makes a “White Hot Caribbean Night” the perfect theme for a summer party.
Coming this Friday night, July 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. it is the annual Linwood Hi Neighbor Hop.
Steel drums will be playing as guests enter the Linwood Country Club for a fun night that benefits the Linwood Recreation Board and support the local sports teams and helps with maintaining the athletic fields in town.

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Remembering Mary Beth Davis with love and fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:02 pm

  Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. LINWOOD – Friends, family and coworkers spent Saturday, July 5 at All Wars Memorial Park remembering their friend, Mary Beth Davis, at the second annual Family Fun Day in Davis’ honor. 

More than 150 gathered to celebrate Davis and her love of life and family at the event, which was hosted by SOSH Architects. Everyone painted their handprint on a banner to commemorate the day.

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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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JCC Katz free summer programs at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD––The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center at Congregation Beth Israel will host three free summer events for children. The first is Thursday, July 31.
“We invite the children of the Northfield, Linwood Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township communities to help us build our Katz JCC community through these events,” according to Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Director Traci Hazley.

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Connolly Mile in Northfield has its best turnout

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 05:16 pm

Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield. Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The weather caused the annual Frank Connolly mile run to be rescheduled to Saturday morning but it did not diminish the enthusiasm of the runners. A record 132 runners from ages 4 to over well over 60 laced up their sneakers and headed down Shore Road.

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Linwood Board of Education acquires Hasson property

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:16 pm

 

Belhaven Avenue School Belhaven Avenue School LINWOOD—It has been in the works since 2013 but the Linwood Board of Education was finally able to close on the former Hasson property July 8.
The once bustling florist had property on both sides of Patcong Avenue that been vacant for several years and for sale before the school entered into negotiations with them. The board of education acquired only the property on the school side of Patcong Avenue for $220,000.

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Deans List for Little

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Written by staff report Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:37 am

David Cooper Little of Linwood has qualified for the School of Arts and Sciences Deans List at Rutgers University, New Brunswick where he just completed his sophomore year.
Little is majoring in political science. He is the son of Alisa Cooper and Doug Little.

   

Somers Point Police blotter July 3, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, July 06, 2014 11:00 am

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Somers Point Police Department made 24 adult arrests in the reporting period June 16-30. 

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The sound and taste of New Orleans combined for a great day in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn. Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn.

SOMERS POINT – Overcast skies did not dampen the spirit of New Orleans that wafted across the parking lot of Somers Point Fire Station #1 Saturday, June 21. The scent of gumbo cooking lured foodies looking for the best of the best.

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Fourth of July, Jaws and shark trivia; perfect together (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 04, 2014 12:33 am

Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th. Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th.  

It is the Fourth of July and while it is definitely time to watch a parade, wave the flag and end the day with great fireworks, there is another tradition you can count on leading up to the holiday; "Jaws" will be on TV.

Since July Fourth weekend in 1975 when Steven Spielberg first introduced us to Chief Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Quint, and let's not forget Amity's Mayor Vaughan, we cannot approach the holiday without catching at least one of the Jaws movies, though preferably the one that really scared us, the original.

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officers locate missing senior with Project Lifesaver

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:12 pm

SOMERS POINT––The Atlantic County Sheriffs Officers really came to the rescue Tuesday, July 1, locating a 74-year old man who had wandered from his Somers Point residence.   Sheriff’s K9 Officers Joseph Kleinow and Tonya Perednas assisted in locating a missing person in Somers Point. The 74 year old man, a Project Lifesaver client, had wandered off and was last seen at his residence at 1:25 p.m. by his caregiver who contacted the Sheriffs Dept. shortly thereafter discovering him missing.

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Splish splash to finish out the year at MRHS (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:03 pm

Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17. Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17.

LINWOOD—Though the school year was longer than students would have liked they did get to end the year with blast, well make that a blast and a splash. The event was Stangfest 2014 held June 17 across the athletic fields and featured plenty of music and plenty of water.
The water slides are not exclusively for little kids; high school students had a great time running, sliding and splashing their way across the field.

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Beekeeping bills buzzing in the Assembly

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:00 am

Bills in the NJ Assembly would support commercial beekeeping and honey harvesting. Bills in the NJ Assembly would support commercial beekeeping and honey harvesting. Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield is part of what is buzzing in Trenton. Mazzeo along with Robert Andrzejczak of Cape May County and Marlene Caride of Bergen County are sponsoring a six-bill package to protect and bolster the state’s beekeeping industry.

Mazzeo, the owner and operator of B.F. Mazzeo Fruit and Produce in Northfield, knows first hand the importance of bees in the equation of successful harvests.

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Scoop up some ice cream for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer. Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer.

LINWOOD – There’s no better way to beat the heat on a hot July afternoon than dig into a big dish of ice cream.

That is exactly what is on the bill for Sunday, July 13 at All Wars Memorial Park on Shore Road in Linwood where the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families will hold its fifth annual Sundaes on Sunday Ice Cream Festival fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m.

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Somers Point crabbing tournament is bushels of fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 03:03 pm

Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. SOMERS POINT– On Saturday morning, June 21, a fleet of small boats with teams of friends and family headed from Kennedy Park with their crab traps in hand for what has become one of New Jersey’s largest and most popular crabbing tournaments; the fifth annual Assault on Patcong Creek.

About 120 crabbers pulled in nearly nine bushels of crabs during the tournament. The award for the largest crab went to a team that hauled up a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches. The winners will hold bragging rights for the year and get their names etched on the trophy.

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