March 2, 2014
BASKETBALL BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Northern Burlington 37, Burlington Township 34: Carin Essex Arline matched points and rebounds with 12 apiece to lead the visiting Greyhounds. They overcame a 10-point deficit after one quarter. COLONIAL CONFERENCE Woodrow Wilson 71, Willingboro 45: Chanelle Perry scored 26 points and Lyayshia Stevens netted 18 as the host Tigers moved past the Chimeras. NONLEAGUE Delran 34, Hamilton West 23: Courtney Fitzpatrick's strong performance powered the host Bears over the Hornets.
March 2, 2014 |
BURLINGTON CITY City officials are rolling up their sleeves to pass measures that could spark a revival in the half-shuttered downtown and generate interest in the vacant buildings that dot the city. Last month, the City Council proposed the creation of an arts district on East Union Street, where a vacant fire hall is expected to be turned into a restaurant within a year. Jim Kennedy, a redevelopment consultant hired by the city last year, said the designation of the arts district is "the very first step.
February 12, 2014 |
Firefighters discovered a methamphetamine lab while responding to a blaze Sunday in Burlington Township, leading to the arrest of two people. The fire occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Bodine Avenue. Authorities found an illegal assault firearm, two high-capacity magazines, a "dagger-style" knife, and chemicals used for meth inside, the Burlington Township Police Department said. Mark C. Payne, 29, of Burlington, and Erika Greenberg, 23, of East Windsor, were inside during the fire, police said.
January 16, 2014 |
Emotion fuels Jada Atchison's game. During a timeout with 11 seconds left Tuesday night, her team down by a point, Atchison openly cried. And she didn't hide her tears as she addressed her teammates. "I looked at them and told them, 'Ladies, this game isn't over yet,' " she said. Moments later Atchison, the point guard for the Burlington City girls' basketball team, picked up a loose ball at midcourt with a clear path to the net. "Get it and get to the basket - that's it, that's all I'm thinking," Atchison said after hitting the winning layup in a come-from-behind 50-49 win at Holy Cross.
January 9, 2014 |
BURLINGTON COUNTY Leah Arter is an avid runner, a single mother with two sons, and the owner of a T-shirt and handbag printing company. And now, the Moorestown woman has been named director of the Burlington County Board of Freeholders, the body that controls the policies and purse of the state's largest county. "I like being challenged and having complexity and setting lofty goals," Arter, a Republican, said of why she took on the new role. The freeholder board - three Republicans and two Democrats - voted unanimously to appoint her to the position.
December 30, 2013 |
Haddon Heights trailed by seven at halftime of its own holiday tournament, but opened the third quarter with 18 straight points and held on to defeat Burlington Township, 60-51, in the finals of the Butch McLean Memorial Tournament. Lucian Brownlee was named MVP after piling up a career-high 31 points and 10 rebounds. Kenny Davis had 14 points for Burlington Township. West Deptford Coaches vs. Cancer. The host Eagles bounced back from a rough fourth quarter to defeat West Windsor-Plainsboro South, 72-68, in overtime and claim the championship.
December 23, 2013 |
EASTAMPTON "Do you have the vows?" Burlington County Clerk Timothy Tyler asked his assistant Thursday afternoon as they stood in a narrow corridor of Smithville Mansion. Heather Cheeseman could have given her boss a look that said, "You'd think you know this by now. " Instead, she rummaged through her briefcase and handed Tyler a stack of white papers. Each bore 300 words and began: "We are gathered here today to share in the joy . . .. " Tyler has recited wedding vows about 1,050 times since he became county clerk five years ago, putting him on track to be the marryingest county clerk in New Jersey.
December 15, 2013 |
BURLINGTON COUNTY The state has awarded Burlington City $600,000 in federal housing, urban development, and other grants, funds that would help the redevelopment efforts of the struggling community along the Delaware River. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) this week announced that it would distribute $6 million in Small Cities Block Grants statewide, including the grant to the depressed city and an additional $700,000 to two other Burlington County municipalities.
December 12, 2013 |
BURLINGTON CITY A group of Asbury Park entrepreneurs who plan to launch a hip restaurant district in Burlington City are also buying homes in town. Some of them are relocating - the group's architect, a head chef at one of their bustling eateries at the Jersey Shore, and a project manager. Future plans call for a culinary school or test kitchen in the Delaware River community. The group, which calls itself simply Smith, owns and operates six trendy restaurants, mostly in Asbury Park, known as the place where Bruce Springsteen got his start and now as a popular tourist destination.