May 21, 2015 |
Darlene wasn't looking for a husband. But she was a caregiver, by profession and by nature, and one of her home health-aide clients was McKinley's grandmother. "It was an automatic spark," he says. "I didn't even know her. But I left my parents' house, got a sandwich and came right back. Then, every time she came there to care for my grandmother, I made sure I was there. " For Darlene, the spark was slower to catch. Divorced just two years, with three children under 11, she felt wary.
October 31, 2014 |
JoAnn Hobbins, 69, of Blackwood, who retired in 2007 as warehouse manager for the Cherry Hill Board of Education, died Friday, Oct. 24, of brain cancer at home. A 1962 graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, Ms. Hobbins, known as Sis, worked first as a warehouse supervisor at the former Superior Record Co. in Runnemede, a niece, Denise Melvin, said. Her career at the Board of Education warehouse spanned 32 years, her niece said. "She was made supervisor and manager in 1984.
September 25, 2014 |
Blackwood teenager Samantha Jones grew up reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with the words under God , and she is willing to go to court for the right to keeping saying those words. "This is about our freedom as Americans," Jones said. The people who want to see those words taken out of the pledge would say the same thing. Jones, an 18-year-old Highland Regional High School senior, her parents, and her younger sister and brother learned this week that they have been granted intervenor status in a Superior Court case that contends that reciting the pledge violates the rights of atheists and humanists.
June 10, 2014 |
Matt Lutcza of Collegeville and Sarah Morrison of Philadelphia captured the men's and women's titles Sunday in the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Lutcza, 23, is a former distance runner at Moravian College. He crossed the Fairmount Park finish line in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds. Mark Schenberger, 21, of Berlin, N.J., was second in 1:12:50, and Shawn D'Andrea, 27, of Blackwood, N.J., was third in 1:13:38. Morrison, 25, ran the steeplechase at Villanova. The Chambersburg, Pa., native completed the 13.1-mile half-marathon course in 1:20:10.
May 17, 2014 |
Rowan University Police Sgt. Joseph Barnett and two fellow officers were keeping the peace on a bar-closing detail shortly before 2 a.m. a year ago when a young man on a bicycle clipped a curb, catapulted over the handlebars, and, tangled in his bike, crashed like a torpedo. "When he hit the ground, he hit headfirst," Barnett said. "You could hear him hit. " Blood pumped from his nose and mouth, pooling fast around him. Despite the possibility of a neck injury, the officers moved him. "If we didn't move him, he would have aspirated and drowned," Barnett said.
January 28, 2014 |
He is known by one family as Sid and by another as Ansel Catems, a feline play on the name of an acclaimed photographer known for his black-and-white landscape shots. No matter which name the 7-year-old cat with the black-and-white coat is called, he displays the same playful personality, showing no signs of the no-doubt confusing adventure he has been on for more than two years. It began during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, when Sid ran away from his home in Blackwood. Jeana Hoffman, who had raised Sid since he was two weeks old, began to fear the worst when she could not find him. That fear turned to dread when more than two years passed with no sign of him. Then, the unbelievable happened.
December 21, 2013 |
Mainstage Center for the Arts presents its annual Holiday Concert & Family Festival this weekend at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre at Camden County College. The two-day festival will feature performances by the Harmony and Encore Show Choirs, members of the Mainstage Dance Company (and the School of Dance), and the Mainstage Hip Hop performance group. Featured vocalists will be opera soprano Robin Wilson, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera, and country recording artist Sherry Lynn, who has performed with Crystal Gayle.
December 4, 2013 |
CAMDEN A Marine Reservist who was trying to break up a fight in a Camden parking lot was shot to death early Sunday. Camden County Police investigators said Timothy Loper Jr., 27, of Pine Hill, died from a gunshot wound to his back that pierced his heart at Second and Spruce Streets at 2:46 a.m. Police said Loper, who according to his father served four years in the Marines as a corporal, saw a fight in the parking lot of the 20 Horse Tavern and...
June 14, 2013 |
Spencer C. Moore II, 91, of Magnolia, a decorated member of the Buffalo Soldiers Army unit during World War II, died Saturday, June 1, at Virtua Berlin, the medical center there. In 2008, Mr. Moore spoke at the 60th anniversary celebration of the desegregation of the military, in the rotunda of the Capitol, son Michael Sr. said. Among the other speakers was former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Moore was a vice president and life member of the Lawnside Historical Society and a vice president and charter member of the Magnolia Historical Society.
March 7, 2013 |
Two South Jersey men were arrested this week during a traffic stop in which Gloucester Township police say they found drugs and counterfeit money. Police say events began about 8:30 p.m. Monday during a motor vehicle violation stop on the Black Horse Pike at Clementon Ave, in the township's Blackwood section. The vehicle, which police did not describe, matched the description of a vehicle being used by men who were passing counterfeit bills at multiple area Wawa stores. Erik Ellison, 21 of Huntington Mews, Blackwood, and his passenger Robert A. Smith Jr, 49 of Newton Lane, Willingboro, were arrested on "numerous" outstanding warrants for their arrest.