November 15, 1989 |
You can board a New Jersey Transit train to Atlantic City at the line's Atco station - the trains still stop there - but you won't be able to buy a ticket at the station. While all passengers along the Atlantic City commuter line can purchase tickets after boarding the train, only the Atco station has had vandalism problems severe enough to warrant removal of the ticket machines. Passengers boarding at the newly constructed station must purchase tickets after getting on the train.
August 15, 2001 |
An Atco man was arraigned yesterday in Superior Court in the fatal beating of a Berlin Township man in April. Prosecutor Mary Alison Albright said Samuel Tolbert, 21, told police Monday that he had held Ladislaus Feyt, 53, as another man used his fists, and then a board, to beat Feyt unconscious behind the Chesilhurst Liquor Store on Route 30. Feyt's body was discovered April 22, hours after the beating, next to a Dumpster behind the liquor...
March 9, 1998 |
Funeral services will be held today and tomorrow for Valentina Marks, 32, who died Thursday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden from gunshot wounds to the head. Born in Camden, she had resided in Atco for more than a decade. She was raised in Erial and was a 1984 graduate of Edgewood Regional High School. Investigators said Ms. Marks was the murder victim in a murder-suicide. Robert Vincent, her companion, also killed himself, the county prosecutor ruled.
November 18, 1994 |
No one disputes that there were problems between the Pollocks and the Passarellas in the middle-class Atco neighborhood of Waterford, where generations of youngsters have grown up and stay on to raise their own children. But there is disagreement on what happened in February, when an argument between two men escalated into a police charge and a court case. Michael Pollock, who owns a hardware store, says he was beaten up because he is Jewish. The accused, Robert Passarella, an auto-body shop owner, says that he didn't strike Pollock and that he doesn't dislike Jews; he just thinks Pollock is a troublemaker.
December 4, 1992 |
A Camden County Boy Scout leader active in an Atco troop was indicted by a county grand jury yesterday on sexual-misconduct charges involving three boys between 1988 and 1991. Bert Andress, 38, of the first block of Greenfield Drive in Winslow Township, was charged in a 14-count indictment with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Camden County Prosecutor, Edward F. Borden Jr. Andress was scoutmaster of Troop 95, based in Atco, and had been active in scout activities for about 15 years, according to the prosecutor's office and the Camden County office of the Boy Scouts of America.
November 16, 1989 |
The engineer of a NJ Transit train traveling from Atlantic City to Lindenwold was hospitalized last night after he was struck by a rock that was thrown at the train as it pulled into the Atco station in Waterford Township, officials said. James McEnroe, 31, of Bradley Beach, N.J., suffered a head wound and was taken to West Jersey Hospital-Berlin, according to a hospital nursing supervisor. He later was admitted to the hospital's Voorhees division, where he underwent testing and was listed in stable condition, the supervisor said.
October 15, 1989 |
Harold Anning sold the local five-and-dime a couple of years ago, the Waterford Township Memorial Day Parade isn't the red-letter event that it used to be and Republicans have unseated the Democrats as the power party in Waterford politics. And now, one of the township's other mainstays, the Atco Drive-In, is changing, too. The 30-plus-year-old drive-in, which is closed for the season, will likely be replaced by a shopping center and a 14-screen indoor theater. National Amusements Inc., the Dedham, Mass.
June 3, 2010
An NJ Transit Atlantic City Line train fatally struck an 82-year-old woman shortly after midday Wednesday in the woods east of the Atco station in Camden County, spokesman Dan Stessel said. The engineer saw the woman, from Hammonton, N.J., sitting on the tracks and sounded the horn and applied the brakes, but could not stop in time, Stessel said. The woman's identity was not released. Train No. 4620 had left Atlantic City for Philadelphia around 11:18 a.m., Stessel said. No one on board were hurt.
January 11, 2001 |
Two Philadelphia men pleaded guilty yesterday to robbery for their part in the bungled holdup of a Commerce Bank in Atco in June. Martin Payne, 25, and Lawrence McKnight, 24, went into the bank with bank bags on June 19, authorities said. They said McKnight handed the teller a note demanding money and warned that he had a bomb in one of the bags. Payne's job was to be another presence in the bank, said Mindy Mellits, assistant Camden County prosecutor. They were given about $14,000.
September 15, 1996 |
Bruce Kinter, the former principal of an Atco school, is the new administrator in charge of daily operations at Beverly's only public school. Kinter, 47, was appointed Aug. 28 as assistant principal for students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Beverly School. He will earn $50,000 to supervise the district's 30 teachers and help with the curriculum for its 300 students. Glenn Gray, who holds the titles of both principal and school superintendent, is in charge of school policies and business.