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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
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.
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.
SPORTS
January 16, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 26, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After decades of neglect, the stately mansion built along the Delaware River in Burlington City for industrialist Andrew McNeal in 1890 is facing almost certain demolition. But few city officials think the historic structure next to the shuttered U.S. Pipe manufacturing plant he founded is worth sparing, given the degree of deterioration. A 2001 fire at the mansion capped 50 years of abandonment, leaving a crumbling, three-story masonry skeleton vulnerable to vandals who have spread ghost stories about the place while posting shaky YouTube videos filmed from inside.
NEWS
December 9, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of entrepreneurs whose trendy restaurants helped jump-start Asbury Park's resurgence at the Jersey Shore is turning its attention to Burlington City, a distressed Delaware River community on the other side of the state. A business group that calls itself Smith says it is closing on 10 properties throughout the city and hopes to convert at least two of them into eateries modeled after its successful Shore restaurants. The first, which would be in a 16,000-square-foot fire hall, would be a Porta restaurant, the latest in a small chain of bustling, upscale Neapolitan pizza places with octopus and other specialties on the menu.
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August 8, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When her father, James Joye, died in 1972 at a relative's home in Columbia, S.C., Wilma Joye McConnell wanted to make sure that he had not taken all the family memories with him. So she, her brothers, and her sisters, all five of them, decided to hold an annual Labor Day weekend reunion for their extended family. It began that year "on my Uncle Joe's farm, a pretty big tobacco farm in Clayton, N.C.," Mrs. McConnell's son Mike said. In recent years, it had moved to the Garner (N.C.)
NEWS
July 21, 2015
A man drowned in the Delaware River on the South Jersey side Sunday evening after going in for a swim, New Jersey State Police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, reportedly went in the river just off of York Road in Burlington City but went under water around 7:15 p.m., said Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. The state police Marine Unit recovered the man's body just before 9 p.m. and is investigating the incident. - Claudia Vargas
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
This would have been a good week for Eileen and Paul J. Marmino III, their friend Cathy Barbara said. "They had put in a bid" to buy a home, she said, "and were waiting . . . to hear if it had been accepted. They were excited, because it was in Marlton, near her mom and dad. " But on Sunday morning, Eileen Lafferty Marmino, 34, of Medford, a special education science teacher at Burlington City High School, died of head trauma when the bicycle she was riding was hit by a car on Church Road near Trotter Drive in Medford, police said.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Can a beloved cheesecake baked in New York for six decades be just as skillfully prepared in . . . New Jersey? Junior's - New York City's third generation of famed Brooklyn cheesecake bakers - has moved its main baking operations to Burlington City. The company's new location at the foot of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge housed Mother's Kitchen, which produced cheesecakes for Rich's Products Corp. About a year ago, Mother's went south for a new facility in Texas. Junior's owner Alan Rosen needed a larger bakery than the one in Queens, which produced for all the Junior's restaurants and retail.
NEWS
June 4, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retired police Lt. James Fine ousted incumbent James Fazzone on Tuesday by more than 36 percentage points in Burlington City's Republican mayoral primary. "The voters of Burlington City have made their choice," Fine said. "My team and I are elated. " In November, Fine will face Democrat Barry Conaway, who ran unopposed in his party's primary. Fazzone had nothing but kind words for Fine on Tuesday night. "The other side won fair and square," he said. "I just want to congratulate them [and]
NEWS
June 2, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The planned demolition of an 1890 mansion once owned by a founder of U.S. Pipe may pale in comparison to another razing that took place at the Burlington City site about 100 years ago, after the stately home had been converted to company offices. The mansion, a three-story Colonial Revival-style building on the Delaware River, was occupied by Andrew McNeal and his family until 1899, when he sold his company to the U.S. Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry, according to an application the city submitted to have the building placed on the state and federal Registers of Historic Places.
NEWS
May 26, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
After decades of neglect, the stately mansion built along the Delaware River in Burlington City for industrialist Andrew McNeal in 1890 is facing almost certain demolition. But few city officials think the historic structure next to the shuttered U.S. Pipe manufacturing plant he founded is worth sparing, given the degree of deterioration. A 2001 fire at the mansion capped 50 years of abandonment, leaving a crumbling, three-story masonry skeleton vulnerable to vandals who have spread ghost stories about the place while posting shaky YouTube videos filmed from inside.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fourth-seeded Delsea advanced to the South Jersey Group 3 softball semifinals for the sixth time in seven years. Jenna Cali's single in the bottom of the tenth defeated No. 5 Central Regional, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon. Central Regional's Stephanie Pepper had a perfect game through 5 2/3 innings, until Megan Geiser bunted over the head of the charging third baseman. Two batters later, Tori Miller singled home Geiser and Cali to tie the game. Julia Voluntad struck out 16 and collected her 19th win of the season, tying a school record.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joey Tiernan scored his second goal of the game in overtime to give eighth-seeded Eastern a 10-9 upset at top-seeded host Southern Regional in a South Jersey Group 4 lacrosse quarterfinal Tuesday. Eric Ellis led the Vikings with four goals. Mike Allen and Zach Jacobs each scored twice. Eric Sawyer had five assists. Lenape 14, Freehold Township 5 - Anthony Brunetti scored five goals, Connor Wolfe added four, and the second-seeded Indians rolled over No. 7 Freehold Township at home.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than 40 years, the promenade in Burlington City has been the site of an annual spring festival on the Delaware River on the third Saturday in May. But this year's event will go beyond tradition and provide a glimpse into what the grassy waterfront may look like in the future. A detailed architectural rendering of a new promenade - including a "sunset overlook" on the river and meandering paths dotted with sparkling pebbles - will be displayed inside a tent on Burlington Day. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends at 6 p.m. Richard Newton and Sally Reynolds, landscape architects with the Olin Studios in Philadelphia, will discuss their vision and answer questions, said John Alexander, the city's spokesman.
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