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Dave’s Day is a slam dunk

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00 am

Linwood United Methodist Church Praise Team performs ‘Blessing’ for the crowd gathered in the cafetorium. Standing are, from left, Emily Lewis, Chris Yard, Dana Solano and David Lewis. Natalie Cruz is on drums. Linwood United Methodist Church Praise Team performs ‘Blessing’ for the crowd gathered in the cafetorium. Standing are, from left, Emily Lewis, Chris Yard, Dana Solano and David Lewis. Natalie Cruz is on drums.

 

NORTHFIELD — The seventh annual Dave’s Day in memory of Coach Dave Lewis was the best attended yet, according to Marty Cortellessa.

More teams signed up for the 3-on-3 basketball games and for the morning clinics. The cafetorium was filled with people having lunch from the snack bar and listening to stage performances.

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Previti to stay at Mainland through June 2016

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 27, 2015 11:22 am

LINWOOD — The Mainland Regional Board of Education voted unanimously Monday, March 16 to offer Robert Previti another year at the helm of the school district. Previti, 61, has served as interim superintendent since July 1, 2014 when Tom Baruffi retired as superintendent.

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Mainland wins New Jersey mock trial competition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 25, 2015 02:33 pm

NEW BRUNSWICK – Mainland Regional High School emerged victorious from the courtroom at the New Jersey Law Center winning the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition. The Mainland squad defeated West Morris Mendhan High School of Morris County.

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Overnight fire at Somers Point Village Apartments

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:27 pm

SOMERS POINT—An overnight fire at the Somers Point Village Apartments on Somers Point Mays Landing Road sent two to Shore Medical Center and displaced 30 residents. One apartment resident jumped from a second story window to escape the flames.

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Linwood sisters indicted in theft of $2.7M from elderly clients

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, March 17, 2015 03:11 pm

Five indicted for conspiracy, money laundering, deception and hindering apprehension. Five indicted for conspiracy, money laundering, deception and hindering apprehension. 3 others including doctor also charged 

TRENTON – The owner of an Atlantic County in-home senior care company and her sister were indicted March 16 on first-degree charges of conspiracy and money laundering for allegedly conspiring to steal millions of dollars from a dozen elderly clients, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Tuesday.

Jan Van Holt, 58, and her sister Sondra Steen, 59, both of Linwood, were indicted by a state grand jury. Holt was the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered elderly clients in-home “life care and legal financial planning,” and her sister was an employee.

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Mainland Memoriam Act moves forward in Assembly UPDATED

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 16, 2015 02:52 pm


Legislation to promote driver safety in memory of four Mainland Regional High School students who died in a tragic SUV accident in Aug. 20, 2011, has moved a step closer to passage. Sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, A-3276, better known as the “Mainland Memorial Act” is to increase new drivers understanding of the automobile laws and boost awareness of the New Jersey Graduated Drivers License program.

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Former NBA player gives drugs, alcohol the full-court press

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 12, 2015 02:25 pm

Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School. Former professional basketball player Chris Herren relays his anti-drug message to parents and high school students Wednesday, March 4 at the Jordan Road School.

SOMERS POINT – Former NBA player Chris Herren delivered a powerful message to parents and high school students gathered Wednesday evening in the Jordan Road School cafeteria.
Herren, a former Fresno State basketball star who went on to play for the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, shared the tale of his rise to the top of the game and the descent into drug and alcohol addiction that nearly destroyed his life.

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Somers Point receives $500K to complete Gateway Theater renovation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 06, 2015 04:55 pm

Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point Gateway Theater, Bay Ave. Somers Point

SOMERS POINT—The show will go on thanks to more than $500,000 in grants, plans to complete the renovation of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue will move forward. Mayor Jack Glasser said he feels it will be an economic engine for Bay Avenue and the arts in Somers Point.

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