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Leonard Smith, ‘luckiest man in the world,’ was teacher, coach to many

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 07:37 pm

Len Smith Len Smith NORTHFIELD – Former teacher, coach and school board member N. Leonard Smith, 85, passed away Sunday with his family surrounding him.

Smith wore many hats in his lifetime. He was a husband to Lois for 45 years, and a father to 10 children – Kathi, Michael, Jacqueline, Sean, David, Kevin, Brendan, Terrance, Brian and Timothy.

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Sale of the Gates opens door to redevelopment

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 19, 2014 03:30 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Gates apartment complex on Shore Road has a new owner, and city officials are hoping it is a second chance to bring the once-popular place to live back from the brink.

Streamwood Co. of Haddonfield purchased The Gates from W.W.W. Associates, and Keith Davis, attorney for Streamwood, said the deal closed Nov. 25. He said the company has a proven track record for rehabilitating multifamily complexes throughout the state, and received awards and accolades for its work in transforming a similar complex in Monroe Township.  

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Linwood Police arrest two for impersonating an undercover officer

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:05 pm

LINWOOD—Police here arrested Evon Hormozy, 20, of Linwood on Saturday Dec. 13 and Kevin Durkin, 28, of Northfield Dec. 17 on charges stemming from an incident that occurred Friday, Dec. 12 when the two allegedly claimed to be undercover police officers and robbed three teens.

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Possible whooping cough case has MRHS taking precautions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:54 pm

Mainland Regional High School LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School is taking precautions against the possibility that at least one student has contracted whooping cough, even though none of the suspected cases has been officially verified.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Superintendent Robert Previti confirmed that two high school students tested positive for pertussis, more commonly referred to as whooping cough. The first student was diagnosed using the PCR preliminary test on Thursday, Dec. 11; the second came to light Monday, Dec. 15.

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Chanukah celebrates the victory of light over darkness

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:40 am

Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.  Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore lectures to people from all over Atlantic and Cape May counties Friday afternoons at the Linwood Library. Dec. 12 the lecture was about the celebration of Chanukah and the Rabbi demonstrates how to properly light the menorah.

Chanukah begins at sundown Tuesday, Dec. 16 and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24. Jews around the world will celebrate and light the candles in the menorah, enjoy a dinner together and family time. Though it is a Jewish holiday Chanukah's message of light conquoring the darkness can apply to everyones life.

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Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, December 13, 2014 01:00 pm

Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting Linwood recreation committee to hold first meeting LINWOOD – The mayor’s appointed blue ribbon committee of 14 will hold its first meeting Thursday, Dec. 11 at City Hall to discuss ideas and possible plans for the recreation fields at All Wars Memorial Park and the Poplar Avenue School.

Councilman Darren Matick, chairman, said the committee has been tasked with looking at the city’s long-term recreation needs. No funding has been set aside for field plans or upgrades, aside from money earmarked strictly for the demolition of the school.

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Lip sync contest gives everyone a chance to be a star

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 06:00 pm

Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their inner star.

Emcees Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township and Josh Ludwig of Northfield, both seniors, are no strangers to the Mainland stage. Their whole journey through the acts was lip synced.

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Lighting up the holidays in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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