April 30, 1992 |
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.
March 24, 1988 |
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.
November 3, 2001 |
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.
October 13, 1987 |
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.
August 8, 1993 |
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.
October 4, 1989 |
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.
March 8, 1993 |
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.
February 27, 1986 |
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.
October 14, 1987 |
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.
September 1, 1994 |
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.