April 21, 2016 |
Joseph M. Barr, 31, of Gloucester Township, a former emergency medical technician there and in other South Jersey towns, died of colon cancer Saturday, April 16, at home. Born in Camden, Mr. Barr graduated from Gloucester City High School in 2002 and from the Camden County training school for emergency medical technicians in 2003. Over the years, wife Jacqueline said, he was on the staff of emergency medical service units in Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Pennsauken, the Mount Ephraim Police Reserves, and the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden.
April 11, 2016 |
As David Mayer sees it, a mayor's office is a great place to catch a glimpse of the future. "Mayors can see things before others do, because of the developers who come in and express interest," says Mayer, 49, a Democrat and former New Jersey assemblyman who since 2010 has served as mayor of Gloucester Township. "Not only are we going to grow commercially," he declares, "we're going to grow residentially. " Mayer and I are having coffee at the Gloucester Premium Outlets, a sleek new complex of 90 style-conscious discount stores - and villagelike public spaces - just off busy Route 42. The retail center's opening in August was the culmination of a decades-long quest by the 24-square-mile Camden County suburb.
March 23, 2016 |
A line of Gloucester Township police officers stood to the right outside the township's municipal complex Monday, as parked police vehicles flashed their blue and red lights to the left. In the middle was Liam Lindsey, 7, who arrived in the front seat of a police cruiser. Wearing an orange hoodie and blue jeans, he stepped out to applause. Liam was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013. Treatment and chemotherapy have been tough - it sometimes has made him sick - and a relative had died from the same illness at a young age, the family said.
February 24, 2016
Three adults and one teenager have been arrested in connection with the robberies of a 7-Eleven convenience store and a pizza delivery driver late last year, Gloucester Township police said Monday. Ricky Smith, 18, of Blackwood, Tyreek James, 23, of Mount Royal, and Simieon Alicea, 19, of Paulsboro, face charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and armed robbery. A 17-year-old male also was arrested. The 7-Eleven, located on Church Street, was robbed Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. A pizza delivery driver at a nearby apartment complex also was robbed Nov. 11, police said.
November 26, 2015 |
In October, Gloucester Township police arrested a man for stealing cigarettes and a phone charger, which the man planned to sell to get cash for heroin, police said. The man, 31, had a long criminal history: Seven prior arrests for theft, as well as drug-related and domestic violence arrests, police said. But instead of just charging the man last month, a detective told him about addiction treatment resources. After initially disregarding them, the man took up the offer to review the options.
November 4, 2015 |
Chester County authorities Monday continued to investigate how needles got into candy bars handed out in Kennett Square Halloween night, but said they had received no other reports of tainted treats. A Kennett Square family reported that its 11-year-old daughter had found needles in four Twix bars. After that, another child from the borough said he found a needle in a Snickers bar. On Monday, county investigators interviewed for a second time the mother and daughter of the family who received the Twix bars, according to District Attorney Thomas Hogan.
October 13, 2015 |
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst. Unlike in Haddonfield, his dispute with Gloucester Township has landed in court. O'Neill wants to establish a Recovery Centers of America facility in Gloucester Township near the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. The township recently rejected O'Neill's proposal for a 37-bed residential treatment facility on Peter Cheeseman Road, saying the property is not zoned for a drug center.
October 10, 2015 |
Gloucester Township police have created a detective position dedicated to addressing domestic violence, part of an initiative town and Camden County officials announced Thursday. The two detectives assigned to the domestic-violence beat, Eric Marconi and Dennis Richards, have been with the township police department for several years. On top of the investigative training all detectives most undergo, Marconi and Richards spent two weeks this summer in specialized domestic-violence training with the county Prosecutor's Office.
August 20, 2015 |
A Gloucester Township woman who had traveled to West Africa this month to visit relatives remained hospitalized Wednesday with malaria, officials said. For a brief period, until lab tests confirmed she had malaria, the woman - who was being monitored because of her travels - was treated as a patient potentially with the highly contagious Ebola. The 38-year-old woman called authorities Tuesday evening to report she had a high fever, a symptom of both malaria and Ebola, said Claudia Funaro, director of nursing for the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.
August 15, 2015 |
When you're tucked between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, you fight for attention. Unless a huge outlet mall opens in your backyard. That was the case for Blackwood, Gloucester Township, in South Jersey, on Thursday. All eyes were on the grand opening of Gloucester Premium Outlets, just off Route 42 at Exit 7B and a stone's throw from the Atlantic City Expressway entrance. It's not a big deal, said Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer, who grew up in Runnemede. "This is tremendous," he said.