July 16, 2015 |
The morning rain that turned piles of dirt into mud hardly fazed about 300 construction workers who went about their jobs to get Gloucester Township's biggest economic development done in time for an Aug. 13 opening. Simon Property Group, the nation's largest owner of outlet malls, sponsored a hard-hat tour Tuesday to show off the final phase of construction for Gloucester Premium Outlets at Gloucester Township, just off Route 42, Exit 7B. The last 26 of 90 retailers were also unveiled.
February 14, 2015 |
Barbara Kellam crosses through a field of knee-high weeds and towering power lines in Sicklerville, still wearing the pink scrubs from her overnight shift as a nurse as she searches for sand and water. She calls a psychic, a Haitian priest, and puts him on speaker phone. Kellam didn't believe much in psychic powers until her cousin Erica Crosby, a mother of two, disappeared on New Year's Eve, the black dress she had bought online and was supposed to wear never removed from the box. Now - with Crosby's husband, Kyle, accused of killing her, but authorities unable to find the Mount Laurel woman's body - Kellam will take any clues she can find.
November 26, 2014 |
A woman was charged with theft after allegedly snatching Christmas decorations and lawn ornaments from two houses in Gloucester Township. Authorities said Monday that Jeanette P. Montanez, 47, of Sewell, Gloucester County, pulled her minivan up to two houses along the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue on Sunday night and took holiday decorations there. A nearby resident saw one of the heists and called 911 with a description of the alleged grinch and a partial license plate. Police traced the information to Montanez's car and went to her address on Salem Avenue in Sewell, where they said they found ornaments and decorations hidden in a wooded area at the end of the street.
September 26, 2014 |
A Gloucester Township man told police he was held hostage during a home invasion Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown of nearby schools and a police K9 search for a suspects. Police responded about 10:55 a.m. to a home along York Terrace after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. Police found two people inside and took them into custody. No weapons or drugs were found, but police said the incident was possibly drug-related. The man who said he was taken hostage was not injured, nor were the two suspects, police said.
September 19, 2014 |
TOM TOROK tells the story of how he once escaped bodily injury thanks to Carl Breitinger. It was 1978, and Tom, as a reporter for the Courier-Post, had participated in some articles exposing corruption in Gloucester Township, N.J., stirring the ire of Democratic officials. Along came Carl Breitinger, then a photographer for the Bulletin, arriving at Democratic Party headquarters in all innocence. But he wore a beard, as Tom Torok did, and irate officials thought it was Torok back for more dirt.
September 15, 2014 |
The first time bamboo grew in Vincent Lobascio's backyard, the retired Audubon borough commissioner didn't know what it was. Now he does. "The roots are like octopus tentacles," Lobascio, 89, says. "It could be a beautiful plant, but it really doesn't belong in an urban or suburban area like this. It needs to be controlled. " As residents of Audubon, Gloucester Township, Ocean City, and other communities with bamboo issues know, the high-rising, fast-growing plants can make good fences.
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.
August 8, 2014 |
Marian Brandt Hagan, 82 of Deptford, who was named to the hall of fame at Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School in 1995, died of congestive heart failure on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Sicklerville home of her daughter, Marian Malinowski. Born in Gloucester City, Mrs. Hagan graduated in 1951 from Gloucester High, where she was a starting defensive left wing on the field hockey team for her final three years. "It's one of the harder positions because all the hockey sticks were right-handed," son Robert J. Jr. said.
July 4, 2014
A headline in some editions Wednesday misstated the location of an off-track betting parlor. It is in the Clementon-address section of Gloucester Township, Camden County.
July 2, 2014 |
Friends and family of Carol Reiff tied the strings of about 50 purple balloons to running shoes, one a purple Nike, another a white and pink New Balance. The shoes were symbolic: Reiff loved running. And on Monday, as those who knew her cut the strings and released the balloons into the air, they were hopeful she was looking down. Reiff, 59, was found dead in June 2013 in a wooded area near her home in the Lakeview Apartments, on Lower Landing Road in Gloucester Township. A year later, authorities have not declared her death a homicide - partly because of a lack of clues - but are still investigating as if it were.