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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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Monday was demolition day at American Legion Post 353 in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:24 pm

Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20. Workers cleared all of the overgrown brush away from American Legion Post 353 to make way for the demolition of the building Monday, Oct. 20. LINWOOD—It sounded like a million dry matchsticks snapping in half Monday morning as the excavator being used by Cobra Enterprises of Allentown, NJ finally began the demolition of the long shuttered American Post 353 on Elm Ave. Cobra was the successful bidder on the project at $21,000.

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Linwood Council to consider creating a second liquor license

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 21, 2014 05:00 am

Linwood City Hall Linwood City Hall LINWOOD—When City Council convenes Wednesday evening, Oct.22 one of the issues they will be voting on will determine if a second liquor license will be made available in the city. The city has the ability to create the second license per state law because it is based on the population of the municipality.

The ordinance was introduced at the Oct. 8 city council meeting but members of the governing body have been discussing the possibility of a second license over the last few weeks.  Residents will have the chance to weigh in on the proposed ordinance at the meeting.

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Blessing creatures great and small, even on your Iphone

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 20, 2014 10:01 pm

Suzanne Marino / A prickly but friendly hedgehog named Alef receives a blessing Sunday at Beth El with friends 9-year-old Ella Gurwicz, left, Ben Rosenberg, 7, and Sam Gurwicz, 5, all of Linwood.  Suzanne Marino / A prickly but friendly hedgehog named Alef receives a blessing Sunday at Beth El with friends 9-year-old Ella Gurwicz, left, Ben Rosenberg, 7, and Sam Gurwicz, 5, all of Linwood.

NORTHFIELD-- Members of Beth El Synagogue gathered at their Mainland branch in the London Square Center on Tilton Road Sunday with their pets and in some cases, photos of their pets awaiting a blessing from Rabbi Judi Ahavah Del Bourgo. 

They sang songs and read passages from the Talmud and Book of Psalms to include what the animals might have to say.

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Fatal accident claims pedestrian along Shore Road

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 02:09 pm

NORTHFIELD--Police are still investigating the Shore Road accident, Saturday, Oct. 18 that resulted in the death of Robert R. Simon, 82 of Northfield. Simon, is the owner of Just 4 Wheels Inc. in Galloway.

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