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MRHS campaign honors Brianna Gansert, a freshman with leukemia

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 30, 2015 03:53 pm

Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School. Brianna Gansert, 15, of Linwood a freshman from Mainland Regional High School.
LINWOOD—Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. The class of 2018 at Mainland Regional High School is honoring their hero, 15-year old Brianna Gansert by kicking off the Pennies for Patients campaign.

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Children learn through play at Linwood Nursery School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:25 pm

Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table. Linwood Nursery School head teacher Ina Goldhagen of Linwood helps Kallie Collins, 4, of Linwood at the play table.
LINWOOD – It has been more than 43 years since Linwood Nursery School first opened inside Seaview Baptist Church on Shore Road.
It was one of several cooperative nursery schools in the area at the time, but over the years those numbers have dwindled, according to board of directors President Jessica Sykes, and now it is one of the last nursery schools in the state where parents are involved in the classroom and make up the board of directors.

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MLK and cookies

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:27 pm

MLK and cookies Clockwise from left front, clockwise; Becky Batista of Camden, Clarice Collette of Atlantic City, Erica Oliver of Pleasantville, Andrea Barker-Saunders of Atlantic City and Stacy Zackeroff of Mays Landing mix a batch of sugar cookies. Races, religions come together to carry on King’s message of caring for others

NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel had the ovens working overtime Monday, Jan. 19 as strangers rolled up their sleeves and worked side by side, measuring, mixing, baking and packing nearly 60 dozen cookies and brownies.

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Update: Bella found and reunited

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Written by staff report Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

Missing dog in Linwood Bella, the lost dog from Linwood has been found and reunited with her family.  Bella, the lost dog from Linwood has been found and reunited with her family.

   

Linwood man indicted, police cleared in K-9 assisted arrest outside Tropicana

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 20, 2015 06:49 pm

David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after June 15, 2013 A photo provided by the family in 2013 of David Connor Castellani taken in the hospital after the June 15, 2013 incident in Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY – A grand jury considering what crimes were committed during a violent 2013 encounter between Atlantic City police officers and a 20-year-old Linwood man outside the Tropicana Casino returned an indictment Tuesday, Jan. 20 against the man and cleared officers of any wrongdoing.

David Connor Castellani, now 22, was indicted on the three counts he was originally charged with after the June 15, 2013 encounter: aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest with threat or use of force or violence, and inflicting harm on a law enforcement animal, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Civil rights movement at the heart of Jordan Road fifth annual march on the library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, January 19, 2015 03:49 pm

Suzanne Marino / Jaquan Mace said he chose to do his research on Emmitt Till because he was shocked to learn about the murder of a 14-year old boy. Suzanne Marino / Jaquan Mace said he chose to do his research on Emmitt Till because he was shocked to learn about the murder of a 14-year old boy.

SOMERS POINT – The students became the teachers Friday morning, Jan. 16, as they honored Martin Luther King at the Jordan Road School with the ninth annual march on the library. 

A language arts project gave students in grades four through eight a chance to learn more about King and the major events in the civil rights movement, according to seventh-grade language arts teacher Danielle Levin.

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Construction detour to begin Jan. 21 on Zion Road in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 15, 2015 05:55 pm

NORTHFIELD – Reconstruction of Cedar Bridge on Zion Road in Northfield is set to begin on or about Wednesday,  Jan. 21, and a full detour will be in effect, according to Atlantic County  public information officer Linda Gilmore.

The bridge, on Zion at the intersection of Bargaintown Road near Burroughs Avenue where Northfield meets Linwood and Egg Harbor Township, is being replaced as part of the Fire Road and Mill Road intersection project.

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Atlantic City Civil Courthouse evacuated

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Written by staff report Wednesday, January 14, 2015 05:48 pm

ATLANTIC CITY—A routine patrol through the Atlantic City Civil Courthouse resulted in the evacuation of the building just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14.  At approximately 9:55a.m. Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officer Dave Nguyen, while on routine patrol, observed what appear to be a suspicious item located in a trash can located on the first floor of the courthouse building.

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