July 24, 2015 |
For the guys at Longo's Auto Sales in Collingswood, the Route 130 project can't end soon enough. "We went from selling 25 cars a month to 12," says owner Jim Longo. Adds salesman Bob Hartley, who works on commission: "You can't print my opinion of the project. " To say Longo's "overlooks" the $31 million makeover of 130 between the PATCO viaduct and North Park Drive doesn't begin to convey the used-car lot's proximity to three years of disruptive construction. Not to mention, traffic jams: About 65,000 vehicles per day thunder through this stretch of 130, often backing up south to the White Horse Pike and north to the (former)
July 6, 2015 |
What might be one of the next stops in the Garden State's growing craft brew scene? Try the dry town of Collingswood. On Monday, South Jersey's version of Northern Liberties is expected to introduce an ordinance that would allow craft breweries to operate in the borough. It could be approved as soon as early August. The decision to proceed with the ordinance comes after months of study and opinion-taking. "The overwhelming response from residents has been in favor with a firm expression that breweries would be a great complement to our business district," Mayor James Maley said.
June 24, 2015 |
On Father's Day, Adam Nicely got a homemade card, a tiny stuffed animal, and the gift of life. Nicely had just finished opening a present and card from his two young children, 6 and 4, Sunday morning at his Collingswood home. "Peek-a-boo, I love you," said the little fuzzy critter that popped out of a film canister his son, Wilder, had made for him. It was shortly before 8, and Nicely decided to go back to the church where his band had practiced the night before, to make sure everything was tidy for Sunday services.
May 30, 2015 |
For years, planners and residents have been trying to understand why Haddon Township isn't more like Collingswood, the millennial enclave that is South Jersey's answer to Fairmount and East Passyunk. Situated side by side in Camden County, the two towns are old-school commuter suburbs, with small house lots, good sidewalks, and great transit to Center City. They even share a main street, Haddon Avenue, which runs through the center of both. The pair are models for what smart-growth advocates call walkable urbanism, but Collingswood's downtown is by far the buzzier place.
May 17, 2015
SOFTBALL S.J. GROUP 2 FIRST ROUND Overbrook 7, Barnegat 0: Alyssa Briggs went the distance in a shutout at home. Antonia Horay had a pair of triples. S.J. GROUP 3 FIRST ROUND Triton 6, Westampton Tech 1: Nicole Davidson had a double and two RBIs for the host Mustangs. S.J. GROUP 4 FIRST FOUND Millville 5, Cherokee 1: Kaila Smith went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs for the hosts. Brittany Rivera belted a home run and drove in two runs. Sydney Shannon doubled and drove in two runs.
May 11, 2015 |
Sophomore Jack Hastings made the most out of the William "Biff" Roseboro Baseball Tournament on Saturday, as he and his Collingswood teammates were victorious in the tournament they hosted. Hastings set the tone for the home team in game one, tossing a no-hitter in a 16-1 victory over Camden. The sophomore struck out three. He also knocked in two runs. Hastings proved to be vital in the championship game as well, delivering two more RBIs to help defeat Vineland, 7-2. Lucas Rollins helped the cause with a two-run home run in the first.
May 1, 2015 |
A Chester County man was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of his elderly father by neglect. Edward O'Brien III, 61, of West Whiteland Township, was arrested in the death of his 92-year-old father, who was found dead at the son's residence in September 2013, the District Attorney said. After the son neglected to continue his father's prescription medication and medical care, Edward O'Brien Jr. died due to built-up fluid in his lungs that stopped him from breathing, officials said.
May 1, 2015 |
A Chester County man was charged with murder Wednesday for allegedly causing the death of his elderly father by neglect. Edward O'Brien III, 61, of West Whiteland Township, was arrested in the death of his 92-year-old father, who was found dead at the son's residence in September 2013, the district attorney said. After the son neglected to continue his father's prescription medication and medical care, Edward O'Brien Jr. died due to built-up fluid in his lungs that stopped him from breathing, officials said.
March 14, 2015 |
They were just kids, Haddon Township High School friends in the springtime of their lives. Boys and girls hanging out in houses, driving Jersey roads, pulling pranks. Laughing. But in July 2006, the laughter was cut short. One of the friends, 16-year-old junior and field hockey player Ann Marie Lynch, died in a jet ski accident off Ocean City. "That was my first experience with mortality," said Tom Turcich, one of the pack, now 25. For months, he walked around in a fog of grief. Until one day in class, he saw the movie Dead Poets Society and had his own carpe diem moment.
March 12, 2015 |
To put it mildly, Dakota Williams loves books. "I think books are the best things in the world," said Dakota, 11. "I think books can really intrigue people. And books can help them not think about bad things that are going on. " So when his teachers at William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood challenged him and his fellow fifth graders to come up with projects that would be good for the community and make the world a better place, for Dakota it was a no-brainer: He was going to do something with books.