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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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Somers Point school board choses new superintendent

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 11:16 am

SOMERS POINT – After a search that lasted most of the summer, the Somers Point Board of Education Tuesday night chose Frank Vogel, superintendent of the Wenonah School District ini Gloucester County, as its new superintendent.

Vogel, a resident of Burlington County, has served as the superintendent of the Wenonah district for the past eight years. The Somers Point school board voted unanimously – with two abstentions due to conflict of interest – to appoint Vogel to a five-year term.  He is tentatively expected to officially take the position in December.

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Linwood council lauds local lax team

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 05, 2014 11:11 am

Suzanne Marino / Members of the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club join coach Alex Marino, left, Chris Kaczmarski and Councilman Tim Tighe, far right, at the City Council meeting Aug. 13. Suzanne Marino / Members of the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club join coach Alex Marino, left, Chris Kaczmarski and Councilman Tim Tighe, far right, at the City Council meeting Aug. 13.

LINWOOD – Council congratulated the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club eighth-grade team Aug. 13 for completing a successful season.

The team went undefeated with a 14-0 season and brought home the Jersey Shore Youth Lacrosse League championship.

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Mainland community comes together in grief

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 04, 2014 10:55 am

MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning. MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

LINWOOD – The stadium was filled, and the overflow crowd gathered along the fence of the Mustang Corral at Mainland Regional High School Wednesday evening to honor and celebrate the life of incoming freshman Aisling Cooke, 14, who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries suffered in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

Cooke, a soccer player, was with her teammates heading to a soccer tournament at St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland when their car was struck by another vehicle.

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Injuries claim Mainland soccer player Aisling Cooke; candlelight vigil to be held tonight

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:38 pm

LINWOOD – Tragedy has again struck the Mainland Regional High School community, as incoming freshman Aisling Cooke died early Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a three-car accident Saturday morning on Route 40 in Hamilton Township.

Cooke, the daughter of Deidre and Hugh Cooke of Linwood, died at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division, where she was taken after the accident with critical injuries. She had been in a car with four teammates from the Mainland soccer team heading to St. Augustine Prep in Richland when the crash occurred.

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A sweet start to kindergarten in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 am

Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. NORTHFIELD—To take some of the butterflies away from the first day of school a kindergarten ice cream social was held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Northfield Community School. The new students had a chance to meet their teachers and classmates and hopefully make that transition from summer to school an easy one.

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Northfield mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 am

A mosquito sample collected from Northwood Court in Northfield has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Positive mosquito samples were found last month in both Northfield and Linwood. Northwood Court, the location of the most recent confirmation, is near Birch Grove Park in Northfield where several positive samples were found last year.

Infected mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus to birds, animals and humans. Crows are particularly susceptible to the virus and are good indicators of the presence of the disease in a specific area. Sick birds or birds that have died within the past 24 hours may be reported and evaluated for testing.

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A new Eagle flies in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:49 pm

New Eagle Scout Ryan Edwards of Troop 72 is congratulated by City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni at the Aug. 26 City Council meeting. New Eagle Scout Ryan Edwards of Troop 72 is congratulated by City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni at the Aug. 26 City Council meeting. NORTHFIELD—Ryan Edwards, 17, of Troop 72 in Northfield earned the distinction of being the latest Eagle Scout in the city. He was honored by Northfield City Council at their Aug. 26 meeting and congratulated by fellow Eagle Scout and councilman, Nick Piergiovanni.

For his project Edwards, who follows in the footsteps of his brother Shane and his grandfather to make Eagle, headed to Birch Grove to see what he might do to improve the park. After meeting with Park Director Vicky Rutter Edwards decided to take on the exterior of the covered bridge that is adjacent to the main lake.

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Help Jim Mangano fight ALS with ice bucket challenge at Good Ol Days

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 02, 2014 06:45 am

Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the strength he can muster every day.

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Mainland announces changes in first-week schedule in light of accident

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 am

Mainland Regional High School Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – In light of the car accident on Route 40 in Hamilton Township Saturday morning, Aug. 30 that sent five Mainland Regional High School soccer players to the hospital, one of them with serious injuries, the schedule for the first week back to school has been changed, Interim Superintendent Robert Previti said.

Previti said the first-week schedule, which would be communicated to parents via the Connect-Ed all-call system Monday, Sept. 1, will differ from that outlined for parent and students Aug. 27 at freshman orientation.

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Environmental delays keep American Legion Hall standing

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:17 am

American Legion Hall when it was used at Linwood City Hall. American Legion Hall when it was used at Linwood City Hall. LINWOOD—The American Legion Hall on Elm Avenue has fallen into a state of disrepair and concerns that someone might get hurt if they enter the building are valid. But delay after delay is keeping the building standing long past when the city thought it would.

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Last shift for Linwood sergeants

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sergeant Wayne Finnegan is congratulated for his many years of service to the City of Linwood by City Councilman Darren Matick at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting. Sergeant Wayne Finnegan is congratulated for his many years of service to the City of Linwood by City Councilman Darren Matick at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting. LINWOOD – City Council said goodbye and passed along best wishes at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting to two police officers who are leaving at the end of August, each with 25 years on the job: Sgt. Wayne Finnegan and Sgt. James Olson.

“We came in together, so we may as well leave the same way,” Finnegan said.

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Northfield Democratic Club fails to name mayoral candidate to replace O'Grady

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – The Democratic Club of Northfield was unable to come up with a new candidate for mayor at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, according to club President Paul Utts.

Jason O’Grady dropped out of the mayor’s race because he will be moving out of the area. In such cases it is the responsibility of the local club to name a replacement to run in the upcoming general election against Republican Erland Chau. The decision now falls to the Northfield members of Atlantic County Democratic Committee.

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Letter: Learning the real story of Richard Somers

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Written by Seth Grossman, Saturday, August 30, 2014 04:08 pm

Learning the real story of Richard Somers Learning the real story of Richard Somers To the editor:

On Sept. 4, 1804, Somers Point native Richard Somers and the crew of his ship Intrepid were killed in Tripoli during America’s first war against Islamic terror. This Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., LibertyAndProsperity.org, the Somers Point Historical Society, and City of Somers Point will hold a brief ceremony to remember them.

As in past years, I and some others, including military journalist/scholar Chipp Reid of Annapolis, will tell their remarkable story.

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Mainland teen in critical condition after 3-car crash on Route 40

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 03:59 pm

4 other teens injured

A Mainland Regional High School freshman was critically injured Saturday, Aug. 30 when the vehicle she traveling in was involved in a three-car crash on Route 40 in Hamilton Township at about 8:45 a.m.

 According to Hamilton Township Police,  a 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Nicholas Gareffi, 39, of Vineland was traveling eastbound on Route 40 near milepost 43.7 when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck a westbound 2007 Mitsubishi box truck driven by Darrel Jacobs, 48, of Vineland. The Chevy then struck a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta occupied by five people, which was traveling westbound behind the box truck, causing it to spin off the road into the front yard of a residence. 

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Family fun at Linwood Community Church

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:16 pm

Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa. Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa. LINWOOD – The live music from the grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of the summer picnic.

Hundreds came to the Family Fun Festival for the barbecue, games, craft booth, bounce rides, petting zoo, as the church band played from the stage in the middle of the event.

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O'Grady bows out of Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:39 pm

Jason O'Grady Jason O'Grady NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.

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