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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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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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Trivia Times, November 1, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 01, 2014 01:47 pm

It all happened November 1

1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.  1604 - "Othello," the tragedy by William Shakespeare, was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.

 1611 - "The Tempest," Shakespeare's romantic comedy, was first presented at Whitehall Palace in London.

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Congressman helps second grade take in the sights in Washington

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 31, 2014 03:19 pm

Congressman Frank LoBiondo makes new friends in second grade at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point, including Ava Cardona, 8, of Egg Harbor Township and her social studies project “Flat Matthew.” Congressman Frank LoBiondo makes new friends in second grade at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point, including Ava Cardona, 8, of Egg Harbor Township and her social studies project “Flat Matthew.”  SOMERS POINT –Though Flat Matthew might not be a constituent of the 2nd Congressional District he did get a first class tour of Washington, D.C., thanks to Congressman Frank LoBiondo and his staff. 

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Somers Point man arrested after police find 250 bags of heroin in apartment

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:27 am

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SOMERS POINT-  A Somers Point man was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30 after police executed a search warrant on an apartment in The Gates Apartment Complex and located 250 bags of heroin, other drugs and $2,500 in cash.

According to police, Lamar Harris was charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in public housing.

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Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry

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Written by Opinion Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry Letter: Decriminalize concealed carry To the editor:

The terrorist incident in Canada is but the latest example of why the time to decriminalize the concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens in New Jersey is now.

It is self-evident that we are living in dangerous times. Nothing is more important, and nothing should be held in higher esteem by our political leaders, than our God-given right of self-protection.

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Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue

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Written by Opinion Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue Letter: Thanks for help with Legion hall issue To the editor:

The old American Legion building in Linwood has finally been demolished. After 10 years we no longer have to look at and deal with that unsightly safety hazard. Now in its place the neighborhood has a graded lot, ready for a new home.

With all that behind us, there are several parties that we as Elm Avenue residents would like to say thank you to for their support resolving what turned out to be a very complex situation.

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Belhaven re-designation as a School to Watch is twice as nice

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 26, 2014 05:00 am

Celebrating the distinction as the only School to Watch middle school in Atlantic County are, from left, Guidance Counselor Christine Ruth, Board of Education President Lynn Gibson, City Councilman Darren Matik, Principal Frank Rudnesky, language arts teacher Jill Cuniff, Atlantic County Teacher of the Year Pete Davis, Media Specialist Amy Ojserkis and instructional aide Lisa Hindman. Celebrating the distinction as the only School to Watch middle school in Atlantic County are, from left, Guidance Counselor Christine Ruth, Board of Education President Lynn Gibson, City Councilman Darren Matik, Principal Frank Rudnesky, language arts teacher Jill Cuniff, Atlantic County Teacher of the Year Pete Davis, Media Specialist Amy Ojserkis and instructional aide Lisa Hindman. LINWOOD — Belhaven Middle School was re-designated as a national School to Watch. There was a celebration earlier in the day to mark the honor with students and the community.

At the Oct. 15 Board of Education meeting Belhaven Principal Frank Rudnesky, along with members of his team, were congratulated for not resting on their laurels after the initial designation back in 2011, and continuing to make the school a place where all students have the chance to find their niche and flourish.

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