December 13, 2014 |
After seeing plans for a new riverfront promenade in Burlington City, several people at a special meeting Thursday night pressed the landscape architect for an answer to one question. "Can you give us a date when this will be done?" Jeri Waters asked. "You've been working on it for a while. " Waters and others said the plans looked exciting, but they wondered if it would be years, maybe decades, before the grassy 14-acre space along the Delaware River is beautified. Richard Newton, a partner with the Philadelphia-based Olin Studios, told the 100 people at the meeting in City Hall that the availability of funding would set the timetable.
December 9, 2014 |
After nearly a year of study, a prominent architectural-landscape company in Philadelphia will present its vision Thursday for improving the tired riverfront promenade in Burlington City. The grassy 14 acres along the Delaware River would be transformed into a more inviting space, with new park benches beneath a grove of shade trees; winding paths; changing art installations; designated areas for concerts, kite-flying events, and children's sports; and more, said Richard Newton, an Olin Studios partner who is working on the project.
December 8, 2014 |
The message on the billboard ("Save St. Paul School") outside the St. Paul School in Burlington City has become a rallying cry for a race against time. With the clock ticking, the school faces an uphill battle that will decide whether it opens next school year. The 144-year-old parish school in Burlington County has only about six weeks to raise $250,000 or be forced to close for the 2015-16 school year. "No one wants to see this place go," said principal William Robbins. "We're not going to let go. " The elementary school, which has educated generations of families, has embarked on an emotional appeal to the community.
November 12, 2014 |
Burlington City Realtor Christine Seiler has been nominated for the chamber of commerce's Citizen of the Year award more than once in the past, but as one of the chairs of the selection committee, she always pushed the nomination aside. This year her colleagues - producing many letters recommending her from chamber members and others - would not take no for an answer. Knowing her through her job at Haines and Haines Real Estate, her commitment to the Greater Burlington Chamber of Commerce, and countless hours of volunteer work for local charities, nominators saw Seiler as a great candidate for 2014 GBCOC Citizen of the Year.
November 6, 2014 |
Hundreds of mail-in ballots challenged by Republicans in New Jersey's hotly contested Third Congressional District race will be counted, two judges ruled Tuesday afternoon. Burlington County Superior Court Judges John E. Harrington and Mark P. Tarantino ruled that the ballots will be open and counted but kept separated in case there is an appeal, said Joseph P. Dugan, the chair of the Burlington County Board of Elections. Dugan, a Democrat, sided with the other Democratic board member, Alice Furia, in defending the ballots for which the Democrat state committee had helped voters apply.
November 2, 2014 |
On a wind-whipped, rain-soaked, sloppy field, Holy Cross running back Chris Liggio walked side by side with quarterback Brandon Simmons. If you hadn't seen him before the game, it would be impossible to tell that Liggio's uniform was ever white. He had just been running wild for an entire football game - diving, sliding, and dragging defenders through the mud at Burlington Township. Simmons, on the other hand, looked as if he'd just come from a photo shoot. His jersey was pristine.
October 13, 2014 |
Hours before Burlington City's historic fire hall and emergency squad headquarters were sold, a group of first responders gathered one last time in the belly of the old brick building with the weathered steeple and wide doors that once accommodated horse-drawn fire wagons. "It's kind of funny. . . . It's like moving out of a house where you had a lot of memories and where you met most of your friends," said David Ekelburg, who first unpacked his coat and boots at the Endeavor Fire Company and Emergency Squad hall 40 years ago when he was a volunteer.
October 2, 2014 |
Faruk Ozdemir did what his coach told him to do. Facing a bigger goalie in Palmyra's James Brett, Ozdemir kicked a low, hard shot six minutes into double overtime. The ball stayed along the ground and went into the net, giving Burlington City a 1-0 victory against visiting Palmyra in a Burlington Freedom boys' soccer game Tuesday. "We wanted to keep the ball low," Blue Devils coach Dennis Hardies said. "[Brett] has got a big wingspan. " The goal was Ozdemir's second overtime winner this season.
September 30, 2014 |
After a tough loss to a powerful Hopewell Valley team in the season opener, Burlington Township coach Tom Maderia saw the worst-case scenario pass before his eyes. "I'm thinking, 'We easily could be 0-3,' " Maderia said. Instead, the Falcons are 2-1 after consecutive victories over rivals Moorestown and Northern Burlington. In Friday night's 24-6 triumph over the then-No. 15-ranked Greyhounds, Burlington Township controlled the game with defense and special teams. "We had great field position for most of the game," Maderia said.
September 27, 2014 |
Jessica Diamond contributed four goals, Logan Fugh scored two, and Diamond's sister Macey recorded one in Burlington City's 7-3 win over visiting Life Center in a nonleague girls' soccer matchup Thursday. Boys' Soccer Sal Zampirri, Jackson Rogers, and Chris Roche scored to give Wildwood Catholic a 3-1 victory over host Bridgeton in a Cape-Atlantic matchup. Zampirri's younger brother, Anthony, made 10 saves for the Crusaders. Burlington Patriot. Zach Shontz scored on a direct kick in Holy Cross's 1-0 win at Bordentown.