October 31, 2015 |
Detectives knocked on doors Thursday in Haddon Township as they searched for clues in the mystifying death of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found in the woods more than two weeks ago, hours after he was reported missing. "They said [to] keep our eyes and ears open," said Danielle Burnham, 44, who said that she spoke to two detectives around 10 a.m. and that she saw six on her leafy street. With Halloween around the corner, in a neighborhood decorated with ghosts, goblins, and pumpkin faces, the unsolved death of Brendan Link Creato has added a real-world spookiness.
October 23, 2015 |
NO ONE BROKE into the Haddon Township apartment to snatch Brendan Creato, police said, and the boy wasn't sexually assaulted before he died. That's the first new information released in the death of the 3-year-old since last week when the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said an autopsy could not determine a cause and manner of death. The boy was found dead on Oct. 13 in a wooded area near the Cooper River about a half-mile from the apartment where his father, DJ Creato, lived. Authorities have released little information on the case and have not said whether there were any suspects or whether neighbors had reason to be afraid.
October 17, 2015 |
Three days after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in the woods in Haddon Township, a sense of unease has spread among residents as authorities remain tight-lipped about how the boy may have died. "People are anxious, they want closure," said Robert Edward Petralia, 46, who searched the streets for Brendan Link Creato after his father, D.J., reported him missing about 6 a.m. Tuesday. "Like what happened to this child?" Brendan's body was found about 9 a.m., three hours after his father's 911 call, in woods near Cooper Street and South Park Drive, about half a mile from his father's apartment.
October 5, 2015 |
Sean Sanchirico has simple aspirations at this stage of his life: take classes at Rutgers Camden, spend time with family and friends, improve his game as a member of the Scarlet Raptors golf team. "Just be a normal college student," Sanchirico said, setting the bar at a level that always seemed unattainable in recent years. In one way, the 20-year-old from Haddon Township has made good on his goal. His days are pretty pedestrian for a popular pre-business major who can be found many afternoons at the Camden County Golf Academy driving range on Cooper River in Pennsauken.
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)
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.
June 14, 2015 |
Wednesday is my runniversary. On June 17, 2006, I lined up to run the Run for the Health of it 5K in Medford, worried that I going to either vomit at the starting line from nerves, or run so poorly that I'd crawl to the finish. Neither of those things happened (I even finished third in my age group). Instead, I picked up a lifelong habit that's pulled me through so many races I've lost count. Here are nine things I've learned in those nine years. 9 Everyone's an expert, yet no one is. How much water should I drink during a race?
November 30, 2014 |
Jackson Davis smiled and nodded in delight in response to his mother's question. "Do you like to go fast?" Kristine Davis had asked her 4-year-old son as he prepared to enter the Pennsauken ice rink Friday afternoon. The young boy's parents secured a black hockey helmet to his head before putting him on the Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park. Before long, his small skates were kicking atop the ice as his father, Bryan, trailed behind in supervision. "He does better than me," Kristine Davis, 40, of Oaklyn, said of her son, who takes weekly skating lessons.
November 20, 2014 |
Outdoor ice skating is returning to a once-popular spot in Camden County. An ice rink is set to open next week, on Black Friday, in Pennsauken's Cooper River Park. The 50- by 70-foot rink will be surrounded by music, strings of lights, and tents selling hot chocolate and pretzels, county officials said. "This is our crown jewel," Camden City Council president Frank Moran said. "We are turning the park into a winter wonderland. " The park was a popular skating location decades ago, county officials said.