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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 04:19 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.”
Congressman helps second grade take in the sights in Washington
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.
Students in second grade teacher Shannon Crawford’s class had a social studies project and they were to see how many places their paper character could travel. Ava Cardona of Egg Harbor Township sent her paper character that she named Flat Matthew to LoBiondo’s office to see if he might have his picture taken inside the congressman’s office.
Well, LoBiondo took Flat Matthew to see the sights; Lincoln Memorial, Supreme Court, the Botanical Gardens and even to visit the statue of Richard Stockton. The congressman arrived at St. Joes’s Friday, Oct. 24 with plenty of photos to share of Flat Matthew’s adventures and to talk to the students about what a congressman does in Washington.
The students enjoyed the photos and had plenty of questions about the Congressman’s travel, why he continues to run for office, his dogs and his family.

 

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 11:27 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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Ms. Senior America will be crowned Thursday in Atlantic City

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 29, 2014 05:00 am

Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts.  Ms New Jersey Senior America Dianne Beebe of Hopewell Township will compete for the Ms Senior America crown 1 p.m. Thursday at Resorts. ATLANTIC CITY –  Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2014 a little more than a month ago, and on Thursday there will be another crowning as Ms. Senior America comes to Atlantic City in search of her crown.

There are 42 competitors from across the country looking to win the crown from Ms. Senior America 2013, Carolyn Corlew.

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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 06:00 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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4-year old struck by a car near his Northfield home

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Written by staff report Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:49 am


NORTHFIELD--Police officers William Cornell and Joseph Vola  responded to a call of a child being struck by a car in the 100 block of Cara Court in the Sutton Woods section of the city around 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. When the officers arrived they found a 4-year old boy had been struck by a car as he was riding his pedicycle near his family's Cara Court home.

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Library sale is a sweet success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 24, 2014 02:35 pm

Looking for a few good titles to take home and enjoy are Joan Curri, left, and Ruth Traa, both of Somers Point. Looking for a few good titles to take home and enjoy are Joan Curri, left, and Ruth Traa, both of Somers Point.

The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library did a brisk business Saturday morning as patrons scoured tables filled with books to purchase at the library’s fall book and bake sale. After finding an arm full of books to enjoy, shoppers stopped to take home and nibble some of the group’s tempting treats.

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Council to consider declaring Somers Point in need of rehabilitation

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, October 23, 2014 03:58 pm

 SOMERS POINT – When the mayor and members of City Council meet Thursday, Oct. 23 they will work on several big issues for the city that will lay groundwork for the future.

On the agenda is a resolution to declare the entire city of Somers Point an area in need of rehabilitation as proposed by the Planning Board. It would also authorize the solicitor and other professionals to establish criteria for eligibility.

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Mainland’s economic tool kit for student success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 08:00 pm

LINWOOD—When casino doors began to close Mainland Regional High School Board of Education President, Jill Ojserkis, Interim Superintendent Bob Previti and Principal Mark Marrone rolled up their sleeves to work on ways to keep the economic downturn from effecting students in any way they could. What they came up with is an economic tool kit designed to keep students from missing out on their high school experience. In one location families are able to see if they qualify for free and reduced lunches, applying for college, tutoring, check on dental insurance and access to county based counseling programs, transportation and much more.

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