August 15, 2016 |
Since retiring as a Haddonfield lawyer in 2007, William V. Eisenberg was a voluntary counsel for the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice. "In our family-law department, he worked with clients on child support, child custody," said Jeffrey S. DeCristofaro, the attorney who is the firm's executive director. The nonprofit firm deals mostly with immigration and domestic-violence problems. DeCristofaro came to know Mr. Eisenberg as a soccer coach for a Haddonfield recreation league, when the future lawyer was 8 or 9 years old, and then as a teenage file clerk in an Eisenberg law firm.
August 14, 2016 |
RIO DE JANEIRO - Day One of Olympic track and field was Almaz Ayana's time to sparkle. The 24-year-old Ethiopian lowered the world and Olympic records at 10,000 meters to 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds, crushing the field in blazing to the first track gold medal of the Games. It was Molly Huddle's day, too. The Notre Dame grad out of Elmira, N.Y., 31, ran one of the greatest distance races ever by a U.S. woman at the Games. Her sixth-place finish in 30:13:17 is an American record, and she trailed only two runners from Ethiopia and three from Kenya in winning the unofficial championship of the rest of the world beyond East Africa.
August 6, 2016
Sidewalk sale Haddonfield's August sidewalk sale has taken place longer than organizer Remi Fortunato can remember. As the retail recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield, Fortunato estimated that the borough's end-of-season tradition dated at least to 1969, the first summer Jay West bridal salon was in business. The event always begins on the first Thursday of the month - which, said Fortunato, never seems to stop early birds from seeking deals Wednesday evening. The sale ends Sunday.
July 26, 2016 |
As Argenis Calderon's face has appeared on movie screens in New York City and across New Jersey, audiences have watched him play baseball in Camden's Pyne Poynt Park, navigate a tumultuous home life, graduate high school near the top of his class, and prepare to attend college. Since then viewers of Pyne Poynt , a documentary released this year about the North Camden Little League, have often approached Calderon at screenings, some with tears in their eyes, to tell him that his story inspired them.
July 12, 2016 |
EUGENE, OREGON - "This is definitely disappointing," Marielle Hall admitted. "This is not the way I expected it to happen. " The Haddonfield High School and University of Texas graduate, who had already earned her Olympic berth with a third place in the 10,000 meters eight days ago, was unable to match that form and wound up seventh in 15 minutes, 18.60 seconds in the women's 5,000-meter final at the last day of the U.S. Olympic Track and...
July 9, 2016 |
EUGENE, Ore. - Marielle Hall has already made American track and field history. Now she's doubling down on her Olympic ambitions. Hall is bound for Rio de Janeiro after her third-place finish Saturday in the 10,000-meter final at the U.S. Olympic trials. The Haddonfield High and University of Texas alumna now has set her sights on the 5,000 meters. She finished in 31 minutes, 54.77 seconds behind Molly Huddle and Emily Infeld on Saturday at Hayward Field. Hall will be the first African American runner to represent the United States in the Olympic 10,000, "and that's very meaningful to me," she said.
July 4, 2016 |
"When they pulled up the rug," Deborah Marchand says, "they found this . " We're admiring a glorious terrazzo floor under the rotunda of the Haddonfield Public Library, where a $2.2 million, 15-month restoration, renovation, and repurposing project is nearly complete. The goal, library board president Marchand adds, was "to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming. " Haddonfield has done all that and then some: A sneak peek last week left me impressed by how seamlessly the old has been freshened up and blended with the new inside the Monticello-esque landmark at Tanner Street and Haddon Avenue.
June 22, 2016 |
As a workers' compensation defense lawyer, Michael Huber "was a little like Jimmy Stewart, very earnest, like a Boy Scout," his Haddonfield law partner William T. Freeman said. Freeman recalled that in one case, Mr. Huber won a decision before the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Court in Camden. But while Mr. Huber was away, an appellate court "very promptly reversed" the decision, Freeman said, "because of him, because he wasn't there to argue it. " And because of his Stewartian earnestness, Freeman said, Mr. Huber was "someone you could trust with the most delicate of personal information without any fear.
June 15, 2016 |
On the outside, everything seemed the same this season for Briana Gess. On the inside, she said, everything was different. "This was such a growing year for me," said Gess, a junior at Haddonfield High School and the Inquirer's South Jersey athlete of the year for girls' track and field. As usual, Gess showed herself to be one of the state's most versatile and valuable middle- and long-distance runners. She won three events at the South Jersey Group 2 sectional meet. She won three more, including a relay, at the Group 2 state meet.
June 10, 2016 |
BAYVILLE, N.J. - Briana Gess has been racing for most of her life. She is used to tough competition. She is used to winning, too - especially in the 1,600 meters in the Meet of Champions. This was something new. This was a step-for-step, elbow-to-elbow sprint between Gess, a Hadddonfield junior, and Freehold Township senior Ciara Roche for the final 100 meters of the event at Central Regional High School. "I've never been in a race like that," Gess said after her dramatic victory.