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Somers Point fire sends one to burn unit

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 27, 2015 11:53 am

Somers Point Fire Chief Frank Denan talks about the blaze that destroyed on unit and displaced residents of 10 more Friday morning. Somers Point Fire Chief Frank Denan talks about the blaze that destroyed on unit and displaced residents of 10 more Friday morning.

SOMERS POINT—Firefighters battled a morning blaze at the Gates Apartment complex that sent one victim to the burn unit at Temple University and displaced the residents of 10 other apartments.

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Mainland mock trial team wins South Jersey title, moves on to states

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, February 25, 2015 05:22 pm

Members of the Mainland Regional High School mock trial team gather around a statue Wednesday, Feb. 25 outside the New Jersey State Bar Foundation offices at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Members of the Mainland Regional High School mock trial team gather around a statue Wednesday, Feb. 25 outside the New Jersey State Bar Foundation offices at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School mock trial team bested Cherry Hill West of Camden County Wednesday, Feb. 25 to win the South Jersey title in the Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition in New Brunswick.
The Mainland squad is one of only three left to compete for the New Jersey title. They will face off March 19 in New Brunswick. The remaining teams are Oratory Preparatory School of Summit and Morris-Mendham High School in Mendham.

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Mainland mock trial team goes for South Jersey title

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 24, 2015 05:00 pm

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School mock trial team was expected to be in New Brunswick Wednesday afternoon Feb. 25, after this newspaper’s deadline, competing for the South Jersey title against Cherry Hill West.

Coach Chris Fernandez said he had all the confidence in the world that his eight-member squad would do a great job.

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MRHS students dig the mighty tale of Dreadnoughtus discovery by alum

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 24, 2015 09:00 am

MRHS grad, paleontologist and Drexel University professor Ken Lacovara lies next to a femur from Dreadnoughtus at the dig site in Patagonia in southernmost Chile. MRHS grad, paleontologist and Drexel University professor Ken Lacovara lies next to a femur from Dreadnoughtus at the dig site in Patagonia in southernmost Chile. LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School can boast many successful alumnae. There are doctors, lawyers, politicians, NFL players, and Peace Corps volunteers, but Friday, Feb. 20, Ken Lacovara Ph.D., a paleontologist and possibly one of the most adventurous of the famous alums, stopped in to talk about what he has been up to since he left Mainland in 1978. He came to MRHS at the behest of his nephew, Colt Lacovara, a senior.

Over the course of nine years and five expeditions, Lacovara, a professor at Drexel University, traveled to the southernmost region of Patagonia in Argentina to dig for dinosaurs.

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Democrats Vince Mazzeo and Colin Bell announce state assembly candidacy

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 09:59 am

NORTHFIELD-- Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Northfield) and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell (D-Margate) formally announced their candidacies for the New Jersey General Assembly in the 2nd Legislative District Monday, Feb.23. In their joint announcement the candidates pledge to focus on relieving the property tax burden, creating jobs and investing in Atlantic County.

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Two Somers Point restaurants have a date to appear on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, February 19, 2015 04:40 pm

Triple D host Guy Fieri with Stephen Novak, head chef at the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in Somers Point. Triple D host Guy Fieri with Stephen Novak, head chef at the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. in Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – Two Somers Point restaurants finally have the date their restaurants will be featured on the Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,’ hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri. The shows will air Friday, February 27 and Friday, March 6.

The Anchorage Tavern and Restaurant, located on Bay Avenue and known for its daily selection of freshly caught seafood, will appear on the February 27 episode titled ‘Roadtrippin’ at 10 p.m.

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Have your say in Atlantic County’s future plans

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:56 am

Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson.

Have a say in Atlantic County's future-take the survey
Residents and business owners have a big stake in the community and the county they choose to live in and grow their business. Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, along with local mayors, are asking residents and business owners to take a few minutes to aid planners in establishing the direction that will broaden and diversify Atlantic County’s economic base.

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An extra day off is snow much fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 17, 2015 02:21 pm

An extra day off from school meant fun in the snow. Sledding at the bowl in Fischer Green are from left Hailey DiPrato, 11, Victoria Leeds, 12, Patrick Angelo, 12, Drew Latz, 11, Liam Angelo, 7, Cory Leeds, Brayden Leeds, 3, and 12-year old Emily DiPrato, all from Northfield. An extra day off from school meant fun in the snow. Sledding at the bowl in Fischer Green are from left Hailey DiPrato, 11, Victoria Leeds, 12, Patrick Angelo, 12, Drew Latz, 11, Liam Angelo, 7, Cory Leeds, Brayden Leeds, 3, and 12-year old Emily DiPrato, all from Northfield.

LINWOOD—A four-day holiday weekend rolled into five thanks to an overnight snowstorm that dumped up to 7” of the white stuff across Atlantic County.
By 10 a.m. the temperature began to rise and kids with sleds and tubes and anything that might glide on the snow made their way to the hill at Mainland Regional High School and to the bowl at Fischer Green for some great fun.

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