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Northfield voters approve bond referendum

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:02 pm

Voter NORTHFIELD--Voter turnout was very light Tuesday, Sept. 30 as they headed to the polls to approve a $7,410,085 bond referendum 417-149. There were 106 mail-in ballots sent out but Northfield City Clerk Mary Canesi said the status of those ballots or how many were returned is not known but it is not enough to change the outcome of the election regardless of the vote. 

The state of New Jersey approved funding 42 percent of the project and have committed to $3,005,483 while the Northfield share is $4374,602.

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Special MRHS BOE executive session

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 04:40 pm

LINWOOD - Special meeting of the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 in the school library.

The purpose of the meeting, according to Business Administrator and Board Secretary Kim Jenson will be to conduct a student discipline hearing in executive session, dealing with an unresolved student matter and action may be taken at the meeting.  The executive session is closed to the public.

   

Central Square celebrates fall in style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:30 am

Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. Nae Breeks pipe and drum at the British Connection in Central Square in Linwood. LINWOOD—Central Square was the place to stop and shop Saturday, Sept. 27 as the center, home to 55 shops, eateries and professional offices held their first ever Harvest Fest. Merchants offered special promotions, along with free tastings and yoga, Pilates and even belly dancing lessons.

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Northfield councilman battling lymphoma is in it to win it

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex. Northfield City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni with his wife Nicolle and their two sons, Michael and Alex.

NORTHFIELD – City Councilman Nick Piergiovanni is one of those guys who, when he takes on a job, is there to make an impact. Whether it is as a captain in the U.S. Army, an engineer, playing football for Villanova, working on his MBA, being an Eagle Scout, a father, a husband –he likes to roll up his sleeves and get down to business

On Aug. 11 the 39-year-old father of two young boys found himself taking on another role when a doctor told he had stage 4 follicular lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that affects about 18,000 people annually.

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The Alcove is official KidCents charity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 04:02 pm

Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives.  Mindy Shemtov, right, accepts a check from Rite Aid to help fund programming at The Alcove where children and their families come to work through their feelings after losing a significant person in their lives. NORTHFIELD – Mindy Shemtov, co-founder and director of Alcove Center for Grieving Children announced Monday that The Alcove is now an official KidCents charity. The KidCents program, created by The Rite Aid Foundation allows Rite Aid customers to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help support kid-focused charities. 

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Bay-Atlantic Symphony lecture series looks at supernatural and scary music

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:32 pm

Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. Paul M. Somers will lecture about the supernatural and scary in music Oct. 9 at the Margate Library. MARGATE – You can learn about the supernatural and scary in music at the October installment of music lectures by Paul M. Somers and sponsored by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony.

Discover how various composers through musical history have portrayed fairies, ghosts, Druids, and the Spanish Inquisition 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Margate Public Library, 8100 Atlantic Ave.

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Northfield council eyes emergency medical services

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 26, 2014 06:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Emergency medical services were the focus of the City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23.

While the agreement between Northfield, Linwood and Shore Medical Center for emergency services runs through August 2015, Northfield City Council President Jim Travagline said that after a meeting Monday with Shore representative John Waite, it might be prudent to begin looking around for other providers.

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Northfield School District referendum to be held Tuesday, Sept. 30

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 25, 2014 06:00 pm

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will be going to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 30 to vote on a school district bond referendum. The district is seeking to make what the Northfield Board of Education has determined are needed replacements and improvements at the 15-year old Northfield Community School at 2000 New Road.

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