January 26, 1992 |
Bruce M. Benedetti, who started work last week as Burlington City's business administrator, considers this time in the city's 315-year history to be a "watershed. " Not because the city has its first new form of government in over a century. Nor because Mayor Herman T. Costello was defeated in November after 26 years in office. But because Burlington City is caught in an ever-tightening fiscal vice. "This is a fundamental turning point in its history," said Benedetti, 41, the former mayor of Florence Township.
February 28, 1992 |
For the second time in a week, a game came down to Anthony Smith's final shot for Burlington Township. Last night, he missed, and Burlington City edged the previously unbeaten Falcons, 80-79, in a battle of two of The Inquirer's Top 10 teams in the sold- out Burlington City gym. A week earlier, Smith had drained a three-point shot at the buzzer, and Township had handed Shawnee its only loss of the season. More than 350 people were turned away last night as Burlington Township and Burlington City played to decide the Freedom Division championship of the Burlington County League.
May 1, 2016 |
Burlington City's Nick Gares threw a no-hitter in six innings of work in the Blue Devils' 15-0 win over Medford Tech in a Burlington County League matchup on Friday. Gares, a lefthanded senior commited to Cabrini College next season, struck out nine while walking one in his first career no-hitter. He also chipped in at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two doubles. In other Burlington County League baseball action, Nate Peacock struck out 15 in seven innings in New Egypt's 6-1 road win against Maple Shade BCSL Tournament.
April 4, 2015 |
Burlington City's Brielle Morichetti came close to having the perfect day Thursday. She struck out 19 batters and did not allow a hit in a 6-0 victory over Palmyra in a Burlington County League softball game. She also belted a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Morichetti hit a pair of hitters, and Burlington City made two errors. Victoria Wajda went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs. Palmyra 000 000 0 - 0 0 2 Burlington City 300 300 0 - 6 9 2 WP: Brielle Morichetti.
May 22, 2012 |
Brielle Morichetti pitched her fourth no-hitter of the season and Ariel Schuck batted 3 for 3, including a pair of triples, with four RBIs and four runs scored as host Burlington City buried Palmyra, 15-0, on Monday in Burlington County League softball. Cape-Atlantic. Kelly Lupton (9 strikeouts) carried a shutout into the seventh inning, and Dana Cafone singled twice, stole a base and drove in a run to help Absegami edge host Millville, 3-1. Olympic. Lindsey Manera belted the go-ahead home run, allowing host Lenape to hold off Paul VI, 7-6.
April 21, 2016
Burlington City Police are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl. Police said there is nothing suspicious about the disappearance of Trinity Boykin, but that they don't want to take any chances. "We still want to bring her home," Lt. John Fine said. "We don't want to become complacent. " He said Trinity's mother reported her missing Tuesday, a day after the girl did not come home after school. The girl posted on social media Monday night saying she was at a friend's house, somewhere near the NJ Transit River Line.
January 17, 2016 |
Three people were injured in a large fire that engulfed four rowhouses Friday morning in Burlington City. Burlington County dispatchers said crews were called to the blaze on the 300 block of St. Mary Street just before 5:30 a.m. Firefighters battled heavy flames in the two-alarm fire affecting four homes, officials said. Dispatchers said three people were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Willingboro. At least one of them suffered burns. Further details about the victims and their conditions were not immediately known.
September 7, 2012 |
Tony Sacca figures his players probably don't know much about his career as one of the best quarterbacks to emerge from South Jersey. "Their parents might know who I am," said Sacca, the new coach at Burlington City. "My players probably think I played defensive tackle. I want to tell them, 'Guys, I didn't look like this 20 years ago.' " Sacca, who was an all-South Jersey player at Delran, a 5,800-yard passer at Penn State, and a second-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals, is cherishing his first opportunity as a head coach.
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.