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.
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.
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.
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.
May 26, 2015 |
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.
December 9, 2013 |
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.