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.
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.
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.
May 31, 1999 |
There are plenty of ways to get your heart pumping, but there was nothing like the blood-boiling action of Burlington City last week. The Blue Devils mounted two comeback victories, both in their last at-bat, to turn away Pennsville and Pitman en route to the South Jersey Group 1 championship. "I might need to get some heart medicine soon," Burlington coach George Masters Jr. said. On Tuesday, Burlington City plated three runs to turn away Pennsville, 5-4. In Thursday's sectional final, Burlington pushed across two runs to upend Pitman, 2-1. How bleak were things for Burlington City?
March 4, 1990 |
Despite a record-breaking performance by Salem senior Marcus Robinson, Burlington City opened a 29-point lead on the visiting Rams in the third period and coasted to an 84-66 victory in a South Jersey Group 2 semifinal. The triumph lifted Burlington's record to 21-4, the school's best since a 22-3 mark in 1971, and moved the Blue Devils into their first South Jersey final since 1985, when they reached the state title game. Burlington will face Middle Township (24-4) at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the second game of a girls'-boys' doubleheader at Pennsauken High School.