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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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Trivia Times October 18, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:51 am

It happened on October 18
1469 - Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile. The marriage united all the dominions of Spain.
1767 - The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon. It was the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
1842 - Samuel Finley Breese Morse laid his first telegraph cable.
1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased of a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre).

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Police and parents team up for coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - The Somers Point Police Department and the Jordan Road School parents group are teaming up for the third annual coat drive for community members who need a little help.

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Mazzeo speaks out on Taj Mahal court decision

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Written by Staff Report Friday, October 17, 2014 06:27 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) issued the following statement today following the federal bankruptcy courts decision to temporarily strip Taj Mahal workers of their pensions and benefits:
"Today's good news on sports betting shouldn't be overshadowed by the blow to the workers of UNITE HERE Local 54 in court today," said Mazzeo.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point teacher contracts

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 17, 2014 05:46 pm

Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired. Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired.

All three Mainland sending districts of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point are completely autonomous, each just happens to have the same negotiation cycle. Each of the three districts educators entered their respective schools this September working under the terms of a contract that had expired June 30, 2013. As of Oct. 17, Somers Point is the only district that is still without a settlement or pending settlement.

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First graders receive Torah at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by staff reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel spends a moment with first graders Zachary Fassman, left, and Jacob Perlman under the Chuppah. Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel spends a moment with first graders Zachary Fassman, left, and Jacob Perlman under the Chuppah.

The first grade class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield marked the start of their Jewish studies Wednesday, Oct. 8 with a consecration ceremony where they received their own miniature Torah scrolls.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, Oct. 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Coat Drive

The Somers Point Police Department and the Jordan Road School parents group are teaming up for the third annual coat drive for community members who need a little help. Coats will be collected through Oct. 31 at the following locations: Somers Point City Hall, Shore Medical Center lobby, Mission Point Church (New York Avenue and 10th Street) and the Fusion Church on New Hampshire Avenue. All items will be given out between 8:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 1 at the Jordan Road School. The parents group will also be collecting clothing and bedding for Big Brothers Big Sisters 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 1. 

American Legion Auxiliary 352

American Legion Auxiliary 352 is participating in the Boscov’s Friends helping Friends fundraiser. The coupons are $5 and entitle shoppers to discounts of 25 percent off many items through Oct. 21. They can be purchased at American Legion Post 352 on First Avenue in Somers Point.

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Consultant advises avoiding court fight on Gurwicz plan in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:52 pm

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 and the Frank Tilton 9 Theatre, originally called for 460 units; that number has been cut to 265 one- and two-bedroom units.

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Lots of swearing in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:13 pm

Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. 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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Somers Point candidates bring experience to the table

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:07 pm

Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat 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 endorsed Maureen Kern, an incumbent with six years of experience on council, the last two as council president.

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Letter: Purse returned, lesson learned

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

To the man, a father of two children, who found my purse on Churchill Drive, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an angel on Earth.

Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Kolman, another wonderful person, told me how you wanted to teach your children honesty. You certainly did that and a lot more because you turned what could have been a nightmare into a blessed day.

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Time to honor Art Faden

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:00 pm

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. 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 city from the drivers seat of a black and white, Dec. 18, 2012. He was invited back to the September 23 City Council meeting so the members could show their appreciation for his more than two decades of service to the city. 

Faden was presented an engraved clock by Northfield Police Chief Colin Hicks. Touched by the gesture, Faden called the clock a very appropriate symbol not just because it marks the close of his career with the department.

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Northfield Community Elementary School pillars of character for September

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 pm

 Pillars of character for September are bottom row from left Nikko Carfagno, Edward Guevara, Sarah Reina and Colin Kummings in the front row. The middle row is Colt Russo, Michael McGrath and Carly McCarthy. The top row is Northfield Community School Principal Maureen Vacarro and guidance Counselor Ryan Comunale. Pillars of character for September are bottom row from left Nikko Carfagno, Edward Guevara, Sarah Reina and Colin Kummings in the front row. The middle row is Colt Russo, Michael McGrath and Carly McCarthy. The top row is Northfield Community School Principal Maureen Vacarro and guidance Counselor Ryan Comunale.

The Northfield Community Elementary School has named their pillars of character for the month of September. They include the teacher nominated students who best carry forth the reinforced character trait of the month along with the students who are chosen the citizen, leader or recipient of the monthly principals’ award. 

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Miss Columbus Day pageant is a triple-crown event (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 13, 2014 04:36 pm

Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel The crowning touch at the end of the show are the 2015 winners who will go on to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown in June are from left Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel. ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where the new Miss Atlantic County, Miss Columbus Day and Miss Southern Counties were crowned.

The three pageants were held together as the Columbus Day Triple Crown Pageant and were part of a Columbus Day celebration that began Saturday with a parade on the Atlantic City boardwalk and concluded Monday with the laying of a wreath at the Christopher Columbus statue.

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Letter: School board promises are rarely kept

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: School board promises are rarely kept Letter: School board promises are rarely kept To the editor: 

The recent Northfield Community School bond referendum, although successful in its purpose, shined a bright light on a critical issue: lack of voter participation. One only has to look at the number of votes cast, around 500, compared with a voter registration of more than 5,000.

Does having only 10 percent of the registered voters coming to the polls indicate that Northfield residents have an apathetic disposition, are prone to being lazy, or maintain a lackadaisical attitude?

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Trivia Times edition of October 11, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 11, 2014 07:35 pm

The Big Story for October 11 is Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize 

On this day in 2002 President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development."

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Dawes Avenue School kicks off week of respect

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 02:00 pm

Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point. Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – Respect week Oct. 6-10 got a high-energy kickoff at the Dawes Avenue School Friday, Oct. 3 with a visit from Josh Drean, the former mascot for the Brigham Young University Cougars who was once voted the most athletic mascot in college sports.

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