January 6, 2015 |
William A. Boone Jr., 82, of Chesilhurst, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee who was a dedicated family man and church volunteer, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, of congestive heart failure. After a routine morning that included a piping-hot cup of coffee brewed just the way he like it, breakfast, and a round of his favorite card games on the computer, Mr. Boone died quietly at the Erial home of his daughter, Minretta B. McFadden. "He kept saying, 'I'm looking for that ace,' " his daughter said with a laugh.
April 10, 2014 |
Anthony G. Furgione worked for the New York Shipbuilding Co. in Camden during spells when he was laid off from the Budd Co. in Philadelphia. In those times, "he learned to weld, using a mirror," his son Gerald said. "He was one of the few welders that was able to get in and do detail work where a man couldn't crawl in. " On Saturday, April 5, Mr. Furgione, 93, of Chesilhurst, mayor of that Camden County borough for 17 years, died at his home. Mr. Furgione was mayor in the 1960s and 1970s, his son said.
February 13, 2014 |
When she retired as clerk and controller of Stratford in 1997, the town elders named the place where she had worked for 40 years the Dorothy Carlson Borough Hall. "She loved it," her son, Barry, said. "It was by far the appropriate gift. " When she turned 100, a physician at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford questioned her, her son said, "to assess how sharp she was. " And when he asked in what town they were at the moment, she answered, "What town? We're in my town.
March 19, 2013 |
EZEKIEL Tomboyeke had fled his native Sierra Leone during a civil war that claimed tens of thousands of lives, including family members. He was able to come to the United States, where he found work, lived among relatives, and felt safe. But Saturday night, police say, a driver struck Tomboyeke on Pump Branch Road in Winslow Township, Camden County, as he was walking home after work. He was hit about 11:20 p.m. Township police said the vehicle went partly off the road, struck Tomboyeke and kept going.
March 12, 2013 |
Three men were killed and two other people injured in a series of attacks outside bars and nightclubs in South Jersey and Philadelphia over the weekend. Camden County authorities were searching Sunday for the attacker in the fatal stabbing of a 44-year-old man late Friday night in Chesilhurst. The attack on Francis Ponetta, of Chesilhurst, happened in the parking lot of Manny's Last Chance Saloon, in the 200 block of the White Horse Pike. Ponetta was stabbed in a leg shortly before 11 p.m., according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
January 23, 2013 |
On the label of Daisy Smith's signature applesauce, several essential ingredients aren't listed. But you can almost taste them. "Determination, perseverance, hard work, and love," says Smith, whose sauce is featured at Momma's Home Made, her new Voorhees takeout. Set between a grocery store and a gold exchange in the modest Southgate Plaza on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Momma's Home Made celebrated its grand opening Monday. The menu is soul food with a fresh twist and a light touch.
November 3, 2011 |
Two years after Chesilhurst closed its lone elementary school to bus its children to neighboring Winslow Township, residents of the borough will be asked whether they want to end the arrangement in a court-ordered voter referendum next week. A small, predominantly African American community on the edge of the Pine Barrens, Chesilhurst has been the scene of a long-running legal battle aimed at reopening its elementary school. "Most of the people would rather have their kids in town.
October 18, 2011
A fugitive from a Cumberland County halfway house surrendered without incident Tuesday night in Trenton, a state spokesman said. Lamont White, 36, had escaped overnight Sunday from Kintock House in Bridgeton, said Matt Schuman, a Department of Corrections spokesman. He was found in Trenton and was persuaded to surrender, Schuman said. White, of Chesilhurst, was serving time for criminal homicide and related offenses in connection with a 2004 robbery in which the 63-year-old victim, whose head hit the pavement after White punched him in the face, later died.
August 11, 2011 |
Two years after Chesilhurst's lone school shut down, Carla Ortiz is left to guess where her children will attend class from one year to the next. Next fall, she's heard, they could be sent to the Berlin School District, they could still be in Winslow, or they might even be back in Chesilhurst. "They never should have closed the school," Ortiz said. The issue of what to do with Chesilhurst's youngest students remains unresolved, tied up in court proceedings, local politics, and negotiations involving New Jersey's top education officials.