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February 11, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Linnea Zepf, 66, of Northfield, N.J., an Atlantic County social worker, died of lung cancer Wednesday, Jan. 29, at home. Since 2007, Ms. Zepf had worked for the Division of Intergenerational Services of the Atlantic County Department of Human Services, her daughter, Dawn Joslin, said. Born in Philadelphia, Ms. Zepf graduated from Cherry Hill West High School and earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1989. She attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., from 1991 to '93. At Pennsylvania State University, she and her daughter attended a short program, Ice Cream 101, Business Management for Ice Cream Retailers, Joslin said, "so we could open an ice cream store in Ventnor.
NEWS
February 9, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD Over the last several years, Mayor Ernie Troiano says, the city has tried a variety of ways to raise money for the upkeep of its beaches, which, unlike those at most Jersey Shore resorts, are free. It has tried concerts, and tournaments, and camping, and even horseback riding. Now it is trying one more thing: a beach bar. The city commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to accept a bid from a group of Philadelphia club and restaurant owners to operate a beach bar beginning this summer.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paul Baruffi was worried only about winning his first game when he took over as Ocean City girls' basketball coach. On Tuesday, he earned his 270th victory and became the winningest coach in program history, as Ocean City won at Hammonton, 41-19, in a Cape-Atlantic American matchup. "It just kind of happens over time," said Baruffi, who is in his 13th year as a coach. To Baruffi's surprise, his players found out about the mark and baked him a cake. "I didn't know if the team knew," Baruffi said.
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
Doug Colman has kept moving in the coaching profession, and the pace is quicker at each level. As recently as 2006, he guided Absegami to the South Jersey Group 4 football title, the first in school history. After three college coaching stops in the last six years, he is back to a familiar place: the NFL. Colman, 40, recently was named assistant special-teams coach of the Houston Texans. "We're excited," Colman said in a phone interview, alluding to himself; his wife, Colleen; and four children (with a fifth on the way in April)
SPORTS
February 3, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six wrestlers - Darrian Brooks, Jacquan McPherson, John Evans, Tykeere Miles, Craig Ransome, and Isaiah Coppage - won all three of their bouts to lead Penns Grove to a sweep of its quad meet Saturday at Ocean City. Brooks racked up two pins at 132 pounds, including a 75-second fall in the Red Devils' 35-34 win over Ocean City. He also won by forfeit. Ransome rolled to a major decision at 220 and Miles secured a major decision at 170 vs. Ocean City. McPherson, a 145-pounder, grabbed a pin in Penns Grove's 43-26 win over Triton.
NEWS
January 19, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alexis Fetuao made two put-backs in the final 35 seconds Friday to break a tie and lift Triton to a 39-35 win at Delsea in a Tri-County Royal matchup. Fetuao scored eight of her 10 points in the fourth quarter and was the only Triton player in double digits. Asya Alba led Delsea with 15 points. Tri-County Classic Salem 47, Clayton 41: Tiasia Tatem led visiting Salem with 15 points. Penn-Jersey League Doane Academy 44, N.J. United Christian 42: Zaniya Lewis made two free throws with 15 seconds left that proved to be the difference for host Doane Academy.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Nick Carroll, Doug Gausepohl, and Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yamire McNeal knocked down two free throws with 10 seconds remaining in overtime that proved to be the difference in Middle Township's 48-46 win Tuesday at Ocean City in a Cape-Atlantic National boys' basketball game. Ocean City sent the game to overtime on Griffin Grimes' jump shot from the top of the key at the fourth quarter buzzer. Grimes led Ocean City with 14 points. McNeal finished with 11 points. Cape-Atlantic American. Khaliq Ford made two free throws with 4.5 seconds left to help Millville pull out a 61-58 win against visiting Egg Harbor Township.
NEWS
January 12, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dennis Tunstall's 14 points on Friday night helped visiting Medford Tech cruise past Cinnaminson, 59-47, in a Burlington County Patriot boys' basketball matchup. Shakwel Vincent added 13 points. CAPE-ATLANTIC AMERICAN Egg Harbor Township 40, Absegami 31: Robinson Normil scored eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, powering the host Eagles to the win. CAPE-ATLANTIC NATIONAL Oakcrest 54, Ocean City 53: Jordan Brooks converted a putback with 30 seconds left, and the visiting Falcons held on for the win. Ocean City had the last possession but was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.
NEWS
January 7, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christopher John Maloney, 45, director of the Ocean City Free Public Library, which he had helped modernize over the last decade, died of an undetermined cause Monday, Dec. 30, at home in Somers Point, N.J. Formerly of Haddonfield, Mr. Maloney was born in Lewiston, N.Y., in 1968 to Barbara and Jim Maloney, a longtime assistant to former coach John Chaney of the Temple University men's basketball team. He attended Christ the King School and Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, from which he graduated in 1986.
NEWS
January 3, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. Just as Marie Repici and her husband, Thomas, happened upon the then-for-sale Chatterbox almost 42 years ago, when they came to town to buy a pizza-dough machine and ended up buying a restaurant instead, perhaps a new owner will again stumble on the place. Marie Repici, 82, who has been through floods, deaths of close family members, and the day-to-day stresses of running an eatery, hasn't formally listed the property for sale after recently deciding that it's time to retire.
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