August 10, 2015 |
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Although it is the very essence of Vermont, Burlington is decidedly not one of the quaint village towns that define the popular image of the Green Mountain State. Burlington in August is a lot like Philadelphia in August, without the oppressive heat and the odor of trash, but with cool breezes and spectacular views of one of North America's largest glacial lakes. Its magnificent natural setting and lively Vermont culture make it an ideal summer oasis for Philadelphians looking to try a different flavor of New England - a place where some of the best craft beer in the country flows like water, where bikers glide into sunsets over Lake Champlain, where cars really do stop to let you cross the street, where parking is anywhere from cheap to free, and people eat local because, up here, being a "locavore" is positively the best choice.
July 21, 2015
A man drowned in the Delaware River on the South Jersey side Sunday evening after going in for a swim, New Jersey State Police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, reportedly went in the river just off of York Road in Burlington City but went under water around 7:15 p.m., said Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. The state police Marine Unit recovered the man's body just before 9 p.m. and is investigating the incident. - Claudia Vargas
July 17, 2015 |
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
June 27, 2015 |
Burlington County defeated Mercer County, 10-4, Thursday to win the 11th annual Carpenter Cup Classic at FDR Park. A six-run fourth inning by Burlington County broke open a 3-3 game to allow the team to win its first championship in the softball tournament. Batting at the top of the lineup, Megan Mayernik and Megan Murzello served as offensive catalysts for the winners with a combined six hits, three runs, and a stolen base. More than 250 young women from the tristate region participated in the event, which featured 16 teams.
June 19, 2015 |
DESPITE HIS famous surname, Trevor Gretzky plays baseball not hockey. And while he's not yet the Greatest, he's working on it. Trevor, the son of former NHL star Wayne Gretzky, plays leftfield for the Burlington (Iowa) Bees, the Angels' Class A affiliate. The 22-year-old tried to play his dad's sport, but said it wasn't for him. Which, apparently, was OK with the elder Gretzky. "My dad let me do what I wanted to do," Trevor told the Associated Press. "He never forced me to do anything.
June 13, 2015 |
Ryan Shinn played in 31 games for the Northern Burlington County baseball team this season. It was the one game he missed that struck a chord with Greyhounds coach Rick Doppler. "We knew for a long time that he wasn't going to be there," Doppler said of the May 16 game against Haddonfield in the quarterfinals of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Shinn missed the game because of a family commitment. But he had a message for his teammates. "He told our players before the game, 'You guys can win this without me,' " Doppler said.
June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
June 7, 2015 |
This will be a weekend that senior Ryan Shinn and his Northern Burlington County baseball teammates will never forget. It's also one that requires discipline, along with the type of clutch play that has characterized the Greyhounds' 27-4 season. Northern Burlington will face South Plainfield (23-8) on Saturday in the state Group 3 championship at Toms River North. The Greyhounds will compete in its first state baseball championship in school history. The NJSIAA has been conducting a state baseball tournament since 1971, so it's been a long time.
June 4, 2015 |
Retired police Lt. James Fine ousted incumbent James Fazzone on Tuesday by more than 36 percentage points in Burlington City's Republican mayoral primary. "The voters of Burlington City have made their choice," Fine said. "My team and I are elated. " In November, Fine will face Democrat Barry Conaway, who ran unopposed in his party's primary. Fazzone had nothing but kind words for Fine on Tuesday night. "The other side won fair and square," he said. "I just want to congratulate them [and]
May 26, 2015 |
After decades of neglect, the stately mansion built along the Delaware River in Burlington City for industrialist Andrew McNeal in 1890 is facing almost certain demolition. But few city officials think the historic structure next to the shuttered U.S. Pipe manufacturing plant he founded is worth sparing, given the degree of deterioration. A 2001 fire at the mansion capped 50 years of abandonment, leaving a crumbling, three-story masonry skeleton vulnerable to vandals who have spread ghost stories about the place while posting shaky YouTube videos filmed from inside.