October 11, 2014 |
In May 2003, Melina Mazza Waldo went to Washington to lobby Congress as a member of the Philadelphia chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). "I had an encounter on Capitol Hill with a clergyman, who loudly interrupted me and pushed me as I was being interviewed by a reporter," she later wrote in The Inquirer. She said her son, Craig, told her at the time: " 'You're their worst nightmare, Mom!' He explained that the last thing the far right wants people to see is a mother speaking up for her gay child.
October 9, 2014 |
Bancroft officials announced Tuesday that they have signed a purchase agreement for 80 acres in the Bishops Gate section of Mount Laurel and intend to move their school and residential program there in the next three or four years. Their Haddonfield campus has been put on the market, the officials said. The announcement came less than two weeks after their Haddonfield acreage was relegated to last of three properties Camden County officials are contemplating acquiring to preserve open space.
October 7, 2014 |
West Deptford is too accustomed to real victories to take much solace in moral ones. But the Eagles' senior leader still believes there were positives to Thursday's 28-25 overtime loss to archrival Haddonfield. "We should know after that game that there's nobody we can't beat," West Deptford senior fullback/linebacker Kevin DeCeasar said. Strange as it seems, the loss might have been a confidence booster for West Deptford, especially given the way the Eagles played in the second half.
October 4, 2014 |
Drew Tomlinson was thinking about freshman year. Mark Walker was thinking about practice. They both have something new to remember after they combined with Tommy Kadar to produce the winning play in Haddonfield's 28-25 victory over West Deptford in a Colonial Conference instant classic on Thursday night. Walker's snap and Kadar's hold set the stage for Tomlinson, a junior who nailed a 32-yard field goal for the winning points on Haddonfield's first possession of overtime. "That's something you don't even dream about," Tomlinson said of making the game-winning kick before a capacity-plus crowd in Haddonfield's historic stadium on a perfect night for football.
October 3, 2014 |
West Deptford will play at Haddonfield on Thursday night in a game with major Colonial Liberty and South Jersey Group 2 playoff implications. It also is a renewal of South Jersey's best football rivalry. That wasn't always the case, and that won't always be the case. But right now, it doesn't get any better than the Eagles vs. the Bulldogs. "I love it," Haddonfield senior Jake Robinson said of the rivalry. Here's one reason this is a unique rivalry: familiarity. From 2006 to 2013, the teams played 13 times, including five times in the South Jersey playoffs.
October 2, 2014 |
Bancroft officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are moving their headquarters to a newly purchased, 41,500-square-foot office building at 1255 Caldwell Rd. in Cherry Hill. The new building will house the executive offices and administrative departments for the organization, which provides services for children and adults with intellectual or development disabilities and adults needing neurological rehabilitation. The sale closed Tuesday, a Bancroft spokeswoman said.
October 1, 2014 |
With eight minutes left on Monday afternoon, Haddonfield freshman Sam DeCencio took a shot that was stopped on a diving save by Collingswood goalkeeper Patrick O'Donnell. Luckily, fellow freshman Jack Dugan was there to send the rebound into the net and give the visiting Bulldogs a 2-1 Colonial Liberty boys' soccer victory. It was Dugan's second consecutive winning goal. The first-year play of DeCencio and Dugan has paid dividends for Haddonfield, according to Bulldogs assistant coach Jim Dugan, who is also Jack's father.
September 30, 2014 |
A proposal for Camden County to acquire most of the Bancroft campus in Haddonfield and preserve it as open space appears to be losing ground. The county committee that advises the freeholders on what open-space projects to pursue voted last week to make a 425-acre tract of the Winslow Farms Conservancy its top priority out of three sites proposed for acquisition, according to committee interim chairman Jack Sworaski. An actual recommendation to the freeholders, if made, would come later.
September 28, 2014 |
Jake Robinson figures he can make a big play every time he touches the football. He was 4 for 5 on Friday night. Robinson scored four touchdowns, one in each quarter, as visiting Haddonfield rolled to a 28-0 victory over Collingswood in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game. "That's a first," Robinson said of scoring four touchdowns. Robinson's big plays and some swarming defense carried Haddonfield (3-0), the No. 5 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings, to victory on a cool, clear night before a large crowd in Collingswood's historic stadium.
September 28, 2014 |
Senior Charlie Clarke can remember when he was a wide-eyed freshman at Haddonfield and how much the upperclassmen on a veteran soccer team made him feel like part of the group. Now, he is using what he learned as one of the leaders of a young, but still potentially dangerous team. Clarke is a third-year starter as a defender, but he saw some varsity time in that freshman season. That team in 2011 eventually won both the Colonial Conference Liberty Division and South Jersey Group 2 crowns.