April 14, 2016 |
On warm days, Sylvester "Button" Combs could often be found sitting on a wooden bench on Swedesboro's Kings Highway. During cold weather, he would find shelter in a local Christian thrift store and pantry, where he was greeted regularly by staff and volunteers with a cup of coffee and doughnuts or a pack of his beloved chicken nuggets from Wawa. Known by many simply by his nickname, the homeless man was a fixture for years in the tiny rural Gloucester County community that lovingly tended to him. Residents and business owners regularly gave Combs meals and clothing, cigarettes, and sometimes a warm place to stay.
January 25, 2016
Here are the scheduled services for Vince McAneney: Viewings are to be held Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Christ Our Light Church, 402 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill. A Mass is to be said Wednesday at Christ Our Light Church at 11 a.m.
December 21, 2015 |
Haddonfield is just the sort of pristine little town that was made for a pre-Christmas shopping binge. Haddonfield has long prided itself on its history - 150 buildings were declared architecturally significant in 1971. "We have history here," the Preservation Society's executive director, Joan Aiken, told the Bulletin in 1980. "We didn't make it up, like Chestnut Hill did. " Amid its colonial housing and quaint side streets sits the admirably pedestrian-friendly downtown shopping district along Kings Highway.
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.
September 12, 2015 |
When puppeteer Laurencio Carlos Ruiz says you're his right hand, you can believe it - he's being literal. That's because in his interactive, all-ages Fringe Festival show Give Me a Hand!, members of the audience are called upon to operate his puppet's right hand, with a task to complete. The bilingual show, aimed primarily at toddlers, includes magic tricks with colorful objects of different sizes and shapes. The lesson: Anything can become a puppet and everybody a puppeteer. Go on, play your part.
July 13, 2015 |
As the storm slammed into Clarksboro, Pam Kafka took shelter in her Kings Highway basement. "I heard the wind blowing and things cracking and breaking," the retired teacher recalls. "It sounded like a hurricane. " Emerging from the house about 10 minutes later, Kafka, 64, discovered that most of the landscape she loved was gone. Hundreds of trees on her family's property were uprooted, twisted, and broken - nearly four acres of dense woods so splintered and stripped that the property barely looks like home.
April 6, 2015 |
Space is becoming a premium in Cherry Hill as applications for new development keep pouring in. "The entire township is hot," said Paul Stridick, township director of community development. "We are trying to accommodate them all. " Kennedy Health plans to break ground on a $50 million medical office building this month, and several pockets are under township review as potential "areas in need of redevelopment," which could lead to more businesses moving in. Stridick said he was running out of room along Haddonfield Road, one of the most sought-after addresses.
September 16, 2014 |
For months, the peculiar saga of a downtown Swedesboro liquor shop owner scaring away customers - many of them shouted down with racial epithets in a manner reminiscent of a bygone era - has been the talk of the borough. Some were shooed from the store without the booze (or, in one case, the Coke) they had come to buy. Others were locked out. A handwritten note on the door warned patrons: "The clerk does not want to talk. " Complaints about store owner Mario "Mike" Falciani's outbursts led the mayor to call him a "known racist.
September 2, 2013 |
When he was arrested that October evening in 1777, Jonas Cattell did not realize his detention would help the patriot cause, much less affect the outcome of a Revolutionary War battle. The 18-year-old was corralled with other suspected rebels by Hessian mercenaries when he overheard talk of an attack on Americans at Fort Mercer in Red Bank, N.J., and he knew what he had to do. Released the next day, Cattell ran 10 miles, bypassing Hessians along the way, to alert fellow colonials who then repelled the larger enemy force, killing hundreds.
February 22, 2013 |
Two Chester County teenagers who were seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision on Kings Highway in Caln Township Wednesday night remain hospitalized this afternoon. Around 8:30 p.m. a 1994 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Jonathan Norton, 18, left the road and hit a utility pole, Caln police said. A second pickup, a Ford F150 driven by 17-year-old Zach Miles, also left the road, hitting a utility pole and a car parked in a driveway. Norton and the juvenile, who was not identified, were taken to Paoli Hospital.