February 18, 2015 |
The Burlington County Republican Committee has selected its former executive director and the mayor of Mount Holly as the candidates it will endorse for two open seats on the county Board of Chosen Freeholders in November. Katie Gibbs and Mount Holly Mayor Rich DiFolco were endorsed by the county Republican Committee last week, more than a month before the filing deadline. Gibbs, 28, of Maple Shade, was the executive director and fund-raising director for the GOP committee for four years before she became an administrator with the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825 in Springfield Township a year ago. As director, she oversaw campaign strategies.
February 16, 2015 |
Some historians believe Timbuctoo was a tiny community of fugitive slaves established in a Burlington County woods with the help of Quakers nearly four decades before the Civil War broke out. But a descendant of one of the first Timbuctoo families says he discovered during a genealogical search that the enclave's rich history goes beyond reports that it was just a stop on the Underground Railroad and the scene of pitched battles between escaped slaves...
February 13, 2015 |
They were born in the early 20th century, when law and custom circumscribed the lives of "colored" people. But the faith-filled factory workers, homemakers, preachers, and teachers in the black Burlington City of the 1940s, '50s, and '60s had great expectations for their children - and gave them the tools of fulfillment. One of those kids grew up to be public relations professional Douglas A. Harris. Now 73 and retired, Harris researched, wrote, and - this week - self-published a book that pays tribute to the community his parents' generation built.
February 8, 2015 |
Burlington City senior Jada Atchison has been such a dominant player for so long that her height is no longer in question. While the 5-foot point guard is always giving up size, she learned early in her high school career that teams can't guard a player they can't catch. And keeping up with Atchison is truly an arduous task. Atchison is much more than just a scorer, but her scoring has been an essential part of her career. After totaling 14 points in Friday's 47-36 win over visiting Riverside, she now has 1,875 for her career.
February 2, 2015 |
A man and a woman were found dead inside their Burlington County home Saturday morning, authorities said. The victims were found around 9 a.m. by a relative inside a home on the 200 block of Washington Street in Mount Holly, said Joel Bewley, a spokesman for the county Prosecutor's Office. "They were killed. We are not giving out details of how it occurred," Bewley said. The identities have not been released. Bewley said the deaths are being investigated as a double homicide.
January 25, 2015 |
Over the next two to three months, officials in Burlington Township will be getting architectural and civil engineering drawings of what the new Marketplace at Burlington - formerly Burlington Center Mall - will look like, as well as a count of the traffic it is hoped it will generate. By mid-spring of next year, owner Moonbeam Capital Investments L.L.C. of Las Vegas says, groundbreaking will begin to convert the underperforming mall into a must-see destination off Exit 47A of I-295 for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
January 19, 2015 |
Northern Burlington rolled to three big wins in a quad meet at Bordentown on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Palmyra, 52-21; New Egypt, 66-6; and Bordentown, 54-14. Heavyweight Joe Greco won two matches by pin and one by forfeit. Stephen Newcomer (182 pounds) pinned his opponent from Palmyra in 31 seconds, and shut out Bordentown's Jimmy Rivera, 4-0. Bordentown went 2-1, defeating Palmyra (52-21) and New Egypt (72-9). Tyler Kerr went undefeated, winning all three matches by pin. He won by fall at 152 pounds in one minute against New Egypt's Reese Gumprecht, and he pinned Northern Burlington's Josh Berg at 145. In another match at 152, he took out Bordentown's Clayton Tennison in 3:06.
January 18, 2015
Basketball SJIBT TOURNAMENT Cherokee 72, Burlington City 39: Taylor McGlashan scored 12 points, and Leah Reisele and Isabella Therian each scored 10 to lead the host Chiefs, ranked No. 8 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. CAPE-ATLANTIC NATIONAL Ocean City 68, Oakcrest 30: Grace Sacco made five three-pointers for her 15 points, Olivia Briggs tacked on 16, and Karissa Bourbeau scored 10 for the host Red Raiders, ranked No. 10. CAPE-ATLANTIC AMERICAN Atlantic City 49, Holy Spirit 41: Alexis Harris scored 21 points, and Alyvia Essex scored 16 for the Vikings that included a 20-3 run in the third quarter.
January 12, 2015 |
Yamalis Villegas scored 22 points as host Cherry Hill East defeated Northern Burlington, 55-41, on Saturday in a nonleague girls' basketball game. Villegas scored 14 points in the fourth quarter. The junior guard has scored in double digits in every game this season. This is the second time that she has scored more than 20 points this season. Aliyah Godwin contributed 18 points. In other nonleague action, Anahita Sabet-Paymen scored 15 points as visiting Moorestown defeated Pemberton, 44-41.
January 8, 2015 |
In the wake of two student suicides in four days, the Burlington Township School District brought counselors into the high school Tuesday to assist students with their grieving and guard against further loss. School administrators gathered all staff and high school students Tuesday "to talk . . . and come together," according to Liz Scott, the district's spokeswoman. "Counseling was offered throughout the day in safe zones" around the building, she said. Children in lower grades who sought assistance also received counseling.