March 15, 2015 |
The worn and delicate newspaper under careful watch inside Deptford Township's municipal building - an inked record that has survived since the presidency of George Washington - does not mention the Gloucester County town. Yet those who know the events of Jan. 9, 1793, understand that a small story tucked inside, about a "majestic" hot-air balloon flight, has Deptford written all over it. On that day 222 years ago, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard left Philadelphia for the sky in a spectacle that attracted the nation's first commander-in-chief and future Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
August 24, 2014 |
A computer malfunction has saved about 17,000 motorists, including hundreds in four South Jersey towns, from getting $85 tickets for running red lights. The company that operates red-light cameras for 17 New Jersey towns, American Traffic Solutions Inc. of Tempe, Ariz., has notified the state that a computer glitch occurred between May 28 and June 30 and resulted in motorists not receiving notices of violations that had occurred earlier this year. Under state law, if a ticket is not served within 90 days, it must be dismissed.
May 13, 2014 |
Amid the commotion of 50,000 people carrying out their lives in Mantua, Deptford, and Wenonah, the towering trees and gentle flow of the Mantua Creek at the former Maple Ridge golf course offer welcome serenity. A six-year fight to preserve those 112 acres is approaching victory, preservationists say, as the state appears poised to sign a contract with a Washington, developer to create Gloucester County's first state park. State Department of Environmental Protection officials are using the working name "Tall Pines State Preserve," a nod to the former golf course's name before it became Ron Jaworski's Eagles Nest and then Maple Ridge.
February 24, 2014 |
Pauline Jonas, Deptford Township's art consultant, is jazzed about the latest show in the Galleria. That's the name for the public areas of the Deptford municipal building where work by Photographic Society of Philadelphia members will be displayed through April 2. The show includes 60 pieces by 22 photographers. "Look at this! Look at this!" says Jonas, 66, guiding me along a first-floor corridor to point out a vivid Philadelphia skyline panorama by photographer Ned Barlas. "He has positioned himself so perfectly!"
November 20, 2013 |
WOODBURY A Deptford Township officer pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and related charges in the shooting of a friend in his home in January. James Stuart, 29, of Deptford, was charged with aggravated assault after David Compton, a 27-year-old mechanical engineer from Woodbury, was shot in his left cheek early Jan. 5. The charge was upgraded to murder after Compton, who had known Stuart since high school, was taken off life support and died...
November 7, 2013 |
Burlington County Freeholder Joe Donnelly decisively defeated challenger Reva Foster on Tuesday, allowing Republicans to continue their more than three decades of control of the five-member board. Until 2008, the GOP had enjoyed a 23-year monopoly that was interrupted when two Democrats were swept into office on President Obama's coattails. Republicans quickly regained both seats, but lost them again last year, making party control again an issue on Tuesday. Democrats, meanwhile, continued their domination in Camden and Gloucester Counties.
August 5, 2013 |
The guys grew up in and around Deptford Township in the 1950s and '60s, in hamlets, neighborhoods, and housing developments with names like Almonesson, Blackwood Terrace, and Oak Valley. Some of them married their high school sweethearts; others joined the military; all learned trades or found jobs leading to careers that carried them into retirement. They're pushing 70 now. Many have great-grandkids. And once a month, since 2008, a small group of these men from the Deptford High Class of 1963 have been sharing breakfast - with a supersize side of memories - at the Seven Star Diner on Route 41. "We're not a stellar group of doctors or Ph.D.s," says George Wise, 68, a Haddon Heights jeweler who helped organize the group.
May 3, 2013 |
WOODBURY - A 43-year-old Brooklawn woman has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the antifreeze poisoning death of her grandmother-in-law. The grand jury returned the indictment of Anne Castagna this week. Castagna is accused of poisoning 88-year-old Mary Groatman, while Groatman was at a rehabilitation center in Deptford Township. Groatman was found unconscious after Castagna visited her Aug. 19, 2012, authorities said. Groatman died days later after she was taken off life support.
October 13, 2012 |
A truck that struck a car, went off the road and crashed through a guardrail caused major problems this morning on Route 42 near Deptford Township, Gloucester County. The crash occurred early this morning and caused fluid to spill onto Route 42 in both directions of the highway just north of Exit 10B and Lower Landing Road in Deptford. Two lanes northbound and one lane southbound were closed. The lanes did not reopen until about 9:45 a.m.
March 31, 2012
A former Blackwood resident is facing up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a slitting the throat of a cab driver during a robbery in Deptford Township in June 2010. Randy S. James Jr., 22, of Secane, is scheduled to be sentenced on first-degree robbery charges on June 1. He remains in the Gloucester County Jail in lieu of $350,000 bail. James, who has a history of psychiatric problems, was accused of stealing cash from a cab driver who had picked him up in Clementon on June 10, 2010.