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January 26, 1992 | By Frank Brown, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
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.
SPORTS
February 28, 1992 | By Tom Williams, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
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.
SPORTS
May 1, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 4, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
May 22, 2012 | BY INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff writer
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.
SPORTS
September 7, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 15, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 5, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Emalene Mason Price, 93, an elementary schoolteacher at the former Fort Dix and in Mount Holly, died of congestive heart failure Sunday, June 26, at her home in the senior retirement community of Granville Place in Burlington City. Born on a farm near Blissfield, Mich., Mrs. Price graduated from Blissfield High School and then earned a bachelor's at the University of Michigan in 1945. She moved to Washington to become a government employee, transferred to Hawaii, and met and married William D. Price, an Air Force pilot stationed at the former Hickam Air Force Base there, son James C. said.
SPORTS
May 26, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, STAFF WRITER
The Burlington City pitching combination of Nick Gares and Michael Scott put together a masterful performance Tuesday in the 11th-seeded Blue Devils' 3-0 upset of No. 6 host Riverside in the South Jersey Group 1 playoffs. Gares earned the win by allowing two hits to go with six strikeouts in five innings. Scott entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning and struck out one batter in earning a two-inning save. The game took two days to complete after it was suspended by rain on Monday.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Antwan L. Timbers Jr. aspired to join the Army, like his two older cousins. He was in the Junior ROTC class at Burlington City High School, where he would have been promoted Tuesday from staff sergeant to second lieutenant. "He really knew what he wanted to do," said his father, Antwan Sr. The family joined city and school officials at Burlington City Hall to remember the 17-year-old high school sophomore and his dream Monday, one day after an allegedly drunk driver struck and killed him. Police said he was walking home on a sidewalk near southbound Route 130 and Federal Street just after midnight Sunday.
SPORTS
May 5, 2016
Baseball BCSL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Northern Burlington 4, Rancocas Valley 3 BURLINGTON COUNTY LEAGUE Cinnaminson 9, Burlington Township 1 COLONIAL CONFERENCE West Deptford 2, Audubon 1 Haddonfield 4, Gateway 2 OLYMPIC CONFERENCE Timber Creek 7, Winslow Township 0 Eastern 2, Cherry Hill West 0 TRI-COUNTY CONFERENCE Clearview 6, Kingsway 4 Pennsville 4, Deptford 1 Highland 7, GCIT 2 ...
SPORTS
May 1, 2016 | By E.J. Smith, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
April 14, 2016 | By Mark McCormick, Staff Writer
Nick Gares played an all-around game, striking out nine in six innings and going 3 for 4 with a double, triple, and four RBIs to lead Burlington City to an 11-1 victory at Maple Shade in Burlington County League play on Wednesday. Julian Rodriguez had three RBIs and Nate Mathis added two for the Blue Devils. John Kinnerman had three hits, including a double, for Maple Shade. In other Burlington County league action: Tim Petrucelli hit a home run and Jack Farrel had two doubles as host Holy Cross shut out Pennsauken, 8-0. Olympic Conference.
SPORTS
April 3, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Haddon Heights pitcher Adam Laskey set a tone on Friday that the Garnets will be looking to replicate as many times as possible in 2016. Laskey racked up 11 strikeouts over 61/3 scoreless innings to pace the visitors to a 3-0 victory over Gateway in Colonial Conference play. He also helped his own cause by knocking in one run in the first inning on his only hit of the game. In other Colonial Conference action: Tyler Blair had a home run and three RBIs as visiting Sterling triumphed over Haddonfield, 14-9.
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