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April 30, 1992 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Delanco is counting on state and federal funds to smooth the way for another season of street repairs. The program of repairs will be the second in five years, said the township's mayor, Richard M. Mueller. In 1987, a survey of local roads was completed, and the following year there was a repaving project in which about 10 streets were fixed. Because of the high costs involved, Delanco has actively sought state and federal grant money to ease the burden on taxpayers, Mueller said.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | By Rita M. Sutter, Special to The Inquirer
About 100 Delanco residents who crammed into a tiny meeting room cheered and applauded last night when the township zoning board unanimously rejected a plan to replace one of Delanco's first homes with an eight- to 12-story riverfront condominium. Representatives of Geraldine Diehl Wilson sparked a controversy earlier this year when they asked the board to rezone her property in the 400 block of Delaware Avenue to allow construction of a $6 million, 200-unit condominium on the site of her current home, Windswept, which was built in 1748.
NEWS
November 3, 2001 | By Wendy Ginsberg INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's more work than it seems to run the township's 2.5 square miles, officials say. So they're about to get some help. For more than 50 years, the township has been controlled by a three-member Township Committee. But on Tuesday, voters will choose the first members of Delanco's expanded five-member committee. "I don't think three people should be making decisions for a town of 3,300 people," Mayor Victor Vittorino said. "There is so much work to do, and you have to prioritize.
NEWS
October 13, 1987 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
Police in Delanco and Delran sorted yesterday through the shambles left in the wake of a crime spree that began Sunday evening in which the culprits vandalized a business and two schools and stole two cars and a pickup truck. No arrests have been made in the incident, which began about 7 p.m. Sunday in Delanco and ended in neighboring Delran sometime before 6:45 a.m. yesterday, police said. Delanco Township Police Lt. Edmund Parsons said the incident began with a burglary at the Rhawn Flange and Machine Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7 and 9 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
August 8, 1993 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With last weekend's selection of community activist Linda Lewis as the Democratic running mate for former Mayor Richard M. Mueller, both parties now have full slates for the November municipal elections. And, candidates from both parties are promising greater stability on the Township Committee by pledging to serve out their full terms. Resignations and short-term replacements have plagued the committee this year, prompting criticism that the body is not fully managing local affairs.
NEWS
October 4, 1989 | By Sandra Stevens, Special to The Inquirer
A total of 37 people were arrested at The Dunes, a state- and township- owned property at the end of West Avenue in Delanco about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Delanco Police Chief Ed Parsons. Police arrested 15 adults for possession of open alcohol, and 17 juvenile females and five juvenile males were arrested for trespassing after they parked near the property and walked around the gate surrounding the hills there. Charged were William Pearsall, 18, of Bridgeboro Street in Riverside; Larry Mullen, 18, of Willow Street in Delanco; Timothy Karakashian, 18, of Willow Turn in Mount Laurel; Eric Hoffman, 19, of Bem Street in Riverside; Eric Orfe, 19, of Bridgeboro Street in Riverside; David Schmierer, 19, of Delview Lane in Delanco; Mike Haley, 20, of Henry Street in Riverside; Joe Weller, 18, of Burlington Avenue in Delanco; Steve Orssino, 20, of Third Street in Delanco; Connie Townsend, 18, of Lippincott Avenue in Riverside; Rita Miller, 18, of Butler Street in Riverside; George Stemetzki, 18, of Paine Street in Riverside; Caroline Conard, 18, of East Washington Street in Riverside; Michelle Maurer, 19, of Lippincott Avenue in Riverside, and Susan Brentmayer, 19, of Eighth Street in Riverside.
NEWS
March 8, 1993 | By Josh Zimmer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Delanco Sewerage Authority has taken the first steps in a 20-month process to obtain funding for a project to connect its sewer lines to the Willingboro treatment plant. The authority said it would apply for $1.44 million in low-interest loans to construct new lines to the Willingboro plant at John F. Kennedy Way. It made the announcement at a meeting with the municipal wastewater assistance office of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy in Trenton.
NEWS
February 27, 1986 | By Adam Levine, Special to the Inquirer
The Delanco Township Committee on Monday introduced a $1.36 million 1986 budget that would result in a property-tax increase of 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The budget is up 10 percent from the 1985 figure of $1.23 million. The increase is due mainly to rising insurance and landfill costs. Taxes would rise to 57 cents per $100 of assessed property value, meaning the owner of a house valued at $50,000 would pay $285, or $25 more than last year. Liability insurance rose 132 percent, to $65,000 from $28,000.
NEWS
October 14, 1987 | By Rita M. Sutter, Special to The Inquirer
Geraldine Wilson punctuates her words by stabbing the air with her grandfather's cane. "When you have worked hard for your money, you want to see it used efficiently," she said. "This four-year scholarship will go on long after I'm gone. It will go on forever. " Above the pale-blue fireplace, a heavy brass memento from the school Wilson supports - PENN - sits alone on the 223-year-old mantle. Wilson initiated the Geraldine Diehl Wilson Scholarship Fund four years ago and as of September, four local students were attending the University of Pennsylvania on four-year scholarships.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | By Stephanie Grace, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 29-year-old man was indicted this week for allegedly kidnapping and attempting to rape an old acquaintance who he later approached and taunted about the attack. Scott Maurer, 29, of Delanco, jumped into the woman's car at a Beverly intersection at 6:50 p.m. April 4, 1993, authorities said. He ordered her to drive to the Edgewater Manor Apartments, in Edgewater Park, according to Mike Riley, the first assistant prosecutor in Burlington County. Maurer then changed his mind and instructed the woman to take him to the Jefferson Square condominium complex, also in Edgewater Park, Riley said.
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August 9, 2016
ISSUE | N.J. PENSIONS State must pay up New Jersey's transportation funding is a priority to help fix our ailing infrastructure, but the teachers' pension funding is a greater priority and has long been a problem ("Sweeney: No transport fund fix, no pension vote," Friday). All state government employees deserve the pensions they paid into and were promised. We chose to participate in a plan with a promised payout because we believed in our elected officials. Those officials must come to the decision that they owe the state pension plans the required money.
NEWS
December 30, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Beverly Haaf remembers when people didn't know how or where to find out what was happening in Beverly. "I said to people, 'We need our own newspaper,' " says Haaf, a longtime resident of the tidy little Delaware River town in Burlington County. "I said it three times . " No one stepped up. So Haaf, author of Thief of Hearts and several other romance novels, launched the Beverly Bee in 1999. "I like to tell stories," says Haaf, who also writes suspense and horror fiction.
NEWS
November 1, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A small Burlington County church that sued Delanco Township last week after it was rebuffed in an attempt to use part of a warehouse for worship will occupy the space, at least temporarily. My Father's House Ministry and the township have reached an agreement to allow services in the industrial-zoned warehouse as the federal lawsuit proceeds, lawyers for the church announced Friday. The young, predominantly African American church, with beliefs similar to Baptists, plans to meet there Sunday.
NEWS
October 22, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fledgling, predominantly African American church with no permanent home is suing a Burlington County town after municipal land-use officials denied the group a variance to rent space in a warehouse building for services. The 25-member My Father's House Ministry filed the lawsuit against Delanco on Monday in federal court in Camden, accusing the township of "unlawful actions" and for instituting a "discriminatory zoning ordinance. " The township's Joint Land Use Board in June rejected the church's application for a use variance at the building on the 900 block of Coopertown Road, which is zoned for industrial purposes and houses an asphalt business.
REAL_ESTATE
September 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Real estate agent Tomeki J. McDuffie calls Beverly "the itty-bitty city. " Perhaps that's because cities are usually much larger than this Burlington County community hugging the Delaware River between Delanco and Edgewater Park. With a population of about 2,600, Beverly also is physically one of New Jersey's smallest cities - 502 acres, about the size of your typical Philadelphia-area borough, which it was until 1857.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"Almost an island" is how Joseph Busler describes tucked-away Delanco, the quiet Burlington County township he's called home since 2003. "We've got the Rancocas Creek on one side and the Delaware River on another," says the retired newspaperman, 71. "And along the railroad track is a long narrow strip of water called Nellie's Pond. " Referred to as "haunted" in online guides to New Jersey's spookiest places, the otherwise unremarkable pond has less impact on Delanco's sense of place than the creek and the river.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
A quiet neighborhood in Edgewater Park was awakened early Tuesday by the unfamiliar sounds of gunshots. Soon, the tree-lined suburban street, which residents say typically sees no police action, had turned into a crime scene. The shots were fired around 3 a.m. by an off-duty Delanco police officer, Basil Warren, at a man he found inside his personal vehicle, which was parked on the 200 block of Stevenson Avenue, authorities said. In a statement, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Edgewater Park Police Chief Gene J. DiFilippo said the shooting was being investigated.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | By Brielle Urciuoli, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly three months after firefighters and other first responders were called to save an Edgewater Park house set ablaze by a lightning strike, they were there again Wednesday. The mood, however, was celebratory this time. The Geertgens family just wanted to express its gratitude to them, and it did so in a novel way. On July 2, Earl Geertgens and his two older children, George, 16, and Kaelee, 19, were enjoying the play How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the Walnut Street Theatre, unaware that the third floor of their home was being swallowed by flames.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cold cuts maker Dietz & Watson Co. will build a $50 million, 200,000-square-foot trucking and distribution center on 20 acres next to its Tacony Street headquarters and meat plant, on land once part of the defunct Frankford Arsenal. The decision was first reported from industry sources June 18 in The Inquirer and confirmed Tuesday by company, city and state sources. The center will employ 110, who will pack and ship Dietz & Watson foods to delicatessens and markets. The company expects to hire around 50 additional workers over the next few years.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia officials are assembling property at the former Frankford Arsenal site in Northeast Philadelphia for use by cold-cuts-maker Dietz & Watson Inc. as a new warehouse and trucking center. The new facility would replace the 260,000-square-foot facility in Delanco, Burlington County that burned down in 2013. That seven-year-old warehouse employed 130 people. A new warehouse on the proposed property would be convenient to Dietz & Watson's nearby headquarters on Tacony Street - and a coup for the city at the expense of New Jersey, which has been offering buckets of cash to employers in an attempt to lure them from Pennsylvania or stop them from moving away.
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