June 25, 2016 |
Two officials in the tiny borough of Audubon Park announced Thursday that they had switched their party affiliation from Democratic to Republican, putting a small crack in the Democratic stronghold that is Camden County. The shift by Mayor Larry Pennock increases from two to three the number of GOP mayors in county municipalities with partisan elections. He was joined by Councilman John Carpinelli. Pennock said he registered as a Republican more than two months ago in advance of New Jersey's June 7 primary.
February 7, 2016
Founder and director Nancy Welsh likes to say that Almost Home Animal Shelter is where "little miracles happen every day. " But Almost Home is almost broke. And it may take a miracle for the somewhat makeshift facility - envisioned as temporary when it opened in a Pennsauken warehouse a decade ago - to survive. "It's very emotional for everyone," says Welsh, 56, of Collingswood. "This is a labor of love. We love what we do for the animals, and for people, too. " Having lost the last of its six municipal service contracts at the end of 2015, Almost Home stopped accepting new animals on Dec. 31. It may be forced to close at the end of March.
August 31, 2015 |
If you live in Audubon Park, your neighbors are probably "the people you grew up with," says Mary Stokes, who moved there with her parents in 1941. Stokes is 74 now, and she and other residents love the villagelike coziness of this unusual Camden County municipality. Audubon Park is a single square mile between Nicholson Road, the Black Horse Pike, and Peter's Creek. It has no stores, schools, or churches, and the real estate is collective property. "There were supposed to be Audubon Parks all over America," says Kristin M. Szylvian, whose book The Mutual Housing Experiment - New Deal Communities for the Urban Middle Class was published in July by Temple University Press.
August 28, 2014 |
Donald M. Pennock, 80, mayor of Audubon Park for three terms, from January 1995 through December 2006, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center in Blackwood. His son Larry, the present mayor of the Camden County borough, said his father also was a member for 54 years of the Audubon Park Volunteer Fire Company. Donald Pennock was its president for 12 years and its chief for 25 years, though not in consecutive years.
December 4, 2013 |
Peters Creek is turning into the swamp it's always wanted to be. Owned by the blue-collar Camden County boroughs of Audubon Park and Oaklyn, this placid waterway meanders between them for less than a mile before flowing into the Newton Creek near the Black Horse Pike. Peters Creek was dredged and, in effect, widened decades ago. But like the Newton, which also has been altered, the stream bed is inexorably filling with sediment. This marshification has yielded bumper crops of spatterdock and other aquatic plants, a development local environmentalists are inclined to accept and at least some nearby residents . . . aren't.
November 17, 2013 |
CAMDEN An Audubon Park woman was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison without parole for stabbing her boyfriend to death during an argument in 2010. Paige Pfefferle, then 19, and Matthew Hus, 21, of Audubon, had argued Sept. 4, 2010, over whether she should live on campus at La Salle University, where she was studying criminal justice and psychology, or at home. She stabbed Hus in the chest in her parents' kitchen with an 81/2-inch knife. She put the bloody knife back into the butcher block, and crime photos showed that the scene and Hus' chest had been mostly cleaned up, Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal said in recounting the facts of the case.
September 28, 2013 |
AUDUBON PARK A jury in Camden County found a 22-year-old Audubon Park woman guilty Thursday of killing her boyfriend nearly three years ago. Paige Pfefferle, a La Salle University student, stabbed Matthew Hus, 21, of Audubon, with a butcher knife Sept. 4, 2010, during an argument, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for three hours before reaching the guilty verdict on murder, weapons, and hindering charges. Pfefferle's attorney, Jamie Kaigh, said he planned to appeal.
May 23, 2013 |
Hello there In 2008, Wednesdays were CJ's favorite day of the week. He was a medical case manager at Mazzoni Center, a health center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people - the same place Alison did mental-health assessments for those beginning hormone treatment. Usually, CJ and Alison worked in separate buildings. On Wednesdays, they shared an office. CJ would tell Alison he needed to talk about a client, even when he had the needed info. "It was a convenient way to follow her around, like a little puppy," he admits.
September 8, 2010 |
Matthew Christopher Hus deeply loved Paige Pfefferle from the time the Camden County couple met at her Sweet 16 party three years ago, relatives said. With a muscular 6-foot-2 frame, Hus played football and baseball. Pfefferle was the petite cheerleader watching her guy from the sidelines. Both came from families who have lived in the area for generations. They talked of marriage. On Tuesday, Pfefferle, 19, who lives on a quiet cul-de-sac in Audubon Park, was arraigned on a murder charge.