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June 28, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rob Shuey of Bent Creek Country Club, the first-round leader, won the $17,000 Philadelphia PGA Burlington Classic yesterday with a 36-hole score of 6-under-par 134 at Burlington Country Club. In Sunday's first round, Shuey led by 1 stroke with a 5-under-par 65. Yesterday, he shot a 1-under-par 69 after a rain delay of 1 hour, 15 minutes. Willie Scholl of Gulph Mills won the Senior Division by 2 strokes over Dennis Milne of Trenton Country Club with 66-77-143.
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March 1, 1996 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a desperation three-point shot by a Burlington player fell short at the buzzer, hundreds of Gloucester High fans charged onto the court to celebrate their team's tough win last night. Gloucester had survived, despite being rattled by a furious full-court press that caused it to lose a 13-point lead. Mark Watermasysk, a 6-foot-6 senior center, scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while sophomore guard Sean Gorman contributed eight assists, six steals and nine rebounds, helping top-seeded Gloucester outlast eighth-seeded Burlington, 59-56, in a South Jersey Group 1 quarterfinal game.
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January 19, 1986 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Trenton firm will go before the Burlington City Planning Board Thursday to seek approval of a proposal to build 20 townhouses at Fourth and High Streets. August Fasolino, a principal in V.A.F. Associates of Trenton, said that if approval was received, building would start in the spring, with the houses selling "in the $60,000 range. " The hearing is set for 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. The 1.17-acre site, on the southeast corner of the intersection, extends to Pope Avenue.
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August 29, 1998 | By Joe Fite, FOR THE INQUIRER
Nicholas Poveromo of Burlington carded a net score of 65 to win the Chapman Memorial Tournament yesterday at Kennett Square Golf and Country Club. Poveromo beat J. Fred Christman and James Sherratt by 4 strokes to win the Seniors net competition, for men 55 and over. Fred Klopp of Radley Run took the net in Super Seniors (men 65 and over) with a 65, William Campbell of Wilmington took Seniors gross with a 73, and James Van Zandt from Springhaven won Super Seniors net with an 80.
SPORTS
August 18, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
Greg Farrow of Burlington (N.J.) Country Club won the Bucks County Open Golf Tournament of the Philadelphia PGA with an 8-under-par 63 yesterday at the Bucks County Country Club. Farrow earned $750 from the $4,975 purse. The second prize of $600 went to Frank Dobbs of Spring-Ford Country Club with a 64. Mark Tingle of Bensalem CC headed the winning team in the pro-amateur event. His team had a two-best-ball score of 110.
SPORTS
May 20, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Burlington County College golf team qualified for its 10th straight trip to the NJCAA Division III championships after winning the Region 19 championship on Wednesday, and coach Dennis Gallagher is more excited than ever to make the trip to the Chautauqua (N.Y.) Golf Course on June 3-6. "We're definitely going to do something," Gallagher said. "We went to an invitational up there a few weeks ago and finished fourth out of 10 teams, and that was without [Chris] Binder. " Binder, a Collingswood High graduate, is the Barons' top golfer and was a medalist at the Region 19 tournament, shooting 84-77-161 at Baywood Golf Club in Delaware.
NEWS
May 15, 1991 | By Connie O'Kane, Special to The Inquirer
A Burlington City man has been charged with murder in the death of his 7- month-old daughter in March, authorities said yesterday. Raymond Cole, 38, assaulted the girl, Veronica Ayrer, while she was crying and fractured her skull, officials said. Cole then left the house in the 200 block of Mott Avenue for his job as a truck driver, they said. Burlington County Prosecutor Stephen G. Raymond said the child's mother, Martha Ayrer, who lives with Cole, was upstairs at the time of the assault on March 3. She later found that the child was not responding to her and took her to Rancocas Hospital in Willingboro.
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January 15, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Matt Hammond might have been the only player in the gym who wasn't overly impressed by his performance. The 6-foot-7 Burlington junior scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Blue Devils over Palmyra, 90-65, last night in a Burlington County League Freedom Division boys' basketball game. The win gave Burlington the upper hand in the Freedom. The Blue Devils are 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the division. Palmyra fell to 4-3, 2-1. "It's not the best I have played," said Hammond, who shot 15 for 17 from the field.
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November 20, 1988 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Staff Writer
Buena earned a piece of South Jersey football lore yesterday, crushing Burlington by one of the biggest margins in area playoff history. The Chiefs won their Group 2 playoff game in a 48-0 blowout, the second- biggest margin ever recorded in a South Jersey football playoff. The record margin of victory is 52 points, set by Palmyra in a 58-6 win over Florence in the 1975 Group 1 semifinals. The Pals tied that margin by thrashing Point Pleasant Beach, 52-0, in a 1978 Group 1 semifinal.
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August 24, 2016
Authorities on Monday captured a man they say fatally shot another man last weekend. Samuel James, 26, of Burlington Township, was arrested in Barrington, Camden County, around 4:15 p.m. Monday, authorities said. He faces murder and weapons charges in the death of Byron Turner, 24. Turner was shot once in the head on the 100 block of East Federal Street around 7 p.m. Saturday in Burlington City, police said. He was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
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August 24, 2016
A neighbor wanted in the fatal shooting of a man in Burlington County was arrested Monday afternoon in Camden County. Samuel James, 26, of Burlington Township, is charged with murder and related charges in the death of Byron Turner, 24, who was shot once in the head on the 100 block of East Federal Street around 7 p.m. Saturday, police said. Turner was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The search for James ended about 4:15 p.m. Monday when local and federal authorities found him at the home of an acquaintance in Barrington.
NEWS
August 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Burlington City, and a 5-year-old girl was injured in the attack, authorities said. The nature of the girl's injuries was unclear. The shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of York and East Federal Streets, Burlington County dispatch said. A search for the killer was ongoing late Saturday night. The investigation is being headed by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. The spokesman for the office did not immediately return a phone call for comment Saturday night.
NEWS
August 19, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Police learned that Ruben Johnson Jr. had killed his wife and 10-year-old son in their Burlington Township home, and turned the gun on himself, after a 911 caller said someone had reported trouble at the house. "Someone called me and told me my son has shot his wife and son," the caller told dispatchers the night of Aug. 8, according to a recording of the call obtained Wednesday through a public-records request. The man on the call referred several times to "my son," and identified himself as living in Marlboro, N.J. Records show that is where Ruben Johnson Sr., father of Ruben Jr., lives.
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August 16, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
A controversial and much-litigated natural gas pipeline project will likely face new challenges next week when the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection hosts the first of two wetlands hearings related to the proposed "Southern Reliability Link" route. New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is seeking to build a 30-mile, 30-inch pipeline that would start in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, pass through protected Pinelands on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and terminate in Manchester Township in Ocean County.
NEWS
August 12, 2016
A 37-year-old man has died from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car while crossing Route 130 in Burlington City. The victim, a Burlington City resident whose name has not been released, was struck on southbound Route 130 at Logan Avenue about 5 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man was taken to the trauma center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden but he died a few hours later. police said. The driver of the car, a 37-year-old woman from Burlington City, remained at the scene, police said.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Melanie Burney and Michael Boren, STAFF WRITERS
Several years ago, Mashanda Johnson began warning a childhood friend that "if something ever happens to me, it's going to be Ruben. " Her worst fears came true Monday night in a quiet Burlington County town. Police say Ruben Johnson Jr., 50, fatally shot his wife, 48, and their son, 10, in the couple's Burlington Township home, and then turned the gun on himself. Moments before, Ruben Johnson had called his brother and said, "I just killed my family. I'm about to kill myself.
NEWS
August 10, 2016
Two people were killed Monday in a violent car accident in South Jersey. The crash, happened about 2 p.m. on Route 70 in Browns Mills, Burlington County, according to CBS3. The car went off the road, struck a tree and was split in two. Police had no other immediate details. - Tommy Rowan  
NEWS
July 31, 2016
A Pemberton Township teenager has been charged with aggravated manslaughter for fatally shooting another 18-year-old township resident, Davon Coleman, on Thursday, prosecutors said. Nelven Salas, 18, who was also charged with possession of a handgun without a permit and hindering apprehension, allegedly shot Coleman around 1 a.m. in a detached garage in the 300 block of Bayberry Street, where Salas and Coleman were at an acquaintance's house. That individual also was present during the incident, prosecutors said.
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