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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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Mazzeo speaks out on Taj Mahal court decision

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Written by Staff Report Friday, October 17, 2014 06:27 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) issued the following statement today following the federal bankruptcy courts decision to temporarily strip Taj Mahal workers of their pensions and benefits:
"Today's good news on sports betting shouldn't be overshadowed by the blow to the workers of UNITE HERE Local 54 in court today," said Mazzeo.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point teacher contracts

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 17, 2014 05:46 pm

Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired. Members of the Somers Point Education Association are out in full force at the Oct. 16 BOE meeting at the Dawes Ave. School to show their frustration at still not having a current contract almost 16 months after their agreement expired.

All three Mainland sending districts of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point are completely autonomous, each just happens to have the same negotiation cycle. Each of the three districts educators entered their respective schools this September working under the terms of a contract that had expired June 30, 2013. As of Oct. 17, Somers Point is the only district that is still without a settlement or pending settlement.

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Consultant advises avoiding court fight on Gurwicz plan in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:52 pm

NORTHFIELD – Residents packed City Hall Tuesday night to hear a presentation on the city’s affordable housing obligation as it relates to the multifamily housing development proposed by developer Max Gurwicz.
City planner Tiffany Cuviello and attorney Michael Jedziniak of Surenian and Associates, who the city has hired to advise them on its affordable housing obligations, gave the presentation at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting. His firm represents 45 municipalities and specializes in Mount Laurel housing issues.
The Gurwicz plan, proposed for the fringes of the city on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton Shopping Center and the Frank Tilton 9 Theatre, originally called for 460 units; that number has been cut to 265 one- and two-bedroom units.

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Lots of swearing in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:13 pm

Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. Lt. John Hamilton is sworn in by Linwood Mayor Rick DePamphilis with his family at his side. LINWOOD - It was a long time in coming but it was handshakes and swearing ins for five members of the Linwood Police Department at the Wednesday, Oct. 8 City Council meeting. Mayor Rick DePamphilis did the honors, promoting four officers and bringing a new officer into the department.

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Somers Point candidates bring experience to the table

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:07 pm

Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat Maureen Kern, Ward 1, Republican, John DiMaria, Ward 1, Democrat, Kirk Gerety, Ward 2, Republican, Ralph Triboletti, Ward 2, Democrat

SOMERS POINT – Voters here will have a choice of experience versus experience when they head to the voting booth for the Nov. 4 general election. Two City Council seats are up for election, one each in Ward 1 and Ward 2. Each is a three-year term.

In Ward 2, the Somers Point Republican Club has endorsed Maureen Kern, an incumbent with six years of experience on council, the last two as council president.

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Miss Columbus Day pageant is a triple-crown event (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 13, 2014 04:36 pm

Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel The crowning touch at the end of the show are the 2015 winners who will go on to vie for the Miss New Jersey crown in June are from left Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel. ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where the new Miss Atlantic County, Miss Columbus Day and Miss Southern Counties were crowned.

The three pageants were held together as the Columbus Day Triple Crown Pageant and were part of a Columbus Day celebration that began Saturday with a parade on the Atlantic City boardwalk and concluded Monday with the laying of a wreath at the Christopher Columbus statue.

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Dawes Avenue School kicks off week of respect

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 10, 2014 02:00 pm

Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point. Motivational speaker Josh Drean hams it up with kindergarten students Friday, Oct. 3 at the Dawes Avenue School in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – Respect week Oct. 6-10 got a high-energy kickoff at the Dawes Avenue School Friday, Oct. 3 with a visit from Josh Drean, the former mascot for the Brigham Young University Cougars who was once voted the most athletic mascot in college sports.

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