December 20, 2015 |
The developer seeking to create a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation center on the Bancroft School campus in Haddonfield said Friday he was close to acquiring an alternative property in a nearby town. "We are in negotiations and should have something to report very soon," said developer Brian O'Neill, CEO of Recovery Centers of America. O'Neill declined to name the municipality "until we have a settlement," but he said it was "very close" to Haddonfield. He added, however, that "we still plan to build at Bancroft if that deal falls through.
December 19, 2015 |
Two employees of a Haddonfield nonprofit that cares for children with developmental and other disabilities assaulted two teenagers with special needs this month, and detectives are trying to determine whether there are more victims, authorities said Thursday. Nastassia Hines, 28, of Burlington City, and Mondja Djamba, 28, of Clementon, have been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child in the Dec. 8 incidents at Bancroft. Hines and Djamba hit a 14-year-old boy with a belt in the early morning, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said.
December 13, 2015 |
Paul Wiedeman walked on the court for the first day of Haddonfield's basketball practice and there was something no coach wants to see - the absence of any returning starters. Wiedeman, the point guard on Haddonfield's 1989 state championship team, has presided over one of South Jersey's top programs as coach for 16 seasons. This year, however, the Bulldogs might be in the rare role of underdog. There is talk that West Deptford could be the team to beat in the Colonial Conference Liberty Division, and that Sterling, which is Haddonfield's opening-game opponent, could also offer plenty of resistance.
December 11, 2015
FORWARD Justin Curtin, Williamstown, sr. Curtin capped a stellar career with a 20-goal output in his senior season and leading the Braves to a Tri-County Royal Division title. He finished his career with 48 goals. Curtin is one of the few true four-year starters Williamstown has had, and throughout his career, he's been able to contribute in each third of the field. FORWARD Nick Krake, Cherry Hill West, sr. Krake was one of South Jersey's most dynamic scorers, pairing 16 goals with six assists as a senior.
December 10, 2015 |
Great coaches produce results. This fall, Lindsay Kocher, the head coach of the Haddonfield field hockey team, produced results. Kocher led her team to a 21-2-1 season that culminated in a Central Jersey Group 1 trophy. After losing the championship game last year in a shootout, Kocher said the team was determined not to let this season end the same way. "I think they just came into preseason just really focused. They made the playoffs last year and were left with a bad taste in their mouths," Kocher said.
December 2, 2015 |
On a quiet Haddonfield street stands a modest but distinctive house built 65 years ago for a future that never came. Complete with radiant ceiling heat and an "Automagic" washer of clothes and dishes, this little house made of steel was among 2,500 manufactured by the Lustron Corp. Company owner Carl Strandlund hoped to meet the explosive demand for new houses after World War II. He got $37.5 million from the federal government to do so, but his firm was out of money and out of business by 1950.
November 23, 2015 |
HOLMDEL, N.J. - Highland's Joshua Clark and Mainland's Alyssa Aldridge won cross-country titles Saturday at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park. Clark, a senior, completed the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 33 seconds. Aldridge, a sophomore, crossed the line at 18:07. Both Clark and Aldridge won Group 3 state championships last week on the same course. Aaron Groff of Cherry Hill East (15:39) finished third. Jack Shea of Cherokee (15:46) came in sixth. Briana Gess of Haddonfield (18:25)
November 21, 2015 |
In Haddonfield, the end of an ordeal is near, say local and Camden County officials who have been overseeing the $2.5 million road construction project that has closed Grove Street between Kings Highway and Route 70 off and on since the summer. A sign at Kings Highway and Grove on Thursday advised motorists that the road would reopen Friday, weather permitting. Then a light rain arrived Thursday afternoon, delaying paving, and county spokesman Dan Keashen said opening was more likely next week, which still would be ahead of schedule.
November 19, 2015 |
Schalick advanced past South River, 3-1, on penalty kicks late Tuesday night in the boys' soccer Group 1 state semifinals at Haddonfield. The game was tied, 1-1, at the end of two overtimes. Sophomore Jake Puglia scored with 28 minutes left in the second half to give Schalick a 1-0 lead. South River's Andre Mirassol tied the game with less than two minutes remaining to send it to overtime. Schalick will take on Brearley on Saturday at Kean University for the state championship.
November 16, 2015 |
Joshua Clark of Highland and Alyssa Aldridge of Mainland won Group 3 titles Saturday at the NJSIAA Cross-Country Championships. Clark, a senior, finished the 3.1-mile course at Holmdel in 16 minutes, 17 seconds. He improved on his fourth-place finish of a year ago. Hammonton's Joseph Dougherty (16:32) placed fourth. Aldridge, a sophomore, was the fastest girl in any class, coming home in 18:13. She won by 32 seconds and became the sixth girl from the Cape-Atlantic League to win a state championship.