October 30, 2015 |
The body of a man found on a Cape May County beach was identified Wednesday as the former mayor of a Gloucester County borough. Jeff Radio, 43, was mayor of Clayton from 2009 to 2011 and worked as a vice president with Sun National Bank. He was an active member of the Clayton school board. His body was found Tuesday in Strathmere. New Jersey state police are investigating his death. The results of an autopsy conducted Wednesday are pending, said spokesman Sgt. Jeff Flynn.
October 26, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - It was 1912, a century before Hurricane Sandy, and Atlantic City was engineering a brash future, both as a place that could tame floodwaters and a coastal town that could be something vaster. "TEST OF BIG RAIN SHOWS DRAINAGE CANAL WILL WORK," the headline trumpeted. And it did, for decades. The city flourished. Fast-forward a century, to Oct. 29, 2012, with old marvels like that Baltic Avenue Canal long dormant, chronic flooding a way of life. Atlantic City, like other Jersey Shore towns, was caught looking.
October 19, 2015 |
It was a game that hinted of the future and echoed the past. But for St. Joseph seniors such as Derek Lomax and A'Laam Horne, there's no time like the present. "This is going to give us a lot of confidence," Lomax said of St. Joseph's 53-15 victory over Atlantic City in a Cape-Atlantic League American Division game Saturday afternoon. "This is going to set the tone for the rest of the season. " Lomax, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound left tackle, was part of dominant offensive line as St. Joseph rushed for nearly 500 yards in improving its overall record to 4-2 and division mark to 4-1. Horne, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back, collected 217 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats, the No. 12 team in the Inquirer Top 25. "This was a statement game," Horne said, sitting in a golf cart on the field with ice bags on his left ankle and right knee.
October 17, 2015 |
A Pittsburgh-area woman who appeared with Bill Cosby on a 1980s children's show has sued the embattled entertainer, alleging he defamed her after she publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her as a teenager. Renita Hill, 48, of Baldwin, said Cosby gave her alcohol and drugged and assaulted her on several trips the two took to Atlantic City and New York while she starred alongside him on Picture Pages, a show aimed at preschoolers, according to court filings Wednesday in Common Pleas Court in Allegheny County.
October 17, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - It was the spot during Sandy where the storm surge sent pieces of the iconic Boardwalk crashing into the street, creating the indelible - but false - impression that the city's Boardwalk had been destroyed. It hadn't. This part of the Boardwalk, on the inlet end facing Brigantine, had been in disrepair for years. But three years later, during the most recent nor'easter flooding, the inlet again came crashing unimpeded onto Atlantic City streets, creating another unwanted image for local and national eyes.
October 10, 2015 |
A Washington-based Democratic super PAC has spent more than $1 million on New Jersey legislative races for November's Assembly elections, according to records filed this week with state regulators. General Majority PAC has spent the bulk of that - more than $850,000 - in South Jersey's First and Second Districts. Those races are considered two of the most competitive this cycle. Each district is represented in the Assembly by one Republican and one Democrat. Much of the campaign has focused on how to revive Atlantic City and South Jersey's economy, which has been battered by casino closings and layoffs.
October 7, 2015 |
Mary Jane Murphy, 89, formerly of Fairmount, an office administrator for a commercial real estate firm and a gifted singer, died of heart failure, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph's Manor in Meadowbrook. In 1988, Miss Murphy retired as director of office services for Strouse, Greenberg & Co. in Philadelphia. Miss Murphy joined the firm in 1958 as executive secretary to the controller and later was promoted to personnel manager. Before she left the firm in June 1988, Miss Murphy placed a classified ad in The Inquirer seeking her replacement; it described her to a T: "It is ONLY for a pro-active person who is able to market the HR function thru enthusiasm and interpersonal skills and achieve positive results.
October 7, 2015 |
IN ANOTHER case at the intersection of economics and politics, a measure dubbed the "Britney bill" is a step closer to becoming law. What is the so-called "Britney bill"? It's a bill that would exempt stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in New Jersey that year, and the bill got its name because it encourages the sort of multinight engagements that Britney Spears , Celine Dion , Motley Crue and other artists have done in Las Vegas.
October 4, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Even though Hurricane Joaquin appeared to be heading well out to sea, the Jersey Shore remains caught in what the National Weather Service called a "squeeze play" between weather systems conspiring to generate heavy rain, powerful winds, coastal flooding and potentially significant beach erosion. Steady winds of better than 30 m.p.h. with gusts up to 57 m.p.h. are expected to persist into Sunday afternoon, inciting beach-eating waves, indirectly tied to Joaquin whose approach is days away.
October 3, 2015 |
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian held a press briefing Thursday afternoon to stress that the city would be proactive in executing any mandatory evacuations ordered ahead of Joaquin's approach. During Sandy, then-Mayor Lorenzo Langford was criticized by Gov. Christie and others for not doing more to get people out of the island city, instead setting up shelters within the city's borders, some of which flooded. "We certainly have learned a lot from Sandy," Guardian said. "If there are evacuations, we will start on Sunday to get everyone off the island 24 hours before the hurricane.