August 9, 2016 |
Whenever a South Jersey diner closes, its customers lament. Whether it's a fire that destroys the building, financial woes, or owners' exhaustion, the New Jersey staples are missed by regulars. Olga's Diner in Marlton opened in 1959 and shut down in 2008. The sign remains outside the abandoned building. The Freeway Diner in Deptford, open since 1978, shut down in May 2015. The Crystal Lake Diner in Haddon Township opened in 1990 and hasn't reopened after a two-alarm fire back in 2014.
July 25, 2016 |
Storms that slammed the region Saturday afternoon disrupted PATCO service, the Delaware River Port Authority said. At Westmont Station in Haddon Township, damage to equipment knocked the track signaling system offline, DRPA spokesman Mike Williams said. (The storm-related damage was initially believed to be caused by a lightning strike, which Williams later said was inaccurate.) Service was delayed up to 30 minutes in both directions while repair work continued. Shortly before 9 p.m., Williams said the system was returning to its normal schedule, with residual delays.
July 23, 2016 |
Haddon Township resident Dan Angelucci spotted the crude wooden sign from a distance as he walked his terrier, Toby, near the PATCO High-Speed Line around 7 Thursday morning, and was uneasy about what it might say. "I was like, 'Oh, man, I hope this isn't a racist sign,' " Angelucci, 28, said in an interview. "Of course it was. " The sign read: "Mexicans go back where u b long get out wetbacks," followed by the name "Donald Trump," all written in black marker. Angelucci said he reported the sign to Haddon Township police, and it was removed about 20 minutes later.
July 11, 2016 |
After nearly a quarter century as a Burlington County elementary schoolteacher, Patricia "Patt" Osborne was intent on reinventing herself. So in 2002 she blended her fledgling career as a life coach with her lifelong love of the outdoors to launch Boomer Chick Adventures. "I know what being outdoors does for me," Osborne, 63, says. "I hope to help people experience a similar feeling. I don't teach; I just facilitate. The transformation comes from Mother Nature. " A Haddon Township grandmother of four, Osborne annually organizes more than a dozen hiking, kayaking, and other recreational activities in the Pinelands and elsewhere for small groups of women, most of whom are over 50. During a typical year about 125 people, many of them regulars and a handful of male spouses, participate; most activities involve day trips, although the schedule ( www.boomerchickadventures.com )
July 1, 2016 |
While the offense struggled to score, Kurtis Straubmuller found a way Wednesday night. The Haddon Township defensive back pulled in his second interception and streaked 27 yards down the sideline for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Classic. Drew Tomlinson followed with a 26-yard field goal as the White team beat the Blue, 17-16, in the South Jersey all-star game at Rowan University's packed stadium. "I came in thinking I was going to have fun," said Collingswood defensive lineman Marcus Bradshaw, who had the last sack in the game's final minutes.
June 16, 2016 |
The case of a Haddon Township father charged with killing his 3-year-old son is headed to trial, a judge said Tuesday after a hearing in which prosecutors played video of David "D.J. " Creato Jr.'s initial interview with detectives, which showed him weeping as they told him his son, Brendan, was dead. "Oh, God, no, no, no!" Creato, 22, yelled inside the small, windowless questioning room of Haddon Township's police building that morning, Oct. 13, several hours after Creato had called 911 to report his son missing.
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 13, 2016
A man wanted for bank robbery in Haddon Township last week surrendered to police overnight. Haddon Township police said Ryan J. McAteer, age 35, a former resident of neighboring Haddon Heights who now lives in Philadelphia, was charged with robbery and was being held at the Camden County Jail, unable to post $100,000 full cash bail. Police said McAteer walked into the Wells Fargo Bank branch last Thursday afternoon and passed a demand note to a teller. The suspect, who did not display a weapon, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
May 7, 2016 |
Julianna Neel threw 10 scoreless innings in Haddon Township's 4-0 win over host Haddon Heights in a Colonial Conference softball matchup Thursday. Neel tallied three strikeouts in the win and also pitched in at the plate, going 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored. Burlington County League. Nasya Goodman struck out nine in four innings, allowing no hits and no walks in Westampton Tech's 17-0 home win over Willingboro. Megan Stanton went 2 for 3 with one home run, two RBIs, and a run scored for Maple Shade, which edged out visiting Palmyra, 4-3. Meagen Smith went 4 for 5 with an RBI in New Egypt's 7-3 road win against Pemberton.