July 29, 2016 |
As the Democratic National Convention got underway amid pledges to "help working families," members of actual working families were assailing the all-Democratic Gloucester Township Council for authorizing a nearly 12-cent hike in the municipal tax rate. "I don't know how long we can stay here. We're not going to be able to afford it," Jessica Marchese, a 28-year-old teacher who is married to a police officer, told council members Monday. "My pay is not increasing," Marchese, a resident of the Broadmoor section, added.
June 10, 2016 |
Alex Law was still too young to serve in Congress when he started running for it in 2014 - a year and a half before he turned 25 in March. And then he got clobbered in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Unlike his First Congressional District opponent, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, the brash NYU grad from Voorhees possessed neither a political resumé nor a political machine. But Law, with a face made for Facebook, quickly became a savvy and sassy presence on social media. He refused to shut up, publishing anti-Norcross screeds on platforms such as the Huffington Post.
May 18, 2016
Gloucester Township Police have been called to Timber Creek Regional High School to investigate a threatening note found by staff, according to an alert posted on the school's website. The building was evacuated and township police, along with other authorities, are investigating, according to the alert. Students who need to gather their belongings from the building cannot do so until police clear the area, according to the alert. Students may wait with administrators outside the building, but must arrange their own ride home if they cannot take the 3:30 late bus. Students who wish to return to the building would be escorted in by a school administrator after 5 p.m., according to the alert.
May 14, 2016 |
Maybe the Flyers should start paying closer attention to a certain high school hockey team in their own backyard. Gloucester Catholic High, you see, has suddenly become an unofficial feeder program to NHL teams. Two former Gloucester Catholic stars - Johnny Gaudreau, a two-time all-star left winger with Calgary, and blossoming Ottawa right winger Buddy Robinson - took part in a meet-and-greet Thursday with about 50 of the school's hockey players. "Quite honestly, hockey is a big reason why a lot of these guys came here," Gloucester Catholic athletic director Pat Murphy said after the assembly in the school's gym. During Thursday's session, Gaudreau, whose father, Guy, coaches the Rams hockey team, and Robinson talked about their backgrounds and their different paths to the NHL before a question-and-answer period.
May 1, 2016
A teacher at Ann Mullen Middle School in Gloucester Township was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a student. Chester Stephen Ingraham, 65, of Sicklerville, faces one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to Gloucester Township police. Little information was disclosed about the alleged crime or the victim, who was only described as under 13 years old. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said the school district has been "fully cooperative.
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.