August 5, 2016 |
Donna Brown Kasuba, 70, of Millville, N.J., who taught religion for public school students at Sacred Heart Church in Winslow Township in the 1980s, died of ovarian cancer on Sunday, July 31, at home. Her husband of 46 years, Ed, said she was an instructor at the church for eighth grade students preparing for the sacrament of confirmation. Ed Kasuba retired in 2008 as the South Jersey bureau chief for KYW NewsRadio after a 33-year career there, and was communications director for the Delaware River Port Authority from 2008 to 2012.
April 21, 2016 |
Joseph M. Barr, 31, of Gloucester Township, a former emergency medical technician there and in other South Jersey towns, died of colon cancer Saturday, April 16, at home. Born in Camden, Mr. Barr graduated from Gloucester City High School in 2002 and from the Camden County training school for emergency medical technicians in 2003. Over the years, wife Jacqueline said, he was on the staff of emergency medical service units in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Pennsauken, the Mount Ephraim Police Reserves, and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden.
February 21, 2016 |
New Jersey State Police on Friday announced that they had arrested two men in connection with the dumping of a 19-year-old Camden County woman's body in rural South Jersey. Jose Sosa-Ayala, 40, and Jose Felix-Sosa, 45, both of Bridgeton, Cumberland County, were arrested Thursday, police said. Tree-service workers found the body of Danyelle Minerva about 1:45 p.m. Jan. 11 in a wooded area along Woodstown-Alloway Road in Alloway Township, Salem County. She had been reported missing by family members in October.
February 4, 2016 |
Authorities are asking for help finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Camden County that left a pedestrian dead. The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, when 55-year-old John Hayes was hit by a minivan while crossing Tansboro Road at Gardens Avenue in Berlin, authorities said. Hayes, of Atco, was then struck by a second vehicle. The driver of the minivan stopped and remained at the scene, but the second vehicle fled south on Tansboro Road before turning onto Berlin-New Freedom Road.
January 16, 2016 |
Authorities are investigating the death of a Camden County woman whose body was found in a wooded area Monday. New Jersey State Police on Thursday identified Danyelle Minerva, 19, of Atco, as the woman whose remains were found in a wooded part of Salem County. The cause of death remained unknown Thursday. Investigators are considering her death potentially suspicious because of where the body was found, said Sgt. Jeff Flynn, a state police spokesman. "You have to look at it as suspicious, preliminarily," Flynn said.
November 13, 2015 |
Carolyn Ruggeri went to Camden on Wednesday to help heroin addicts avoid the fate of her daughter, Rose, who died a drug-related death in 2012. Patty DiRenzo was there for her late son, Sal. And for Tom Bush, the effort was likewise personal: He's lost three extended family members - all in their 20s - to heroin in recent years. "We're trying to spread awareness about this epidemic," Bryan J. Bush, assistant business manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, told about 50 law enforcement officers, union members, and other volunteers in front of Camden County police headquarters.
February 4, 2015 |
The Hummer got Da'Quan Johnson's attention. So did the good job, nice home, and loving family of his mentor, Tyrone Baker Jr. "I never really had anybody to guide me," says Johnson, who was a troubled East Camden middle school student when Baker took him under his wing in 2008. Seven years later, Johnson - having graduated last spring from Camden County Technical School - is studying criminal justice at the Camden campus of Camden County College, where he earned a 3.0 his first semester.
June 7, 2014 |
Edwin C. Coia, 74, co-owner since 1974 of the Country Farm Market in Atco, died of a heart attack on Monday, June 2, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, N.J. A lifelong resident of Hammonton, N.J., Mr. Coia graduated from St. Joseph's High School there in 1958. He was the center on the varsity basketball team. During his four-year service in the Army, Mr. Coia's job was to manage the ice hockey team of the Seventh Army in West Germany. He earned the job because "he was very charismatic and willing to travel," daughter Renee Adamucci said.
May 28, 2014 |
Anthony A. Lorraine, 87, of Williamstown, an artist at the former Philadelphia calendar maker Joseph Hoover & Sons for 40 years, died Wednesday, May 21, of heart disease at home. The Hoover firm, at 49th and Market Streets, was founded in 1856 and produced illustrated business wall calendars from the 1920s until it was sold in 1985. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lorraine grew up near the Ninth Street Italian Market in the same house where his father, Dominic, was born, said his wife, Nancy.
May 16, 2014 |
BACK IN 1850, Dr. Jonathan Pitney, an open-air enthusiast, saw an opening to turn Absecon Island into a health resort, if only he could get people from those polluted cities of Philadelphia and Camden there. He got a heady civil engineer, Richard Osborne, to build a train line over to the place - which Osborne renamed "Atlantic City" - and by the 1870s, a half-million shoobies were coming there each summer by train. Rail-line conductor Alexander Boardman proposed a newfangled way of getting the people to the beach itself from the station - a "Boardwalk.