October 30, 2006 |
New Jersey can no longer claim America's most dangerous city, but it just might boast the safest. Brick Township, in Ocean County, nabs that honor in the 2005 rankings released today by Morgan Quitno Press. The private research and publishing company specializes in state and city reference books. Its rankings of cities with at least 75,000 residents are based on FBI crime statistics. Nationally, Brick notched only No. 5 in 2004 on the Lawrence, Kan.-based publisher's golden list, behind Newton, Mass.
November 24, 1996 |
Pennsauken had its turnover machine humming in high gear yesterday. The speedy Indians picked off six Brick Township passes on the way to a 27-7 victory in the South Jersey Group 3 semifinals. The Indians (8-1) will play for the the championship in two weeks against Mainland, a 45-0 winner yesterday over Lakewood. Brick Township quarterbacks Mike Witt and Dan Ficetola will see flashes of Pennsauken's deep-red uniforms in their sleep for weeks to come. Each was picked off three times by the Indians' secondary.
December 5, 1992 |
Washington Township High, No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey football ratings since the preseason, will try to put the finishing touch on an unbeaten season this afternoon. But it won't be easy. Washington Township (10-0) will play host to highly respected Brick Township (9-1) in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 final at 1 p.m. Brick is directed by Warren Wolf, the winningest coach in state history. Wolf, who says he plans to coach beyond this year, has compiled a 257-63-11 record since starting Brick's program in 1958.
July 3, 2011
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - State authorities Saturday recovered the body of a Brick Township who drowned when the kayak she and her neighbor were riding in capsized on the Manasquan River. Robin Hoffarth, 49, and the neighbor - identified only as a 45-year-old Brick Township woman - had gone out before dusk Friday and were on their way back home when the kayak capsized about 10:30 p.m. The younger woman swam to shore and alerted her husband, who called police. The kayak was found about an hour later, and divers found Hoffarth's body about 12:40 a.m. Authorities were trying to determine what had caused the kayak to capsize.
March 6, 1988 |
Camden High plowed through Brick Township yesterday to earn another trip to the South Jersey Group 4 boys' basketball finals. The Panthers (25-3) used a smothering defense, plus a combined 55 points from guard Vic Carstarphen and forward Denny Brown, for an 87-57 win over the Green Dragons (17-9) before about 500 spectators at Eastern High. Camden, No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey ratings, will face No. 2 Atlantic City, a 66-58 winner over Southern yesterday, in Tuesday's sectional final at Willingboro High at 4:30 p.m. The Panthers will also be seeking their 14th sectional championship in 15 years and their fifth straight.
November 17, 2014 |
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The remains of a shipwreck buried beneath 20 feet of sand recently unearthed by crews rebuilding a seawall in the Normandy Beach section of this Ocean County municipality may be a historically significant treasure. State archeologists will seek to determine whether a pile of timbers and a wooden, barrel-shaped windlass uncovered as workers tried to pound a steel beam into the sand - breaking the pile-driving equipment twice - are pieces of the 19th-century ship Ayreshire.
April 10, 2013
Victims of Sandy at the Jersey Shore will be getting some help navigating the daunting financial choices they have ahead of them. The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund on Monday gave a $600,000 grant to a nonprofit group called Operation Hope. It will offer free financial counseling from trained experts in Brick Township. The charity is run by Mary Pat Christie, the wife of the governor. She said she was told by leaders of hurricane relief in Florida that many storm victims had limited financial knowledge, adding that she doesn't want that to happen here.
April 26, 2013
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Authorities say a Jersey Shore police officer is recovering from injuries suffered when he was dragged about 250 feet by a pickup truck driven by a man who later led officers on a high-speed chase. Brick Patrolman Mark Nixon suffered a fractured rib, sprained knee, bruised elbow and multiple abrasions in the April 18 incident, which was made public yesterday. Authorities say Nixon stopped the truck driven by Ronald DeFreitas and soon learned there was a warrant for his arrest.
October 14, 2012 |
Matt Brown scored his first varsity goal as Eastern defeated Clearview, 3-1, in a first-round matchup Saturday in the boys' soccer South Jersey Coaches Tournament. Brown, a senior, scored the first goal of the game in the 42nd minute off an assist from Evan Dannenbaum, who added a goal in the 75th minute. Nelson Jerez scored the other goal for the Vikings, and goalkeeper Cory Brodkin stopped six shots. Also in the Coaches Tournament: Joe Casaletto had two goals and an assist as Washington Township downed Middle Township, 4-0. Eric Jordan tallied a goal and an assist, and Burak Ozdemir added a goal.
October 14, 2012 |
Matt Brown scored his first varsity goal as Eastern defeated Clearview, 3-1, in a first-round matchup Saturday in the boys' soccer South Jersey Coaches Tournament. Brown, a senior, scored the first goal of the game in the 42d minute off an assist from Evan Dannenbaum, who added a goal in the 75th minute. Nelson Jerez scored the other goal for the Vikings, and goalkeeper Cory Brodkin stopped six shots. Also in the Coaches Tournament: Joe Casaletto had two goals and an assist as Washington Township downed Middle Township, 4-0. Eric Jordan tallied a goal and an assist, and Burak Ozdemir added a goal.