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Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek steps down

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 24, 2014 02:16 pm

City of Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek served from 1994-2014. City of Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek served from 1994-2014.

LINWOOD – There is a changing of the guard in Linwood as Patty Ogrodnek, the park director for the past two decades, has called it a career. She resigned several weeks ago, and said Tuesday morning that she gave her decision a great deal of thought.
While Ogrodnek said she thought long and hard about her decision to leave the part-time position, she was nonetheless very sad to leave.

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X the Text at MRHS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:03 am

uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving. uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students were having fun, but were serious about their commitment to be safe behind the wheel.

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Always a little history at Northfield’s antiques appraisal night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 23, 2014 04:27 pm

Under the scrutiny of experts Linda Patterson Hinkle and Roy Clark is a lamp brought in to the Northfield Cultural Committee’s antiques appraisal night Thursday, April 10.  Under the scrutiny of experts Linda Patterson Hinkle and Roy Clark is a lamp brought in to the Northfield Cultural Committee’s antiques appraisal night Thursday, April 10.

 

NORTHFIELD – There was a little history on display at City Hall Thursday, April 10 as the Northfield Cultural Committee held its bi-annual antiques appraisal.
Some in the audience members said they went looking in their attics and basements for something for experts Linda Patterson Hinkle of Aardvark Antiques in Northfield and Roy Clark, president of the Northfield Cultural Committee, to appraise.

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Get ready for Bayfest this Saturday in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 23, 2014 04:15 pm

Crowds at Bayfest 2013 jam Bay Avenue in Somers Point, marking the unofficial kick off to the season. Bayfest is billed as the largest one-day event in South Jersey. Crowds at Bayfest 2013 jam Bay Avenue in Somers Point, marking the unofficial kick off to the season. Bayfest is billed as the largest one-day event in South Jersey.

SOMERS POINT – In its 26 years Bayfest has grown into the largest one-day event in South Jersey, according to organizers.
Last year an estimated 38,000 visitors strolled along Bay Avenue soaking up a perfect spring day. With the weather this Saturday, April 26, predicted to be sunny and in the high 60s they might just eclipse that number.

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Two-car crash closes Tilton Road Update

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 03:40 pm

NORTHFIELD – A two-car accident in the eastbound lane near Wendy’s Restaurant closed Tilton Road Monday afternoon, April 21, and sent one person to the hospital.

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Catching up on the Boston Marathon (updated)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 12:13 pm

Today is Patriots Day, and it marks the 117th Boston Marathon.  Because of last year's bombing, all eyes are focused on this year’s event, a chance for the city to say with gusto that “We’re back, bigger and better.”

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Donations help make firefighting smarter in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 19, 2014 06:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg. Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg.

LINWOOD – Thanks to two generous donations, the Linwood Fire Department has a very smart tool in its firefighting arsenal.
It’s not a hose or a pumper, rather it is the Spotted Dog dispatch response system, which connects to every firefighter in the department via their smart phone.    

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WMGM TV 40 to be dropped from NBC affiliates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 01:07 pm

WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood. WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in the state of New Jersey affiliated with a major network. It has been part of the NBC family of stations since the late 1960s.

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