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Northfield All Stars win New Jersey District 16 softball title

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro. Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro.

NORTHFIELD—The sirens wailed as the police and fire department led the way down Tilton Road Monday night for the 13/14 year-old Northfield All Stars softball team parade celebrating their 5-4 win over the Tri-Boro team to take the District 16 state title.
It took 10 innings to get the job done as they squared off against the Tri-Boro team from Northeast New Jersey in Mantua.
The Northfield girls jumped out to an early lead when Meredith Miller hit a three-run bomb in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead. Tri-Boro tied it up in the fourth and took the lead in the top of the tenth.

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Ventnor police officer bitten by K-9

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, July 28, 2014 04:24 pm

NORTHFIELD – Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio, the only K-9 handler on the city squad, was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K-9 partner, Nico, Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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Keeping up with Somers Point City Council on the July 24 agenda

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:05 pm


SOMERS POINT—In the summer there is just one scheduled meeting of the Somers Point City Council. For July that is this Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
-On the docket for the meeting will be a resolution honoring resident, businessman and longtime Somers Point volunteer Joe DiOrio who passed away recently. His family has been invited to attend and accept the accolade for the DiOrio family patriarch.

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Hit the beach for Monday night family fun in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:27 pm

The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. SOMERS POINT—There is always something fun to do on Monday nights on the Bay Avenue Morrow Beach through the summer thanks to the Somers Point Community Education and Recreation and the Somers Point Youth Center.

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National Night Out cancelled in Linwood; Northfield event in doubt

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 07:00 pm

Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013. Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out plans Monday afternoon saying as head of public safety for the city, he was not sure he could actually man the event with the necessary number of Northfield police officers to assure the event’s safety which this year had been moved to the Northfield Community School.

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Northfield Little League hit a home run to for the Boys and Girls Club

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 05:39 pm

Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was used by players in the Northfield Little League program and all to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This is the fifth year the Northfield Little League has been donating used baseball equipment to various groups that their kids have outgrown but still has plenty of life left in the cleats, bats, uniforms and balls. This time around they kept the donation close to home.

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Green Thumb Garden Club takes visitors inside the fence

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:16 pm

The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21. The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
The selected gardens took the visitors across the city and included the well-manicured rooftop gardens at Shore Medical Center.

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Family flag football tournament in Somers Point (Video)

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Written by Michael Carroll Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Family flag football tournament in Somers Point Family flag football tournament in Somers Point The Somers Point Sharks  hosted a Family Fun Day / Flag Football Fundraiser pn Saturday, July 19 at Bud Kern Field in Somers Point. The fundraiser featured food, music, games and flag football.

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