September 19, 2015 |
When Kevin H. Tuno was released from Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to allow him to pass his final hours at home in Burlington City, it was a memorable ride. "He had a police escort with at least 15 police cars" from several South Jersey towns, said George Pelose, a brother-in-law. "It gave Kevin a great final memory. " Later that day, Mr. Tuno, 56, Burlington County emergency management coordinator since 1999, died at home of cancer. Barry E. Eck, president of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association, said in a statement: "Kevin was a talented and dedicated" coordinator whose "experience and wisdom provided foresight with balance to the otherwise chaotic world of emergency management.
August 25, 2015 |
A young woman filming a college marketing commercial last week looked into the camera and repeated her line: "Rowan College at Burlington County: Your path to success. " It won't be only the students picking a new "path to success. " The school, facing declining state funding and a shrinking pool of high school graduates, has rebranded itself and is reconfiguring its campuses to remain a viable option for students in an increasingly competitive environment. Founded in 1969 as Burlington County College and starting with a campus in Pemberton, the school has grown to more than 9,000 students in Pemberton, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Mount Holly, and the joint military base.
August 11, 2015
ISSUE | SHALE TAX Levy means job loss It is dangerously misleading to ignore the fact that even higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs ("How Pa. can get severance tax right," Aug. 2). Responsible shale development is driving a petrochemical rebirth, specifically at Marcus Hook. Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East 2 pipeline is expected to support an estimated 30,000 construction jobs, generate nearly $62 million in tax revenues, and provide $4.2 billion in economic activity. In addition to the more than $2.3 billion in taxes paid by the natural gas industry since 2008, Pennsylvania imposes a shale-gas impact tax that's generated more than $850 million since 2011 for communities throughout the commonwealth.
July 29, 2015 |
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years. The announcement Monday from Rowan College at Burlington County - newly renamed from Burlington County College, reflecting a partnership with Rowan University - follows an internal study showing the school's Mount Laurel campus has high demand, while its Pemberton location does not. It also follows a simple reality: The Mount Laurel campus has already been the de facto main campus for a decade, and future growth for the 9,500-student college was always likely to occur more on that campus than in other locations.
July 15, 2015 |
Ronald L. Martin, 67, of Tabernacle, executive editor of the Burlington County Times from 1996 to 2008, died of cancer Saturday, July 11, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Steve Todd, the newspaper's general manager since 2010, who had first met Mr. Martin at the Willingboro paper in the 1970s, said, "He was a true local community journalist. " "He was a great leader in the newsroom," Todd added. Beyond the newsroom, Todd said, "he was one of the directors for the Ellis Family Foundation . . . created by Shirley Ellis, one of the owners of the newspaper.
June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
May 30, 2015 |
When Timothy P. O'Hara went to son Sean's college graduation in 2014, he did not just . . . go. He rode his Harley-Davidson Road King, alone, from Hammonton, N.J., to Kansas State University in Manhattan. The rest of the family either drove or flew, daughter Megan Mulhall said. "He was the only one brave enough," she said. He needed a bit of bravery, she said, because "on his way, the skies opened and he had a hailstorm. " On Sunday, May 24, Mr. O'Hara, 55, of Hammonton, who retired in December 2002 as a Hamilton Township, N.J., police captain, died of a heart attack at the home of his mother, Mary Alice, in Delran.
April 3, 2015
ISSUE | G.I. BENEFITS All welcome in class As a host county to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, we are keenly aware that military personnel must uproot at a moment's notice, and we believe military families should enjoy the privileges of citizenship - no matter how long they live in a location. Gov. Christie, with unanimous bipartisan support from the Legislature, recently signed the New Jersey Tuition Equality for America's Military Act to grant in-state tuition rates at public colleges to veterans, their spouses, and their children.
March 6, 2015 |
Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader. "He was quickly moved through the process, mainly for his Burlington County roots and Burlington experience and knowledge of Burlington County," George N. Nyikita, the chair of the school's board of trustees, said Wednesday.
January 13, 2015 |
A firefighter with close ties to political officials in both parties - and who had little supervisory experience in the last decade - has been named the new fire chief and EMS director in Westampton Township, Burlington County. His salary is $90,000. The appointment of Jason Carty at a hastily scheduled special meeting last month has raised concerns from local residents about how he got the job. Acting Chief Craig Farnsworth, who had been a lieutenant and who has a master's degree in emergency and disaster management, was passed over for the position, which attracted 18 candidates locally and from states as far away as Missouri and North Carolina.